Very Rare Tesuque Lidded Polychrome Small Pitcher, c. 1880’s.


In Jonathan Batkin's classic book Pottery of the Pueblos of New Mexico, there is a picture of 1880s Santa Fe indian trader, Jake Gold, with his gallery wares (p.56). Included in front of the photo are several lidded jars from Tesuque Pueblo. Rarely do we find such a jar with the original intact lid. This beauty has unmistaken Tesuque designs including an abstracted fish-like element and water-like straight and wavy lines. Like the main jar, the lid too has double framing lines. The surface is beautifully stone polished. A very fine, rare and irresistible example.

Condition Original and unrestored with minor surface wear from 130 years of handling
Provenance From an esteemed Tucson collection


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5 1/2" by 5 1/2" to end of handle and top of lid