Watkins Extract Advertising Jug


My father passed away 3 years ago and sitting on his cellar stairs were two jugs.  One is labeled Watkins Extracts.  I tried to get a little info online and Google brought up Red Wing advertising jugs.  I do not personally collect stoneware, but wondered if this specific jug is considered collectible.  The other jug is unmarked but I included photos of that one as well.  Any information you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. The Watkins jug measures about 11″ tall by 22″ around. The other jug measures about 9.5″ tall by 20″ around. It has a shiny glaze and orange peel kind of texture.

Thank you so very much for your time.

Donna M.


Donna, the Watkins Extracts brown top advertisingg jug is Red Wing.  It is a very common advertising piece that after the economic meltdown from 2008, it no longer holds the value it once did.  Today in perfect condition $250 is about where  I would put it at.  The salt glazed jug is not Red Wing and I just have no idea of it’s value.  Al Kohlman