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Red Wing Jug

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | June 21, 2017


A Red Wing white glazed stoneware shoulder jug with adverting for the Sterling Wine House, in St. Paul, MN. Promoted as "The Celebrated Red Wing Jugs, " these popular products were sold in dozens of different shapes and sizes. With a nearly unlimited amount of uses, from the liquor trade to perfume storage, the jugs remained in production from the late 1870s to 1947.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this jug in our collections database.