Acoma Four-Color Pedestal Flower Pot with with Dramatic Scalloped Rim, c. 1890’s


A most unusual, beautiful open bowl in which the potter cut out a drain hole on the base ostensibly for water drainage. Perhaps it was made as a gift for a special Pueblo occasion or to sell to tourists at the train station, but its excellent condition and lack of water stains indicate that there was never much use as a flower pot. The mineral red and orange colors are vibrant and deep and the wide flaring scalloped rim is dramatic and elegant. The potter even painted a chain of botanical forms under the scallops at the rim with red mirrored at the bottom of the bowl. This bowl was clearly made by an exceptional potter with great attention to detail. The pedestal is an indication of likely 1900 or early origin as the use of pedestal bases would end early in the 20th century.

Size 6” deep x 8” wide
Condition Excellent, original and unrestored
Provenance an Albuquerque collection


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