Beautifully hand formed with coils of native clay, stone burnished to a lustrous shine, then sgrafitto carved with arches that echo the curve of the lid. Pit fired by his father, Popovi Da who was the master of gunmetal firing! After the second fire to create the black, the shoulder, neck and top of the handle are reheated to burn out the black, which leaves the sienna color. Very labor intensive!
The sensuous roundness of the jar attests to Tony's skill as a potter, while the sgrafitto carving is architectural as we see in his paintings.
Jar is 5 1/4" diameter by 4 1/4" tall plus the 2" tall handled lid.
Signed, perfect original condition, circa 1968-69.
Buyer pays $25.00 for shipping and insurance.