Vintage Santa Clara Pottery AVANYU SERPENT Blackware Lela&Van Gutierrez c20s-40s. Lela and her husband Van were credited with developing a decorative scheme featuring earth colors on a matte background. They taught their children Luther and Margaret the same techniques. This fabulous pottery vase is a classic piece of their pottery with hand etched designs.
The imagery on this piece represents the Avanyu Serpent, who is a very important deity in the Native American culture. Hand polished to achieve the shiny finish. Measures approx 8 3/4" tall x 6 1/2" wide. It is signed on the bottom, Lela/Luther, Sta Clara Pueblo. In very good condition considering its age.
Blemishes do not effect form or function. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. A beautiful and historic Santa Clara Avanyu Serpent Blackware pottery vase to add to your collection!Museum quality and a One-of-a-Kind! Bold curvi-linear designs on neutral tan or beige became the base for a new Santa Clara style.
The polychrome wares created by Lela and Van continued to be produced by younger members of the Gutierrez family, most notably their children Margaret and Luther, and Luther's daughter Pauline. Following the death of his father Van, Luther teamed up with his mom Lela and the two worked for about ten years, from about 1956 to 1966.
Lela would create the pottery and Luther would to the hand painting. After the mom passed away in 1966, Luther and his sister Margaret teamed up and worked together until Luther passed away in 1987. Other descendants also carry on the family traditions and polychrome techniques. Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my store for more selections of authentic handmade Native American pottery!
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Please allow up to 10 days for transit time, depending on your location. The item "Vintage Santa Clara Pottery AVANYU SERPENT Blackware Lela&Van Gutierrez c20s-40s" is in sale since Monday, March 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery".
The seller is "pizzazz307" and is located in Made in USA. This item can be shipped to United States.