Antique Milk Jug, Galvanized Steel, Rustic Gray, Primitive Industrial, Heavy Gauge, Dairy Farm, Home Decor, Large Size, Umbrella Stand

$436.40 $545.50

The gorgeous rustic gray heavy-gauge galvanized steel dairy jug/umbrella stand is in great condition. While much of the beautifully distressed surface has an intense rustic charcoal gray matte-finish, there are sections where age, wear, and weather have brought out soft gold-colored tones. The unusual gold-colored tones on this very magnetic galvanized steel jug are most likely due to the zinc coating that was originally applied over the steel during the galvanization process. Incredibly, galvanization was invented in the earlier half of the nine-teenth century - circa 1836. According to references, by 1850, over ten-thousand tons of zinc were being used per year in the British galvanizing industry. While photos can hardly give a sense of what something might weigh and/or how well-constructed an item actually feels, the larger "D" shaped handle on this gorgeous rustic gray jug indicates it was meant to lift very heavy contents. By giving a much taller handle to this larger-size jug, it can be lifted with either both hands or two people. While this jug could be used in many different settings both on and off the farm, it is being offered in this listing as an entryway umbrella/walking-cane stand. The smaller diameter rim makes this jug perfect for keeping contents upright and away from walls or doors.

Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, the coffee mug in the photos is not included with the listing as it was used for scale purposes only.

There are no holes, dents, loose sections, or recent repair places on this gorgeous rustic gray galvanized steel milk jug/umbrella stand. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on and in the jug - mainly in the form of distress, age, and wear. Also, there is a slightly more intense silver-colored band around the bottom edge that may have been put around the jug at some point in the past to insure against seepage around the seam where the side meets the base. In addition, as can be seen in the photos, the interior is very clean - even to the point that some of the originally shinier surface on the interior is intact.

The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous rustic gray heavy-gauge galvanized steel dairy jug/umbrella stand are many. The entryway would be enhanced by the addition of this beautifully distressed rustic gray steel jug as an umbrella and walking-cane stand. Also, the dining room or kitchen would welcome this larger size galvanized steel dairy jug for its primitive industrial charm. The tighter rim in this larger jug makes it a perfect accent piece for a lonely corner or walk-through area. Furthermore, this rustic gray jug would be an incredibly attractive floor vase with taller faux stems and branches rising from its top. In addition, the growing collection of primitive antiques would increase in value and interest on the arrival of this stunningly beautiful rustic gray galvanized steel treasure.

The collector will appreciate this beautiful rustic gray milk jug/umbrella stand for its great condition, high-quality construction, soft gold-colored tones, matte-finish, larger size, primitive industrial charm, and gorgeous overall appearance.

The rustic gray heavy-gauge galvanized steel milk jug/umbrella stand weighs 9 pounds 10.0 ounces.

The gorgeous rustic gray heavy-gauge galvanized steel dairy jug/umbrella stand measures approximately 17 7/8" tall x 13" wide across including the handle x 10.75" wide across the round base from outside to outside.

The rim measures approximately 4 3/8" wide across from outside to outside and 4" across from inside to inside.

The round base measures approximately 34" in diameter.

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Antique Milk Jug Galvanized Steel Rustic Gray Primitive Industrial Heavy Gauge Dairy Farm Home Decor Large Size Umbrella Stand

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