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Four Color Polychrome Parrot Jar from Acoma Pueblo

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Artist Unknown
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 10-¼” height x 10-¼”diameter
  • Item # C4162G
  • Price: $2,250.00

Artist Signature - STARRIt is always frustrating to see a beautifully executed jar that is signed only with a single name, and a name we are unable to identify to a potter of today or from the past.  This jar is signed with the name STARR.  Unfortunately we have not yet located who that potter is or was.

This is an exquisitely formed vessel  with perfect dimensions. It sits level and straight.  It was designed and painted beautifully with double rainbows, flowers, and parrots.  Each parrot stands on a floral vine while eating seeds from a flowering stem. The parrots and one arch of the rainbow are deep red in color.  One rainbow arch is orange and the parrots are embellished with orange elements. Between the pair of rainbows are black rectangles with white stripes and an elaborate triangular design pendant from the rim.

Every element of the design was applied with absolute precision.  The potter was very experienced in forming a vessel, envisioning a design, and applying the design with perfection.  It is too bad that we cannot give her credit for such a magnificent work of art. Hopefully, someone will recognize the work or the name STARR and provide us with her full name so that we can credit her in this posting.


Condition: this Acoma Four Color Polychrome Parrot Jar is in very good condition

Provenance: from the inheritance of a gentleman from Texas who used to travel through the reservations with his uncle while he searched for and collected Native arts, including Pueblo Pottery.

Recommended Reading: Acoma & Laguna Pottery by Rick Dillingham

Close up view of the side panel design.

Artist Unknown
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 10-¼” height x 10-¼”diameter
  • Item # C4162G
  • Price: $2,250.00

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