Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Did You See It??

Last night on Antiques Roadshow a guy brought in a huge piece of memory ware to be appraised. It was circa 1900, very cool, and even had some teeth of the human variety on it. Needless to say my phone started ringing.."quick! turn on Antiques Roadshow...there's one of those weird junkity jug things that you like on". I was already watching the show so I got off the phone as fast as I could just in time to hear the appraisal. Now granted it was an old piece and quite large, (a plant stand /tower or something?) but...........the appraisal was $4,000-$6,000. Yep! Vindicated!! I'm just saying.........
We call this memory jug I made Wilson
Can you guess why?

Did you see Cast Away??

This memory jug coming to Antiques Roadshow sometime in the 20's.........3020 that is! If you want to see more memory jugs you can go to Laurie Zuckerman's blog She sells a CD that tells how to make memory jugs and also has many photos of these fascinating pieces of folk art. It's a great CD, well worth the asking price and Laurie is an amazing artist as well.

If you missed Antiques Roadshow and would like to see the appraisal of the memory ware, here is the link.

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