Ovoid Stoneware Advertising Jug


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

Price: $295.

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