Vintage Jemez Pueblo Pottery Nativity Set. Signed Mary E (Ellen) Toya -- New Mexico U. Beautiful Native American nativity scene -- 11. Figures include Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus, 3 wise men, shepherd, 2 sheep, cow, and donkey.
From my personal collection -- this set has been one of my favorites. I love the figures with their open mouths singing over the Christ birth! This set is a rare earlier work of Mary E. Toya -- Toya and Fragua family descendants have carried on her tradition. Tan (white) clay -- matte polychrome (unglazed) finish.
Red and brown (black) inks. Baby Jesus -- signed on bottom MARY E.Standing figures are about 5 high. Last picture shows similar item listed separately.
Very good vintage condition -- not new -- overall paint wear. I'M A COLLECTOR TOO! Here's what I look for when I'm shopping: Good, clear pictures of all sides and bottom too!Important information like maker and origin (if known), color and size, and relative details! Description of notable flaws, damage, and/or missing parts!
NOTE: I do not believe that vintage = dirty. Of course, I also realize that certain aspects of aging cannot be corrected and are even desirable to collectors, including myself. Items are stored in our non-smoking home and do not smell.However, since everything is second-hand, I cannot guarantee their previous environment. We are NOT pet free. Lightweight items are mailed First Class. Rest assured I have experience in safe packing -- I do recycle clean packing materials! Thanks for stopping by -- blessings to you!
The item "Very Rare MARY E. TOYA Jemez Pueblo Pottery Native American NATIVITY SET" is in sale since Wednesday, November 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Modern (1946-90)\Nativity Items". The seller is "verity-rose" and is located in Tyrone, New Mexico.
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