Medicine Flower, Grace – Seed Jar with 14 Mimbres Animals (1987)

3.25"w x 2.5"h

$ 1,600.00

Grace Medicine Flower began her career making miniature pottery with incised designs.  This seed jar is from 1987.  It is a transitional piece that combines carving and sgraffito areas of design.  Around the side of the piece, there is a carved avanyu.  The avany is polished red. On the top is a medallion with 14 Mimbres figures.  There are fish, rabbit, dragonfly, frog, turtle, and more.  Each is different and they are etched into the clay before firing.  The jar has a short neck that is stone polished.  Grace always had an eye on the complete composition of a piece and made sure it was not just aesthetically pleasing but also technically precise.  The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Grace Medicine Flower”.   It is a classic piece of her pottery history!