Beehive Jug

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Hi Folks, I have a 3 gallon Red Wing Union Stoneware Beehive Jug that has a line that goes down somewhat on each side of handle bottom where it attaches on the bottom of the jug. What causes these lines? Are they considered cracks? Are they of any concern in regard to value? Thanks! Rich

Answer:
Richard, these lines are considered "Factory" as they occurred during the manufacturing process and not by a person or object hitting it. This can occur during the drying process and is somewhat normal. Your lines on the sides are very small and would have no affect on the value of your jug. Jeff and Sue