Miniature Whiskey Jug marked with Nice Cobalt Blue Lettering "Merry Christmas from Calvin Price" !!! Stoneware form, Glazed Brown over a White Body composition Circa 1910 to 1930.
Near Mint condition, without any Chips or Cracks, just normal roughness on bottom where it is not glazed.
Measurements : Stands only 3 3/8 inches High, with a base diameter of 1 & 13/16 inches.
Weight : 3.2 Ounces.
Possible Calvin Price attribution : Calvin W. Price (1890 to 1957) was a well known "Pocahontas Times & Marlinton" Newspaper Editor, from Pocahontas County, West Virginia. There is a State Forest named after him. Calvin Price State Forest is a 9,482-acre state forest in eastern Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties, West Virginia. The forest is the newest in West Virginia's system, having been mostly purchased in 1953 from New River Lumber Company.
Calvin Wells Price was born November 22, 1890, in Mount Clinton, Virginia, and came to Pocahontas County, West Virginia, when he was five. His middle name came from the pastor of his mother’s church in Brooklyn. He was taught by his parents, went to local schools and a private military school located on Main Street in Marlinton. At sixteen he went to work with his brothers on the Pocahontas Times to wait his turn to go to college, when that time came he was established as editor and ready to get married. On May 22, 1906, he married Mabel Elizabeth Milligan. Calvin Price became sole owner of the Pocahontas Times in 1905 and was editor until his death from a heart attack on June 14, 1957.