Rare Painted Face Jug, North Wilkesboro, NC, origin, circa 1925

March 24, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 30

Price Realized: $1,534.00

($1,300 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, slightly-open mouth, and wide, flaring spout. Surface with original black, gray, 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. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a minor base nick. H 12".



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