Very Rare Zia 4-Color Olla with Pueblo Home Use, strongly Attributed to Harviana Toribio, c. 1910


Figure 15. Harviana Pino Toribio (1904-1949)), a distinctive and exceptional Zia potter, has gained well deserved albeit very late recognition due to the scholarship of Harlow and Lanmon in their seminal book: The Pottery of Zia Pueblo.  By the 1920's Harviana is selling pottery into the art market (see Harlow and Lanmon, p. 310, figure 14.121).  However this piece was used in the home as the classic and beautiful rim wear from water and a ladle demonstrate.  Also present are Harviana's vertically linked design lines which divide the jar into sections; this time each section with birds.  The designs are richly painted and her use of yellow, unique for the time and her very own.  This wonderful jar was in my home and collection in the mid 1990's. It's a superb jars with impeccable provenance.

Condition original and unrestored with ethnographic wear
Provenance ex-collection Lyn and Ellen Fox
Ex-collection; Richard Howard
Ex-collection; a prestigious Colorado Collection




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10" tall by 10" diameter