Lot 646

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Rare Southern stoneware face jug, possibly by John Wesley Bell of Barrow County, Georgia Northern Georgia, circa 1890-1900
Albany glazed with sculpted exaggerated features having rock eyes and teeth behind red-painted lips, with inscription "Whiskey" at forehead, attributed to Barrow County, Georgia.
H8 3/4" W8 D8 1/4"

Provenance: South Carolina private collection.

Other Notes: This face jug was found in a Winder, Georgia tavern about twenty years ago and was one of a pair that hung on the wall above the front entrance. They were said to have been made at a nearby pottery operation, possibly by John Wesley Bell of Barrow County, Georgia.

  • Losses to clay around each eye with inherent firing and glaze flaws consistent with age.

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March 7, 2010 1:00 PM EST
West Columbia, SC, US

Charlton Hall

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