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Maker
American
Title
Face Jug
Date
c. 1860–1870
Medium
Alkaline-glazed stoneware with kaolin
Dimensions
8 1/2 × 6 1/4 × 6 3/4 in. (21.6 × 15.9 × 17.1 cm)
Credit Line

The Bayou Bend Collection, museum purchase funded by the W. H. Keenan Family Endowment Fund

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
B.2019.3
Classification
Ceramics
Provenance

Clive W. Bridgham (1951–2018), Providence, Rhode Island [1]; Estate of Clive W. Bridgham; sold by [Gustave J. S. White Auctioneers, Newport, Rhode Island, June 27, 2017]; purchased by an anonymous individual [2]; consigned to [Crocker Farm, Sparks, Maryland, March 23, 2019, lot 73]; purchased by MFAH. [1] The jug was found among the possessions of Clive W. Bridgham, a descendant of Samuel W. Bridgham (1775–1840), who served as the first mayor of Providence, Rhode Island. Samuel Bringham’s nephew Thomas Paine (1786–1859) was a naval officer who resided in Savannah and Charleston, where he possibly acquired the jug. [2] The present example and a related jug were purchased at a Rhode Island auction of Bridgham’s personal property by the same individual and consigned for sale at Crocker Farm.