The Delaware Antiques Show is this week, opening with a Preview on Thursday, November 5th and regular show hours Friday, November 6 - November 8, 2015. Sponsored by Winterthur Museum, this show is celebrating its 52nd year. It is frequently described in the press as the best Americana Show in the country. We certainly will be bringing an amazing array of fresh and great material to our booth. For more information about the show, go to: http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/includes/calendar-of-events/52nd-Annual-Delaware-Antiques-Show/25207/
Be sure to frequently watch the listings on my website under the categories of your interests. I have been working hard to post fresh inventory and have lots more to come. Recent postings are in Textiles, Pottery (contemporary and historic), and beadwork.
This blog discusses three very important Acoma/Laguna jars that I have just posted on my website.
The first pot that I am discussing here (pictured in the banner above) is a four-color Acoma/Laguna jar. Of all the pots that we have recently acquired, this is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful. It has four-colors with undulating rainbow bands, curvilinear areas of parallelograms and checkered bands, leaves and fascinating positive/negative designs.
The patina is gorgeous. That, the beautiful four-color design and the large size (14" diameter x 12 1/4" high) allow the pot to stand out, even when placed with a number of other pots. A very similar Acoma/Laguna jar was in the Gallegos Collection. That jar has been discussed by Frank Harlow in Two Hundred Years of Historic Pueblo Pottery: the Gallegos Collection, 1990, and also by Harlow and Lanmon in their seminal study, The Pottery of Acoma Pueblo, 2013.
To see multiple photos and learn the details about this jar, go to: http://www.marcyburns.com/pottery-collection/acomalaguna-4-color-polychrome-jar
2. The next pot I want to discuss in this blog is an early Acoma/Laguna jar that exhibits evidence of heavy native use. The ladle damage is evident on the rim, something that collectors of Historic pottery really like. The importance of this jar is clear when one considers its provenance...previously owned by Jonathan Batkin, Marti Struever, and Dwight Lanmon, all of whom are scholars of Pueblo pottery. Letters by Jonathan Batkin and Dwight Lanmon accompany this pot.
I can only post one image to a blog so I urge you to go to this link to see it and learn more about it: http://www.marcyburns.com/pottery-collection/acomalaguna-polychrome-pottery-jar
3. The final pot I am discussing here is a very large and beautiful Zia jar. Dating from 1920-1930s, its design is simple but bold. It is likely that Trinidad Media or Isabel Toribio made this pot. To see photos and read the detailed description, go to: http://www.marcyburns.com/pottery-collection/large-zia-storage-jar
Please call or email if you have any questions or if you would like more information. I hope to see you soon.