San Ildefonso Pueblo redware standing bear with turquoise accents by Tony Da (1940-2008). Artist's mark on right rear lower leg. Dimensions: 3.5"h x 6"w x 3"d. Tony Da is part of a ground breaking family of potters in San Ildefonso Pueblo. His grandparents, Maria and Julian Martinez, were the first to change from functional polychrome pottery to black on black works of art around 1925. His father, Papovi Da, started creating large polychrome pieces and occasionally using inlay turquoise. Tony was initially trained in both pottery and jewelry making. He has an extensive use of inlay turquoise, wrought silver and shell beads in his pottery pieces and in creating "modern" pieces. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. Please note we do not accept credit cards.
Very good with small (.12") area of glaze loss on back. Witherells strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherells. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions.