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Set of three (3) large Scott County, Virginia baskets signed by Jesse Jones (b. 1907). All buttocks style comprised of white oak, rib-type split construction with handles secured by nails at the rim. All signed in pencil "Jesse Jones" on the handle. Ranging in size from 10 1/4" H x 11 1/4" W to 13 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. 20th century. Biography: Jesse Jones was a mountain basket weaver who lived in the isolated mountains of Scott County, VA. His work is featured in the book BASKETS AND BASKET MAKERS IN SOUTHERN APPALACHIA, written by John Rice Irwin (1982).
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Donley and Eunice Hill, Andersonville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: All three baskets in very good condition with light wear to handles, one handle with unknown white residue. No breaks or damage to weavers.