(pna-0018) 1930s – 1940s Santa Clara Handled Dish



1930s – 1940s Santa Clara Handled Dish

  • 1930s – 1940s Santa Clara Handled Dish
  • Large highly polished bowl with a Thunderbird design.
  • Sturdy twisted coil handles.
  • Old unsigned piece.
  • Perfect condition.
  • Beautiful glow and patina.
  • 10 1/2″ across x 3 3/4″ tall.
  • This Puebloan Nation uses the black on black pottery style quite beautifully.
  • The decoration comes from the highly polishing the pottery, often with stones.
  • This is where the term “stone-polish” comes from.
  • Since the 1930s, potters have been experimenting with designs of matte black on polished black finish.
  • It is much like those first made at the San Ildefonso pueblo of New Mexico.
  • Native American Pueblo Pottery


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