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Two Lucero and Steve Quarrell Reproduction Mimbres Style Clay Pots - $300

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We are a retired couple now in our early 80s who have been collecting antiques and art objects for over 60 years. We recently sold our large retirement home and have moved into much smaller accommodations. Not surprisingly, we find ourselves with a need to do some serious downsizing. Too much stuff.

It is time for us to help some of our objects find a new Happy Home.

This listing is for two hand-thrown and hand painted reproduction clay pots in the Mimbres style made by Steve and Lucero Quarrell. We purchased these pots in 2003 after meeting Steve and admiring his work when he had a stand on Sundays on the Mesilla Plaza. Both pots feature a central bird motif set off by elaborate geometric framing details. The larger Quail pot was made by Lucero Quarrell, Steve’s father, and the smaller hummingbird pot by Steve. My wife is an avid birdwatcher so the bird theming had immediate appeal.

But separate from the appeal of the design motif, the pots are exquisitely crafted. The fine detail of the drawing requires great skill and artistry. As does the making and firing of the pot itself, which is done in the traditional Mimbres manner. The clay and pigments used are all natural and local to the Mimbres valley.

Both bowls have identifying marks on their underside. The larger Quail bowl is signed J. Lucero Quarrell, plus the notation Pola L. Q., and the shining star symbol that the Quarrell’s used to mark their work. The smaller Hummingbird bowl is not as clearly signed, but Steve Quarrell’s initials, “S. Q.”, are just visible on the underside near the bowl’s edge, and also faintly visible elsewhere on the underside is the shining star mark.

The large Quail bowl weighs 23 ounces, its diameter is 10 3/8 inches, and, set on a flat surface, it stands 3 ¼ inches high.

The smaller Hummingbird bowl weighs 11 1/2 ounces, its diameter is 8 1/4 inches, and, set on a flat surface, it stands 1 7/8 inches high.

The price for the Quail bowl is $225
The price for the Hummingbird bowl is $100

The price for both bowls is $300

Please look at the photos carefully.

Thank you for viewing.

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