Alkaline-Glazed Southern Stoneware Jug

May 19, 2007 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 102

Price Realized: $2,990.00

($2,600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Alkaline-Glazed Southern Jug with Figure of a Smoking Man and Inscription "Whiskey Jug," probably Catawba Valley, NC, late 19th century, straight-sided jug with applied strap handle and brown Albany slip glaze, decorated in a darker slip with a folky design of a man wearing a hat and smoking a cigar. In addition, the slip inscription "Whiskey Jug" is written around the shoulder area of the jug. A stick figure decorates the reverse under the handle. With the exception of Edgefield, SC, pottery, slip-decorated designs on Southern stoneware such as this are considered quite rare. A highly unusual example of Southern folk art pottery. Mint condition. H 11 1/2".

Alkaline-Glazed Southern Stoneware Jug

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