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Santa Clara incised jar by Grace Medicine Flower

$ 8,500
  • Description
    ex: Gallery 10, 1995; Private Collection

    Grace Medicine Flower is the daughter of renowned potters Camilio Tafoya and his wife Agapita Tafoya. She is also the niece of Margaret Tafoya, the “grande dame” of pottery from Santa Clara in the 20th century. Grace’s pottery is in the White House Collection as well as in numerous major museums throughout the United States.

    In her early career, Grace became known for her miniature pots, in which she usuallly used the sgraffito technique. She went on to develop and refine traditional Santa Clara incised designs, such as in this pot. Notice the avanyu (water serpent) design, developed and enlarged in the canvas of the bowl. The incising of the design is impeccable.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, New Mexico
    Period: 1980-1999
    Materials: natural clay and slip, coiled and fired over an open fire
    Condition: New. excellent condition
    Creation Date: 1995
    Styles / Movements: American Indian, Traditional
    Patterns: Abstract, Animal/Insects, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: mc2193b
    Incollect Reference #: 503207
  • Dimensions
    H. 5 in; Diam. 8 in;
    H. 12.7 cm; Diam. 20.32 cm;
Message from Seller:

For over thirty years, Marcy Burns American Indian Arts LLC has been nationally recognized as a premier dealer in antique American Indian basketry, textiles, pottery and jewelry, including Native American and Classic Designer jewelry from Taxco, Mexico.

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