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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 09,2006
  • Channel: Online Auction
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 the ants, but again, this is not uncommon for an older piece.

The canteen is the only piece out of the three with color. The canteen is leaning back. The front of the canteen is painted with a large parrot. The body of the parrot is a dark orange color. T is a simple flower painted next to the parrot. Around the rim of the canteen, Lucy painted a thick orange stripe. The back of the canteen is painted with a large orange circle. The canteen has some small pits, nothing really noticeable. But these are common on a piece of this age.

These pieces are in good condition for their age. Of course t are the common "age spots" w the paint has started to fade, and w small pits have formed. T are a few pits, commonly seen in very old pieces. The bottom of the seedpot and the bowl are signed by Lucy.

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