Rare Otto Brown and Wife 1971 Stoneware Face Jug (Bethune, SC)

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 22

Price Realized: $240.00

($200 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Albany-Slip-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, Signed "MADE BY / Otto BROWN / AgE 72- 71 / FiNishED BY WIFE / AgE 65- 71," Otto and Emmaeus Averett Brown, Bethune, SC, 1971, wheel-thrown, semi-ovoid jug with applied facial features, incised mustached, and open mouth with broken china teeth and applied cigar, the surface covered in a mottled Albany slip glaze. Incised prior to firing on underside with an elaborate signature, indicating the jug was made by Otto Brown and finished by his wife, Emmaeus Averett Brown, who was also born into a Georgia potting family. Signed examples of Otto Brown's work are considered rare. Missing nose. Large loss to top of handle. Loss to tip of cigar. A shallow spout chip. Other nicks. H 7 3/4".

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