Natseway, Thomas – Three Interlocking Clay Vessels

1.25"w x 3"h

$ 1,500.00

Thomas Natseway is one of the most renowned miniaturists in Pueblo pottery.  Rarely does he make a piece that is over 1″ tall or wide!  This is an amazing group of three pieces.  Not only do they interlock, but they are a bit larger in size than his regular work.  However, the painting is amazing!  The top piece is square in shape.  It has a kiva step design on the top of the lid.  The sides are intricately painted with checkerboard and fine-line patterns. The central piece is a melon bowl with sixteen polished ribs.  The bottom piece is also square in shape.  The top is flat and painted with fine-lines.  The sides are painted with four different flowers.  Each flower has a different design and is highlighted with red clay slips.  The system for interlocking each piece is fascinating. The bottom bowl has a round opening and the melon jar has an extended round base.  The opening on the melon bowl is square. The top piece has a square extended base and a round top opening.  They are perfect to set one into the other!  The piece is signed, “Thomas Natseway”.  Phenomenal!