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    Lanier Meaders Face Jug, ca. 1975

    Appraised Value:

    $1,200 (2013)

    Appraised on: July 27, 2013

    Appraised in: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Appraised by: Ken Farmer

    Category: Folk Art

    Episode Info: Baton Rouge (#1809)

    Originally Aired: March 24, 2014

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    Form: Jug
    Material: Pottery
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $1,200 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)

    appraiser

    Appraised By:

    Ken Farmer
    Decorative Arts, Folk Art, Furniture, Musical Instruments
    Owner

    Appraisal Transcript:

    GUEST: My husband thinks it's fabulous. It's his pride and joy.

    APPRAISER: So is it your pride and joy?

    GUEST: No, I get to dust it. (laughing)

    APPRAISER: First of all, it's not a mystery who made it because it says right there on the bottom, Lanier Meaders. He was the king of the face jug makers, according to a lot of people that collect this sort of thing.

    GUEST: Oh, okay.

    APPRAISER: Some people call them grotesque jugs.

    GUEST: Oh, okay. I can't imagine why. (laughing)

    APPRAISER: What did you pay for it when you bought it?

    GUEST: I think it was $125.

    APPRAISER: Well, that was in the '80s, that would have been a fair price in the '80s. In today's market, the value at auction would be $1,200. So it's only gone up ten times.

    GUEST: Okay, okay. (laughing) All right.

    APPRAISER: There's so many people out there that love them that the value of them in the last four or five years has gone up some.

    GUEST: Okay!



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