San Ildefonso Figural Pitcher
This is a charming small polychrome San Ildefonso pitcher with the spout in the form of some critter with an open mouth. It has painted designs around the body in red and black. This unusual piece 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.
L. 5"; H. 5"