Hopi Polychrome Ladle by Nampeyo, c.1900 new
This polychrome ladle shows the Hopi-Tewa master potter Nampeyo (1856-1942) using abstract geometric designs on the traditional form of the ladle. This ladle dates to about 1900, when Nampeyo had perfected the yellow slip that thereafter dominated Hopi pottery due to its popularity. The piece has the variation of tonality from ivory to burnt orange that traditionally-fired yellowware Hopi pottery is prized for. The geometric design fits the ladle well, and Nampeyo's charming signature "raindrops" decorate the end of its handle. The ladle measures 3 height, 4" width, and 9 1/2" length, and is in excellent condition with no repair.
P73 -- $1250