Mata Ortiz Black Floral Vase

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Named after the town of Mata Ortiz (near the archaeological site of Casas Grandes in the Mexican state of Chihuahua), this vase is a recreation of the Mogollon pottery style propagated by artist Juan Quezada CeladoCelado learned how to recreate the ancient pottery and by the mid 1970s was not only selling his works, but was also teaching family and friends how to make it. Through Spencer MacCallum and later with the help of Walt Parks and Mexican traders, Celado was able to penetrate the US market and by 1990, the pottery was being shown in museums, other cultural institutions, and sold in fine art galleries. 

This gorgeous vase has raised dimensional flowers along the rim which adds to the visual delight and texture. Very beautiful and simple, yet complex. A statement piece and a wonderful way to start your collection or would be a fabulous addition. Comes with stand.   

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