Curran, Dolores – Small Jar iwth Avanyu, Bird Wings, and Lightning Lid

1.75"w x 3"h (w/ lid)

$ 900.00

This is a very detailed lidded polychrome jar by Dolores Curran.  She continues to create intricately incised and painted pottery.  She was inspired to create these red polychrome incised and painted by her husband, Alvin Curran.  He was known for his incised San Juan-style pottery in the late 1990s.  This jar has a storage jar shape with a high shoulder.  It’s a great shape as it provides a lot of surface area for design!  The jar has an avanyu around the top of the shoulder.  Below are birds and bird wings.  The neck is micaceous and the lid has a carved lightning design int he center.  The top of the lid and the base of the lid are both polished!  It is amazingly intricate for the size.   All the colorations are from natural clay slips.  It is an extraordinary amount of time to create pieces intricate both in design and to use the various clay additions.   The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Dolores Curran”.