Tafoya, Margaret – Red 11 Rib Melon Jar (1980s)

6.5"w x 5"h

$ 3,800.00

It is not often that Margaret Tafoya made melon jars during her career. This exceptional piece is from the 1980s.  Interestingly, I have only had one other red melon bowl by Margaret in the past 25 years and two black ones.  It is definitely a rarity in her style!  This bowl has eleven ribs, each pushed out from the inside. Not only is it one of her few melon jars, but it is also polished and fired red.  It has a perfect polish and a striking coloration as well as symmetry of the ribs. The top view shows the evenness of the form.  It is simply exceptional!  The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Margaret Tafoya”.  It’s always great to see the expanse of Margaret’s creativity throughout her career.