1041
1041

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Rare African-American Alkaline Glazed Stoneware with Kaolin Inserts Face Jug, Edgefield District, South Carolina, circa 1860-1880
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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1041

PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS

Rare African-American Alkaline Glazed Stoneware with Kaolin Inserts Face Jug, Edgefield District, South Carolina, circa 1860-1880
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Rare African-American Alkaline Glazed Stoneware with Kaolin Inserts Face Jug, Edgefield District, South Carolina, circa 1860-1880
a rare small scaled face jug with delineated brow and eye. 
Height 4 7/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

Recent scholarship has theorized that these vessels were largely ceremonial and possibly used for conjuring.  Recommend readings included Mark M. Newell with Peter Lenzo, "Making Faces: Archaeological Evidence of African-American Face Jug Production," American Ceramics 2006, ed. Robert Hunter, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone foundation, 2006), pp. 122-38, Claudia Arzeno Mooney, April L. Hynes, and Mark M. Newell, "African-American Face Vessels: History and Ritual in 19th-Century Edgefield," American Ceramics 2013, ed. Robert Hunter, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone foundation, 2013), pp. 2-37, and the Chipstone foundation's exhibition Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in Nineteenth-century South Carolina accessible online at  http://chipstone.org/exhibitionframe.php/5/Face-Jugs/.

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