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YELLOW FLOWER (?–?)

TAOS MICACEOUS JAR circa 1975


This is a classic Taos bean pot with an extra: the sculptural adornment that only appears on the best pieces. It's been said that beans never taste quite right if they're not cooked in a Taos pot. For 200-plus years, Taos potters have made oven-safe utilitarian ware—a description that undersells Taos pottery's visual charm and neglects to mention 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. We put this in two books, on page 175 of the Second Edition of our Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni and on page 51 of our Pottery of the Southwest. Our only regret is that we've never been able to find out anything about the mysterious Yellow Flower. She was a good Taos potter.


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


Condition excellent  


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