Four (4) Georgia stoneware folk pottery items, including snake jug, hog vessel, and face jug. 1st item: Cream slip-glazed, closed-mouth rattlesnake jug by Michael (Georgia, b. 1956) and Melvin Crocker (b. 1959) with alternating tan and brown crossbands to body, light brown rattle, and incised scale and facial detailing. Signed, titled, and dated to underside, "Michael A. Crocker + Melvin S. Crocker #1 Snake Jug 1989". 10 3/4" H x approximately 8 3/4" dia. Note: This piece is one of the earliest snake jugs made by the Crocker pottery. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) green alkaline-glazed pottery items by C. J. Meaders (Georgia, 1921-2003), including one (1) hanging hog face vessel with tan inset eyes and four teeth, open nostrils, and hanging loop; signed, titled, and dated to inside, "C. J. The Hangin Hog 1994"; and one (1) face jug with pairs of grey inset teeth and eyes with blue painted irises having a pinched spout; signed and dated to underside, "Cleater and Billie Meaders 1990". Ranging in size from 4 1/8" H x approximately 4 3/8" dia. to 8 3/8" H x 10 7/8" W x 9 3/4" D. 4th item: Green alkaline-glazed mug by Lanier Meaders (Georgia, 1917-1998) with applied handle and line detail to body. Signed to underside "Lanier Meaders". 3 3/4" H x 4 3/4" W x 3 1/4" dia.
The Collection of Dr. Joe Newsom Rawlings, Davisboro, Georgia.
1st item: Minor surface grime; previous repair evident to snake's neck with corresponding hairline along the circumference. 2nd-3rd items: Hog with minor hairline to back of left ear measuring 1 1/8" L; minor loss to glaze at nostril measuring 1/4" x 1/8". Face jug in overall very good condition. 4th item: Overall very good condition.