Black Santa Clara pottery bowl. It is 6 1/2” at its widest point, 3 1/2” high. the mouth opening is 3” in diameter and the base it sits on is 2 3/4” diameter. Inscribed on the base is Millie, Santa Clara, ‘89 and what may be Nmx although those letters are hard to read even with magnification. This looks like the work of Mildred “Millie” Chavarria.
Unknown, I inherited it from my father.
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Yes, the inscription and style are a strong foundation for attributing this to Millie Chavarria
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A vintage Santa Clara Pueblo carved blackware pottery bowl
Probably by Mildred "Millie" Chavarria (b 1946), dated 1989
The sloping sides with carved geometrical decoration, marked underneath "Millie, Santa Clara, ‘89"
3 1/2 inches high, 6 1/2 inches diameter
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
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