Item SW187, Handled Whiskey Jug, B. F & Co / N Y on applied seal on lower handle rigoree, medium amber, Open Pontil, 9 1/8” high, applied handle, applied top with pour spout, pattern molded with 26 vertical ribs, has bold ribbing and a very bold impression on the seal, has three small (3/8”) fine cracks extending down from the upper handle attachment, also a tiny (1/8”) flake at the corner of the base. This is an extremely rare jug with only three examples sold at auction in the last ten years. Two of those had cracks at the upper handle attachment. The only perfect one was the ex-Gardner example which sold for $5,317 in 2013. Probably made for Buckley Fiske & Co. in New York City circa 1858 to 1862. Yes, it has some minor flaws but where would you get a better one? $950

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