One gallon ovoid stoneware advertising jug, 11" high.
The most appealing thing about this jug is the stamped inscription: "Sold by L. Paddock & Son, Cheaper Than The Cheapest, Watertown, Jefferson Co. [NY]". The jug is missing its handle, but the inscription nevertheless makes it a wonderful display item.
L. Paddock most likely refers to Loveland Paddock, who operated a general store in Watertown from 1816 to 1842 before becoming a banker. His only son, Edwin L. Paddock was born in 1824. The jug, therefore, probably dates from circa 1840.
Item No. 120114