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Marie Z. Chino Owl Figure


Item Number: DR 2186
Pueblo: Acoma Pueblo
Artist: Marie Z. Chino
Medium: Clay and slip
Age: Circa 1970s
Dimensions: 6 ½” x 4 ½” x 4 ½”


SKU: DR 2186 Categories: , , , ,


Acoma owl figures have been a favorite of collectors since they were created. During the 1880’s, the railroad caused a major change in the pottery market, with smaller more manageable pieces being made for travel.

This wonderful wide-eyed owl stand over 6” tall and was hand created by renowned potter Marie Z. Chino from native clay, is slipped with the traditional white slip, stone polished and painted with vegetal red and black. This sweet little bird stands upright with carefully painted feathers and wings. Barely noticeable is a very tiny nick in one of his ears.

Marie Z. Chino (1907-1982) is considered to be one of Acoma Pueblo’s most accomplished potters. Her work is recognized and included in museums and collections world-wide. In addition to creating prize-winning pottery for more than 50 years, Marie taught her children the art.  Her daughters Carrie Chino Charlie, Rose Chino Garcia and Grace Chino all went on to be accomplished potters.

Condition: Very good – original condition- there is a very tiny nick in one of the ears
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector in New Mexico
Recommended Reading:  Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery by Rick Dillingham