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Elvis Presley Face Jug #4

1992 Michael Crocker Born: Lula, Georgia 1956 Melvin Crocker Born: Lula, Georgia 1959 fired clay with various glazes including platinum oxide 11 3/8 x 7 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. (28.9 x 19.4 x 20.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase 1997.124.151 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 25A


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This single-handle jug was a prevalent form in Southern folk pottery and was often finished by molding the body into the form of a face. It has been finished in a contemporary fashion with the face of Elvis. The original jugs created by Georgia folk artists were not as polished or lifelike as this one and often showed distorted and crude features. The body of the jug for Elvis Presley Face Jug #4 was thrown by Michael, while Elvis's image was molded by Melvin.

Keywords

Figure male - head

Portrait male - Presley, Elvis - head

decorative arts - ceramic

folk art

clay

About Michael Crocker

Born: Lula, Georgia 1956

About Melvin Crocker

Born: Lula, Georgia 1959

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