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Very Rare Stoneware Face Jug, att. Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, SC -- Lot 443 -- October 22, 2016 Stoneware Auction -- Crocker Farm, Inc., $13,800.

Very Rare Stoneware Face Jug, att. Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, SC -- Lot 443 -- October 22, 2016 Stoneware Auction -- Crocker Farm, Inc., $13,800.

Rare Edgefield Stoneware Face Jug (Edgefield District, South Carolina, 1860s), dark to light olive runny alkaline glaze over entire body, 7 in. Examples of Edgefield Face Jugs with extended tongues are rare. One other known example is in the Collection of the Chipstone Foundation, (see Ceramics in America edited by Robert Hunter, 2013, pg 27 figure 28.). Private Collection, Atlanta, Georgia. Brunk, 01/28/2017, $44,000 + prem.

Rare Edgefield Stoneware Face Jug (Edgefield District, South Carolina, 1860s), dark to light olive runny alkaline glaze over entire body, 7 in. Examples of Edgefield Face Jugs with extended tongues are rare. One other known example is in the Collection of the Chipstone Foundation, (see Ceramics in America edited by Robert Hunter, 2013, pg 27 figure 28.). Private Collection, Atlanta, Georgia. Brunk, 01/28/2017, $44,000 + prem.

Rare Edgefield Stoneware Face Harvest Jug (Edgefield District, South Carolina, 1860s), light olive green alkaline glaze with brown mottling, loss to right eye structure during firing, 6 in. Private Collection, Atlanta, Georgia. Brunk, 01/28/2017, $30,000 + prem.

Rare Edgefield Stoneware Face Harvest Jug (Edgefield District, South Carolina, 1860s), light olive green alkaline glaze with brown mottling, loss to right eye structure during firing, 6 in. Private Collection, Atlanta, Georgia. Brunk, 01/28/2017, $30,000 + prem.

Miles Mill, Edgefield District, SC Face Jug w/ Painted Eyes and Teeth

Miles Mill, Edgefield District, SC Face Jug w/ Painted Eyes and Teeth

Rare and Important Edgefield, South Carolina, Stoneware,  Crocker Farm, 10/17/2015, $29,000.

Rare and Important Edgefield, South Carolina, Stoneware, Crocker Farm, 10/17/2015, $29,000.

Face jugs are stoneware vessels... eyes and the teeth are made of kaolin. They were created by slaves in the Edgefield District of South Carolina in the second half of the 19th century, and were produced for a period of only about 30 years.  ...The jug’s form suggests that it is early, probably from around 1862.

Face jugs are stoneware vessels... eyes and the teeth are made of kaolin. They were created by slaves in the Edgefield District of South Carolina in the second half of the 19th century, and were produced for a period of only about 30 years. ...The jug’s form suggests that it is early, probably from around 1862.

Miles Mill, Edgefield, SC Stoneware Face Jug

Miles Mill, Edgefield, SC Stoneware Face Jug

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