Tony Da, San Ildefonso Pueblo Avanyu Jar, #781 SOLD

$ 6,500.00

Tony Da, San Ildefonso Pueblo Avanyu Jar, #781

Discription: This jar is from the early 1970’s. It is fully polished and etching into the surface of the pottery (sgraffito) a wonderful Avanyu (Plumbed serpent) The jar is a wonderful shape with a slight shoulder where the sgraffito bands and then a dip up towards the neck. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “DA”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

Over the course of a career that spanned from 1967-82, Tony helped change the world of Native American Pueblo pottery. He was among the first to begin etching into the surface of the pottery (sgraffito), adding stones, hei-shi and then began creating all matte carved vessels. His pottery today is considered to be among the most sought after by collectors and museum alike. He was the son of noted potter Popovi Da, and the grandson of Maria Martinez and learned to make pottery from Maria. Tony Da's pottery and paintings were the focus of an exhibit entitled, "Creative Spark: The Life and Art of Tony Da" at the Museum of Indian Art and Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe in 2011.

Provenance: Scottsdale, AZ. Collection   

Condition: A few very faint surface scratches, all very small. A beautiful and rare piece. 

Dimensions: 2.25"x 3". 

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