Hard to find half pint beer mug made by McKee & Brothers of Pittsburgh and Jeannette, Pennsylvania. McKee made a very similar beer mug in the PILLAR pattern that was made in chocolate glass and had straight up and down vertical panels. This clear version has the exact same handle and the same rounded panels but the panels are going at an angle and they extend down beyond the base of the piece. The bottom of the glass is actually about 3/4" above the bottom outside edge of the mug. It is commonly thought that this mug is also made by McKee, circa 1894.

AKA: Pepperbox

Measurements: 4-5/8" tall; 2-3/8" across the top; bottom base rim measures 2" wide but the pattern extends out past that. The PILLAR pattern beer mug is called a half pint or 8 ounce mug. This one actually holds 6 ounces to the very top so it is a little smaller.

Good condition but not perfect. Glass is clean with no cloudiness. It does have a very slight purple tint to it. It has a lot of mold line roughness and a little chipping along the bottom of the top smooth section (just above where the slanted panels start) and on the bottom edge. There are also a few tiny nips on the edge of the handle. It is a neat looking piece and displays nicely even with its flaws.

ITEM ID
081021
TYPE
EAPG
COLOR
Clear
STYLE
Victorian
ORIGIN
United States • American
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Antique 1890's PILLAR Glass EAPG 6 ounce Victorian Beer Ale Mug by McKee & Brothers

$50


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