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Toast Water JUG, pitcher, Mason’s Patent Ironstone China, c1850, New Orleans, 9"

Circa 1845-50 hotel, restaurant ware Mason’s Patent Ironstone China toast water jug with lid, Ruddocks Hotel, New Orleans, “Imported by TT Kissam & Co for Ruddocks Hotel”, Chinese Vista pattern- blue Chinoisere decoration, well modeled Naturalistic twig handle, shaped octagon body.   Brand - Mason's.

9” tall, 7" handle to spout, 6.5" dia.
Condition – excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs.            27ab

- Mr Ruddock ran a hotel and appears on NO census reports from 1845-50. Ruddock, LA was a lumber town located just west of New Orleans. Destroyed in a 1915 hurricane and never rebuilt. A historical marker locates the site.

- Masons Patent Ironstone China, York, w/o "England" (1813-1891).
- Timothy Tredwell Kissam & Co, 141 Maiden, New York (). American retailer of Masons Ironstone China. Imported for American hotels including the sole provider for Astor House Hotel, NYC.
- Known items with this TT Kessam retailer and Ruddocks Hotel mark – an early Masons pattern
- Known items with Ruddock mark - “Nankin” shape covered tureen and a toast water jug

- Toast water jug - toast water recipe - pouring three pints boiling water over 8 oz bread toasted on open flame, allowing it to stand and then straining liquid to introduce a more nutritious drink. I understand it is settling on the stomach and to be a pleasing caramel / toffee with toasted flavor. Altho I’m sure flavor would change with types of bread used and would not be as nutritious using modern bleached and processed breads.
- 1851 publications - “In making toast-and-water, never blacken the bread, but toast it only a nice brown. Never leave toast-and-water to make until the moment it is required, as it cannot be properly prepared”


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Toast Water JUG, pitcher, Mason’s Patent Ironstone China, c1850, New Orleans, 9"

SKU: 27ab
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