Face jug, Mark Baynham,
Trenton, South Carolina, ca. 1900. Albany-slipped stoneware. H. 5". (All photos, courtesy Robert Girouard.) The style shows distinct connections with the face vessels made by African slave potters working in the area since the late 1850s.
Back view of the face jug illustrated in fig. 1. The maker’s stamp, MARK• contains a distinct period after his name. This period appears to be an addition to the stamp from earlier versions, and imitates the style of his father’s pottery, Joseph Baynham, which is marked JGB•.
Side view of the face jug illustrated in fig. 1. This view reveals Mark Baynham’s distinctive tubular neck and curvaceous neck to shoulder handle.