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Native American Pueblo Cochiti Nm Pottery Storyteller Figure Seferina Ortiz Rare For Sale
I am offering this very hard to come by pottery figurine of a Native American female Storyteller figure. It is by Cochiti Pueblo artist -Seferina Ortiz (1931-2007). This figurine is of an adult Pueblo indian female with two children. It measures about 5 1/2" high and is in excellent condition. ---------------- style="margin: 0px 0px 0.5em; background-color: rgb(205, 198, 184); text-align: justify; ">Cochiti Pueblo has a long history of producing figurative pottery. It reached its prime in the last quarter of the 19thcentury and the first quarter of the 20thcentury. There was a strong revival in the early 1970s with the production of storyteller figurines.
Some potters at Cochiti expanded beyond the traditional storyteller figurines. Seferina Ortiz was one of them.
Seferina Ortiz is one of the most respected potters of Cochiti Pueblo. She learned pottery making from her mother, Laurencita Herrera. She is represented in many museum and private collections. The Peabody Museum of Harvard University has 32 pieces of her pottery in its collection.
There are over 300 potters from New Mexico Pueblos making storyteller figurines today. That has been the development since the first one was made over 45 years ago.
In the first decade following the creation of the storyteller figurine by Helen Cordero, only about 8 potters at Cochiti were producing the figurines. Seferina Ortiz is one of the earliest potters and long-lasting potters to make storyteller figurines.
Since Seferina passed away in 2007, it is very difficult to acquire pottery figurines made by her because most collectors who have them are keeping them since they cannot be replaced.
I have had this wonderful piece for a long time and am now needing to downsize and part with some of my collection. It is necessary that I have a modest reserve however, it is much lower than the value.
~~ Thank you for looking. ~~~
*Shipping will be added to the final offer.
On Mar-07-13 at 08:40:13 PST, seller added the following information:
*FYI The reserve is $200
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Native American Pueblo Cochiti Nm Pottery Storyteller Figure Seferina Ortiz Rare: $332