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Polished & Incised Redware Polychrome Jar

Tomasita Montoya

About The Polished & Incised Redware Polychrome Jar

Kiva stepped clouds adorn this jar's collar in red, recessed.  The tan band then has elements outlined in red or white slip.

The character of  polished red surface on this tapering form is luscious !

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Marked Down $300.00

Gallery Price $600.00

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Kiva stepped clouds adorn this jar's collar in red, recessed.  The tan band then has elements outlined in red or white slip.

The character of  polished red surface on this tapering form is luscious !

Marked Down from $450 to $300

About the Artist

(1899-1978) Tomasita Montoya from San Juan pueblo made some pots with her daughter Dominguita Sisneros (Born 1942).

Tomasita was one of the original seven potters in the 1930's "San Juan Revival". 

She was especially known for her incised polychrome redware jars, bowls and vases. Decoration on these vessels included clouds, kival steps, triangular fret and fine line hatching. On occasion she utilized micaceous clay, adding some textured geometric elements.

Her work is included in both anthropologically based museums as well as the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha. Five publications focused on 20th century American Indian pottery reference her artistic contribution.

Medium Hand-coiled polished polychrome redware pottery
Size 5" height X 8" diameter
Signed "Tomasita Montoya Dominguita Sisneros" underneath
Date of creation After 1960 and before 1978
Condition Good, a graphite mark appears on white slip. Last photo shows.
Provenance Consigned by a North Phoenix collector of fine American Indian pottery DDP
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