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Mid 19th century, possibly Stoney Bluff or Phoenix Factory origin. Having brilliantly sculpted form with shaped face emitting pronounced nose above well-sculpted mouth and teeth. The piece stands at a large 8 3/8" with well-defined and applied strap handle with interesting incised eyebrows. The harvest jug form is among the least common in face vessels produced in the Edgefield, District. The piece is sold from a very early Americana Collector's personal collection and has remained in the collection until offered today. The collector was a major New England Americana collector who contributed a great majority of her collection to the Smithsonian Institute. The piece remained in her collection with other objects and was handed down through the family.


Condition: The spout is broken away at the end, one ear is missing likely due to firing flaw. The lower portion of the opposing ear is missing again likely due to firing flaw. Some clay shrinkage near the eyes, mouth and nose. A small chip to the foot 1/8" deep. Otherwise good overall condition wear is consistent with age.

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Exceptional Edgefield Stoneware Face Jug

Estimate $30,000 - $50,000Feb 3, 2018