Rare Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, probably Brown Family, Atlanta, GA, c1900

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 13

Price Realized: $3,068.00

($2,600 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, probably Brown Family, Atlanta, GA, late 19th or early 20th century, squat, semi-ovoid jug with flared spout, decorated with an applied clay face featuring circular eyes, an upswept nose, an open mouth with broken china plate teeth, small protruding tongue, chin, and semi-circular ears. A most unusual feature of this jug is the inclusion of small pieces of china forming the figure's pupils and nostrils. The structure of the face includes depressed areas beside the cheeks, a treatment possibly inspired by Edgefield, South Carolina face vessels made decades prior. Surface covered in a matte, streaky dark-brown slip. The reddish clay and aspects of the jug's form and applied features suggest it was probably made by a member of the Brown family of potters in Atlanta, Georgia, prior to establishing their long-standing Arden, North Carolina pottery. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently discovered in an attic in Georgia. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 5 1/2".

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