Adam Caire 3 - Gallon Large Floral Design Stoneware Jug
Very Scarce Early Example Circa 1878 - 1895
Stamped “ 3 " and “ADAM CAIRE / PO'KEEPSIE N Y" – his trade mark manner of spelling the town of Poughkeepsie NY from 1878 – 1896. Adam Caire was a potter who worked with his family from 1857 until his death in 1896. The business was founded in 1840 by Adam’s father. A CDV image of Adam Caire is shown.
Three-gallon salt glazed cylindrical stoneware jug with a brushed cobalt blue floral decoration and sloped shoulder, large spout and handle. Weight ~ 12.5 lbs, 9.5” diameter and 15” tall. The mouth has an old cork material in it.
Very Fine Condition with a strong handle. There is an age crack on the bottom one third of the jug running up the side about 1.5 inches to the right side below the flower decoration. There are NO repairs or chips. Originally these were functional rather than decorative.
Based on internet searches, Adam Caire Jugs are much harder to find than open mouth crocks and jars. Price $325