TAOS MICACEOUS BOWL circa 1950
This little bowl is scaled down to tourist souvenir size, but otherwise it has everything that typifies traditional Taos ware: sculptural detail (the pie-crust rim), fire clouds and a rich micaceous gold color leaning slightly towards reddish, which helps distinguish Taos pieces from the more greenish ones made at neighboring Picuris. This looks old, but it's nowhere near historic. It could have been made any time in the 20th century, and we pulled the 1950 date out of a hat—pure hunch. We can't guarantee its age, but as guesses go, we suppose our guess is as good as anyone's. We put this on page 175 of the Second Edition of our Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni.
4-1/2" diameter x 1-3/4" high