Ovoid Jug with Blue Flower

Cowden & Wilcox Stoneware Company, Harrisburg, PA
This type of jug was used for storage of liquids, including cider, water, syrup, or molasses. Stoneware was popular because it added no taste or odor to its contents and was relatively inexpensive, easily cleaned, and readily available in most areas.
Creation Date
1850 – 1899
Date Details
According to the website for "Log Cabin Antiques," the Cowden & Wilcox Stoneware Company produced pottery from the years 1863 to 1887. American Stoneware (Raycroft 2), confirms that the company had created their stoneware products in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania during the 1870's and 1880's. Therefore, although an exact date for this piece of stoneware could not be established, it can be assumed that it was produced and utilized sometime between 1870 and 1890.
Cowden & Wilcox, Harrisburg, PA
Kitchen Artifact ID
Institutional Collection
Phillips House Museum