Very Rare Cold-Painted Face Jug, North Wilkesboro, NC, c1925

March 24, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 29

Price Realized: $8,260.00

($7,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Painted Stoneware Face Jug with Bail Handle, North Wilkesboro, NC origin, circa 1925, in the form of an African-American man's head with raised facial features and wide, flaring spout, the surface with original black, red, pink, and white paint. Includes original wire-and-wood bail handle. A small cache of painted face jugs of this style were discovered in the 1990s, made by a Mr. Nelson in North Wilkesboro, NC in the 1920s. This example is perhaps the finest by this maker that we have ever offered, featuring a highly-unusual wide-mouthed spout and stylized forehead reminiscent of 19th century face vessels. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 12".

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