TWO SOUTHWEST BLACKWARE JARS
the first, San Ildefonso, with flat base and flaring body, the thick walls painted in matte over a highly polished slip, decorated with a frieze of stepped and scrolling motifs on the shoulder, signed on the base, Marie + Julian; the second, Santa Clara, of globular form, painted in matte over a highly polished slip, with a four-petaled medallion enclosing the base and expanding to a geometric design incorporating a frieze of "negative" feathers, signed on the base, Margaret ... Santa Clara Pue.
Diameters: the first, 5½ in. (14 cm.); the second, 3 in. (7.6 cm.) (2)