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“Small”: Zia Red on Orange Child’s Olla with Interlocking Band and Feathers, c. 1910

$1,500.00

This modest, lovely example features clouds, dots and deep red capped feathers which interlock with an equally deep red mid-body band. The kiva steps in the upper body have their mirror image in the lower body. The jar has been well handled resulting in a rich patina which enhances the already deep coloration. It is thickly potted; heavy for home use. Perhaps the jar was created with the emerging art market in mind, but the potter constructed the jar for utilitarian use, thus hedging her bet in a way. We can’t tell 100 years later what the potter’s original intent was. A ceramic made to sell would be put to use in the home if it wasn’t purchased. It’s a mystery that many historic pueblo ceramics keep well hidden from us today; one of the reasons why we still cherish them.

Condition is excellant, unrestored and original.

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