Cain, Mary – Wedding Vase with Bear Paws (1997) Ribbon

6.5"w x 8"h

$ 1,200.00

Mary Cain was a daughter of Christina Naranjo and a granddaughter of SaraFina Tafoya.  She was known for her classic style of carved and polished Santa Clara pottery.  This wedding vase is from 1997.  It has a round body and extended spouts. There is a bear paw impressed into the clay on each side. The entire surface is fully polished and it was traditionally fired a deep black coloration.  It is signed on the bottom, “Mary Cain”.    It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  There is a third place ribbon from the 1997 Annual Mesa Verde Pottery Festival