Rare Glazed Southern Stoneware Face Jug

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 2

Price Realized: $2,760.00

($2,400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Glazed Southern Stoneware Face Jug, possibly Meaders Family, Georgia, late 19th or early 20th century, diminutive jug with applied strap handle ending in a snake-like tail, the jug's front decorated with hand-modeled and applied facial features, including a large nose, ears, eyes, and chin. Face additionally embellished with applied bits of white china for teeth, incised eyebrows, and pinched depressions to cheeks. Surface covered in a chocolate-brown Albany slip glaze over reddish vitrified clay. Provenance: A recently-discovered example from a forty-year Pennsylvania collection. Excellent condition with a minor spout nick and a minor, very shallow worn spot or in-the-firing contact mark to base. H 4 1/4".

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