Extremely Rare Early Lanier Meaders Face Jug

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 203

Price Realized: $3,600.00

($3,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  The American ceramics market frequently changes, often dramatically. Additionally, small nuances of color, condition, shape, etc. can mean huge differences in price. Please do not hesitate to Contact Us for a Current, Accurate assessment of your items.

Auction Highlight:  Spring 2021 Auction | Southern Pottery | Face Jugs

Spring 2021 Auction Catalog

◀ Back to Catalog

Login


Extremely Rare Early-Period Stoneware Face Jug with Rock Eyes, attributed to Lanier Meaders, Cleveland, GA, circa 1960, ovoid jug with hand-modeled and applied clay face, including circular eyelids with applied rock eyes, rounded nose, and open mouth with applied rock teeth, the surface covered in a green alkaline glaze. This jug was produced very early in Lanier Meaders' career as a face jug potter, during a brief period when he was using rock eyes like his father, Cheever. Few examples of his work with this treatment are known. Typical of early Lanier Meaders face jugs, this piece survives with in-the-firing damage. Possibly among the first face jugs made by this celebrated Southern folk artist. Unsigned. Provenance: Recently-discovered in a Mid-Atlantic home. Large in-the-firing loss to one eye. A chip, possibly in-the-firing, to edge of mouth. A firing crack to top lip. H 10".




©2021 Crocker Farm, Inc. | info@crockerfarm.com | (410) 472-2016