A little pot, an ashtray,and a dish.All Native

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  1. Nancy Neal

    Nancy Neal Well-Known Member

    Three small items A small dish an ashtray and a small pot, The dish is clearly marked E.L Jemez It is quite thin (if that is right description, I would like if possible to track down potter, Have been unable to find on internet, also approx. age, The ashtray is a much thicker, Is this a tourist item, can it be attributed to a specific tribe, and approx age again, The little pot Approx 2 inches appears much older,and I have no idea about it, Any help much appreciated, acomaashtray2.jpg acomaashtray2.jpg acomaashtraybtm.jpg acomabowl.jpg acomabowl.jpg acomaashtraybtm.jpg small pot ruffled.jpg jemez.jpg smallpotbtm2.jpg
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    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

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  3. Nancy Neal

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  4. Nancy Neal

    Nancy Neal Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much,sorry forgot to add pic of front, which I have now done
  5. Taupou

    Taupou Well-Known Member

    The little Jemez dish, signed EC, is the signature of Erna Chosa, who began making pottery in the late 1970s.

    The ashtray is Hopi, probably circa 1950s.

    And the little bowl with the scalloped rim is Acoma, 1930s-1950s.
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  6. Taupou

    Taupou Well-Known Member

    Forgot to add that based on the size and forms themselves, all three were made for the tourist market.

    Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. If it hadn't been for the tourist market in the southwest (which began in earnest in the 1890s, when the railroad reached the area), many of the traditional arts, and pottery especially, might have been lost.

    Small forms were easy for tourists to pack back home, and items like ashtrays, salt and pepper shakers, candlesticks plus other items adapted from Victorian items the tourists were familiar with, were readily produced by the potters...even though they weren't part of their own traditions and culture.
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