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TESUQUE POSTER PAINT PITCHER circa 1950


We'll always try to keep one or two of these on our site simply because they have some meaningful history behind them and because they're as much fun as they are impractical. During the 1930s, potters at Tesuque and Jemez started banging out little unfired pieces decorated in gaudy poster paint. They were for the tourists and probably sold for from a nickel to a quarter. They were almost always well formed, and a surprising number have survived—enough so that we devoted pages 180 and 181 of the Second Edition of our Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni to them. This shows up on page 181 and on page 59 of our Collections of Southwestern Pottery.  


3-1/4" wide by 3-1/2" deep x 5-3/4" high


Condition fine except for some paint smudges


H-651   SOLD