This beautiful, miniature finely painted vase was hand-made by Ursula Curran of the Santa Clara Pueblo in Northern New Mexico. Curran is the daughter of the late Alvin Curran (San Juan) and noted potter Dolores Curran (Santa Clara). She is also a noted potter in her own right, known for her miniature finely painted red and cream and black on black ware. This little vase was made using traditional Native American methods.
It is finely painted with traditional designs all around the base. There is also a painted avanyu or water serpent around the top portion of the piece. The piece measures approximately 1.5 inches tall and 1.5 inches wide. This bowl is well balanced and finely polished.
It would make an outstanding focal point to any miniature pottery collection. The piece is signed, "Ursula Curran Santa Clara San Juan". It is in excellent condition and has no chips, cracks, nicks or hairlines. Please see my other auctions for fine Native American pottery and textiles. The item "Miniature Santa Clara vase by Ursula Curran" is in sale since Thursday, June 30, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "picklechip" and is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This item can be shipped worldwide.