North Carolina JUGTOWN Pottery CHARLES MOORE Large Green Chicken
- Vintage item
Well-known North Carolina potter Charles Moore (1935-2007) lived near the Jugtown Pottery in Seagrove. His folk art animal figures, most especially his chickens, became popular during the time he worked there. Here is a quote from the book "It's Just Dirt! The Historic Potteries of North Carolina" by Stephen C. Compton: "Charles Moore contributed in many ways to the success of Jugtown Pottery as a worker and folk artist known for his hand-built chickens and other animal figurals."
This Charlie Moore chicken has a handsome matte green glaze, with deeply carved details like feathers, comb and feet. The clay is rough beige stoneware that is visible on the circular foot that's about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
The dry bottom is stamped with the round Jugtown Ware stamp that has been in use for almost 100 years. It's also date-stamped 1999 and incised with the potter's signature "Charlie Moore." This Jugtown chicken figure stands 8 3/4 inches tall, 7 inches across from beak to tail and weighs 2 3/4 pounds. It's in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or other flaws, and a wonderful example of Charlie Moore's pottery.
>>>In July, 1995, Charles Moore gave a presentation / demonstration "Creatures in Clay," on how clay figurines are made, at the North Carolina Museum of History. His figurines were already well-known and avidly collected.
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