Historic Traditional San Juan Red-on-tan Pottery Bowl [SOLD]


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Pueblo Potter Unknown

For those of you who like small vessels, this is a must! This is the nicest small historic San Juan Pueblo red pottery bowl we've ever seen.  Its shape is faithfully reproduced from a large bowl down to this smaller size.  It probably dates to circa 1900-1920 period.

It is the traditional San Juan Red-on-tan classification, which has been made for centuries. In this case, the red slip is on the rim down about 1-1/4 inches inside the vessel. The remainder of the interior of the bowl and the exterior consists of the natural unslipped tan stone-polished clay. A fluted rim and a beautiful fire cloud serve as the vessel's only decoration.

Condition:  this Historic Traditional San Juan Red-on-tan Pottery Bowl is in very good condition for vessel of this vintage. The previous owner had a small rim chip professionally restored.

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

Relative Links: Southwest Indian PotterySan Juan PuebloHistoric Pottery

Pueblo Potter Unknown
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