A Masterful Anna Pottery Style "Temperance" Stoneware Jug by Brian Moore

American, 1996

incised signature B. Moore and date on body. 

Height 17 inches. 

This jug is done in the style of the famous Anna Pottery jugs depicting the evils of alcohol. The surface of the jug is covered with writhing snakes, spiders, and frogs with various portions of the human body attempting to "escape." Moore, a ceramicist from Indianapolis, Indiana, has made about a dozen of these jugs in his 30 year career, and no longer works in this style (Personal Communication, August 31, 2020).  


Provenance:Property of the Estate of Jack Batdorff, Traverse City, Michigan

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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