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Redware Jar

Leonidas Tapia

About The Redware Jar

This plumed serpent looks as though he is about to chomp on his own tail!

Red polished pottery is highly sought after, as achieving an evenly polished surface, is difficult to achieve.

Marked Down $385.00

Gallery Price $600.00

Item Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Description

This plumed serpent looks as though he is about to chomp on his own tail!

Red polished pottery is highly sought after, as achieving an evenly polished surface, is difficult to achieve.

About the Artist

(Born circa 1915-1977) A Native American potter from San Juan Pueblo in New Mexico, Leonidas made traditional San Juan polychrome redware bowls, jars and wedding vases. She also made micaceous pottery. Some of the designs she used on her pottery include the water serpent, kiva steps and clouds. She participated in the Santa Fe Indian Market from 1970-1976.

Tapia is discussed in John Barry's work titled American Indian Pottery (1984), Stephen Trimble's Talking with the Clay The Art of Pueblo Pottery (1987) as well as Gregory Schaaf's book on Pueblo Indian Pottery 750 Artist Biographies (2000).

Medium Hand-coiled redware pottery
Size 4 1/4" height X 5 1/2" maximum diameter
Signed "Leonidas Tapia San Juan Pueblo 7/29/1974" inscribed underneath
Date of creation 1974
Condition Excellent
Provenance Consigned by a Phoenix resident CNC