Featured Grotesque pottery tobacco ? jar

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by charlie cheswick, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    definitely favourite find of the day

    4 faced pottery jar, tobacco ?

    i think ive seen this sort of thing described as grotesque ? pottery

    cant find anything like it online

    any ideas with age/ origin appreciated

    hideous !!

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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    ..... you did warn me, grotesque is the word.:D
  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    sorry aj, i think i should have put a warning in the title !!

    downright sinister, but kinda cool as well
  4. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Odd enough to pique my interest, Chesaroo. [are those tobacco leaves on the lid?]

    A reference site on ugly jugs and such:


    FOLK LORE ASSOCIATED WITH UGLY JUGS: Ugly jugs or mugs became an American folk art tradition beginning in the 1800s. The time and place this tradition began depends on your source, and the jugs had several purposes which could all be valid. Folk lore handed down generation to generation told that slaves made ugly jugs to distinguish the different liquids inside. Jugs with faces were for the ones you couldn't drink, like ones filled with kerosene. According to family folk lore, ugly jugs were also used by slaves as grave markers, made ugly to scare the devil away. It is also said that ugly jugs were used to keep kids out of the moonshine. They were made as scary as possible for this purpose!
  5. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    intresting stuff, thanks for the info mate,

    and i thought mine was ugly !!
  6. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    4D83F4F9-7CD4-4B64-9162-57F1A149BB9A.jpeg 30924362-12A2-43DE-B895-9F45CD8D17E1.jpeg The lid/hat looks asian-ish to me. There are 4 face Buddha’s, but I don’t know if that’s the way to look either. :confused:
  7. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hi inh, yeah i thought that about the hat as well

    there are only 4 eyes that fit with all 4 faces

    this is gonna be a hard one to figure out i think !!
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  8. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    We will give it a go, but it may be unfigureoutable.
  9. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    another word of the day !!
    scoutshouse, judy and i need help like this.
  10. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

  11. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    cool, its definitely got something about it, kind of chucky mingled with the elephant man
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  12. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Ceramic humidor face

    This GUY
    2013 $18


    Even this GUY didn't sell for much (4 face)
    2011 $35
    They are both described as multi-use, so may not come up in a search for humidors.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
  13. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Awesomely hideous and hideously awesome!
  14. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

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  15. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Hence, my interest!
    tie.dye.cat, antidiem and i need help like this.
  16. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    My husband used to always tell me I had "fugly" taste in art! ..And I do! :cat:

    Charlie Cheswick, are you going to auction this off? If so, I will like to watch it and maybe bid on it! :happy:
  17. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hey there, yeah will probably list after crimbo, will let you know when i do
  18. anundverkaufen

    anundverkaufen Bird Feeder

    Maybe Bankoware, problem with google searching is so many people tag and list stuff as Bankoware that isn’t.
  19. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    New word of my day!! :cat: Best describes Christmas nowadays for me too!
  20. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Thanks @anundverkaufen , never knew there was a whole line of fugly! :cat:

    Does Charlie's piece seem to be originally mold cast to you? Looks all formed by hand to me, but my eyesight is bad. My brain ain't doing great these days either!! :dead: ugh!!
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