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Elvis Presley Face Jug #4

Elvis Presley Face Jug #4 by Michael Crocker & Melvin Crocker, fired clay with various glazes including platinum oxide, 1992:

 

This single-handle jug was a prevalent form in Southern folk pottery and was often finished by molding the body into the form of a face. It has been finished in a contemporary fashion with the face of Elvis. The original jugs created by Georgia folk artists were not as polished or lifelike as this one and often showed distorted and crude features. The body of the jug for Elvis Presley Face Jug #4 was thrown by Michael, while Elvis's image was molded by Melvin.

 

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Taken on February 22, 2009