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OHKAY OWINGE POLYCHROME JAR

circa 1950


We gave this child's olla-sized jar one of our green dots. There's nothing remarkable about it other than that it's about the best statement we've ever seen of what the San Juan Revival was all about. Seven potters under the leadership of Regina Cata developed the style in the 1930s and it dominated Ohkay pottery for the rest of the 20th century. The pieces always had a polished red base and a matte design in white and a weak red on a tan field with the designs outlined by a shallow incision. We think it was made after World War II, but the guess is mainly based on its excellent condition. It could date back to the late 1930s. Because it's unsigned, we're pretty sure it's pre-1960.

     If you buy this piece, you'll have all you need to know to understand one of the Southwest's most distinctive pottery styles. It belongs in a serious collection.


5" diameter x 5/8" high


Condition excellent


S-1016     $535