Fine Stoneware Face Jug attributed to Otto Brown

July 21, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 36

Price Realized: $7,080.00

($6,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Stoneware Face Jug Depicting a Man Smoking a Cigar, attributed to Otto Brown, Bethune, SC, or possibly NC or GA origin, second or early third quarter 20th century, cylindrical jug with applied facial features including eyes with pinched and pierced accents, elliptical eyelids, nose with recessed nostrils, mouth bearing china teeth and a cigar, and incised mustache. Surface covered in a chocolate-brown, Albany slip glaze. Otto Brown (1899-1980) an itinerant member of the illustrious Brown family of potters, relied on his wife, Emmaeus, to decorate some of his ware, including his face jugs. This example displays a nose closely-related to those seen on later-period Edgefield, SC face vessels, possibly inspired by Brown's association with the Baynham family of potters in North Augusta, GA. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently surfaced in Georgia. Eyebrows lost during the firing. Loss to cigar. Some in-the-firing blistering to glaze. H 8 1/2".


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