Dating stoneware mineral water jug
Kreuzberg began bottling the mineral water from a spring he named “Apollinaris,” on his vineyard in the mid-1850s. The water was wildly popular and shipped worldwide until the factory closed.
Bulbous is rounder in the middle as opposed to ovoid, which is more rounded toward the shoulders.
The local potters had to cut costs or go out of business.
This generally happened earlier in the urban potteries around cities like Atlanta where competitive goods could be easily shipped in from many miles away.
It has a tall, cylindrical body with a loop handle at the top and a small mouth.
The front of the jug features and impressed stamp indicating the german maker’s name and the name of the mineral spring.