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  • Item Category: Advertising
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 02, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House






EARLY 1900s

is an opportunity to own a really neat old Vintage Cast Stoneware Advertising Whiskey Jug from the Triaca Company of Baltimore, Maryland. This is a Brown & Cream colored two-tone Gallon Jug with handle. The company name is in block letters on the front of the stoneware jug.

This Old Stoneware Jug is in Excellent Condition for its age and purpose. T are no cracks or splits, a few glaze pops, some dark substance appears to have spilled down the front on some occasion, and a minor chip above the company name along the edge of the rim. The handle is completely intact and t are no chips or cracks around the opening of the jug. Pretty amazing for a whiskey jug this old. This great old whiskey jug measures 12 inches in height and has a bottom diameter of 7 inches.

I found out some information regarding The Triaca Company of Baltimore, MD:

The name Triaca first appears in Baltimore directories in 1882 under the name of its founder, Marcello Triaca. The company was identified as a wine & liquor distribtor located at 98 Light St., Wharf and 1 Camden. In 1898, Marcello's name had been dropped & the firm became Triaca's Exchange, 312-318 Light St. Another name change occurred in 1906 when it became The Triaca Company and in 1909 the firm moved to the SW corner of Pratt & Light Sts. All of these locations were in the vicinity of the Baltimore wharves w steamboats regularly came in from the Cheapeake Bay carrying passengers & consumer goods, whiskey included. Described as "importers & dealers" in liquors & wine, the Triaca Co. had a strong advertising presence regionally and nationally. Brands included Old Triaca Club Whiskey, Special Reserve, Celebrated Rye, Old Shoreman , Old Pardex & Old Nestor. The Triaca continued until 1915 to put their Whiskey into super-size Stoneware Gallon Advertising Jugs.

I believe that this information dates this vintage Stoneware Advertising Jug to the early 1900s .

If you are a collector of vintage stoneware advertising items, this is a really neat old whiskey jug would make a great addition to your collection.

This Vintage Stoneware Whiskey Jug will be shipped by UPS due to its size and weight within the Continental US. Insurance is included up to $100.00.

Please ask any questions before bidding. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding.