MARICOPA BLACK ON RED JAR circa 1920
The sticker on the bottom says "Maricopa," so we're going along withit, but with our fingers crossed. This could just as easily be an O'odham piece. In the early days of the 20th century, the Maricopas made pottery for the tourists in all kinds of unexpected shapes, and guessing at their inspiration is a pleasant game. On this one, the light bulb went on over Carol's head. She recognized the size and shape of one of those glass insulators the utility companies used to put on power poles—items that are now collectables in their own right.
3" diameter x 3" high
Condition very good, intact and unrestored