Jerry Brown (Alabama, 1942-2016), Two (2) large Southern stoneware folk art pottery face jugs. 1st item: Face jug with lid having blue eyes, open mouth showing teeth, and protruding chin. Signed and dated on the base "2-93, Jerry Brown, Hamilton, AL". 16" H. 20.9 lbs. 2nd item: Face jug with rear facing handle, blue eyes/eyebrows, and open mouth showing teeth. Signed and dated on the base "Jerry Brown, Hamilton, AL 2-93" 19 1/2" H. 20.6 lbs. Both items late 20th century. Note: In 1992, Brown, a ninth-generation potter was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship and has had his pottery on exhibit in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Provenance: Property of the Arts Center of Cannon County, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: Very good condition with firing flaw on bottom, 1" firing crack on rim. Lid is chipped and undersized for opening. 2nd item:Overall good condition with minor glaze skips. Tight break reglued on left ear.
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