View Full Version : Antique Ink Jug ?

02-18-2013, 10:21 AM
this is on for sale and i am not sure if this is a ink jug what can you tell me on it ?


02-18-2013, 10:22 AM
another look


02-18-2013, 10:27 AM
It looks like a little liquor jug.

coldwater diver
02-18-2013, 11:22 AM
Hi Buck,
The only reason I know what it is, is because I found one recently and had to do research on it. Its called a batter jug. Although thats what its called I personally cant see how it was convienent to use. I have no idea of value. Hope that helps.

02-18-2013, 11:29 AM
Ink, liquor, chemical or whatever it does look England ish to me. No big shock to a Canada person I suppose.[:)][:)]

02-18-2013, 11:38 AM
Hey you guys,

I think it more likely a syrup jug.

http://www.gravescountry.com/admin/db_art/Stoneware_Syrup_3.jpg From. (http://www.gravescountry.com/selartitem.php?id=987)

I always associated batter jugs with this style:

http://www.cowanauctions.com/itemImages/tt2352.jpg From. (http://www.cowanauctions.com/auctions/item.aspx?ItemId=38758)

RED Matthews
02-18-2013, 12:20 PM
So - I agree with you surfaceone. I agree with your evaluation. I also like that batter jug you pictured - is that in your collection. I am going to wave the picture - if i can - to take it to NY for analysis of my jug man there.

02-18-2013, 12:41 PM
Thank you for your help guy i kind if know this is not a ink this guy thinks it is and wants $56 for it good luck to him.


02-18-2013, 10:59 PM
I always thought those were molasses jugs. I think I got that from my grandmother.

02-18-2013, 11:09 PM
ORIGINAL: druggistnut

I always thought those were molasses jugs.

Same here; that's what we've always called them here in Quebec...

02-18-2013, 11:48 PM
I have seen jugs in this form with a local merchant and "wine & spirits" debossed on them, I would guess they were a reasonably common form of north american made utility jug. the tops are always fragile though.

02-18-2013, 11:49 PM
I suspect liquor or whiskey jug! I never seen or even heard about ink jug![;)]

02-19-2013, 11:31 AM
The stenciled or labeled ink jugs that I have seen have all been straight sided, and less rounded in the shoulders. I'm not saying this couldn't be an ink jug, but it doesn't look like the ones that I have seen.

Jim G