San Ildefonso Polychrome Jar, c. 1910

October 14, 2012By Lyn Fox No Comments

San Ildefonso Polychrome Jar, c. 1910. Slipped white to the bottom with fancy mid-body designs, this lovely jar has exceptional provenance. It’s rag wiped slip helps to date it to post-1905, the year that Martina Vigil introduced Cochiti rag-wiped slip to San Ildefonso potters, largely ending the more tedious stone polishing. ¬†Provenance: the Whiteside collection … Read More

Zia Storage Jar with 4 Birds, c. 1880’s

August 30, 2012By Lyn Fox No Comments

This is a a wonderful jar, built heavy for pueblo home use, with great patina, fire clouds and 4 parading mid-body birds from Zia pueblo. It is definitely 19th century and has had ethnographic use. The surface is warmly worn and patina’d, but not too much; all designs are intact with some minor surface wear. … Read More

“small”: Zia Trios Design Small Olla, c. 1890

August 1, 2012By Lyn Fox No Comments

This is an intricately decorated jar with capped mountain forms in the neck, cloud forms under the rim, volutes, triangles with embedded raindrops, etc. There is a wide red band at the top of the underbody, indicating 19th century origin. The patina is rich; the coloration is deep and their is a pink cast that … Read More