Blue Spongeware

Would you pay $300 for an antique milk jug?

Does $299 sound like an appropriate price for an antique milk jug. I was just window shopping during my lunch break and fell in love with one that looks similar to this:

http://pics.rubylane.com/graphics/shops/calamityjanes/PTTY-405.1E.jpg

But, the price tag caught my eye and I can't believe it would be that much. Admittedly I know nothing about antiques.
He is a contact. I'll have to run back to the store tomorrow and get an actual pic. They were closed today...hence the window shopping.
Jil, I knew you would come to my rescue!

Beautiful..looks like sponge painted stoneware to me. I love it! True Americana at it's finest. I have several pieces in my own collection. We need Jimmy J's opinion..is he in your contacts list??
I can't get the pic to enlarge much..so that's based on the tiny pic that I could see.
Personally, I would try to get a better price. I'm not saying it's a bad price, but with the economy in the crapper now, it's a good time to haggle.

Edit again: I really need a better pic, and Jimmy J would too. He's been a dealer far longer than I and knows much more.

Edit: Also, Ellie if you do not have to have a true antique, you can find a comparable repro, piece for probably 50 bucks or so. Search blue spongeware or stoneware on ebay. Shipping is a beyotch though...that stuff weighs a ton.


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