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Special Value Offer: Black Carved Pottery Jar with Design Band

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Margaret Tafoya (1904 - 2001) Maria Margarita Tafoya - Corn Blossom
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 6-3/4” tall x 6-7/8” diameter
  • Item # C3630
  • Price: $2,925.00

Special Value Offer: we have been authorized to offer this at a 25% price reduction from the original price of $3900 to a new price of $2925.

There were few potters at Santa Clara Pueblo who were as well-known as Margaret Tafoya during the 20th century.  She was the mother of a talented family of potters and the entire family spent summers at the Royal Gorge near Canon City, Colorado, where they would demonstrate for tourists.  Margaret was adept at making very large jars or very small jars.  She produced an outstanding burnish and beautiful black firing.  There were no mistakes in her work.

Signature of Margaret Tafoya (1904 - 2001) Corn BlossomThis smaller jar is typical of her style.  It is globular in vessel shape with a band of design just above mid-body.  The design was carved deeply into the vessel wall with precision.  It is signed Margaret into the underbody clay. 

 

Condition: very good condition with only minor abrasions

Recommended Reading Born of Fire: The Pottery of Margaret Tafoya by Charles King.  This book is currently not available from Adobe Gallery

Provenance: from the collection of a gentleman from Virginia

Margaret Tafoya (1904 - 2001) Maria Margarita Tafoya - Corn Blossom
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 6-3/4” tall x 6-7/8” diameter
  • Item # C3630
  • Price: $2,925.00

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