Face Vessel

Attributed to Thomas J. Davies Pottery, Edgefield district, South Carolina, c. 1862 - 1870

Probably made in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America

c. 1860-70

Glazed stoneware, unglazed earthenware

6 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches (16.2 x 14.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 109, American Art, first floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Edward Russell Jones, 1904

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These face jugs, used for water storage, exhibit strong African design precedence, and were often produced by enslaved potters in the rural South.

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