Absolutely perfect condition -5 Gallon blue Crown Crock Jug! I have to remark on the absolute beautiful condition this jug is in! It is as if was kept in a box for 75 years! Unbelievable mint 10 out of 10 condition (maybe 9.75 if you count wear or unglazed opening) Not 1 single chip! I scrutinized this crock and it has not a single chip or crack or hairline cracks! I was amazed! It has many unique features and irregularities as shown in the pics! I will first comment on the wear or unglazed opening. It is smooth as a baby's bottom and is not chipped around the opening. When you look at the straight down pic and up close pic you will be able to see how perfectly round it is and smooth. Was if you look at a side pic only, it might look like a chip because it's white around the opening with a section of brown glaze inbetween. Second comment is regarding the white glazing on the bottom section! Look at the two pics! Beautiful irregular glazing that has some running at spots. Third is the brown glazing on top.. it appears to be a very light coat of glaze as the up close pics will show that it is very light and some small white dots in other pics might appear to be chips or flakes (due to camera flash and just because they are not close up). The close up pics reveal the beauty of the imperfections in the glaze, so no worries. Forth comment is regarding it's size! I have seen other crock jugs that are 5 gallon and same height, but look much smaller.. I believe it's a larger diameter because it's made much thicker then regular 5 gallon crocks! This Jug is 19" tall with a 12" (1 foot) diameter exactly! It weighs 25.2 lbs!! Empty!!! 13" from bottom to start of brown glaze! how often do you come across a crock jug that even close to a 10 out of 10, yet alone a HUGE 5 gallon with irregulars and literally mint shape? This I have to sell as I am downsizing or I'd definitely be holding onto her! Regardless, it's a real beauty and would be a centerpiece for a collection with the remarkable shape it is in. Purchased at an estate sale, I was told that it was used in the 1930's to hold wine by an Italian family in White Plains New York, then purchased by the neighbor in the 1960's until it was sold to me. Good luck bidding on this rare find! I have No RESERVE! Winning bidder will pay a flat rate of 26.95 shipping via US parcel post mail, insurance included. I will definitely be paying more for the shipping but will bite the cost. Check the postage calculator on the postal website for a 25.2 lbs package - large sized! 22 tall, 20 by 20.. it's this or a lot more.. Remember this puppy weighs 25.2 lbs without a box and package materials!! I have also have a buy now price for someone who wants a great price and knows the rarity of this Jug. If you like this jug, take no chances and use the buy now. Don't regret it later! I do love this Jug, but need to downsize and it's a larger item, so unfortunate for me, but very fortunate for the winner!
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