Guadeloupe Ortiz’ older figures are not often seen so it is fun to have one available now. Guadeloupe was married to esteemed figurative potter, Seferina Ortiz. This portly fellow sports a vest, bow tie and bracelet. One hand is held to his cheek and one to his belly and he seems genuinely glad to see … Read More
This is a charming smallish polychrome olla, dating to about 1910. It is beautifully formed although the slight slope in the framing line at the top of the mid-body gives a first-glance appearance of a pot that is leaning a bit. Most wonderful is the plethora of design element: mountains, clouds at the neck (and … Read More
Funky, touristy, early, wonderful!
This is a wonderful and unusual small pitcher from the collection of Robert Nichols. I am dating it to about 1910; it has an older feel and this could be a conservative guess. The pitcher is a tourist piece in all likelihood; perfect to sell to tourists who could easily carry east on the train … Read More
This is a superb 19th century storage from Cochiti pueblo. It is 12″ tall and 16″ in diameter and I simply love it. It is large and simple, naive feeling as if not made at all for anyone outside the family to look at. It is at its widest at the midbody, built full and … Read More
This is a lovely Kewa olla, very possibly by the Aguillars. It has 3 distinct design fields of symmetrical and abstract designs, set apart by double framing lines. The deep rich black designs are set against a brilliant white field; an altogether striking jar. Condition is excellent, original and unrestored.
Even up to current times, exceptional Kewa ceramic artists known in the Anglo art world for fine pottery created to be sold to collectors, also produced pottery for pueblo use. Such pottery creations could be for use at pueblo feast days or for home use. (Contemporary potter Robert Tenorio comes to mind). This dough bowl … Read More
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This is a most unusual and wonderful small jar. This shape is commonly found only in very large, 19th century storage jars from San Juan. In fact, in form, polish, gorgeous fire clouds, condition, etc., it is a marvelous and exceptional example. So if the measurements were not included, I and other collectors of historic … Read More
This is a very fine and unusually large example of Lee Tafoya’s (Margaret’s son) work. Condition is excellent, original and unrestored