Shupla, Helen – 11″Wide Large Red 19 Rib Melon Jar (1980s)

11"w x 9"h

$ 7,500.00

WOW!  This is a spectacular large melon jar by Helen Shupla.  Of course, she is famous for the revival of this form and each piece is coil-built with the ribs pushed out in the clay.  This melon jar is one of the largest red ones we have had in the gallery.  It has 19 symmetrical ribs and a short neck. The entire surface is fully polished and the jar is fired a deep red coloration.  Simple, elegant, and visually stunning!  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Helen Shupla”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.