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OHKAY OWINGE REDWARE SUGAR & CREAMER circa 1900


This is Ohkay Owinge doing what their neighbors at Santa Clara turned into a career almost immediately after the Denver & Rio Grande railroad arrived in 1880. There was a market for tabletop accessories in Anglo and Hispanic households in Santa Fe, and Santa Clara blackware sugar-&-creamer sets became ubiquitous for the next 30 years. A pair from Ohkay Owinge is far more scarce, but, as these demonstrate, they existed. Full disclosure: we bought these in separate places a few months apart, so we can't claim they were made as a pair. However, they're both from the turn of the century, and the pitcher cried out for a companion bowl. This bowl is the right size, the right age and the right color. They could well have been made by the same potter, and even if they didn't start out that way, they make an excellent pair, far more elegant than their chunkier Santa Clara counterparts. They're side-by-side on page 127 of our Second Edition of Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni.


C-8 (pitcher)  3" diameter excluding handle and spout x 2-3/8" high

S-480 (bowl)  2-3/4" diameter x 1-3/4" high


Both in excellent condition  


C-8 & S-480 (sold as pair)     $295