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Marie Chino

Marie Z. Chino

Marie Chino

Marie Chino is one of the Matriarchs of Acoma pueblo. Her children and grandchildren are numerous and include potters Grace Chino, Rose Chino, Tena Garcia, Carol Chino and others. Her pottery forms are amazingly uniform and renown for being a perfect blend of form and design. Marie Z. Chino's pottery can be found in the book, "14 Families in Pueblo Pottery" along with numerous other publications.

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Chino, Marie Z. – Long Neck Jar with Bird Wing Design (1970’s)

This is an exceptional long neck jar by Marie Z. Chino.  Marie is famous as one of the revivalists at Acoma Pueblo, along with Lucy M. Lewis, Jessie Garcia, and a few others.  This jar is thin-walled with a round shoulder and elongated neck.  The piece is fully painted with a bird wing design.  It is an interlocking pattern which starts small at the neck and enlarges as it nears the shoulder.  It is a visually striking example of the “op-art” influence in Acoma pottery.  The jar was traditionally fired so there are some very slight color variations to the white.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Marie Z. Chino”.  It is a classic jar where shape, history, and design are in perfect balance!

$ 2,800.00
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