Rare Painted Face Jug, North Wilkesboro, NC, origin, circa 1925

March 24, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 30

Price Realized: $1,534.00

($1,300 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Painted Stoneware Face Jug with Bail Handle, North Wilkesboro, NC origin, circa 1925, in the form of an African-American man's head with raised facial features, slightly-open mouth, and wide, flaring spout. Surface with original black, gray, pink, and white paint. Includes original wire-and-wood bail handle. A small cache of painted face jugs of this style were discovered in the 1990s, made by a Mr. Nelson in North Wilkesboro, NC in the 1920s. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a minor base nick. H 12".


Rare Painted Face Jug, North Wilkesboro, NC, origin, circa 1925Rare Painted Face Jug, North Wilkesboro, NC, origin, circa 1925Rare Painted Face Jug, North Wilkesboro, NC, origin, circa 1925Rare Painted Face Jug, North Wilkesboro, NC, origin, circa 1925

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