MARICOPA BLACK ON RED COOKIE JAR circa 1920
This one really grabbed our attention. Cookie jars aren't unprecedented in Southwestern pottery, and Sadie Adams at Hopi made more than a few of them. However, they aren't wrapped in rattlesnakes, perhaps to remind small hands to keep away, and they don't have another snake ready to bite if you reach for the lid. This is a genuinely rare piece, and one of the factors that contributes to its rarity is that its lid survived. We've owned far more old jars that once had lids than we've owned old jars that still had their lids. This combination of completeness, condition and unique design pretty much assures that you'll never see another one like it.
6-1/2" diameter excluding snakes x 7" high with lid