Object Place: Edgefield District, South Carolina
Overall: 21.6 x 17.8 x 18.4 cm (8 1/2 x 7 x 7 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Stoneware, alkaline (ash) glaze; kaolin clay inserts
Not On View
Face vessel with handle at top and spout at rear. Eyes and teeth made from unglazed white kaolin set in greenish-glazed earthenware body. Proper right ear has an old loss at the top.
Early history unknown. About 1997, sold by Tony L. Shank, Marion, S.C., to John Axelrod, Boston; 2011, sold by Axelrod to the MFA. (Accession date: June 22, 2011)
The John Axelrod Collection—Frank B. Bemis Fund, Charles H. Bayley Fund, and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection