Ravarino Freschi & Co, Staunton, IL Stoneware Jug 1900

Whiskey Stoneware Jug, Ravarino Freschi & Co., Staunton, IL 1900

This is a rare whiskey stoneware jug made by the Ravarino Freschi Company in Staunton, Illinois, 1900

Griesedieck Bros. "Old Scenter Rye" Sign

“Old Scenter Rye” Whiskey Lithograph, Griesedieck, 1898

This is a very rare H. L. Griesedieck & Company cardboard sign advertising their flagship “Old Scenter Rye” brand of whiskey.

Theo Vogt Salt Glaze Stoneware Whiskey Jug 1880

Theo Vogt Salt Glaze Stoneware Whiskey Jug 1880

This is a massive ten-gallon salt glaze stoneware whiskey jug made for Theodore Vogt, a whiskey wholesaler from East. St. Louis, Illinois circa 1880.

Sussmann Bros & Conrad Meng Whiskey Jugs, Illinois

Sussmann Bros & Conrad Meng Whiskey Jugs, Illinois

Stoneware Whiskey Advertising Jugs, from St Clair County, IL. A half gallon Whiskey Jug from Sussman Brothers from East St. Louis and a one gallon jug from Freeburg, IL. Ca. 1910. Both are very rare.

Louis Gottschalk Grocer Stoneware Jug, Belleville, IL

Louis Gottschalk Grocer Stoneware Jug, Belleville, IL

Stoneware Salt Glaze Advertising Whiskey Jug, Louis Gottschalk Belleville, Illinois. This is the earliest known Salt Glaze Jug from St Clair County ILL. Mr. Gottschalk was out of business in 1907. A one gallon jug!

Edwin Schiele Whiskey Distillery Tin Serving Tray, St. Louis, MO

Edwin Schiele Autocrat Whiskey Distillery Tin Serving Tray, St. Louis, MO

Metal Serving Tray from the Edwin Schiele Distilling company in Saint Louis MO. This tray features their flagship brand, Autocrat Whiskey with a picture of two old men toasting each other. A great visual tray from pre-prohibition times. Ca 1905.

Riesmeyer Distilling Co, Pottery Whiskey Jugs, St. Louis, MO

G. Riesmeyer Distilling Co, Pottery Whiskey Jugs, St. Louis, MO

The Gustavus Riesmeyer Distilling company was in business from 1884-1918 in St. Louis, MO at 1322 -1324 Franklin Avenue, now called Martin Luther King Drive. The business apparently went out of business with prohibition never to return like so many once it ended. Ca. 1900 Jugs.

Geo Buente Stoneware Whiskey Jug, St. Louis, MO

Geo Buente Stoneware Whiskey Jug, St. Louis, MO

One Gallon Stoneware advertising whiskey jug. George Buente Shipping Company in Saint Louis, Missouri. Great stenciling on the border which is an unusual style compared to most stoneware ad jugs. Ca. 1900.

Widmer & Kloker Liquor Dealers Metal Serving Tray

Widmer & Kloker Liquor Dealers Metal Serving Tray

Metal Serving Tray from a local Liquor Distributor in Saint Louis MO called Widmer and Kloker in business from 1897-1903 only at 2209 Franklin Avenue.

C.H. Wittenberg Distilling Co, Tin Serving Tray

C.H. Wittenberg Distilling Co, Tin Serving Tray, St. Louis, MO

Metal Serving Tray from a local Whiskey manufacturing company in Saint Louis Missouri. C. H. Wittenberg and the Edwin Schiele company were the largest whiskey companies at the time, competing with Jack Daniels for a short time in St. Louis. Ca 1900.