BROWN POTTERY (Arden, NC) Stoneware Face Jug

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 306

Price Realized: $3,600.00

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

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Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, Stamped "BROWN POTTERY," Arden, NC, circa 1930, ovoid jug with tall spout, decorated with a hand-modeled and applied clay face including bulging eyes with pierced pupils, small ears with pierced centers, Roman nose with carved nostrils, and open mouth with broken china teeth. Unusual depressions directly below the eyes are meant to mimic the anatomy of the human face. Surface covered in a chocolate-brown glaze. Underside impressed with small Brown Pottery stamp along with the incised number, "47." Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a minuscule in-the-firing nick to one ear. H 6 7/8".

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