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Nicolas Ortiz Polychrome Javelina Mata Ortiz Pottery
Nicolas Ortiz makes possibly the best effigy pottery anywhere and he is the indisputable master in Mata Ortiz pottery. He is known for his double black on black ollas with the handles made into the effigy of two intertwined snakes with a mouse or two mice inside the pot, his wild boars, bears with fish in their mouths, rabbits, and owls. He is also known for his polychrome pottery that displays the B/B decoration painted over an often marbleized surface. The present item is his famous polychrome Javelina, or wild boar, decorated in detailed checkered designs and fine lines on a marbleized clay pottery. For more on Nicolas and his pottery, please see page 130 of the book the Many Faces of Mata Ortiz.
This is a large pot, measuring a full 11 inches long, by 8 inches high and 4 inches wide. And is signed by Nicolas.
- Item No.: MO.541
- Artist: Nicolas ortiz
- Size: 8 in H x 11 in D x 4 in W
- Price: 1,300
Bears by Hector Ortega-Mata Ortiz
Hector Ortega is known for his animal heads around the rims of pots that are magnificently ribbed and polished to perfection. His repertoire includes rams, bears, eagles, and many others. The present offering is special because of its large size, measuring 9 1/2 inches high by 8 inches in diameter. Note the detail on the bears' faces.. This is a very impressive piece of work for the discerning collector. I hope you like what you see.
- Item No.: MO.482
- Artist: Hector Ortega
- Size: 9 1/2 in H x 8 in Diameter
- Price: 270