Historic San Ildefonso Pueblo Black-on-red Pottery Jar

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Pueblo Potter Unknown

This historic San Ildefonso historic pottery jar by an unidentified potter was first slipped from top to bottom with red clay, then a design in black pigment was applied on the red. She painted an arrangement of parallel lines and black bars alternate around the body of the jar.  Above that, is a continuous black wave-like element.  Suspended from a framing line near the rim are black cloud elements.  The rim is red.  The jar dates to circa 1900.


Condition: there is a vertical crack from the rim to the shoulder, and some abrasions to the red slip on the rim top.

Provenance: this Historic San Ildefonso Pueblo Black-on-red Pottery Jar was sold to a client in 2000 from whom we now have it back to sell again.

Recommended Reading: Batkin, Jonathan.  Pottery of the Pueblos of New Mexico 1700-1940

Relative Links: Southwest Indian PotterySan Ildefonso PuebloHistoric Pottery

Alternate view off this beautiful pottery jar.
Pueblo Potter Unknown
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