Large Pictorial Kewa (Santo Domingo) storage jar just arrived

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We are excited to offer this stunning large pictorial Kewa jar which we just acquired. Pots such as this are rare. Few were made at Santo Domingo in the late 19th century and those that were made were generally used until they fell apart. To learn more, click this link: http://www.marcyburns.com/pottery-collection/kewa-santo-domingo-large-pictorial-storage-jar

Acoma pitcher collected by Stevenson

Acoma pitcher collected by Stevenson

This Acoma pitcher was collected by Col. James Stevenson and his wife Mathilda Coxe Stevenson in 1884. Stevenson archives reveal that its accession number by the BAE (later incorporated into the Smithsonian) is 110354. The Smithsonian frequently traded or gifted pieces from their collection to supporters of the museum and it is likely that this is how this pot came to be in private hands.

Acquisitions and Upcoming Shows


I am excited to have recently acquired two major collections of Pueblo and Hopi pottery:  One collection features postwar works  by the Matriarchs and other 20th century Master Potters. The other collection features very important Historic Pueblo and Hopi pottery, including 2 pots collected by Stevenson for the Smithsonian.  I have also acquired a collection of parfleche bags. These objects are all fresh to the market.

I will be posting frequent blogs featuring some of the individual items but be sure to go to the website frequently to see other additions as they are posted.  If you follow my Facebook page, you will see notices for some of the new items posted to the website. Just click the little "f" in a blue circle and it will take you to the Facebook page. 

A second newsletter will follow shortly with more detailed information on the Delaware Show as well as information about some of the Historic pottery that I recently acquired.


From October 23-29, my husband, Richard Schillay, and I will be hosting a booth at the  INTERNATIONAL SHOW (formerly known as THE INTERNATIONAL FINE ART AND ANTIQUE DEALERS SHOW). We will be presenting a one-person show of ceramic art by Cliff Lee. The show is held at The Park Avenue Armory, 67th and Park Avenue, NYC. The booth number is D7.

Cliff's work is simply exquisite. He is a neurosurgeon who years ago gave up his practice to devote himself solely to his art. His works are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the White House Collection, Yale University Art Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, and others. Here is a link to some of Cliff Lee's works: http://www.cliffleeporcelain.com

 If you would like a complimentary pass, please send me an email and I will send you e-ticket(s) to the show.


Be sure to save the dates, which are November 6-8 with the Opening Night Party on November 5th. It is held at The Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. This show is considered a must go-to show for collectors of American Antiques. Not only is it one of the oldest Americana Shows, it is considered one of the very finest American Antique Shows. My booth will be filled with fresh material -- a tremendous opportunity for collectors. More about what I will be bringing will follow soon. Here is the link to the Delaware Show information: http://www.winterthur.org/?p=1097 

Remember, there are no sales taxes in Delaware!