Acoma Pueblo Black on White Jar by Jessie Garcia [SOLD]

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Jessie C. Garcia (1910-1999) Sun Clan
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 6” height x 7-½” diameter
  • Item # C4162F
  • SOLD

Jessie Garcia was considered by Rick Dillingham (author of Acoma & Laguna Pottery—see link below) as one of the three most important 20th century potters from Acoma Pueblo, along with Lucy Lewis and Marie Z. Chino.  She was the mother of Anita Lowden and Stella Shutiva and the mother-in-law of Sarah Garcia, all three of whom are recognized as outstanding potters. In 1941, Museum of New Mexico director Kenneth Chapman donated a Jessie Garcia seed jar to the Indian Arts Fund. The Indian Arts Fund purchased a Jessie Garcia bowl from Mrs. William J. Lippincott, and then, in 1966, the Indian Arts Fund made a direct purchase of a bowl from Jessie at Santa Fe Indian Market. These acquisitions indicate the esteem that the Indian Arts Fund had for the work of this potter.

Jessie C. Garcia (1910-1999) signatureIn this jar, Jessie Garcia created a dynamic design of dark brown pigment in solid blocks of color and parallel fine lines.  There are blocks of solid pigment, outlined with a thin white border which was then outlined in a thin brown border. The area not occupied by those solid designed areas were filled in with parallel fine lines.  The rim was left white as was the lower body and base. The jar is signed Jessie Garcia Acoma, New Mexico.


Condition: this Acoma Pueblo Black on White Jar by Jessie Garcia is in excellent condition

Provenance: from the collection of a gentleman from Texas who inherited it from an uncle with whom he traveled the reservations while his uncle collected Native arts.

Reference: Acoma & Laguna Pottery by Rick Dillingham

Jessie C. Garcia (1910-1999) Sun Clan
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 6” height x 7-½” diameter
  • Item # C4162F
  • SOLD

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