November 21, 2020 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Rare Edgefield Stoneware Face Jug

Edgefield District, South Carolina, circa 1860-1880, dark speckled olive green glaze over body, applied facial features including bulging white pierced kaolin eyes inset in pronounced eyelids, pinched down turned nose, open mouth with impressed kaolin teeth, elongated eyebrows at top of head, pronounced scroll form ears with rounded tragi, delicate tooling of rim spout, applied strap handle at back of jug, 3-1/2 in.

Note: Possibly made at the Davies Pottery, consensus indicates these vessels were made by skilled African American potters of the period influenced by Coastal Central African culture, specifically the Kongo tribes people brought to the area.

Provenance:Collection of Dr. Joseph T. and Gaile E. Wingard, Jacksonville, Florida


glaze voids and firing anomalies as made, firing separation under lower lip, kiln debris on lower lip, minor 1/2 in. loss to right kaolin eye as made, small 1/4 in. glaze chip to back of ear, otherwise good condition

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
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