Jug beer

Hudson’s Bay Company 3-gallon stoneware jug. It is covered with a cream glaze up to three-quarters of its height. A light brown glaze covers the top, handle and neck. Inscriptions are embossed in the brown part.

  • Accession Number 2022.26.16
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Hudson's Bay Company
  • Period 19th century, 20th century
  • Materials ceramics, stoneware, glaze
  • Measurements 46,2 x 24 x 27 cm
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Historical context

This stoneware jug is covered with a feldspar-based “Bristol” liquid glaze, tinted with iron oxide. This glaze was invented in Bristol, England, by William Powell around 1835. In North America, these containers were generally imported from England, but were also copied. They were used by bottlers throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sold by the Hudson’s Bay Company, these jugs were designed to hold distilled spi...

  • Accession Number 2022.26.16
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Hudson's Bay Company
  • Period 19th century, 20th century
  • Materials ceramics, stoneware, glaze
  • Measurements 46,2 x 24 x 27 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection, donation by Dave St-Martin,2022.026.016
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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