Snake Oil Stoneware Pottery Jug Ceramic Bottle with Custom Wooden Shelf - Folk Art

United States

Size: 18 H x 8 W x 6 in

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Originally listed for $760

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Art Description

Sculpture: Ceramic on Ceramic and Wood.

Handmade Stoneware Pottery Jug - Snake Oil Bottle - Ceramic Folk Art

I love the fact that most Snake Oils sold 100 years ago made miraculous claims but were generally ineffective.

The ingredients were almost always secret and unidentified, but the salesman would claim his potion would cure all.

These stoneware jugs were all hand built from stoneware clay, then glazed with several types of glazes and underglazes.

Handmade snakes with realistic scales twist around the neck.

I silk screened my own ceramic decals for the front and back of each piece.

As with each of my other projects that include clay and decals, each piece had to be fired 3 times - bisque, glaze, and decal.

These jugs each come with a custom made wooden shelf, antiqued and weathered, with a wooden sign below extolling the special virtues of Johnston America's World Famous Snake Oil.

8" Wide x 18" Tall x 6" Deep
Limited Edition of 20
Signed, Numbered & Dated on bottom
Ready To Hang
House Paint, Ink, Wood, Stoneware Clay, Glaze, Decals

Keywords: Old Advertising, Shelf, Snakes, Stoneware, Bottle, Potions, Wooden Sign, Snake Oil, Pottery Jug, Ceramic, Jug, Carnivals

Subjects: Food & Drink

Styles: Realism

Mediums: Ceramic

Materials: Ceramic, Wood

Prints: Food & Drink Art Prints, Realism Art Prints, Ceramic Art Prints, Ceramic Art Prints, Wood Art Prints

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