Gutierrez, Denny – Long Neck Water Jar with 16 Faceted Ribs (1991)
Denny Gutierrez was known for his faceted melon bowl. This is a classic Santa Clara water jar with a round shoulder and an elongated neck. The rim of the jar is slightly turned out and the interior of the neck is fully polished. The jar has 16 faceted melon ribs encircling the piece. They are flat with a slight ridge separating each of the facets. It was very difficult to photograph to capture the subtle strength of the bowl. It is from 1991. It is very highly polished and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Denny Gutierrez”.