Tafoya, Margaret & SaraFina Tafoya – Double Shoulder Water Jar with Bear Paws (1925)

10"w x 12"h

$ 18,000.00

This is undoubtedly one of the fascinating pieces in the entire book, “Born of Fire”.  It was made by Margaret and polished by her mother, SaraFina Tafoya.  It was shown to Margaret in 1994 and there is a Polaroid of her holding the jar (and she signed the Polaroid and dated it, along with signing a description of it on Toni Roller’s invoice). The jar is distinctive in that it has a double shoulder and bear paws.  On the bottom of the piece has the indented bottom which is typical of SaraFina’s pottery and then later Margaret’s in the 1960s.  As well note the shape of the bear paw on the neck of the jar.  The long fingers are SaraFina’s while Margaret’s bear paw was more round.  It is definitely a fascinating piece of history.  The jar is featured in the Born of Fire book on pages 42 and 48.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  Simply an amazing piece of history with exceptional provenance.