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Large Black Carved Open Bowl by Margaret Tafoya [SOLD]

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Margaret Tafoya (1904 - 2001) Maria Margarita Tafoya - Corn Blossom
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 5” deep x 9-1/2” diameter
  • Item # C3962B
  • SOLD

Alternate view of inside of the stone polished inside area.Margaret Tafoya is a name all collectors of 20th century pueblo pottery know very well. She and her family were and are major potters of blackware. Margaret is associated with having made very large vessels but she also made smaller items as well.  This bowl, not categorized as small, is, however, smaller than Margaret’s extremely large masterpieces.

This bowl is itself a masterpiece.  The exterior walls rise from a flat base that is 4 inches in diameter to a top opening that is over 9 inches in diameter. The exterior sloping wall has a 2-inch wide carved band just below the rim that is comprised of hook elements.  The interior of the bowl is stone polished.

Artist Signature - Margaret Tafoya (1904 - 2001) Maria Margarita Tafoya - Corn BlossomCondition: structurally in perfect condition, but there are a few slip cracks, on the interior bottom and at the rim

Provenance: from the collection of a family from Atlanta, Georgia

Recommended Reading: Born of Fire: The Pottery of Margaret Tafoya by Charles S. King

Alternate view of side panel carving.

Margaret Tafoya (1904 - 2001) Maria Margarita Tafoya - Corn Blossom
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 5” deep x 9-1/2” diameter
  • Item # C3962B
  • SOLD

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