The cream-colored nesting hen is 6 inches high by 6 inches long by 4 1/10 inches wide. Price: $200. Size: 7 inches high by 7 1/2 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Condition is very good. Price: $395. Caroline Carpio is another prominent potter who has won acclaim for her elegant contemporary fine art pottery. Price: $925. The piece has very fine artwork scenes on two sides, and it is stamped on the bottom "Made In Mexico", which helps to date the piece. II-9: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely plate with a cream-colored background glaze and a wonderful and very serene scene of a burro munching grass under graceful trees and foliage, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. CK-14: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery bottle depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's. Size: 12 inches high by 8 1/2 inches long by 3 3/4 inches wide. Known for their creativity, these potters experiment with non-traditional, asymmetrical vessel shapes and contemporary design motifs. Price: $875. Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Jemez and Acoma Pueblos have distinctive pottery styles that are especially prized by collectors, but there are accomplished potters working in all Pueblos. This is a very collectible piece of Guerrero folk art! Size: 12 1/4 inches diameter. AR-9: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful blackware pitcher from San Pedro Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Size: 9 3/4 inches high by 10 inches long by 3 3/4 inches wide (side to side). CE-8: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely petatillo vase, with beautiful hand-painted decorations, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. In Pueblo culture, stories are passed down orally from generation to generation, and the Storyteller figure represents the importance of the storytelling tradition. DC-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery sculpture composed of very colorful stacking birds, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1960's. This is great Mexican folk art. Condition is very good. DC-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful monkey bottle for mezcal, Oaxaca, c. 1930's. Condition is excellent. This set of plates is very unique in that the plates also have streaks of blue, and they were probably specially made for an American or French tourist to represent the colors of their respective flags (red, white, and blue). Cordero was inspired by the traditional “Singing Mother” figure often represented in clay, and by her grandfather, a legendary Cochiti storyteller. AU-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and vintage Mexican folk art, a wonderful burnished pottery bank in the form of a wonderful bull, with very detailed artwork on both sides, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The artwork is very crisp, and the colors are wonderfully vibrant. SOLD. Size: 12 inches high by 9 3/4 inches wide (at the widest part) by approximately 3 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Find the pottery mark on your piece of pottery. Size: 13 inches diameter. They were developed by Helen Cordero of Cochiti Pueblo in 1963 and traditionally depict a male elder telling stories to children, all with open mouths. The bean pot is one of their well known forms and is an excellent baking and stovetop cooking piece. Price: $425. Storytellers were developed by Cochiti Pueblo potter Helen Cordero in 1963 and traditionally depict a male elder telling stories to children, all with open mouths. Size: the saucer measures 5 inches diameter; the cup measures 3 inches diameter at the top (not including the handle) by 3 inches high. SOLD. This has been demonstrated for lead through use of traditional lead-glazed pottery among Mexican Americans (Brown and Longoria, 2009) and use of traditional medicinals in several immigrant populations (Brown and Longoria, 2009; Saper et al., 2008). The black glaze of the background is fantastic, and the artwork is clean and crisp. MEXICAN SILVER MARKS - Identifying makers marks & hallmarks. Price: $750. Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940. BZ-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) candlelabra with beautiful decorations and a graceful deer at the base, by the famous folk artist Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. CQ-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery tree-of-life with wonderful painted decorations and an endearing bird, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1940's, probably a very early piece by the great folk-artist, Aurelio Flores. Size: 11 1/2 inches long by 9 1/2 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide (side to side). This is a beautiful piece by a very famous artist of Tonala. Condition is excellent. Condition is very good. Size: 21 inches high by 15 1/16 inches wide, at the widest part. Written permission must be obtained for any use of the content of the Pocas Cosas Website. Condition is very good. CQ-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely talavera bowl decorated with the image of the Baby Christ, along with his Mother, Mary, and St. Anne, the mother of Mary, Guanajuato, c. 1950's. The original statue graces the high altar of the Basilica in the town of Patzcuaro. Size: 10 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide by 4 inches deep (front to back). By the late 19th century, traditional pottery-making in Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo had nearly died out. This piece is a serious collector's dream. Condition is excellent; this is a true collector's piece, and it has been well cared for over the years. Price: $175. Price: $395. Condition is excellent. Thank you! Price: $725. CO-6: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very lovely pair of pottery plates with a fine petatillo cross-hatched background and very beautiful artwork, by Tomas Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Explore More From Nambe Pueblo >, The Navajo are most known for their artistic traditions of weaving, basketry and jewelry, but they have also been making fine pottery for hundreds of years for ceremonial and utilitarian purposes. Size: 11 inches high by 9 3/4 inches long by4 3/4 inches wide. CG-2: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful plate with wonderful artwork decorations and an endearing scene of a campesino going to work accompanied by his loyal blue burro, attributed to the great Balbino Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. Price: $125. Condition is very good. The Pueblo’s signature design is the Zia bird, depicted with a single large eye and forked tail feathers. Size: 5 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide (including handles). The bowl is decorated with the eagle, the symbol of the Mexican flag. Price: $375 each, or $650 for the pair. The charger features wonderful animals and plants. CK-11: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a rare and exquisite pottery wall pocket with a beautiful pale blue background glaze, and very fine and precise artwork, attributed to the great Balbino Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930. BN-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a pair of pottery candleholders, a man and a woman, Tzintzunzan, Michoacan, c. 1980. The piece is high-fired, a trademark of Wilmot, and is of natural clay color with highlights of white. DD-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful oval charger with artwork featuring a lovely tropical bird, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. 9 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part, by 4 1/2 inches deep (front to back of the tree). Of course, these are not the only clues to dating pottery and you have to remember that people will try to trick you with forged marks. Size: 10 inches high by 4 1/2 inches diameter, not including the candleholders. Condition is excellent. Common designs include flowers, geometric motifs such as circles and scalloped patterns, and stylized birds and animals. Condition is very good. The scene is beautifully painted and is framed with a lovely floral border. DC-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery vase with adorable ducklings, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940's. Tomas was the brother of the famous Balbino Lucano. Condition is very good. Saturday, May 15, 11:00am-6:00pm. Condition is excellent. Artisans who did create pottery in Santa Ana often emulated Zia’s style. Price: $95. Find the Value of your Pre-Columbian Central American Pottery. Condition is very good. CU-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery sculpture of a colorful church, Metepec, c. 1950.The pottery church is beautifully made and is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Exact dates for this show will be added when available. Size: 12 3/4 inches diameter. This only adds to the overall beauty of the piece! The piece is beautifully decorated with floral designs and graceful deer, and the wonderful green decoration against the terra cotta earthen background is incredible! Size: 4 inches high by 5 3/4 inches wide, at the widest part. BH-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a fantasia-ware lidded casserole with beautiful and fanciful hand-painted decorations, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Some Italian and Mexican pottery is made with red clay, and much of the southwest or Native American pottery uses shades of red. Size: 5 3/4 inches high by 3 3/4 inches wide, at the widest part. YY-1: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely drip-ware vase (losa gotiada) from Oaxaca, c. 1930's. Mexican art of the time comprised pottery, sculpture, woodwork and painting. DC-4: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery bandera-ware coffee set with a lidded coffee pot, a creamer and a sugar, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's.This style of pottery is called bandera-ware because the colors (red, white, and green) mirror the colors of the Mexican flag, or bandera in Spanish. Early Navajo pottery from the 17th and 18th centuries resembled Pueblo pottery forms, though Navajo vessels often had thicker walls and an incised decorative band around the neck. BH-9: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful Talavera urn or vase with rich royal blue and soft rose colored glaze decorations, Puebla, c. 1940's. There was a revival of Jemez pottery-making in the early 20th century inspired and influenced by Zia pottery designs, but it was not until the 1960s and 70s that a significant number of Jemez potters began producing high-quality work using ancient methods. High Noon Western Americana Antique Show and Auction, © 2010 All content of this web site is the possesion of Pocas Cosas. Explore More From Santa Clara Pueblo >, Santo Domingo is most known for its beautiful heishi necklaces handcrafted from shell and gemstones but the Pueblo also has a long and distinguished tradition of beautiful handmade pottery. The coloring applied to the pottery came from dyes taken from local plants and minerals. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 6 3/4 inches long by 3 1/2 inches wide. The woman is extremely beautiful, and the scene shows a wonderful piece of rural Mexican village life. Thank you! The artwork which decorates the doggie bank is crisp and intricate. Bernabe, who passed away in early 2019, was a master artist who excelled in the use of the petatillo background. Condition is very good. The wonderful colors and the lovely flowers make this a very special piece! The artwork is simply spectacular. The piece is unsigned, but this is definitely a very fine piece of Talavera. Condition is very good. The artwork and the very large size of the charger make this a very special piece! Price: $1200. News & Updates. Size: 27 inches high by 8 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Size: 8 inche high by 5 1/4 inches wide. Antique Pottery & Porcelain Marks Identification Guide January 1, 2020 Every collector knows that the quickest way to identify a piece of pottery or porcelain is to identify the mark , but sometimes it’s unreliable because marks are often forged and changed. AN-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a whimsical pottery bank, in the shape of wonderful doggie, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1950's. Condition is excellent. Condition is very good. The smaller bottle is 5 1/4 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide by 2 3/4 inches deep. DC-13: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, and Mexican vintage folk art, a very beautiful pair of trees-of-life depicting Adam and Eve and the tempting snake in the Garden of Eden, by the famous folk-artist, Alfonso Castillo, c. 1980's, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla. Someone converted the statue into a lamp; very clever and well-done. Many create pottery in more contemporary styles, incorporating stylized lizards, frogs, dragonflies, feathers and hatched lines that represent rain. Saturday, Aug. 7, 9am-5pm. Today, Cochiti potters make traditional Storytellers as well as more contemporary figurines that depict non-traditional subjects such as animals and are often whimsical or humorous in style. Thank you! The most celebrated and recognized art form of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, Pueblo pottery is known around the world for its remarkable beauty and craftsmanship. Explore More From Santo Domingo Pueblo >, Native American and Pueblo people of the Southwest have been making clay pottery figures since ancient times. The tree features a very wonderful and stately Archangel Gabriel near the base, with beautiful flowers, birds, and decorations. Size: 24 inches high by 16 inches wide (at widest part) by 7 inches diameter across the circular base. CF-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a Mexican vaquero (jinete, or Mexican cowboy) on his gallant horse, attributed to the famous Panduro family, Guadalajara or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Condition is excellent. Price: $475 for the set. Condition is very good. The pottery charger has the petatillo background (cross-hatching, resembling a straw mat or petate) developed in the 1920's in great part by Balbino Lucano. Museums began displaying folk arts. Price: $375. Along with Santa Clara, they were among the first potters to carve designs into the clay rather than painting upon the surface, a huge shift in style that had a tremendous impact on the Pueblo pottery world. Black-on-red and black or brown on a white background are popular colors, though contemporary Zuni potters are creating fine art pottery in a range of beautiful colors. Price: $399. Hold the piece up to natural light and closely examine the entire surface until you find the … Numbers molded into the bottom of American pottery pieces identify molds, shapes and even product lines. The vase is beautifully glazed and the artwork is very crisp and wonderful. These may be intentional, on the part of the artist. Size: 15 inches high by 9 1/2 inches wide by 10 inches deep (front to back). Size: 15 1/2 inches diameter. The glazing is very beautiful, and the border that frames the central scene is wonderful. Price: $165. The Patzcuaro water jar has a beautiful form and wonderful hand-painted decorations, including the bunny and floral decorations. The modern era of Hopi pottery begins with Nampeyo, a potter who was inspired by ancient vessels uncovered at the ancestral site of Sikyatki in the late 19th century. These artists began producing polychrome pottery with red, yellow and orange geometric designs. The circular base is c. 4 inches diameter. The artwork is very graceful and crisp, and the overall effect of the artwork is stunning! The central artwork is surrounded by a border of beautiful flowers. This is a highly unique and endearing piece. Jugtown is often red clay, and there are some North Carolina potters who used red clay. Condition of the urn or vase is excellent. Size: 10 1/4 inches high by 6 inches wide by 5 1/4 inches deep (front to back). It is a rare and very special piece! The scene is framed nicely by a very wonderful border. Pottery production had mostly died out by the 1920s and was not revived until the 1970s under the leadership of Eudora Montoya, the only remaining traditional potter at that time. Size: each sconce is 8 1/4 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide by 3 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Saturday, Jan. , 9:00am-4:00pm. Finally, the pot is fired in an outdoor fire or kiln using manure or wood as fuel. Today a very small group of artist including Myron Sarracino continues to create fine traditional work, but pottery from Laguna Pueblo remains rare and valuable. Price: $875. Size: 16 1/2 inches wide by 11 1/2 inches high. Price: $225. The blue glaze has a wonderful appearance, much like a fresh water color. CL-1: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery bowl with a petatillo background (cross-hatching, resembling a straw mat, or petate) and very fine artwork, signed Jose Bernabe, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1950's. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art by a great master! These artists began producing polychrome pottery with red, yellow and orange geometric designs. Size: 11 inches diameter by 4 1/16 inches high. Wonderful small angels hold the candles. The production of Navajo pottery decreased dramatically in the 19th century with the arrival of railroads in the Southwest. Condition is excellent. The pale green glaze is wonderful and complements the other colors of the plate. Condition is very good. This piece comes from the famous Arias shop in Tlaquepaque, well-known for the quality of its pottery and textiles. Traditional pottery-making was revived in the 1970s by Hopi potter Daisy Hooee Nampeyo, granddaughter of famed potter Nampeyo, and Acoma pottery Jennie Laate. Size: 12 1/2 inches high, including the stand, by This type of pottery is called bandera (Spanish for "flag") because of the colors of red, green, and white, the colors of the Mexican flag. The pottery bank is decorated with beautiful geometric designs, and it appears that a very skilled bull-rider is on the way to the rodeo. Price: $175. Today there is very little pottery produced in Laguna Pueblo with no more than a handful of artists creating pottery using the traditional methods passed down for generations. This is Gorky's artistry at its best! BB-13: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful petatillo plate, Tonala, c. 1940's. Size: 11 1/2 inches high by 6 inches wide, at the widest part. This in no way affects the value of the plate. Southwestern people were introduced to parrots by Spanish traders and captivated by their beautiful colors. Rain parrots are generally represented as a triangular beak with swirling tail feathers, though stylized and contemporary versions are also common. Price: $225. Price: $475. Price: $225. AV-3: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful Mexican majolica bowl (Mexican drip-ware, or losa goteada), with a wonderful color pattern, Oaxaca, c. 1930's. Condition is good; there are areas of fading which are normal given the age of the piece. This is the second of three plates, probably all by the same great artist. BA-1: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished plate with a beautiful blue background and wonderful artwork, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Price: $299. Size: each plate measures 8 1/4 inches square. Price: $195. A common design in the pottery of Santa Clara and San Ildefonso Pueblos, the avanyu represents the importance of water for the Pueblo people. Size: 8 3/4 inches diameter. Tonala pottery birds have hand painted decorations and burnished surfaces. Size: 16 inches wide by 12 1/4 inches high. The vase has beautiful floral decorations and a Day-of-the Dead central figure. This is a great piece of Mexican folk art! Known as "majolica" in Spain, Mexican Talavera draws its name from the 16th century Spanish pottery center, Talavera de la Reina, where imagination and persistence led to enormous strides in the world's knowledge of fine ceramics. Size: 10 inches high by 8 1/4 inches wide (4 1/2 inches diameter across the circular base). AH-5: Mexican pottery and ceramics, a lovely charger with fantastic artwork, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. contemporary. Blackware remains popular, but there are many Santa Clara artists who have developed their own signature styles. Price: $375. Lightning, clouds, rainbow bands and other elements of weather and nature are also popular designs. BH-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery figure of a powerful bull with one happy rider, Guerrero, c. 1940's. Native American art attracts many devotees because of its intricacy, symbolism and long history. A handful of potters in the Shonto and Cow Springs region of Arizona continued to make traditional pottery, and in the 1950s the form underwent a revival led by Navajo potter Rose Williams and her daughter Alice Cling. Price: $325. Grog, sand, and sandstone were all used by Ancestral Pueblo people and other Southwestern cultures. Condition is very good; some of the brightly painted decorations have faded a bit with time, giving this tree a wonderful and more soft patina. 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