This hollow pair of storyteller-like figurines from the Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, dates to the First Half of the 20th Century and was created by Teresita Chavez Romero, an artist who was active at Cochiti Pueblo from about 1910 to the 1960s. Teresita was among a very small group of potters making figures prior to 1950. Her works are therefore very rare.The two Pueblo women are wearing the hairdos, outfits, and jewelry of the era. They are salt & pepper shakers. The hollow vents are located on the underside of the base and would be plugged if used as intended. The artists signature is also located here. Biographical Information: Please see: Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf, CIAC Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2002. Examples of her work are exhibited at the Museum of New Mexico, Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM. She was known for creating large jars and storyteller-like figurines. Provenance: These figurines are from the Proctor Stafford Collection of Southwest American Indian Art, Los Angeles, California, acquired during the 1950s. They are signed on the base by the artist. Our low overhead allows us to offer quality objects at well below market prices. This figure may be viewed by appointment in the Los Angeles or South Orange County area.
Condition: These figurines are in excellent condition. Founded in 1976 in the Los Angeles area as the Anthropos Gallery, specializing in Ancient and Tribal sculpture from the Old as well as the New World: Egyptian, Mediterranean, Pre-Columbian, and North American Indian and Eskimo Art, we are now exhibiting at the brick and mortar location of 860 Glenneyre Street, Suite 2, in Laguna Beach, California 92651. Appointments are always best for specific viewings. Our primary focus is on the art of the western coastal regions of North America: the ancient sculpture of West Mexico, the antique art of the Pacific Northwest Coast, the art of the early California cultures, and the related Art of the Southwest.
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The item "A Rare Native American Cochiti Pueblo Pair of Figurines by Teresita Romero" is in sale since Wednesday, January 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "anthro-art" and is located in Laguna Beach, California.
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