Very Rare Guy Daugherty, Bethune, Kershaw County, South Carolina Stoneware Face Jug, c1950

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 356

Price Realized: $1,725.00

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

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March 19, 2016 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Albany-Slip-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug with China Teeth, Incised in Script "GD", Guy Daugherty, Bethune, Kershaw County, South Carolina, circa 1950, small-sized, wheel-thrown jug with flared spout and applied strap handle, decorated with an applied clay face with pinched cheeks and open mouth bearing china teeth. Heavily-combed incising forms the figure's hair. Surface covered in a brown Albany slip glaze. Underside incised with the script signature "GD". This example is one of a small number of Guy Daugherty face jugs known and the finest by this maker we have offered to date. Daugherty is credited as one of the last Southern potters with 19th century training to produce ware in the modern era. According to Baldwin's Great and Noble Jar, a 1955 article in the State Magazine described Daugherty as "one of the few remaining 'old time' potters in the entire Southeast. . . who will be 77 years young on his next birthday [and that he] made his first piece of saleable pottery in 1888 when he was only ten years old" (Baldwin, p. 141). For more information, see Baldwin, Great and Noble Jar, p. 141. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently discovered in New York State. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 3 3/4".


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