Unusual Cold-Painted Face Jug

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 572

Price Realized: $3,162.50

($2,750 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Painted Woman Face Jug, possibly North Carolina origin, 20th century, molded face jug in the form of an African-American woman's head with wide spout and metal bail handle. Surface painted black with pink and white details to eyes, cheeks, and lips. A small number of these face jugs have surfaced, all of which were reportedly made by a Mr. Nelson in North Wilkesboro, NC, in the 1920's and discovered in the 1990's. Provenance: Crocker Farm, Inc, May 19, 2007. Mint condition. H 12 5/8".

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