San Juan/Ohkay Owingeh Classic Red-On-Tan Small Utilitarian Dough Bowl, c. 1890


In the 19th century San Juan Pueblo was known for both black-on-grey and red-on-tan large bowls and jars. This lovely example exhibits classic 19th century San Juan bowl form with a high shoulder ridge and elegantly flaring rim. There is a clear separation of the unslipped polished underbody and the slipped and stone polished upper body. The red is rich and deep and there are some red drip lines on the tan section, perhaps purposely applied as a maker’s signature. There is a lovely small fire cloud near the bottom from traditional outdoor firing. At 11” it may have been made to be small dough bowl or large serving bowl. We can’t know for sure, but it’s a beauty.

6.5” deep by 11” wide
Condition Excellent
Provenance a Minnesota collection and prior to that, the collection of Lyn and Ellen Fox

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