Posted 8 years ago
This vase is one of my favorite and wish I knew more about it. It is Native American made, at first I thought it was from the Catawba tribe, but the subject is simply not what they would have produced. A double handle vase with a chief figure attached as if coming out from the wall. It is original to the vase, not a later addition. Given the dress of the figure it is likely of Plains origin, but which tribe is the big mystery. The chief is in a sqatting position with hands on knees wearing a trailer warbonnet of eagle feathers and decorated with much beading. The vase is created in the pinched method and has many fingerprints of the potter throughout. Fired in an open fire or bonfire. He also wears a bone breastplate, beaded browband and 4 beaded rosettes. The tribe as mentioned above would be one of the Plains, but I am simply not sure which. Is it late 19th or early 20th century? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Measures 7 3/4"h x 6 1/2" (handle to handle) 3 3/8" base. Top opening is 3".
Anyone who knows where I might go and ask for further info. would also be much welcomed.