Rare F. H. WEEKS STONEWARE HARVEST, SYRUP or MOONSHINE JUG Marked XXX Circa 1891-1910
Offering a rare find--a F.H. WEEKS STONEWARE MOONSHINE or SYRUP JUG. This style of jug is considered rare as it was not produced for that long and not many survived.
Sometimes referred to as a harvest jug, the jug was manufactured by the F.H. Weeks Company in Akron, Ohio between 1891 and 1910. Some collectors call this style of jug a Triple X Moonshine Whiskey Jug because of the XXX embossed on the base. The light beige glazed jug is slightly smaller than other F.H. Weeks syrup jugs, measuring approximately 5 ¼” high without the handle and 7 ⅜ with the handle up. The base is 4 ⅛ across.
It has a decorative flair with embossed vines and leaves and an attached wire bail with a black wood handle. It is a very good condition other than a chip on the spout with expected crazing due to age. The following mark is embossed on the base:
MFGD BY F.H WEEKS / STYLE / XXX / PAT. PENDING / AKRON O
Great addition to your stoneware collection or for a collector of moonshine or whiskey collectibles.
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