One of Teal’s favorites painted more than once in her pastels, this charming pitcher leans down from the handle making it look as if it’s readying itself to pour. It is slipped rim to base with a soapy Santo Domingo slip. It has 3 distinct design fields, extra work for the potter who took full advantage of this pitcher’s generous size (9″ tall by 7″ wide). The thick undulating mid-body band gives overall movement to the design while the black triangular forms have red highlights inside what would normally have been white negative space.
A wonderful example and beautiful paired with the other leaning pitcher in the show; the two of which formed the delightful photo in my winter 2011 American Indian Art ad.
Condition is excellent, unrestored.
Provenance: The Collection of Teal McKibben