San Ildefonso black-on-black pottery jar, Carmelita Dunlap

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San Ildefonso black-on-black pottery jar, Carmelita Dunlap

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8 3/4" diameter x 11 1/4" high

native clay and slip fired over an outdoor traditional fire

ex: Private Collection, 1987

excellent condition

$2800.*SALE (Price reduced from $3500.)

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Elegant black polished jar with matte painted designs, this pot has a graceful shape and beautiful paint. The polish has a high shine and the pot has survived the years in excellent condition. The painted designs are complex and beautifully executed. To my eye, this is one of Carmelita Dunlap's best pots.

Carmelita Dunlap (1925-1999) was Maria Martinez's niece. Because her mother passed away while Carmita was quite young, Maria and her sister Desideria raised her. In the process, they taught her how to make pottery. She was quite prolific and many of her jars are large. Carmelita was invited to visit President and Mrs Nixon at the White House in 1974 and her works are in the Denver Art Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian.