Early San Ildefonso Polychrome Pottery Bowl
This pretty bowl was collected by Esther Hoyt who began teaching art to San Ildefonso children at the San Ildefonso Day School in 1900. She taught them to paint using an easel and encouraged them to paint as they wished. She is credited with exerting a strong influence on the young Indian artists who started the San Ildefonso School of Indian Art. Her most important art student was Tonita Pena. The bowl has a crack that extends down about two thirds of the distance down the side. The bowl does not have any chips or restoration.
H. 3"; D. 6 ¼"