“Small”: Zia Trios Design Small Olla, c. 1890

This is an intricately decorated jar with capped mountain forms in the neck, cloud forms under the rim, volutes, triangles with embedded raindrops, etc. There is a wide red band at the top of the underbody, indicating 19th century origin. The patina is rich; the coloration is deep and their is a pink cast that covers the jar completely; gorgeous! It has an indented bottom indicative of anticipated use as a water jar, perhaps for a child.

This is a superb 19th century small jar!

Provenance: From a prestigious western U.S. collection

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