Torivio, Dorothy – Small Seed Jar with Butterfly Design

3.25"w x 2.5"h

$ 575.00

This is a classically shaped miniature by Dorothy Torivio.  She was among the first to utilize and then refine the “op-art” style in her Acoma pottery. She took classic Acoma patterns and then repeated them on a vessel, ranging the size from small to large and then small again, in accordance with the shape of the vessel.  This a perfectly painted seed jar with a wide shape and designs on the entire surface.  The jar has a wide shape and a very short neck.  It was the short neck which allowed Dorothy to emphasize the intricacy of her painting.  The imagery is a butterfly pattern which encircles the piece.  Each of the “butterflies” is a combination of four of the elliptical designs.  The seedpot is signed on the bottom, “Dorothy Torivio” and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.