Santo Domingo Well-used Polychrome Water Jar with Parade of Birds, c. 1890


This is a pre-art market unusual jar with charming simplicity and warmth. It has what we think of as a Cochiti gathering storm over the mountains design in the neck and a parade of 4 birds or chickens in the main body, possibly painted by a child. The surface has a lovely patina from many years of gentle handling as a water or small dry foods storage jar. The distinct polished red band at the top of the orange slipped under-body suggests a 19th century origin. A very fine jar.

Condition excellent with wear consistent
with its age and pueblo home use
Provenance a California collection


Additional information



10” tall by 9.5” diameter