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Zia Pueblo Traditional Serving Bowl, circa 1890-1900

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  • Category: Historic
  • Origin: Zia Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigments
  • Size: 5-3/4” deep x 12” diameter
  • Item # C3925Y
  • Price: $3,675.00

Bowls have been dated based on designs, as other elements of manufacture did not change after the 1870s.  Designs did not change significantly during the 19th century but some variations seem apparent.  The undulating red band, outlined in black, which encircles the bowl, is a design that appears around 1875 and has continued to be used to the present. -Harlow and Lanmon

View of the inside of this bowl with amazing patina.This bowl dates to around 1890-1900.  Its main element of design is the red undulating band encircling the bowl.  Above it are clouds and below it are water forms.  A wide red band was wiped on under the design panels.  Such wiped on bands got thinner over time and discontinued around 1935.

The rim of the bowl flares outward slightly, a feature seen on bowls made for pueblo use more often than on bowls made for sale.  Serving bowls like this one were often used to work small amounts of bread dough and allow the dough to rise.  

The interior of the bowl is stone-polished red slip that shows almost no evidence of use.  The exterior of the bowl shows more evidence of its age.  There are abrasions to the painted surface. The patina of the bowl is exceptional.

Condition: very good condition.  One small rim crack has native repairs

Provenance: this Zia Pueblo Traditional Serving Bowl is from the collection of a gentleman from Santa Fe

Recommended Reading: The Pottery of Zia Pueblo by Harlow and Lanmon

Close up view of side panel design.

  • Category: Historic
  • Origin: Zia Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigments
  • Size: 5-3/4” deep x 12” diameter
  • Item # C3925Y
  • Price: $3,675.00

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