An early Acoma Polychrome Pottery Canteen, attributed to Lucy Lewis, Ca 1930, #1778.
Another very nice piece for my Native American Pueblo Pottery Canteen Collection. It is an early Acoma Polychrome Pottery Canteen, attributed to Lucy Lewis, Ca 1930, #1778. Details follow below. Additional details can be found at culturalpatina.com and culturalpatina.etsy.com.
Description: #1778, Early Acoma Polychrome Pottery Canteen
Decorated on one side with superb fine-line design of repeating snowflakes" in a style first made famous by Lucy Lewis in this time period. During this period she was not the luminary that she would become and often only signed her work with the location of where the item was made, including "Sky City, Acoma, NM.
Travelers to New Mexico who have been to Acoma Pueblo are familiar with the original village atop the mesa known today as Sky City. It was on top of that mesa in 1898 that Lucy Martin Lewis was born and it was there that she grew up without the benefit of going to school. It was there also that she was struck by lightning in the 1960s. There was little hope that she would ever work again, but with perseverance she regained her muscle strength and went on to become one of the most recognized potters at Acoma Pueblo.
Dimensions: 6" W x 6.5" H (15.2 cm x 16.5 cm).
Provenance: private British Columbia, Canada collection.
Condition: Intact and excellent for its age.