MOJAVE RED ON BUFF PITCHER circa 1930
The greatest attraction of this piece is its unexpected design. It seems simplistic, but it's one we've never seen on any other Mojave piece, and we've never seen anything much like it on any other Southwestern piece. By 1930, what was left of Mojave tourist pottery no longer had the meticulous painting that the earlier pieces displayed, but the still stayed with the European shapes that traders had encouraged them to make for several decades, as on this little cream pitcher Beyond the design, there's nothing remarkable about this. It's made and finished like most other Mojave pieces of the period. Our 1930 date is a best guess. It could be a decade or more earlier, but it's unlikely that it was made much later.This appears on page 117 of our Second Edition of Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni and on page 141 of our The Desert Southwest, Four Thousand Years of Life and Art.
3-1/4" diameter excluding handle x 4-3/4" high
Condition excellent for its age, no restoration or touchup