Item Number: #458
Holding Capacity: ½ Gallon
Production Dates: 1937-1982
For whatever reason, the ½ Gallon Ice Jug is one of my favorite jugs in the entire 2056 line. I find its flat-topped handle to be very attractive as it curves down towards the bottom of the jug’s side. The ice lip is full and robust, and truly keeps the ice cubes from falling into the serving glass. While this particular piece is not the oldest of the American jugs, it does have an “old-time” appearance that I find very appealing.
Remember, all of the Fostoria American items were finished by hand, so there will always be slight variances in size. Based on my own evaluation of the ½ Gallon Ice Jug, these are its approximate measurements:
- Outside diameter from rim to rim – 6″
- From bottom to top of lip – 8¾”
- Bottom base (or foot) is 5¾” in diameter
This jug is very substantial in size, and hefty in weight. You would be well advised to carry this vessel with two hands, supporting it mainly from the bottom. The ½ Gallon Ice Jug, along with the 3 Pint Ice Jug, were the last two jugs to remain in production towards the end of Fostoria’s life.
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