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Pottery Owl Figurine with Two Baby Owls by Frances Torivio [SOLD]

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Frances P. Torivio (1905-2001)
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, vegetal pigments
  • Size: 9” tall x 8-1/8” diameter
  • Item # C3193A
  • SOLD

Special Value Offer: The consignor of this Torivio owl has authorized us to reduce the asking price by 20%, from the original price of $1750 to a new price of $1400.

Frances Torivio was a sister of Lolita Concho and the mother of Lilly Salvador and Wanda Aragon. Frances was one of the important matriarchs of Acoma and she made large jars in the prime of her life. She was still attending Indian Market in 2001 at the grand age of 96, and proudly displaying smaller items.  This owl figurine stands beautifully erect and holds two baby owls on its outstretched wings. The body feathers are painted with brown vegetal paints and the eyes, beaks and feet are featured in orange slip. Torivio was an inspiration to a whole generation of Acoma potters. In 1976, she led an effort to revive traditional pottery making by teaching classes at the pueblo. We are fortunate that she left behind some talented students who have benefited from her generosity. Condition: The figurine appears to be in original excellent condition Provenance: ex. coll. British Columbia Canada collector of pueblo pottery

Frances Torivio was a sister of Lolita Concho and the mother of Lilly Salvador and Wanda Aragon. Frances was one of the important matriarchs of Acoma and she made large jars in the prime of her life. She was still attending Indian Market in 2001 at the grand age of 96, and proudly displaying smaller items.

This owl figurine stands beautifully erect and holds two baby owls on its outstretched wings. The body feathers are painted with brown vegetal paints and the eyes, beaks and feet are featured in orange slip.

Torivio was an inspiration to a whole generation of Acoma potters. In 1976, she led an effort to revive traditional pottery making by teaching classes at the pueblo. We are fortunate that she left behind some talented students who have benefited from her generosity.

Condition: The figurine appears to be in original excellent condition

Provenance: ex. coll. British Columbia Canada collector of pueblo pottery

 

Frances Torivio was a sister of Lolita Concho and the mother of Lilly Salvador and Wanda Aragon. Frances was one of the important matriarchs of Acoma and she made large jars in the prime of her life. She was still attending Indian Market in 2001 at the grand age of 96, and proudly displaying smaller items.  This owl figurine stands beautifully erect and holds two baby owls on its outstretched wings. The body feathers are painted with brown vegetal paints and the eyes, beaks and feet are featured in orange slip. Torivio was an inspiration to a whole generation of Acoma potters. In 1976, she led an effort to revive traditional pottery making by teaching classes at the pueblo. We are fortunate that she left behind some talented students who have benefited from her generosity. Condition: The figurine appears to be in original excellent condition Provenance: ex. coll. British Columbia Canada collector of pueblo pottery

Frances P. Torivio (1905-2001)
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, vegetal pigments
  • Size: 9” tall x 8-1/8” diameter
  • Item # C3193A
  • SOLD

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