Zia Polychrome Water Jar with Geese and Berries, c. 1900


Fascinating and wonderful water jar with water wear at the rim from ethnographic wear. The jar is beautifully formed potted thickly for hard use as a water jar. The designs are quirky and fun. The birds are not the typical Zia birds which are normally fancy and unlike actual birds. These are simpler and resemble actual birds in nature. The plants and berries are oversized giving the jar a whimsical appeal. Wonderful unique example with great warmth. I love this jar!

Size 8 1/2″ tall by 10″ wide
Condition Used with slip loss at rim and calcification on base, both from use as a water jar