Rare Miles Mill, Edgefield, SC Stoneware Face Jug

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 24

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Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, Miles Mill, Edgefield, SC origin, circa 1875, tapered jug with sloped shoulder and distinctive cylindrical spout with flattened rim, decorated with a hand-modeled and applied clay face featuring buff-colored clay eyes and teeth. Surface covered in a dark olive-brown alkaline glaze over reddish clay. Featuring an appealing slender-bodied form, this jug is unusual in the design of its mouth. While the majority of surviving Edgefield face jugs exhibit two rows of gritted teeth, this jug has only one row, creating a more subdued expression. Two larger examples of this type with firing flaws are currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, NY. Two spout chips. A small chip to each eyebrow. An in-the-firing contact mark to one eyelid. A tight hairline extending from shoulder to base on right side of jug's front. A tight hairline extending from shoulder to base on reverse. H 6 1/2".


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