San Ildefonso Long Necked Red and Sienna Jar with Elk and Lone Mountain Turquoise by Russell Sanchez
Stunning beautiful long necked vase, a form favored by Russell since he watched his teacher Rose Gonzalez create such forms. Elk design has spiritual significance right now for Russell and this jar features just one elk with the other side left plain as if to show the artist's recognition of the brilliant deep, deep red he has achieved and stone polished so brilliantly. The high grade Lone Mountain turquoise cab at the heart of the elk is gorgeous and the vase is adorned with 4 strands of fine Heishe shell created by the Calabaza's of Santo Domingo. The sienna neck is a perfect finishing touch. Simply gorgeous, a pottery jewel.
Size 5″ tall by 3 1/2″ wide
Provenance collection of the artist