Acoma Pueblo Polychrome Pottery Jar with Overall Checkerboard Pattern

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Pueblo Potter Unknown
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo, Haak’u
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 13” height x 11” diameter
  • Item # C4448D
  • Price: $3,250.00

Possible signature - unrecognizable.This extraordinary tall cylindrical pottery jar from Acoma Pueblo was designed with a checkerboard pattern from top to bottom.  The vertical rectangular designs were each divided into three sections—upright orange rectangle, white triangles filled with fine lines, and a repeat of the orange rectangle.  The other square design is a white background with a pair of curved black triangles in a back-to-back position.  A jar with a similar pattern is in Rick Dillingham’s book Acoma & Laguna Pottery (page 164), for which he provides a date of ca. 1920-40.

The jar is unsigned, however, the original sales ticket from the Chimayo Trading Post in Espanola, New Mexico, states: “originally from Lewis Family c. 1930-40s.”  This obviously is a reference to the Lucy Lewis family.


Condition: this Acoma Pueblo Polychrome Pottery Jar with Overall Checkerboard Pattern is in excellent condition

Provenance: from the collection of a family from Georgia, the original and current owners, who purchased it in 1988 from the Chimayo Trading Post.

Reference: Dillingham, Rick. Acoma & Laguna Pottery

Relative Links: Acoma PuebloContemporary Pottery


Pueblo Potter Unknown
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo, Haak’u
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 13” height x 11” diameter
  • Item # C4448D
  • Price: $3,250.00

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