Signatures & etchings...

You will see free-hand etchings on the backsides many of Peter’s face jugs-- sometimes just his name and date, but most interesting are the ones of funny, serious, or sometimes just crazy sayings or thoughts.  Many of the engravings mark birthdays, events, or places in his mind .  The early face jugs just had an “XX” engraving or a stamped “PL” somewhere on them-- although Peter complained of losing the stamp from time to time.  Some of his early jugs are, unfortunately, unsigned. As they become more recent they have at least his signature and date.  The devil jug below (left) is one of Peter’s birthday jugs.

 

  

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