A frog is an appropriate decoration for a canteen since both are associated with water.
Rachel Namingha had 5 daughters and a son. Of the five daughters, three (Dextra Quotskuyva, Lillian Gonzales and Priscilla Namingha) became productive potters and used the craft to support their families. The remaining two daughters (Ruth James Namingha and Eleanor Lucas) developed other interests but made very little pottery. (For pots in the collection by all of Priscilla’s daughters and prior generations, see the Artist List.)
Eleanor Lucas, Charles King and Dextra Quotskuyva (King Galleries)
When I purchased this small canteen, this was only the third Eleanor Lucas pot I had seen. One was part of a gallery show in the early 1980’s (Adobe Gallery, 1983:13, #52). A second canteen-shaped bowl was sold by Desert West Auctions on 3/10/07 (photograph on file). Since then I have added several other pots by Eleanor Lucas pots to the collection. (See “Artist List.”)