Mid 20th Century Native American Acoma Pueblo Polychrome 9"x11" Pottery Water Jar

  • $750.00

Mid 20th Century Native American Acoma Pueblo Polychrome 9"x11" Pottery Water Jar

This exquisite pottery water jar is a wonderful example of Mid 20th-century Native American Acoma Pueblo craftsmanship. The jar features a beautiful polychrome design, with intricate geometric patterns in shades of dark brown, orange, and cream.

This piece is part of a private collection that is being sold (watch for more pieces in the near future). The owner's father purchased many of his pieces, over a forty year period, directly from the Native American artists/potters (this does not include the older pieces).

Some details:

  • Item: Pottery Jar 
  • Culture/Tribe: Acoma Pueblo 
  • Artist/Maker: Unknown, but appears to be signed, but can't make out who it is (see closeup picture)
  • Date/Circa: 1940-1960 (the best we can determine)
  • Approx. Size: 9" T x 11" W
  • Approx. Weight: 4 lbs, 9 ozs
  • Materials: Hand coiled clay

BACKGROUND: Pueblo pottery is made using a coiled technique that came into northern Arizona and New Mexico from the south, some 1500 years ago. In the four-corners region of the US, nineteen pueblos and villages have historically produced pottery. Although each of these pueblos use similar traditional methods of coiling, shaping, finishing and firing, the pottery from each is distinctive.

Sold as is. No warranty from the Seller. No Returns.

CONDITION NOTE: Used, but in overall good condition given it appears to be over 70 years old. This piece does not appear to have any cracks, hairlines, or repairs that I can see or feel, except does have a few chips along the rim, some crazing, and surface roughness from age (see closeup pictures). Ultraviolet examination also did not reveal any cracks or repairs. Since these are vintage pieces of art, they do come with natural imperfections and discolorations that add to their character (zoom into photos to look for any imperfections), and there may be some signs of wear or age that are typical for an item of its age. Does not come with any original boxes, packaging, or any related paperwork. Will be packed carefully and insured for safe shipping. See detailed (zoom-able) pictures to know what you are purchasing.