W.A. Hover & CO Wholesale Druggist Denver Colorado Pottery Jug ca.1910
1-gallon pottery jug from the W.A. Hover & Company Drug Company located at 14th and Lawrence in Denver Colorado.
This jug dates to around 1910
This is a great two-tone jug in excellent shape (See condition at the bottom of the listing)
Dimensions: 7” Diameter and 10” in Height.
The bottom just has glaze marks and does not have a manufacture mark.
Weight = 5 lb 15 oz
“William A. Hover & Company building located at, 14th (fourteenth) and Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado, a four-story brick structure with signs: “Buy Colorado Made Goods and Boost Home Industry,” “W. A. Hover & Co., Wholesale Druggists,” horse-drawn wagons, water fountain, awnings, exterior stairs, streetlight, and letters: “Barbers Supplies Toilet Goods.”1901-1920 Denver Public Library
“William A. Hover, senior member of the firm of W.A. Hover & Co., wholesale druggists, was born at Mazomanie, Wis., March 9, 1856, and there led the quiet and uneventful life of a village lad. Having been graduated in the local High School when he was about seventeen, he entered the University of Wisconsin as a freshman in 1873, and was there graduated with honors, taking the degree of Bachelor of Mining Engineering. The succeeding year was spent in the Columbia College School of Mines, whence he came directly to Colorado, locating at Lake City where he engaged in assaying. Removing to Denver in 1878, he here became associated with J.O. Bosworth, a retail druggist, under the firm name of Bosworth & Hover. A year later he purchased Bosworth’s interest and established the firm of W.A. Hover & Co., which later discontinued retailing and entered upon its present business of exclusive wholesaling.”
Denver, Colorado GenWeb
Condition (9/10) Great Overall. There are no chips, cracks or repairs to this jug. In the pictures there is what appears to be a large chip, but this part feels smooth and seems to be glazed over, leading me to think this was a manufacturing flaw. There are some small marks in the upper brown neck that could be missing glaze, but its hard to actually tell. The handle is in great shape!