Exceptional Alkaline-Glazed "Buggy" Jug
Attr. Randolph Co., AL, ca. 1890
Exceptional Alkaline-Glazed One Handled Pottery "Buggy" Jug, Attributed Randolph County, Alabama, 2nd Half 19th Century.
Approximately 9 inches (height), 8 inches (diameter of base).
The rings in the jug are so pronounced that the piece could possibly have been made through the coil method. The overall shape of the piece resembles a “beehive.” There is a very interesting mottling affect to the alkaline glaze, and that coupled with use of iron oxide, provides an overall superior decorative quality to the piece, very unusual. An approximately ¼ inch very minor firing separation in the clay is in the area where the spout connects to the handle. A very beautiful piece in excellent condition.
(See: Brackner, Alabama Folk Pottery, University of Alabama Press, 2006.)