American Decorative Arts
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Maker: Maria Martinez, P’ohwhóge Owingeh (San Ildefonso Pueblo), 1887–1980
Maker, possibly by: Julian Martinez, American, 1879–1943

Pair of Candlesticks

1918–1923

Earthenware

3 3/4 × 4 in. (9.53 × 10.16 cm)
4 1/8 × 4 in. (10.48 × 10.16 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mautz, J.D. 1940, in memory of Mrs. Frederick Guthery
1986.67.2.1-2
Geography: 
Made in San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
Culture: 
Native American, Tewa
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Provenance: 

Purchased in Taos, New Mexico, by Mrs. Frederick Guthery, about 1925 [see note 1]; by descent to her daughter Esther G. Mautz and her son-in-law Robert Barbeau Mautz (1915–1996), Gainesville, Florida; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1986

Note 1: Mrs. Frederick Guthery spent winters in California, away from her native state, Ohio; she probably stopped in New Mexico in her travels across the country where she acquired Pair of Candlesticks, as well as Pot (YUAG acc.no. 1986.87.1) (letter from Patricia Kane to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mautz, November 25, 1986, curatorial object file)

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1985–1987,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 40, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 90.

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