Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1917-1998

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Medium

Ceramic

Signature

Bottom

Identification #

1985.001.0041

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: Location S5C

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

From James Carley's notes: Double-faced jug of stoneware, 10 1/2" high, with four devil's horns, 2 handles, 4 ears. Gloss green alkaline glaze. Buff body. White inlaid eyes and teeth. Signed Lanier Meaders on the bottoms. He said, "scary for Baptists". Purchase at the Mossy Creek Pottery.

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Working in Georgia, Lanier Meaders was best known for his grotesque "face jugs" and was among the most prominent of Southern folk potters. For several years. the pieces by Meaders, along with other folk pottery, was stored in an unlocked closet within stacked cardboard boxes. After locating them in 2005, the boxed pottery was moved to a secured art repository. The inventory of the entire folk pottery collection was also missing, but it has since been retrieved and all pieces in this collection can now be identified.

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