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TESUQUE JAR circa 1905


This is another of those quickie tourist pieces made for tourists to buy at the railroad station, and its pristine condition indicates that it in fact left in a suitcase and was forgotten on a shelf. One thing gives this a little special interest: those bugs. The potter obviously had fun drawing them, and they give this jar a pleasantly jaunty presence. This piece has the matte cream slip that Tesuque potters adopted around the turn of the century and shows some of the workmanship Tesuque potters were about to abandon. They forgot polishing, forgot firing and colored their pieces with ink instead of traditional paints. This is a transitional piece, halfway between the good old good ones and the quick little rain gods. As such, it's something of a missing link.


3-3/8" diameter x 3-1/2" high


Excellent condition for its age.


S-938   SOLD