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. This miniture version (1.5x1.5x1.5) stoneware jug can scare away pandamic fears or serve as a vase. It is wood fired, with both melted ash from the firing and flashing marks from the flame. All of the mini face jugs are named by my daughter. D'Artagnon's companions are all gone, but maybe the fact that he is a vampire (notice his teeth and the absence of pupils) explains their disappearances

Mini Face Jug- D'Artagnon


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