Santo Domingo Polychrome Dough Bowl with Beautifully Used Surface, c. 1880’s

From a prominent Santa Fe collection comes this exceptional large dough bowl. It's nicely formed with a rounded bottom and a charming “lean”. The surface is scarred and richly colored from food and years of handling. Even the rim chips are softened with age. There are 2 wide, prominent, red bands: one at the top of the underbody and an interior band just under the inner rim; indications of 1880's vintage. Santo Domingo pottery, especially dough bowls just seem to age magnificently. This great bowl is a perfect example.

Condition: unrestored with ethnographic wear; no cracks

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8.5" tall by 16.5" diameter