Medicine Flower, Grace – Lidded Bowl with Butterfly Medallion (1980’s)
This small lidded bowl by Grace Medicine Flower is from the 1980s. She remains renown for her creative pottery. This piece has a single medallion on one side with etched butterflies and flowers. Surrounding the top of the medallion are carved lightning designs. As the bowl is turned there are two melon ribs which encircle the bowl from the base to the medallion. The lid fits down into the bowl. The entire piece is very highly polished and fired a deep black. Grace always etched the designs into her pieces before they were fired, which creates the coloration of the matte area on the bowl. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Grace Medicine Flower”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.