Rare Painted African-American Woman Face Jug

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 330

Price Realized: $1,534.00

($1,300 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Painted Woman Face Jug, possibly North Carolina origin, 20th century, molded face jug in the form of an African-American woman's head with wide spout and bail handle made of wire and black-painted wood. Surface of jug painted black with pink and white details to eyes and cheeks, including eyelashes, and red highlights to lips. A small number of these face jugs have surfaced, all of which were reportedly made by a Mr. Nelson in North Wilkesboro, NC, in the 1920's and discovered in the 1990's. Excellent condition with some in-the-firing crazing to surface and a small, in-the-making chip to bridge of nose, which is covered in original paint. H 12 1/2".

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