Fine Four-Gallon Stoneware Jug Incised "Lm," Dave at Lewis Miles' Stony Bluff Manufactory, Horse Creek Valley, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1855

Summer 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 4

Estimate: $2,000-$4,000.  A Note About Estimates

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Fine Four-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jug, Incised "Lm," Dave at Lewis Miles' Stony Bluff Manufactory, Horse Creek Valley, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1855, highly-ovoid jug with distinctive tooled spout, the surface covered in a mottled brown glaze with dramatic gray-green runs throughout. Incised by the enslaved African-American potter, Dave, with the initials, "Lm," for Lewis Miles, while the jug was held upside-down. Dave's distinctive incised horseshoe and three punctates, denoting three gallons, appear to the left of the initials. While this jug has only three punctates, it actually measures four gallons. Exceptional size and glaze. Damage to spout. Surface flakes to the right and left sides of the jug at midsection. A 5/8" base chip and several minor base chips. H 16".


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