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Santa Clara Pottery Nativity Set 40465

Santa Clara Blackware Nativity Set by Paul and Dorothy Gutierrez 0009

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Santa Clara Blackware Nativity Set

This vintage, Santa Clara Blackware Nativity Set by Paul (White Corn) and Dorothy (Corn Maiden) Gutierrez is museum quality pottery for any collector! Hand built, fired and stone polished, it displays the traditional high shine and matte finish that we have come to expect and love! There are 17 pieces, including angels, animals and the baby Jesus. A wooden manger is included. The largest is 2-3/4" tall and the smallest is 7/8" tall. In very fine condition, the previous owner had these packed away in a box for about 30 years and every piece is hand signed. This Santa Clara Blackware Nativity Set is an opportunity, to own a piece of pueblo history that celebrates the birth of Jesus in a most delightful offering!

Paul (1936?-2017) and his wife Dorothy (1940?- ) were a husband and wife team, who became active in the 1960's. Their pieces can be found in the Smithsonian and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, as well as, private collections worldwide. They are referenced in Maxwell Museums' "Seven Families in Pueblo Pottery", Hayes/Bloms "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni", Schaaf's, "Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies" and Berger's "Pueblo & Navajo Contemporary Pottery" and featured in several issues of American Indian Art magazine....and too many more to list!

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