San Ildefonso 3-Color Lidded Elk Jar by Russell Sanchez
Russell calls this a small jar rather than a true miniature. It's a small stunner with some Russell classic features. The form is globular and perfect; the polish superb. Calabaza made fine heishe shell in 2 bands and 2 Kingman turquoise cabs, one at the elk's heart and one in the lid are gorgeous. To me Russell's distinctive green and deep red slips elevate this jar to great beauty. The matte and polished lid is a masterpiece by itself. A great jar!
Size 3 1/2″ tall by 3″ wide
Provenance collection of the artist