Pair of Santa Clara Black Candlesticks with Tripod Legs [SOLD]

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Pueblo Potter Unknown
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 7-3/4” height
  • Item # C3926ZA
  • SOLD

Candlestick production probably originated when the Franciscans requested them for use in the mission churches. They could have started as early as the late 1500s, but probably originated much later. At first, candlesticks brought from Spain or Mexico were used, but eventually were replaced by pottery ones created by pueblo potters. They were also very popular in the early- to mid-20th century by households in Santa Fe and Taos.

These undecorated polished black candlesticks from Santa Clara Pueblo stand on tripod legs and each has a handle.  There is no signature of a potter.


Condition: this Pair of Santa Clara Black Candlesticks with Tripod Legs is very good condition

Provenance: from a private collection

Recommended Reading: Collections of Southwestern Pottery: Candlesticks to Canteens, Frogs to Figurines by Allan Hayes, et al.

Relative Links: Santa Clara Pueblopottery

Pueblo Potter Unknown
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: clay
  • Size: 7-3/4” height
  • Item # C3926ZA
  • SOLD

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