TOMASITA MONTOYA (1899–1978)
OHKAY OWINGE POLYCHROME JAR circa 1965
Tomasita Montoya was one of seven potters who, in the 1930s, created the incised style San Juan Revival style that dominated Ohkay pottery through the last two-thirds of the 20th century. She did this little jar later in her life, and it's a piece that reminds us that sometimes a pot's importance comes from who made it rather than from the piece itself. This may not have been her finest moment, but it's a signed piece in top condition by a truly important potter at a rock-bottom price.
4" diameter x 3-1/2" high
Condition excellent for its age, minor wear on base
Faint stone-polished signature enhanced for legibility