Elvis Presley Face Jug #4

  • Melvin Crocker, Michael Crocker, Elvis Presley Face Jug #4, 1992, fired clay with various glazes including platinum oxide, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase, 1997.124.151

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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.

Title
Elvis Presley Face Jug #4
Artists
Date
1992
On View
Dimensions
11 3/8 x 7 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. (28.9 x 19.4 x 20.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
fired clay with various glazes including platinum oxide
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Presley, Elvis – head
Object Number
1997.124.151
Palette
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