Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1917-1998

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Medium

Stoneware

Identification #

1985.001.0042

Height

9"

Width

8"

Depth

8"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: Location S5C

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

From James Carley's notes: Face jug of stoneware c. 9" high, with a broad nose, thick negroid lips. White inlaid eyes with whitish glaze dripping from eyes and one nostril. ("has a bad cold") Dark olive gloss alkaline glaze. Red body. Signature, Lanier Meaders on the base almost obscured by a tan glaze of some sort. Purchased at the Mossy Creek Pottery. See image for more details.

From Text Panel:

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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