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KEWA POLYCHROME PITCHER circa 1970


This good-sized pitcher is a textbook example of Santo Domingo Polychrome. Now that potters are breaking with the old conventions, the distinction between pictorial Santo Domingo Polychrome and geometric Kiua Polychrome seems less relevant, but it's nice to look back at the two traditions and appreciate pure examples. We haven't been able to associate the design on this unsigned piece with any specific potter. Its quality suggests Santana Melchor and her daughters, but the slip isn't quite Santana's creamy color. Whoever made it was clearly an excellent potter. Someday we may learn more, but for now, this pitcher remains something of a mystery.


5-1/4" diameter excluding handle x 8-1/2" high


Condition very good. Minor fire-clouding at base, not disfiguring, insignificant paint abrasion.


A-10     $550