Posted 7 years ago
Shown is a stoneware jug known as a face jug. They were often built by southern slaves. They used broken items that they found from around the local area such as buttons, broken dinner china, and anything that they could find to enhance the facial features of their pottery jugs.
I, as of yet, have not found out the reason for the often grotesque expressions found on these jugs, perhaps it was because of the plight that they suffered as slaves. They have become quite collectable in the world of pottery. Thank you for looking..... see my other entries .... hotairfan