Transitional Era Duck Teague Cobalt Decorated Lead Glaze 1 qt. Jug 1920's

Here's a exceptionally rare Transitional Era NC Pottery jug. Unsigned, but strongly attributed to Brian "Duck" Teague at the old shop in Hemp (now Robbbins) NC. Duck Teague, along with Daniel Craven and James H. Owen, were the most famous of the pioneering potters of the transformation from utilitarian to "fancy wares" beginning around 1917. This little jug is approximately 6" tall by 6" in diameter.. about a 1 quart size. It has two incised lines decorating the shoulder. It is lead glazed, allowing the "orange" tones of the natural body to show through, and has a somewhat controlled "drip" of cobalt on the handle and running down the body. The green tones are simply discoloration of the lead glaze due to heat in the kiln. This jug is about as close to mint as you will ever find for such an early eartheware pot. It has a little crazing (naturally), but the only real flaw is the small glaze flake at the base. This is shown in the last photo, and you can also see 2 small quartz pebbles that are imbedded in the body. There are no chips, cracks, or ANY repairs on this fine jug. Pieces like this rarely come to market, and when they do, they're usually beat up. You won't find a nicer example anywhere! Jug ships USPS Priority Insured Mail. We do accept Paypal, but it is NOT preferred, NOR is it ever required to bid on one of our listings. ... read more