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Owl by Margaret and Luther Gutierrez

Owl by Margaret and Luther Gutierrez

A charming owl vessel or jar by Margaret & Luther Gutierrez of Santa Clara. The creative brother and sister team learned from their parents, Lela & Van Gutierrez, innovative potters at Santa Clara who became known for creative painting and decoration. Margaret & Luther continued the tradition begun by their parents, creating lively figures and pottery.

This is one of their owls, both a vessel and a figure. Rather large, this measures 4″ tall x 3 3/4″ wide at wings. Definitely polychrome with at least seven different colors, this piece is signed in black pigment on the underside, “Margaret/Luther.” In excellent old condition, with no notable issues. Note that this piece came from a smoking home.


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