Santa Clara 16-Rib Melon Jar with Tall Melon Lid by Chris Youngblood
This jar by Chris is exquisite. On the one hand is a very simple rendering of the melon jar, an iconic Youngblood family form. However, that simplicity is raised to high art by Chris' gorgeous stone polishing as well as the dramatic and elegant tapering to a base that is only 1 3/4″ across. The lid features 3+ swirls on each side and stands a full 3 1/4″ over the 4 1/2″ height of the jar without the lid, a dramatic artistic flourish. Magnificent creation by the winner of the 2014 Best of Pottery ribbon at the Santa Fe Indian Market.
Size 4 1/2″ tall without lid and just under 8″ with lid; 5 1/2″ wide
Provenance Collection of the artist