Southern Stoneware Face Vessel

April 10, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 65

Price Realized: $2,875.00

($2,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Albany Slip Glazed Stoneware Face Vessel in the Form of an African-American Man's Bust, probably Southern U.S., possibly Ohio, late 19th or early 20th century, wheel-thrown jug shaped in the form of man's bust, with hand-modeled and incised facial features, including ears, hair, long sideburns, nose, and mouth. The eyes and teeth were carved into the clay after the slip was applied. Remainder of jug in the form of a jacketed body with raised collar and buttoned front. Strap handle on reverse. Highly unusual bust form, as the majority of face vessels are composed entirely of a face. A rare example, made before the mass production of face vessels during the mid to late 20th century. Chip to each ear. Loss to button or other applied object below chin. H 7 1/4".

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