Fine Line Design Vintage ACOMA POTTERY Olla - Native American Pueblo Pottery
- Vintage item
This is a finely made olla from the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. Signed "TL" on the bottom, the jar measures 4 1/2 inches in height and 2 1/2 inches across the base. The mouth is slightly oval, measuring 3 7/8 inches in one direction and 4 1/4 inches in the other. The circumference around the shoulder is 18 inches. With thin walls, for which the Acoma are justly famous, the rim is a mere 1/8 inch thick and the piece weighs 3/4 of a pound.
The jar was given a coat of white slip and then hand painted with the geometric motifs and fine line designs in black, accented with six angular panels of red. It's in exceptional condition, with a small bit of "shelf wear" on the bottom the only sign of use. There are no cracks, chips or paint chips and it displays beautifully, a desirable piece of Native American pueblo pottery.
>>>While there are numerous pots, ollas and jars made by "T.L." there seems to be no firm information about her (or him) in any of the books we consulted and none online. The "L" may stand for Lewis, Lucero or Lucario, but we'd love to learn more. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any information on this Acoma Pueblo potter. Thanks!