Sunday, April 26, 2009

Attention: Antiques Roadshow

We found these vessels in the barn. Anybody guess as to their vintage and original uses?

6 comments:

Lisa said...

Are you in maple country? My first guess would be that they're for syruping.

Gina Hyams said...

Maybe so. I like that idea better than that they're big tubs of butter.

Paige said...

Crocks like the ones on the left I think were often used for brining and other storing/preserving, like salting. Not sure about the jugs. The Keno bro's on AR got their collecting start with this stuff--it's called salt glazed stoneware. Check this out.

What an awesome find!

Leah said...

Moonshine jugs!

karentempler said...

Seriously, what a great find.

Gina Hyams said...

Paige, that link didn't work. Was it this one?

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200703A21.html

Yikes! Guess we'd better move that pottery off the front porch.