Native American Indian Pottery and Ceramics
QQ-5: Native American Indian vintage pottery and folk-art, a wonderful pair of pottery owls from the pueblo of Cochiti in New Mexico, c. 1940-50's. The owls are signed on the bottom by the famous Cochiti potter, Lorencita Herrera. Condition is excellent, and the artwork is exquisite. Size: the larger mama owl is 5 1/2 inches high by 3 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches deep (front to back); the baby owl is 2 1/16 inches high by 1 1/4 inches wide by 1 1/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $650 for the pair.
NN-2: Native American Indian antique pottery, a beautiful Santa Clara/San Juan Pueblo black pot with a bear-claw design near the top, c. 1890's. This is a museum-quality piece of historic Pueblo pottery and a discerning collector's dream! Condition is very good; the pot shows signs of its age, but is in wonderful overall condition. Size: 7 1/2 inches high by 10 1/2 inches diameter at the widest part (7 inches diameter across the mouth of the pot). Price: $1200.
MM-14: Native American Indian pottery and ceramics, a medium/large dough bowl from Santo Domingo Pueblo, c. 1970-80. The designs painted on the bowl are very beautiful and feature wonderful birds and foliage. The piece is unsigned, but looks very much like an early piece by Robert Tonorio. Condition is excellent. Size: 13 1/4 inches diameter by 4 inches high. Price: $1200.
JJ-11: Native American Indian vintage pottery, a fine Acoma pot with an insect (bee or moth) motif, signed M. Antonio, c. 1960's. The insect motif is repeated three times, separated each time by the cloud/rain motif. Very well-painted and formed. Condition is very good; there are some minor signs of age/wear (please, see photos). Size: 3 1/4 inches high by 3 1/4 inches diameter at widest part. Price: $325.
JJ-13: Native American Indian vintage pottery, a lovely Isleta pottery jar, with very fine geometric decoration, c. 1920's. The form and the artwork on this jar are outstanding and very beautiful. Pottery from Isleta Pueblo is fairly rare and hard to find, and this is a beautiful example! Condition is very good given the age of the piece; the jar shows some minor wear (please, see photos). Size: 4 3/4 inches high by 5 1/4 inches diameter at widest part. Price: $525.
EE-3: Native American Indian pottery and folk art, a story-teller from Jemez Pueblo with five children, signed B. Loretto, c. 1980. The grandmother's mouth is open, and the five children are obviously enthralled by her stories. Condition is excellent. Size: 4 inches high by 3 1/4 wide, at the widest point. Price: $200.
DD-16: Native American Indian vintage pottery, a storyteller in the form of a bear mother with cub, Cochiti, c. 1980. The bears are beautifully formed and painted. The piece is signed on the bottom. This is about as cute and endearing as it gets! Condition is excellent. Size: 3 inches high by 2 1/16 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $125.
M-4: Native American Indian vintage pottery, an Acoma pot, c. 1960's. The pot is beautifully hand-painted with traditional Acoma geometric designs and is unsigned, indicating the age of the piece before artists began to regularly sign their pottery pieces. Condition is good, considering the age of the piece; there are some areas of paint-loss and some minor abrasions, as is evident in the photos. Size: 6 inches tall by 6 1/2 inches diameter at the widest point. Price $475.
C-1: Native American Indian pottery, Acoma condiment set with creamer and sugar, and with salt and pepper shakers, c. 1950. Great designs painted on hand-formed pottery. Size: creamer, 2 1/2" high by 3" diameter; sugar, 4" high with lid by 3 1/2" diameter; salt and pepper, 2 1/2" high by 1 1/2" diameter. Price: $200.
This page was last revised: April 15, 2014