Very Rare Stoneware Face Pipe Inscribed "A. S. Horn"

July 16, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 81

Price Realized: $977.50

($850 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Stoneware Face Pipe, Incised "A.S. Horn", probably Southeastern U.S., late 19th or early 20th century, wheel-thrown pipe with attached stem, decorated with an applied clay face featuring a nose, eyebrows, dimpled chin, and ears, the eyes and mouth incised by hand. Incised "A.S. Horn" on reverse side of bowl. Surface covered in a brown Albany slip glaze. Currently, no connection can be found between the name inscribed on this pipe and members of the Horne family of potters active during the second half of the 19th century in the Southeast. A highly unusual folk art form. Provenance: A recently-discovered example, from a consigned collection of face jugs dating from the 1860s to the 1950s, that were amassed during the 1970s. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 3" ; L 4".


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