Jos. Vonnahme Grocery & Liquors Stoneware Whiskey Jug, E. St. Louis, IL. Circa 1890

This is an extremely rare stoneware advertising jug from Jos Vonnahme Grocer and Liquor Dealer in E. Saint Louis, Illinois.  Circa 1880’s.  Mr. Vonnahme was in business as one of the leading merchants in East Saint Louis at least until 1910, as he advertised in a local booklet in that year.   The beehive shape and unique top of the jug help date the item as being from the 1880’s and not later than that era.   East St. Louis is right across the river from St. Louis, MO.   This jug is the only one known to exist from any of the members in both the IL and the MO stoneware clubs.