TAOS MICACEOUS BEAN POT circa 1915
For 200-plus years, Taos potters have made undecorated, oven-safe utilitarian ware—a description that undersells Taos pottery's visual charm and neglects to ment ion its sculptural qualities. Taos ware is made from gold-flecked micaceous clay, and pots like this that have avoided years in the oven have a glittery gold-flake surface. This pot had one too, but long service in the kitchen gave it its blackened finish. Decoration on traditional Taos pottery is sculptural rather than painted, like the rim on this old jar. This appears on page 175 of the Second Edition of our Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni and on page 51 of our Pottery of the Southwest. It's one of the very few old Taos pots we've ever been able to find.
4-1/2" diameter excluding handles x 4-1/4" high
Condition very good for a much-used old pot. Repair on one rim scallop.