MINIATURE REDWARE WHISKEY JUG MADE FROM BATTLEFIELD MUD – GETTYSBURG SOUVENIR

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Made by Henry or Charles Speese (Speese & Son potters, Seminary ridge) of Gettysburg, circa 1885. Molded miniature jug; measures 0.82” tall. Inscriptions are pressed into the clay. Around the body is “GETTYSBURG JULY 1, 2, 3, 1863” and on the bottom is “SPEESE”. Made from battlefield clay, unglazed, these miniatures were described in advertisements as, "made from material taken from the most historical portions of the field, they are themselves relics”. Of the various Speese souvenirs, these whiskey jugs are rarely seen. Acquired from the Speese family collection.  [jet] [ph:L]

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