Hi, my boyfriend dug this up on a job site in ST Paul today along wth some other pieces dated in 1870’s. (Budweiser bottles and Schmidt) we are wondering about this piece of pottery also. It is 9inches tall, 24inches diameter, dark brown wth a nice gloss.
Answer: Your boyfriend dug up either a Red Wing or Minnesota Stoneware Company Brown molded jug. Without a signature (on the bottom), the value is low. $20 to $25. Al Kohlman