This is a Rare and Fantastic Estate Fresh 10.75 tall. AVANYU WATER SERPENT WEDDING VASE made in Santa Clara New Mexico by the world famous, highly Collected and Prized Margaret Tafoya (1904 - 2001).It has really good wear on the bottom to support that ol age. It is great pottery work, and if you are going to have a Santa Clara Black Clay pottery piece, one may as well own one made by the BEST! Info on line about her is amazing.
Margaret was born in 1904 and started her art of pottery making in 1920. Margaret Tafoya is considered one of the matriarchs of the Pueblo pottery revival known for her fine incised red and blackware as well as her large bear paw vases.
She is the daughter of Hose Geronimo & Sarafina Tafoya; wife of Alcario Tafoya. Today her creations are recognized world-wide for their sublime beauty and expert artisanry. Those few pieces that remain out of collectors hands command top dollar in the collector's market.
This particular vase features the Avanyu Water Serpent around the circumference. Signature incised on bottom "Margaret Tafoya". Truely a scarce gem and a highlight Star to oany collection. A black Santa Clara Pueblo storage jar, with a heavily incised kiva step pattern and Avanyu design, circa 1950, signed on the bottom by revered Pueblo pottery master.
With intricately carved geometric designs and a burnished red surface, a redware jar produced by Ms. Margaret Tafoyas work has been the subject of several books and museum exhibitions over the years. She was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Award in 1984, and a National Heritage Fellowship. Among the artists in profile at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.The item "RARE MARGARET TAFOYA 11 WEDDING VASE BLACK POTTERY SANTA CLARA NATIVE AMERICAN" is in sale since Friday, January 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "mstiques" and is located in Bernalillo, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States.