Extremely Rare and Important Lanier Meaders Conjoined Pair of Face Jugs

Fall 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 177

Price Realized: $4,800.00

($4,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare and Important Pair of Conjoined Stoneware Face Jugs, Each Signed "Lanier Meaders," Cleveland, GA, circa 1972, a near pair of alkaline-glazed face jugs with kaolin eyes and rock teeth, conjoined by a kiln brick that fell during the firing. An outstanding folk sculpture, which speaks to the traditional firing methods of Meaders' family pottery. Included with this lot is a custom wooden stand and a pair of melted cones from Meaders' kiln. Provenance: Purchased by the consignor from Lanier Meaders in 1972. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 8 3/4" ; L 14" ; L (of stand) 15 1/4".

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