Southern Stoneware Face Jug, early 20th century

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 26

Price Realized: $560.50

($475 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Albany-Slip-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, Southern U.S. origin, early 20th century, squat-shaped, ovoid jug with recessed cheeks and applied facial features including a large ripped mouth with porcelain teeth. Incised details to eyebrows and eyes. Surface covered in a chocolate-brown Albany slip glaze with some in-the-firing crawling to glaze. Incised "3" to spout. Provenance: A recently-discovered example, this jug is part of a consigned collection of face jugs dating from the 1860s to the 1950s, that were amassed in New York State during the 1970s. Loss to spout and other chipping to spout. Damage to ears. Chip to bottom lip. A smaller chip to opposite side of mouth. A minor chip to one eyebrow and eye. H 6".




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