Cochiti Pueblo Historic Pottery Water Jar

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Pueblo Potter Unknown
  • Category: Historic
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 8-3/4” height x 10” diameter
  • Item # C3802
  • Price: $2,500.00

This early Cochiti Pueblo Historic Pottery Water Jar has a very minimal design with the cream slip predominating.  These design choices make the vessel’s shape seem even more captivating. The jar rises up from the base in an outward swell to the shoulder, and then curves in to a sharp neck band that ends with a flared rim.  It is the voluminous body, high shoulder and restricted neck that combine to make this an amazingly beautiful vessel.

Most often the design is the determining factor of the desirability of a jar by a collector.  Occasionally, however, it is the vessel shape that first captures one’s eye. This is generally true when the design is not overwhelming and obliterating the vessel shape.

The jar tilts slightly and the painted design follows the tilt.  One side of the jar was smoked from the firing but the other side escaped that.  The jar is charming because of its primitive nature.


Condition: there is a small rim chip

Provenance: this Cochiti Pueblo Historic Pottery Water Jarr is from the large collection of a gentleman from Arizona

Recommended Reading: A River Apart—The Pottery of Cochiti & Santo Domingo Pueblos by Valerie Verzuh, et al.

Relative Links: Southwest Indian Pottery, Cochiti Pueblo, Historic Pottery

Condition: there is a small rim chip

 

Pueblo Potter Unknown
  • Category: Historic
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 8-3/4” height x 10” diameter
  • Item # C3802
  • Price: $2,500.00

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