Rare Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to the Brown Family, Atlanta, Georgia, early 20th century

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 151

Price Realized: $2,950.00
($2,500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium).

July 22, 2017 Auction Catalog

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Rare Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to the Brown Family, Atlanta, Georgia, early 20th century, cylindrical jug with semi-squared spout, decorated with an applied clay face featuring a well-modeled Roman nose, crudely-formed ears, eyes with bulging lids, and open mouth. Areas of the face extending below the mouth were depressed while the jug was still malleable, creating the figure's cheek structure, chin, and jaw line. Albany-slip-glazed interior, with an appealing long drip extending down side of jug from spout to base. Brown family face vessels, produced before their long-standing Arden, NC shop was established, are considered quite rare, this example being potted in a desirable large size. Excellent condition with minor chips. Traces of old grayish paint to surface. H 11 1/2".


Rare Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to the Brown Family, Atlanta, Georgia, early 20th centuryRare Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to the Brown Family, Atlanta, Georgia, early 20th centuryRare Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to the Brown Family, Atlanta, Georgia, early 20th centuryRare Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to the Brown Family, Atlanta, Georgia, early 20th century

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