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Dave the Slave Jug

Edgefield Jug - Lewis Mills Stone Bluff pottery


This is a rare and beautiful Edgefield jug attributed to Dave the Slave.  It's handle and collar on the spout match perfectly that of another piece I found at the Lewis Mills Stone Bluff pottery site.

See pictures for condition.  This is a great piece for restoration or as is, with a beautiful glaze and form.

It holds 3 gallons and has 3 short slashes.  It stands 15 1/2" tall.



Contact Phil Wingard about purchasing this piece of Edgefield pottery.

Dave the Slave pottery

Rare and beautiful glazing

Dave the Slave jug Edgefield



Dave the Slave jug Edgefield


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Dave the Slave - Edgefield Stoneware

Thank you for your interest in Edgefield pottery.  To purchase, please contact Phil Wingard to verify availability of the item.  Phil makes every attempt  to keep offerings current on the website, but occasionally a transaction is in process, or other lapses occur due to travel, etc.  All payments are made through Paypal, and security is guaranteed.

Dave the Slave was an American potter from the Edgefield region of South Carolina.  Born in 1801, Dave served in the household of Harvey Drake until 1832.  Dave was a literate slave, a rarity during those times.  He composed poetry and was know to inscribe short verses on his pottery pieces.

After emancipation, Dave adopted his last name of "Drake" and continued making pottery.  Pieces of Dave's pottery sometimes display the initials "LM" for Lewis Miles, who owned the pottery workshop where Dave worked.

Some of Dave's pottery is on display at The Smithsonian, as part of the Civil War collection.


Phil Wingard has been collecting and dealing in Edgefield pottery since 1982.  Phil has a limited inventory of Thomas Chandler stoneware, Dave the Slave pottery, and other Edgefield pieces.  If you have questions about Edgefield stoneware, or would like to buy or sell Edgefield pottery, please contact Phil.