Historical information

From the 1860's - 1930's various companies called their enamelware products by their own unique names, e.g. graniteware and agateware. The enamel coating put an end to metallic tasting food and prevented rust from contaminating food. It did scratch and chip easily.

Physical description

A large white enamel water jug or pitcher with a dark blue handle and dark blue trim around the rim. It has a looped scroll handle attached at the bottom by one nail and two at the top. It may have been used in the bedroom for washing oneself or in the kitchen.