Rare Unsigned Lanier Meaders (Cleveland, Georgia) Devil Jug, circa 1970

Summer 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 402

Price Realized: $5,400.00

($4,500 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Devil Face Jug, attributed to Lanier Meaders, Cleveland, GA origin, circa 1970, ovoid jug with applied clay devil's face including elliptical eyes, eyebrows, well-sculpted nose, pierced ears, twisted horns, and a smiling mouth with two pointed rock teeth. Surface covered in a mottled brown alkaline glaze. Unsigned. An earlier work by one of Georgia's leading folk artists, in a rare and desirable form. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 9".

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