Fancy Cochiti Dough Bowl with Clouds, Rain and Birds, possibly by Agrapina Quintana, c. 1910

This highly artistic bowl dates to about 1910 and may have been made and painted by one of the earliest known (and truly talented) Cochiti potters, Agrapina Quintana. She has documented pieces at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, one of which bears close resemblance to this bowl. The clouds, feathers and rain (parallel lines) are common Cochiti pottery symbols; the watchful birds are decidedly not! Some of Agrapina’s later work, were early art market pieces. This piece is not, showing outer and inner (perhaps from ceremonial or Feast Day corn meal) bowl wear. It was used at the pueblo. An exceptional and joyful bowl by a very rarely seen early master.

Condition excellent, unrestored with native wear
Provenance an Albuquerque family

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9 3/4” deep by 16” diameter