The production of Navajo pottery decreased dramatically in the 19th century with the arrival of railroads in the Southwest. Condition is good; there are areas of fading which are normal given the age of the piece. Zia potters also paint deer, flowers, arches, rainbow bands and other natural imagery onto their vessels. The wonderful glazing and color combinations make this piece exceptional. Condition is very good. Explore More From Hopi >, Today there are very few artists creating traditional pottery in Isleta Pueblo, and Isleta pottery is one of the most difficult to find of all types of Pueblo pottery. Price: $475. Someone converted the statue into a lamp; very clever and well-done. Size: 20 inches wide by 16 inches high. BC-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very lovely tree-of-life with very vibrant artwork and decorations, attributed to the great Heriberto Castillo, Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, c. 1950's. Price: $400 for the pair. AH-5: Mexican pottery and ceramics, a lovely charger with fantastic artwork, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. contemporary. The movement and flow of the sculpture are energetic and wonderful; you can feel the vaquero's gaity and pride. Size: 6 1/2 inches high by 8 inches long by 3 inches wide. SOLD. It was brought to this Basilica from Spain by the first Spanish bishop of Michoacan, Vasco de Quiroga, c. 1540. Condition is very good. News & Updates. The charger features a lovely scalloped and painted border, and a scene with cacti, a paisano, and a multi-dotted earth on which the paisano rests called "granizo" because of the resemblance to small balls of hail. 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. See artwork with the Rain Parrot Design >, San Ildefonso Pueblo is best known for its black-on-black style of pottery made famous by legendary potter Maria Martinez. Pots from this period often featured brown slip on the base, rim and interior. Condition is very good. The floral artwork decorations on both sides are wonderfully done, and the bull appears very intent and powerful. Many create pottery in more contemporary styles, incorporating stylized lizards, frogs, dragonflies, feathers and hatched lines that represent rain. Size: 10 inches high by 4 1/2 inches diameter, not including the candleholders. This is the first of three Tlaquepaque blackware plates, probably all from the same great artist (the other two follow, EE-19 and EE-20). This is a highly unique and endearing piece. Very little traditional pottery has been produced at Taos and Picuris Pueblos since 1950, but there are a few artists working to revive the tradition who create spectacular examples of traditional micaceous clay pottery. Delivery can be discussed. Pena are in the collection in the museum at Tzintzuntzan. This is an exquisite piece of Oaxacan vintage pottery. The vase is beautifully glazed and the artwork is very crisp and wonderful. Condition is very good. The pottery created by Pojoaque is derived from other Pueblos, particularly Santa Clara polychrome and incised styles. Price: $185. Price: $475. Price: $185. Rain parrots are generally represented as a triangular beak with swirling tail feathers, though stylized and contemporary versions are also common. This style of Oaxacan pottery is referred to as "losa goteada" or dripware, and this piece is attributed to the Jimenez family. Explore More From Isleta Pueblo >, Jemez Pueblo potters are known for their artistry and innovation, with many artists producing premium handcrafted vessels in traditional and contemporary styles. Thank you! Their work truly elevated the form, bringing Navajo pottery to the attention of collectors around the world. Condition is very good. It may be best known as the birthplace of the Storyteller figure, one of the most widely collected and recognized Pueblo art forms. Size: 10 1/2 inches diameter. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 8 inches diameter at the widest part. The piggy is very endearing. This piece is extremely well-formed and painted; it is simply beautiful! Condition is excellent. T-1: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a jar with lid, signed Arias, with floral decorations, c. 1930-40. It features a white base. The artwork, with animals featured on both plates, is very fine. One of the most iconic and valuable pottery styles, Acoma pots represent a storied history of beauty and craftsmanship. The piece is unsigned, but this is definitely a very fine piece of Talavera. Today, Native artists across the Southwest create Storytellers, sometimes depicting the elder and children as clowns, drummers, acrobats, cowboys or animals, and handcrafted figurative pottery continues to be one of the most exciting, colorful and successful pottery forms. Hold the piece up to natural light and closely examine the entire surface until you find the … Price: $275. All the pieces are in very good condition, very rare considering the age and use of the set. The opening at the mouth is 6 3/4 inches diameter. Before becoming famous, Heron Martinez created many utilitarian pieces, including plant holders, water jars, frog pots, and lovely statues like this one. Given the age of the piece, condition is very good. It is a beautiful piece of vintage Mexican pottery and folk art! Thank you! Condition is very good. Some marks look like a circle, square, bird or animal shape, etc. The scene features an exotic bird, with a wolf or coyote looking on. Size: each plate is 9 1/4 inches diameter. DC-2: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished pottery plate with graceful and magnificent artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. The couple is dressed in traditional clothing of the village on Lake Patzcuaro. This piece comes from the famous Arias shop in Tlaquepaque, well-known for the quality of its pottery and textiles. A piece marked with a company name or identifiable logo tells you clearly the manufacturer of the pottery. Explore More From Pojoaque Pottery >, The rain parrot is a popular design motif in Pueblo pottery, particularly that of Acoma Pueblo, representing the Pueblo people’s reverence for rain and water. The vase is signed on the bottom with the mark of the famous Uriarte fabrica, or factory, in Puebla. The bean pot is one of their well known forms and is an excellent baking and stovetop cooking piece. GG-24: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a water jar attributed to the great Balbino Lucano, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1920-30's. Size: 8 1/16 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide at the widest part by 5 inches deep (front to back) at the base. Lucano was one of the originators of petatillo (the crosshatching pattern in the background), and he was a master of fine decorative painting. Ceramics are often used to identify archaeological cultures. Condition is excellent. 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. UU-12: Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery statue of a Mexican caballero with a sarape gracefully draped over his shoulder and wearing a wonderful striped suit, attributed to the great folk-artist, Senora Pena of Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, c. 1960's. They contain duplicates and photocopies of documents, newspaper clippings, and other materials. The artwork and the very large size of the charger make this a very special piece! This is the typical pottery style of Tzintzunzan, and it is very beautiful! Pueblo potters do not use a wheel but construct pots using the traditional horizontal coil method or freely forming the shape. Zia is the only Pueblo to use red clay tempered with crushed black basalt. Price: $175. Size: the saucer measures 5 inches diameter; the cup measures 3 inches diameter at the top (not including the handle) by 3 inches high. WW-1: Mexican vintage folk-art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a very beautiful tree-of-life by the famous folk-artist, Aurilio Flores, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940-50's. Depending on the age of each piece, there may be a hallmark, usually an Eagle or simply the word MEXICO, to denote the country of origin. DA-2: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery burnished charger decorated with lovely protea, flowers native to this area of Jalisco, all done in beautiful colors, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. Price: $550. The Patzcuaro water jar has a beautiful form and wonderful hand-painted decorations, including the bunny and floral decorations. SOLD. 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. Condition is excellent. Price: $200. These simple rural scenes are typical of the pottery of San Pedro Tlaquepaque during the period after the Mexican revolution. Condition is excellent. Acoma artists are known for the fineness of their pottery painting, often incorporating hatching patterns that symbolize rain as well as rain parrot designs, an animal that in Acoma legend led people to water. The vase has a unique and wonderful shape, and the blue glaze decoration the vase is simply stunning! CJ-5: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely and very colorful pottery ferris wheel, filled with delighted people, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1960's. Baskets are among the most popular art items as they are small, beautiful and useful. Condition is good, given the age of the piece; there are areas of fading, giving the piece a wonderful patina. Ramalho loved creating figures from mythology and unique pieces of folk art. With so few Isleta artists creating pottery using natural clay and traditional methods, any piece is a rare and valuable work of art. Price: $325. Price for the pair: $150. Condition is good. Price: $195. Condition is very good; there are some very minor irregularities in the glazing of the rim of the charger. These artists began producing polychrome pottery with red, yellow and orange geometric designs. DD-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful oval charger with artwork featuring a lovely tropical bird, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. Size: 10 inches diameter. This is Mexican vintage folk art at its best! Their creation was discouraged by Christian missionaries and the form was not widely practiced in the 16th-19th centuries. This piece is museum-quality and a discerning collector's dream! THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE VIRUS! Many are of natural terra cotta red, or black clay. AE-7: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a tri-pod bowl with beautiful and very intricate artwork, signed by the famous artist, Antonio Rivera, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. The piece is high-fired, a trademark of Wilmot, and is of natural clay color with highlights of white. Condition is very good. Condition is excellent. Condition is excellent. Price: $175. Southwestern people were introduced to parrots by Spanish traders and captivated by their beautiful colors. Price: $165. Price: $550. CU-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful pottery sculpture of a young man who is getting "advice" from three mischievious devils, Ocumicho, Michoacan, c. 1940-50's. Today, the beautiful burnished vases and pots created by Navajo potters are admired as fine art and add much to the vibrant Native American pottery traditions of the Southwest. Navajo potters developed their own distinctive style by applying a glaze of hot piñon pitch to the surface of their pots after firing, giving vessels their characteristic brown-red color and beautiful gloss. 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. Price: $175. The piece is beautifully decorated with floral designs and graceful deer, and the wonderful green decoration against the terra cotta earthen background is incredible! CS-4: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful petatillo (cross-hatching in the background, resembling a straw mat or petate, in Spanish) pottery pitcher, with beautiful and intricate decorations, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. They typically do not feature painted designs, a practice discouraged by elders to maintain cultural and religious privacy. EE-18: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a blackware plate with wonderful artwork from Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930-40's. What clues can tell you if it’s Roman? This is a very unique piece of pottery and a discerning collector's dream. Size: 8 5/8 inches diameter. Price: $350. P-4: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a banderaware pottery charger with "starry night" decoration, c. 1930. Condition is very good. Price: $525. Condition is excellent. 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. Size: 10 1/2 inches diameter. The traditional pottery of Laguna is very similar in color, design and style to that of neighboring Acoma Pueblo. The artwork on the inside of the bowl is in the highly imaginative style of Fantasia, or fantasia-ware. FDA has received reports from local health authorities that traditional pottery from several manufacturers in Mexico labeled as “lead free” in fact contains levels of extractable lead. Size: 22 1/2 inches high by 17 inches long by 9 1/2 inches wide. The creature’s body typically looks like a rippling stream, and the lightning coming from its mouth signifies thunderstorms that bring rain. Condition is excellent. Price: $150 for the set. Condition is very good. Size: 16 1/2 inches high by 9 1/2 inches wide by 6 1/4 inches deep (front to back). With so few Pojoaque artists creating pottery using natural clay and traditional methods, any piece is a rare and valuable work of art. Price: $185. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 10 1/4 inches wide by 7 inches deep (front to back). In addition to blackware, contemporary San Ildefonso artists also create beautiful redware and polychrome style pottery. The horse bears the letters "SG" near the base, the signature of Simone Galvan, nephew of the great Amador Galvan of Tonala. Size: 13 1/4 inches diameter. The artwork is very graceful and crisp, and the overall effect of the artwork is stunning! Price: $625 for the pair. 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. Some Italian and Mexican pottery is made with red clay, and much of the southwest or Native American pottery uses shades of red. The second photo shows these pieces next to a more common-sized nesting hen casserole, to give an idea of scale. Tourists also preferred Pueblo to Navajo pottery, and Navajo artisans found greater success weaving rugs and making jewelry. Condition is excellent. DE-10: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pair of blackware plates with wonderful artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1930's. Condition is very good. The artwork is lovely. Condition is excellent. This is the heart and soul of Mexican folk art! They do not show signs of flaking or melting, and there is no loss of color or glaze. The trellis-shaped tree is beautifully formed and burnished. This is a discerning collectors dream! 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. Condition is very good; there is a small bit of minor wear on the base. Cordero was inspired by the traditional “Singing Mother” figure often represented in clay, and by her grandfather, a legendary Cochiti storyteller. Since the 1980s the popularity of handcrafted Jemez pottery has soared. Size: 12 1/4 inches diameter. Condition is excellent. The traditional Santo Domingo style features brown, black or red designs on a buff background, often with a red base, though red-on-black and blackware pots are also made today. Price: $550. The artwork, featuring lovely floral decorations, is spectacular. Size: each measures 8 3/4 inches diameter. THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE VIRUS! Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, c. 1940. It is fairly rare to find a pair of burnished sconces, as usually one is lost or broken. Shop Storytellers Now > Shop Figurines Now >, Zia Pueblo has a centuries-old tradition of making fine pottery. AL-4: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a black-ware, oval charger with exquisite and very endearing artwork, Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. Size: 6 inches long, from snoot to tail, by 5 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high. 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. Condition is very good. The pot has the traditional colors of the Mexican flag, bandera in Spanish. DC-1: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a pottery plate with a wonderful blue background glazing and beautiful artwork. WorthPoint is the largest resource online for identifying, researching and valuing antiques. CI-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful tree-of-life with wonderful colors and decorations, attributed to the late, great Aurelio Flores, Puebla, c. 1940's. The artwork which decorates the doggie bank is crisp and intricate. After the pot is formed, the artist polishes the piece with a natural polishing stone, such as a river stone, then paints it with a vegetal, mineral or commercial slip. Tlaquepaque - This highly decorative, twice-fired clay pottery is dipped in lead oxide for its second firing. This is Gorky's artistry at its best! Condition is very good. 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: 9 1/2 inches long by 8 inches high by 3 3/4 inches wide. Size: 11 1/2 inches high by 10 1/16 inches wide, at the widest part. The large tree-of-life is attributed to the great Heriberto Castillo and is in the style of the Castillo family. Size: each sconce is 8 1/4 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide by 3 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Explore over 425 Million “sold for” prices with item details and images. The incredibly beautiful and graceful floral decorations are typical of Gorky's work. The colors are wonderful, and the artwork features floral designs, birds, and leaping gazelles. CI-12: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery plate with a pale, apple-green glaze and wonderful, crisp artwork, attributed to the great Balbino Lucano, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The piece is beautifully formed and burnished. Condition is very good. Price: $325. The charger has a lovely green background and wonderful artwork. Both the saucer and the cup are marked on the bottoms, Fabrica Lucano; they were made by some of the finest artists of this period. Angels lead the way. Condition is very good. The art-work on the Talavera tray is exceptional. Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches diameter. Size: 6 3/4 inches diameter by 2 1/2 inches high. Condition is very good. Condition is very good; there are signs that the bowl was used. Price: $350. These may be intentional, on the part of the artist. Size: 33 inches high by 23 inches wide, at the widest part, by 11 1/2 inches deep, front to back. The Holy Water bottle is extremely well-formed and decorated. Gold-hued pots made from clays found at First Mesa are perhaps best known, though Hopi potters also create beautiful red and white vessels. Size: 13 1/2 inches high by 4 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches deep (front to back, including the handle). Condition is very good. 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