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OHKAY OWINGE POLYCHROME VASE circa 1960


This is a gem, one of the best pieces of post-1935 San Juan revival that I've ever seen, way beyond the normal tourist-sized pieces that dominate the style. It was made by a master, and I wish I could give it an attribution, but the worn sticker on the bottom is totally illegible. I'd like to think iit was made by one of the seven potters who developed the style in the 1930s, a style that 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. On this, the carved areas with the weak red paint give it a touch I've never seen on another one.

     This belongs in a serious collection.


7-1/2 diameter x 7-3/4" high


Condition excellent


S-1062     $750