Two (2) Anton Melcher Louisville, KY stoneware jars. 1st item: Stamped Melcher 3-gallon stoneware jug reading "A. Melcher & Co. /Manufacturers/ Louisville, KY" with incised "3" above denoting capacity. Ovoid form with lug handle. 16" H x 10" dia. 3rd quarter 19th century. 2nd item: Stamped Melcher preserving jar, straight sided form marked "A. Melcher/Maker.Louisville, KY", one incised line below the rim. 10" H x 6" dia. 16 lbs. 3rd quarter 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Lynn Scholl Renau, Louisville, Kentucky. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition. 2nd item: Chips to rim. Chip to upper shoulder.
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