Black People : Couple sells $12 junk store find to a museum for $100,000

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    Couple sells $12 junk store find to a museum for $100,000


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    The John Lehman ash-glazed jug (Emily McLain/The Daily Home)

    Recently, Robert decided to pass the jug down to his granddaughter. He also let her know that he always suspected the pottery was valuable. The grandfather said, “It’s folk art and it just, it just had the look to me like it might be worth something.” His granddaughter did some digging online and discovered that Robert was right. The ash-glazed jug from the 1800s was one of only three created by John Lehman, a German-born artist who lived in Alabama’s Randolph County. The Daily Home reported that the jug was made after the Civil War and depicts an African American man in formal dress and hoop earrings. The artist’s initials, 'J.L.' are stamped on the lapel of the figure.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews...-find-to-a-museum-for--100-000-184001715.html
     
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