Claw, Silas and Bertha – Clay Pipe with Relief Eagle

4.75" long

$ 150.00

This is a traditional clay pipe by Silas Claw and Bertha Claw.  Bertha would make the pottery and the applique designs were applied and painted by Silas.  They began working together in 1968. The pipe is well balanced so that it sits with the stem upward. A Bald Eagle is in relief on the front.  The piece was traditionally fired so that there are fire clouds on the clay surface.  The colors were often oil paint applied after the firing to give the pieces a more “realistic” appearance. The piece would then be coated with varnish or a more traditional pinon pitch.  This vase is signed, S. B. Claw” on the bottom.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.