Lot 3044
NC Folk Pottery, Billy Ray Hussey, "Thomas B. Welch" Face Jug
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
An interesting historical character stoneware jug with a visage closely resembling that of Welch's juice founder, applied features above a banner bearing his name, inscribed on the underside "Owens BH".

13.5 in.

From the collection of the late Mr. & Mrs. John D. Querry, Martinsburg, PA

In 1869, Welch, a Methodist Episcopal, invented a method of pasteurizing grape juice so that fermentation was stopped, and the drink was non-alcoholic. He persuaded local churches to adopt this non-alcoholic wine for communion services.

Break and repair to a 1.75 in. handle section.