Face Jug

  • Brown's Pottery, Face Jug, after 1923, glazed stoneware, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.26

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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.

Title
Face Jug
Artist
Date
after 1923
On View
Dimensions
6 5/8 x 4 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (16.9 x 12.3 x 14.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
glazed stoneware
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – head
Object Number
1986.65.26
Palette
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