RARE FINE ACOMA PUEBLO POT CIRCA 1900 - EX J. SHARP/CHRISTIAN RUB ESTATE #1 1 of 2 pots Listed Form This Famous Actor's Collection! Click here for the second pot!1 OF 4 Incredible Antique Native American Pottery vessels listed this week! Click here for other listings! Measurements: 6.8" diameter at top opening, 4.5" height x 8.5 width. PROVENANCE: From the estate of the legendary Taos, New Mexico artist Joseph Henry Sharp, who in turn gave them to his good friend and character actor Christian Rub who was the voice and inspiration for Geppetto from Disney's original "Pinocchio" movie and was featured in more than 100 movies from the 1910s-1950s.
Bold, quirky geometrical design done in terra cotta and black. Joseph Henry Sharp (September 27, 1859 August 29, 1953) was an American painter and a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists. He painted American Indian portraits and cultural life, as well as Western landscapes. President Theodore Roosevelt commissioned him to paint the portraits of 200 Native American warriors who survived the Battle of the Little Bighorn.While working on this project, Sharp lived on land of the Crow Agency, Montana, where he built Absarokee Hut in 1905. Phoebe Hearst (mother of William Randolph Hearst) bought 80 of Sharp's paintings of Native Americans. This enabled him to quit teaching and devote himself to painting. Hearst commissioned an additional 75 portraits to include members of every major Great Plains tribe. The entire collection was eventually donated to the University of California, Berkeley. Over his lifetime, Sharp produced around 10,500 works of art, including oil paintings, etchings, monotypes, pastels, and watercolors.
Of these works, fully 7,800 are of Native American subjects, including 3,200 portraits. He was a historian of the West as well as a painter, and helped to preserve the record of a way of life that was changing. Christian Rub (April 13, 1886 April 14, 1956) was known as a character actor from the late 1910s to the early 1950s, and was featured in more than 100 movies.He was born in Passau, Bavaria, Germany. His first appearance was in the 1919 movie The Belle of New York. " Rub was the visual basis and voice of Mister Geppetto in the animated Disney film "Pinocchio (1940).
Acoma Pueblo, often called Sky City, is built on top of a 400-foot mesa approximately 72 miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Pueblo has been continually inhabited since 1150 A.
And the people of the Pueblo continue to practice the pottery-making traditions of their ancestors. Unpainted Acoma Pueblo pottery is characteristically a light cream, almost white color. Most Acoma Pueblo pottery is painted, typically using red and orange (terra cotta) outlined in black. Traditional Acoma pottery is made using a slate-like clay found within the hills surrounding the Pueblo. When fired using traditional methods, this clay allows the potters to form very thin walls, a common and sought-after characteristic of Acoma pottery.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "manuantiques" and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This item can be shipped worldwide.