glazed stoneware 6 5/8 x 4 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (16.9 x 12.3 x 14.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 28B
Luce Center Label
Davis P. Brown, the founder of Brown's Pottery, made the company's first devil jug in the early 1920s, which he placed outside the store's door to attract attention. Since then, Brown's Pottery has created a wide variety of jars with human faces, from the humorous "drunks jugs" with many handles for the tipsy user, to the "chicken waterer jugs" with wide mouths and no teeth.
Figure - head
decorative arts - ceramic
ceramic - stoneware