Face jug

about 1860


Object Place: Edgefield District, South Carolina

Dimensions

Overall: 21.6 x 17.8 x 18.4 cm (8 1/2 x 7 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2011.1807

Medium or Technique

Stoneware, alkaline (ash) glaze; kaolin clay inserts

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Stoneware

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection—Frank B. Bemis Fund, Charles H. Bayley Fund, and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection