Rare Early-Period Stoneware Face Jug w/ Rock Eyes and Teeth, att. Lanier Meaders, Cleveland, GA

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 152

Price Realized: $5,310.00

($4,500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Early-Period Stoneware Face Jug with Rock Eyes and Teeth, attributed to Lanier Meaders, Cleveland, GA, circa early 1960s, ovoid jug with tall spout and applied clay face, rock eyes set in large eyelids, nose, ears, and an open mouth with rock teeth. Surface covered in a light-olive-colored alkaline glaze with black paint to eyebrows, traces of white paint to eyes and teeth, and black-painted pupils. Unusual tall-spouted form and desirable rock eyes and teeth, in the manner of his father, Cheever. Excellent condition with a flake to lower lip, probably in-the-firing, and a smooth in-the-firing contact mark to one ear. H 9".

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