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Pair of Black Candlesticks with Twisted Stems

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  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 5-1/2” height x 5-1/2” length x 3-1/2” width
  • Item # C3926W
  • Price: $750.00

It appears that interest in pottery candlesticks peaked in the mid-1900s.  Many households in Santa Fe used them as decoration and actual use.  Candlesticks made in the shape of traditional female moccasins with leggings were particularly popular probably because they looked more Indian than just plain columns. The same was true with those made with arrowhead bases because of their connection with something Indian.

 

This pair from Santa Clara Pueblo has the arrowhead pedestal and the twisted wrappings of the leggings seen on female moccasins.  They are quite likely from the 1950s or perhaps a little earlier as they are not signed with a potter’s name.


Condition: very good condition with some minor marring

Provenance: from the collection of a client from Colorado

Recommended Reading:  Pueblo Pottery of the New Mexico Indians: Ever Constant, Ever Changing by Betty Toulouse

  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 5-1/2” height x 5-1/2” length x 3-1/2” width
  • Item # C3926W
  • Price: $750.00

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