Terrific as it is probably one of a kind. This is the Red clay " Maria Martinez" inspired feather. On an larger than average Olla Jar or Pot. It is 7" tall and 7" across in diameter at the widest.Due to its size Its a rare piece indeed. It is in perfect condition with no chips cracks repairs or damage, barely any signs or use or wear as it was bought direstly from her and probably in its display case alll its life!
The piece is incise signed Carmelita Dunlop San Ildefanso, and The piece is also dated 1978. There were pieces available at the high-end shops in Santa Fe and around NM found online.
One larger piece at 5900.00, and the others, mostly similar jars, at 1600.00 - 4500.00. This one is a great color, its dated & perfect and a bit larger than most out there. Its a scarce sweet piece and if you want a one of a kind piece from a historic pottery Artisan, this is it, great addition to any collection! Carmelitas mother died when she was very young and her two aunts.
And Desideria Montoya, who also taught her to make pottery, raised her. Her aunt, Maria Martinez, is considered a founder of San Ildefonso pottery. Carmelita learned pottery making by watching her aunts Maria and Desideria Montoya. Carmelitas mother passed away when she was very young and Maria and Desideria raised her from then forward.
She painted motifs of elemental natural designs onto the polished surface using a yucca brush dipped in clay. She was known for her beautiful painting of large size pots in black-on-black, cream-on-red, and sunrise brown being the familys specialty. She is considered a monumental Master potter and a leader in the San Ildefanso pottery history second only to Maria. Carmelita was designated a National Treasure and given the Endowment Meddal at the White House for her work in the Pottery Artrs, during the Nixon administration. She won Indian Market first place twenty times which is still to date unprecedented.
Cynthia Starflower, Carmelitas daughter, since her mothers death is second in line to Maria Martinez. She brought back the Sunrise brown pottery seven years ago after her brother Carlos passed away.
She is also one of the last Grandmaster potters currently working in San Ildefonso Pueblo. Her daughter Linda Dunlap is a master potter with beautiful burnishing work and is third in line to Maria.
There is way more information on this National Treasure Potter. Absolutely one of the country's best.
The item "SUPER RARE CARMELITA DUNLOP NATIVE AMERICN SUNRISE POTTERY OLLA SAN ILDEFONSO NM" is in sale since Wednesday, February 5, 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, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Panama, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.