ANN HANSEN (1925- ) (?) 

ACOMA BLACK ON WHITE JAR circa 1955


If there ever was a pot from the Lucy Lewis family, this is it. (See page 48 of Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni, Hayes & Blom, 1996, for a discussion of the design.) A small tag inside the pot is as specific as you can get on the date, but leaves us a bit fuzzy on the attribution. It reads “1954-1956.” But the bottom of the pot is signed “Mary Hansen.” Lucy’s second daughter is named Ann, not Mary. Her sister Mary Lewis married a Garcia. Our best guess is that someone bought the pot from Ann, perhaps when Ann and Mary were at a table together, then carefully painted a signature and remembered her name wrong. 


NOTE: This was on display in an exhibit at California’s Museum of the American Indian from July 2009 to June 2010. It was in the Black on White case alongside ancient pieces with the same design. Now it’s back, ready for sale, but minus the little tag that dated it—a casualty of transport to and from the Museum.


4-3/4” diameter x 3-1/8” high


Condition excellent


S-276      $350

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