Santa Clara Pueblo Black Pottery Bowl with Handles [SOLD]


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Pueblo Potter Unknown

This Santa Clara Pueblo Black Pottery Bowl with Handles  is quite likely a bowl made by Sara Fina Tafoya or her daughter, Margaret Tafoya.  Both of these potters produced very similarly-shaped bowls with body decoration and handles.  This one was not signed by the potter so it cannot absolutely be attributed to one of them.

The shape of the bowl, the simple arched designs, the rounded handles and the overall quality of the workmanship leads one to attribute it to one of them.  The interior of the bowl was stone polished in the manner of both potters mentioned.

One can enjoy this magnificent bowl with the understanding that it was made by a major potter with artistic design and construction abilities.

Condition: very Good condition

Provenance: from the estate of Tom Dickerson, a former Santa Fe resident and artist who just recently passed away.

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

Relative Links: Southwest Indian Pottery, Santa Clara Pueblo, Historic Pottery, Sara Fina Tafoya, Margaret Tafoya

Pueblo Potter Unknown
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