Dunlap, Carmelita – Water Jar with Feather Design and Fluted Rim (1970s)
Carmelita Dunlap is one of the San Ildefonso potters best known for her large vessels. This is a classic water jar shape with a sharp shoulder and an elongated neck. The rim of the jar is undulating or “fluted”. The neck of the jar is painted with a feather pattern and below is a cloud design. The entire piece is very highly polished and fired a glassy black. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Carmelita Dunlap”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Definitely a traditional classic of her work!