$5,200.00

This is one of those special pieces that has the WOW factor! Russell has hand coiled a magnificent double sided, designed, two handled old style canteen. Fired outdoors, and polished so well, it has a smooth high sheen. One side has an incised bear with a jet black eye. He has stippled the body of the bear, so it looks textural. The medallion is slipped with a cream colored slip, which is bordered by super fine green turquoise Heishi – made by Joe and Mary Calabaza (deceased) There is another polychrome (red/black/tan) border design which is encircled with more jet Heishi. His trademark dots move around the entire medallion.

The second side is an ode to Springtime – plants and other floral patterns in bloom. Again, Russell has used the beautiful soft cream colored slip as the background. Jet Heishi beads surround the medallion. Another pattern of dots and half circles act as a finishing border. The top of the neck is a deep black encircled by black jet Heishi. This is a remarkable and unique creation by Russell.

5 ¼” high by 5 ½” wide