Acoma Seed Jar by Lucy Lewis

October 17, 2012By Lyn Fox No Comments

Acoma Seed Jar by Lucy Lewis Lucy Lewis is considered one of the matriarchs of pueblo pottery. This is fine example with Lucy’s signature fine lines and lightening bolts beautifully painted against snow white Acoma slip. The potting is thin and masterful. Classic Lucy Lewis gem.  Provenance: from a Santa Fe couple Condition: excellent

Acoma Seed Jar with Mimbres Design by Marie Z. Chino, c. 1960

October 14, 2012By Lyn Fox No Comments

A fine example of Marie’s life-long interest in old pottery sherd designs. One of the most important mid-century potter, Marie was active from the 1920’s. A similar jar documented from 1958 is on page 107 of Dillingham’s book Acoma and Laguna Pottery.  Condition: excellent Provenance: a Santa Fe couple

Large San Ildefonso Polychrome with 5 Fancy Birds attributed to Martina Vigil and Florentino, c. 1910

October 14, 2012By Lyn Fox No Comments

Slipped white to base with birds and curving capped feather-like designs, this jar has multiple features characteristic of Martina and Florentino. The fancy birds parade on water like forms around the neck. Each bird is different with the birds breasts often decorated with Cochiti cloud-like forms, only sideways. The Cochiti designs also suggest Florentino as … Read More

Tesuque Polychrome Lidded Jar, c. 1880

October 14, 2012By Lyn Fox No Comments

A gorgeous example of Tesuque polychrome, identical to those shown in a famous photo of Santa Fe dealer Aaron Gold c. 1880 (see Batkin’s Pottery of the Pueblos of New Mexico, p. 56). In fact, it’s hard not to believe that this jar was created by the same potter who created the 2 lidded examples, … Read More

Spectacular San Juan Black-on-Gray Storage Jar, c. 1860-1880’s

October 14, 2012By Lyn Fox No Comments

This is a gorgeous jar with large impactful presence. It has a beautiful old stone polished surface with clear separation between the black top half and the bottom half’s multiple shades of gray, gold, blue/black and red as well as many dramatic fire clouds. Red highlights glow throughout, a gloriously accidental function of the natural … Read More

Micaceous Black Storage Jar by Lonnie Vigil, Nambe Pueblo

October 14, 2012By Lyn Fox No Comments

Lonnie Vigil singlehandedly revived and then reinvented the glory of Nambe Pueblo Micaceous pottery. The only potter working with micaceous clay to ever win the prestigious Best of Show award at the SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe (2001), Lonnie has long excelled at large pottery masterpieces. This stunning gunmetal black jar is a superb … Read More