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Antique Redware Jug 10 Inch Beehive Shape W. Virginia Circa 1850

Antique Redware Jug 10 Inch Beehive Shape W. Virginia Circa 1850

The shape of this beehive jug starts out as ovoid below the thick collar of the mouth, then follows a straight line down to the base. This puts the date some decades later than the true ovoid jug; potters began using the beehive shape because it was easier to pack side by side for transporting and quicker to make.