Black: Tewa, likely Santa Clara Double Spouted Jar, c. 1910

July 31, 2011By Lyn Fox No Comments

This is an early 20th century example, possibly created for the art market or at least purchased soon after it was made, judging by its excellent condition.  It is likely pre-1920 as later examples would generally have a less generously formed  bowl, probably nothing more than a changing aesthetic. This example is lovely with a … Read More

Black: Santa Clara Vase w/Delicate Handles, c. 1930’s

July 31, 2011By Lyn Fox No Comments

Revision: on August 25, 2011, I went to Santa Clara pueblo to show this vase to Toni Roller, Margaret Tafoya’s daughter. As I removed the vase from my bin, Toni immediately exclaimed: “It’s my mother’s (Margaret Tafoya) from the 1930’s”. Toni is writing a letter for me, attributing the vase to Margaret. That letter will … Read More

Black: Santa Clara Jar w/Dragonfly Handles, attributed to Sara Fina or Margaret Tafoya, c. 1930

July 31, 2011By Lyn Fox No Comments

I purchased this lovely jar many years ago; through an unusual journey and circumstance, I have recently reacquired it.  Toni Roller attributed it to her grand-mother Sara Fina Tafoya when I first bought this jar in the 1990’s.  The distinctive handles which Toni called “dragonfly handles” were characteristic of Margaret Tafoya’s (Toni’s mother) work as … Read More