Face jugs originated in the south during the 1800s. It is thought that they originally were made by African American potters as grave markers to scare away bad spirits. They became popular as whisky jugs in the mid-1800s with the idea the 'ugly' face would keep children from sampling the contents. These cups (3x3x3) may during these troubled times serve a similar purpose of scaring away viruses, or at least holding wine, bourbon, or tea to calm the nerves. They are earthenware, lead-free and food safe. Be sure and specify whether you want a traditional (the ones with teeth) or a rude (the ones with their tongue sticking out) cup. Representative photographs of actual cups.

Earthenware Face Jug Cup

  • This vase is earthenware fired to cone 03 (2,000 degrees Fahrenheit). It is food safe, and can be placed in the dishwasher.

  • If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the pot, you can return it for a refund within 30 days of purchase. No refunds after 30 days.