Cochiti Small Basket with Bird Heads, C. 1910

October 14, 2010By Lyn Fox No Comments

This delightful item is a ceramic basket with an arching handle which is 6″ tall to the top of the handle and 5 1/2″ wide.  It is from Cochiti Pueblo and dates to 1920 or earlier.  It is another excellent item from the Robert Nichols collection of small pots. It is quite well constructed; walls … Read More

Large Kewa (Santo Domingo) Storage Jar, C. 1900

October 14, 2010By Lyn Fox No Comments

This is a large storage jar from Kewa (formerly Santo Domingo) Pueblo, just south of Santa Fe.  It dates to the early part of the 20th century or perhaps earlier and stands 18″ tall by 14″ wide. The designs are simple and traditional; two fields of 6 pointed stars; small distinct ones in the neck; … Read More

Kewa (Santo Domingo) “Transformation” Olla, c. 1890

October 6, 2010By Lyn Fox No Comments

I have a close personal connection to this stunning old olla pot (water jar).  It is, if memory serves, the second historic jar that I ever bought, having purchased it in the early 1990’s from Al Anthony at Adobe Gallery, then in Albuquerque.  I enjoyed it at home for many years, then brought it briefly … Read More

Zuni Pottery Polychrome Olla, circa 1880

October 1, 2010By Lyn Fox No Comments

This is a very fine Zuni pottery polychrome olla. It is very good sized, 9 ½” tall by 13” in diameter. For want of a better term this jar has a very strong, a significant presence and while it is in very fine, unrestored condition, there is enough sign of normal ethnic wear to give … Read More

Zia Four Color Olla with Deep Purple Leaves circa 1890

October 1, 2010By Lyn Fox No Comments

This is a wonderful polychrome olla (water jar) from Zia pueblo, 10″ tall by 11″ in diameter. The condition is excellent for it’s age with modest ethnographic wear and with no restoration. Set against a white slip from the neck through the mid-body, the olla is decorated with black and orange both bisected solid feathers with caps, … Read More