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    Posted 6 years ago

    rniederman
    (320 items)

    This is a nice White Rose Rye Whiskey stoneware advertising jug dating to around 1904. I was moved to purchasing it years ago because its intricate design is quite a contrast to the plain whiskey jugs normally seen. (Besides ... my wife likes roses!)

    Patrick Bowlin contacted Whites Pottery of Utica New York to make these attractive jugs for his business “P. J. Bowlin Liquor Co., St. Paul, Minn.” They were originally thought to have been made by Red Wing Union Stoneware Co. (which was renamed Redwing Potteries in 1926). P.J. Bowlin Liquor Co. was a wine and liquor wholesaler and retailer in St. Paul from about 1904 to 1916.

    Bowlin put a lot of thought into packaging his rye whiskey. Wonderfully vivid cobalt blue relief is set against a gray background. Roses adorn the jug on the front and back. There is also a “Pure Rye” medallion at the base of the neck. Another attractive aspect of the workmanship is that the handle is made to look like a rose bush stem.

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    Comments

    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      It must have cost a lot to ship his empty jugs all the way from Utica.
    2. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, David! You're probably right and who knows how many probably broke during the long trip.
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      stunning Rob!!!
    4. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks!
      Elisabethan
      aghcollect
    5. Vintage_Joe Vintage_Joe, 6 years ago
      Very nice, if you find old scotch sigle malt jug i'am interested :)
      Is this old? http://www.ebay.com/itm/271672169679

    6. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Hi Vintage_Joe ... I'm not an expert on stoneware objects but there appears to be a lot of information available if you do some Google searching. Thanks.
    7. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks!
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    8. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks!
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    9. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks!
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    10. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks!
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    11. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, rhinoman!
    12. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, kivatinitz!
    13. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Moonstone!
    14. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, USDA!
    15. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Michael!
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      Thanks!
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      Thanks!
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    19. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, leslee_jo!
    20. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Thomas!
    21. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Overdue thanks to, Alan2310!
    22. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      I have lot of overdue myself, you very welcome.

      Regards
      Alan
    23. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Windwalker!
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    25. rniederman rniederman, 3 months ago
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