Very Rare Cold Painted Face Jug

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 4

Price Realized: $1,725.00

($1,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Painted Stoneware Face Jug, possibly North Carolina origin, 20th century, in the form of an African-American head with applied facial features, including large ears, the surface painted black with white highlights and pink lips. Spout with original wire-and-wood bail handle. One of a small number of face jugs, which surfaced in the 1990s, reportedly made by a Mr. Nelson in North Wilkesboro, NC, in the 1920's. Excellent condition. H 11 1/4".

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