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San Juan Pueblo Pottery, Tomasita Montoya Pot, Redware Indian Art Pottery Vase Bowl, 1940s Native American Ohkay Owingeh Fine Art Ceramics

San Juan Pueblo Pottery, Tomasita Montoya Pot, Redware Indian Art Pottery Vase Bowl, 1940s Native American Ohkay Owingeh Fine Art Ceramics

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Height: 3.5 Inches
  • Width: 6 Inches
  • Materials: Vintage redware pot, pueblo pottery, signed by artist, please read item details
  • Favorited by: 36 people
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Description

This fine vintage redware vase or bowl is from the San Juan Pueblo (now called Ohkay Owingeh), and it was made by Tomasita Montoya (1899-1978) in about the 1940s. Montoya was one of the original seven potters in the 1930s revival of pottery production in the pueblo, and her work is represented in numerous museums and publications.

This is a textbook version of her style. The rim and underbody of this coil pot are highly polished red slip, while the top band remains matte and is incised with fine geometric designs. She used micaceous clay in this section to add some texture and subtle sparkle. The signature on the bottom is somewhat obscured from wear but is still legible.

The bowl is in good condition overall but does have some surface wear and scratches on the lower section, including a few small holes (which don't go all the way through the pot) and one unfortunate spot where an estate sale sticker removed the finish. (Please see photos.)

Even with these flaws, this is a lovely pot from an important artist. Pottery in the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo has a remarkable story, from a large trade in 1900s, to a complete absence of activities in the 1910s, to a glorious rebirth in the 1930s, with styles and designs not previously seen. Montoya was an important part of that movement.


Size: About 3.5 inches tall x 6 inches across (8.9 x 15.2 cm)


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This fine vintage redware vase or bowl is from the San Juan Pueblo (now called Ohkay Owingeh), and it was made by Tomasita Montoya (1899-1978) in about the 1940s. Montoya was one of the original seven potters in the 1930s revival of pottery production in the pueblo, and her work is represented in numerous museums and publications.

This is a textbook version of her style. The rim and underbody of this coil pot are highly polished red slip, while the top band remains matte and is incised with fine geometric designs. She used micaceous clay in this section to add some texture and subtle sparkle. The signature on the bottom is somewhat obscured from wear but is still legible.

The bowl is in good condition overall but does have some surface wear and scratches on the lower section, including a few small holes (which don't go all the way through the pot) and one unfortunate spot where an estate sale sticker removed the finish. (Please see photos.)

Even with these flaws, this is a lovely pot from an important artist. Pottery in the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo has a remarkable story, from a large trade in 1900s, to a complete absence of activities in the 1910s, to a glorious rebirth in the 1930s, with styles and designs not previously seen. Montoya was an important part of that movement.


Size: About 3.5 inches tall x 6 inches across (8.9 x 15.2 cm)


To see more vintage pottery, click here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CalloohCallay?section_id=18762937

You can browse the rest of my shop here:
CalloohCallay.etsy.com

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