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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 09, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House
Set of 3 Miniatures

Artist: Lucy M. Lewis


Bowl: 1 1/2" tall x 2" wide

Seedpot: 2 1/4" tall x 2" wide

Canteen: 2 1/2" tall x 3" wide

These beautiful pieces were all hand coiled and painted by the late Lucy Lewis, a very well known artist of Acoma, New Mexico. Lucy is regarded as one of the best known women potters, along Maria Martinez in the Pueblo pottery tradition. Lucy started making pottery in the early 1900's and helped to continue the tradition that dates back hundreds, if not thousands of years. This set of three miniature pots are a great example of Lucy's wonderful work. These three pots were made sometime in the 1960's.

The small bowl is painted with the traditional black on white style used by many Acoma artists. T are two large deer painted on the bowl, each with a different design on their bodies. T are lightning patterns between the deer. On one of the lightning patterns t is a small pit, but this is common on older pieces. Otherwise the piece is in good condition.

The small seedpot is painted in the same black on white style. T are two large ants painted on one side, and a simple traditional bird painted on the opposite side. Between the designs are more lightning patterns, with some fine line work. T is a pit on the body of one of
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