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TESUQUE POLYCHROME JAR circa 1910


This modest little tourist piece tells you its date with the little bits of color that fill the leaves along the bottom. Around 1910, give or take a year or two, Tesuque potter were decorating their rain gods with ink rather than paint, and the colors around the bottom came out of ink bottles. Although the decorating is casual, this piece is better than the rain gods of the period in that it's been fired. It didn't take long for Tesuque potters to learn that leaving their pieces unfired speeded up the production process considerably. An old sticker on the bottom says "Cochiti," but it isn't. The ink is a dead giveaway. This is on page 179 of the Second Edition of our Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni.  


4-1/8" diameter x 3-1/4" high


Wear consistent with its age. No restoration.


S-620   $125