Szwedzicki Print of a Historic Tesuque Jar

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C. Szwedzicki
  • Category: Prints
  • Origin: Western Artists
  • Medium: Print
    Plate 28 of the portfolio
  • Size: 14” x 10-3/4” plate size;
    15-1/2” x 18-7/8” framed
  • Item # 25772A
  • Price: $385.00

In 1933, C. Szwedzicki of Nice, France, published a set of 50 pottery images in color from specimens in the collection of the Indian Arts Fund of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  This group was issued as Volume I of several volumes to be published later on other subjects.  Only 750 copies of this volume were printed.  The portfolio was titled Pueblo Indian Pottery.  The 50 individual plates of pottery from nine pueblos were combined with a booklet and encased in a hard bound folio. 

 

This image is Plate 28 of the portfolio.  It is a Tesuque Pueblo jar.  The explanation provided by Szwedzicki in the portfolio is Antique ceremonial jar, with clouds, rain, lightning, mountains, and fertility symbols.  At the base is ‘Avanyu,’ the mythical horned serpent, guardian of water sources, with a wavy water symbol in his zig-zag body, and horn showing at extreme right. Diameter 10 inches”

 

Condition: appears to be in very good condition

Recommended Reading: Pottery of the Pueblos of New Mexico 1700-1940 by Jonathan Batkin.  This book is currently not available from Adobe Gallery

Provenance: from the collection of a client from California

Close up view of this Tesuque Pueblo Pottery image

C. Szwedzicki
  • Category: Prints
  • Origin: Western Artists
  • Medium: Print
    Plate 28 of the portfolio
  • Size: 14” x 10-3/4” plate size;
    15-1/2” x 18-7/8” framed
  • Item # 25772A
  • Price: $385.00

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