Historic Aguilar Transitional Style Large Pottery Jar [SOLD]

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Felipita Aguilar Garcia and Asuncion Aguilar Caté, Santo Domingo Pueblo Potters

It is speculated that this style was originally developed by the Aguilars early in their career of innovative Santo Domingo pottery designs. The body design is a style they created beginning around 1910 and the Black-on-cream neck is the style they were producing prior to that. It is surmised that they were introducing a new style but also retaining the older one to clarify the origin as Santo Domingo. Perhaps they were unsure about abandoning Santo Domingo tradition completely.

Below the black-on-cream neck is wide design band, which occupies the majority of the vessel's surface. Here, the designs are most atypical-large, red, five-and-six-sided shapes, which are surrounded by the bold black that the Aguilars preferred. Between the black and red, the cream slip peeks through, creating thin lines around the red shapes. The Aguilars' design work here is first-rate.

 

Condition: UV examination reveals professional conservation to a blow-out section in one of the large red six-sided designs on the body of this jar.  It appears as one line circling about 2/3 of the jar, and another protruding downward.

Relative Links: Santo Domingo PueblopotteryFelipita Aguilar GarciaAsunción Aguilar Caté

 

Felipita Aguilar Garcia and Asuncion Aguilar Caté, Santo Domingo Pueblo Potters
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