Hopi Candlestick by Annie Healing Nampeyo
This is a Hopi candlestick dating to about 1920-1930. Steve Elmore has attributed this piece to Annie Healing Nampeyo, one of the three potting daughters of Nampeyo (1856-1942), the matriarch of Hopi pottery. The candlestick shows some wear consistent with its age, and from possible use. Three birds fly around the base of the candlestick while a band of clouds floats above them. The candlestick fired with a nice tonality from ivory to deep orange. There are two firing cracks which can be seen on the base of the candlestick, and do not affect the stability of the ceramic. The candlestick measures 6 1/4" height and 3 5/8" width. An excellent piece of Southwest history—a Hopi artist appealing to the Western tastes of her early collectors. Complimentary shipping included.