Rare Painted Woman Pottery Face Jug, NC origin

July 11, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 316

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Rare Painted Woman Pottery Face Jug, NC origin, early 20th century, large spouted jug with metal and wood bail handle, decorated with an applied face and having a painted surface. One of a small number of jugs made by a Mr. Nelson during the 1920€„¢s in North Wilkesboro and discovered in the 1990€„¢s. Large Y-shaped crack under chin extending onto underside. Spidering hairline extending up from base on reverse. Cracks appear to be in-the-firing, as they are painted over with original paint. Very minor paint wear. H 12 5/8".


Rare Painted Woman Pottery Face Jug, NC originRare Painted Woman Pottery Face Jug, NC origin

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