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Polychrome Wedding Vessel with Sun Face signed Lela / Van

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Lela and Van Gutierrez (1895-1966/c1870-1956)
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigments
  • Size: 6-1/2” height x 4-7/8” width
  • Item # C3672G
  • Price: $750.00

It is often thought that the wedding vessel was a creation by potters to satisfy a tourist market but Teresita Naranjo of Santa Clara Pueblo stated that they were actually used in the pueblo, although she was not aware that they had been used since around 1935.

Lela and Van Gutierrez (1895-1966/c1870-1956) signatureThis Southwest Indian Pottery wedding vessel was executed in the traditional manner of Lela and Van Gutierrez with the design executed in multiple colors of natural materials.  There is a half sun face on both sides of the vessel.  The sun rays are rendered as feathers.

 

Condition: very good condition with one small divot near the rim of one neck of the vessel.

Recommended Reading: Santa Clara Pottery Today by Betty LeFree

Provenance: from the collection of a family from Alexandria, Virginia

Lela and Van Gutierrez (1895-1966/c1870-1956)
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigments
  • Size: 6-1/2” height x 4-7/8” width
  • Item # C3672G
  • Price: $750.00

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