Face jug

Unrecorded Edgefield District potter American
attributed to the Miles Mill Pottery

Not on view

This jug was found in the ground in the Germantown section of Philadelphia in the 1950s. It was likely brought north by Lewis Gardner, a former resident of Edgefield, who moved to Philadelphia and worked as a chauffeur on the property where the jug was found. Gardner’s ancestors were enslaved workers at the Colonel Thomas J. Davies pottery in Edgefield, and this face jug may have served as an important connection to Gardner’s past. A close comparison of these jugs shows they were likely made at the same pottery, perhaps by the same potter.

Unrecorded  Edgefield District potter (American), Alkaline-glazed stoneware with kaolin, American

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