“The Leaning Pitcher”: San Ildefonso Large Polychrome Pedestal Pitcher with Negative Mid-body Band, c. 1900

December 2, 2011By Lyn Fox No Comments

Fine (especially large)San Ildefonso polychrome pitchers from the early 20th century are a sub-specialty all their own. )This example is tall and wide at the mid-body.). I love them for their rarity and for their visual appeal. This strongly visual pitcher, from Teal McKibben’s collection, features 3 design fields: the neck, unusually, is the major … Read More

“The Leaning Pitcher”: Perfect Cochiti Black-on-cream cup with Negative Botanical Designs, c. 1890

December 2, 2011By Lyn Fox No Comments

Decorated all-over; on the interior and exterior; even the underbody, this is a stylish and beautiful early cup. Early Cochiti cups are rare enough, but this features a particularly sophisticated design. The botanical leaf forms are largely negative (white designs emerge from black painted back-drop) on the exterior and then largely black on the interior. … Read More

“The Leaning Pitcher”: pastel3

December 2, 2011By Lyn Fox No Comments

Almost all of the pitchers in this wonderful, large vertical pastel are included in “The Leaning Pitcher” Show. Again, the lidded 1940’s coffee pot and the tall black-on-white with bisected black leaves to the left in the middle, serve to anchor the drawing. Provenance: The Collection of the Artist

“The Leaning Pitcher”: pastel 1

December 2, 2011By Lyn Fox No Comments

In this beautiful pastel, Teal exhibits several of the pitchers included in this show, including the lidded 1940’s coffee pot and the tall black-on-white with split black leaves located right center.

“The Leaning Pitcher”: Painterly and Modernist Kewa Pitcher with All-Over Slip, Mountain and Leaves, c. 1900

December 2, 2011By Lyn Fox No Comments

One of the masterpieces of Teal McKibben’s pitchers collection, this early example slowly reveals its many pleasures. It is slipped all over, including the base and bottom as seen in the photos. The mid-body is wide and pleasing. The mountain is a simple line drawing allowing the white light to dominate the design. Alternating red … Read More