Large-Sized B.B. CRAIG / VALE, N.C Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 309

Price Realized: $780.00

($650 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Large-Sized Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, Stamped "B.B. CRAIG / VALE, N.C.," early fourth quarter 20th century, ovoid jug with flared spout, sine wave decoration to shoulder, and two ribbed strap handles, decorated with a hand-modeled and applied clay face featuring bulging eyes with eyebrows, curved ears, nose with pierced nostrils, and mouth with china teeth. Surface covered in a mottled green alkaline glaze with light glass runs and traces of rutile. Underside impressed with Burlon Craig maker's mark. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 15 1/2".

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