HOPI BROWN ON YELLOW JAR circa 1930
This ilttle jar may have been made for quick sale to tourists, but it has a bit more magic and mystery than the usual pre-World War II Hopi tourist piece. The spatters inside the bowl and the ticking around the rim evoke pieces the Hopis made 400 to 700 years ago. Also, the turned-out rim is untypical. It's the kind of piece that leads us to speculating. Was it made by an older potter who'd grown up surrounded by ancient pieces? Or was it a quiet experiment like the off-center pieces that members of the Nampeyo family made from time to time?
5" diameter x 2-3/8" high
Condition excellent for its age