TYPE: Reserve Black-on-White

DATE: A.D 1100 to 1200

(Reid, Montgomery, Zedeno in Kiva, Vol. 61, No. 1, 1995)

BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Primary interior designs, rarely secondary exterior unit designs.

COMMON DESIGNS: Opposed solid and hatched motifs that are interlocked with each other. Usually the hatching is diagonal, but parallel hatching in late examples occurs as well. Squiggle hatching may occur on some early examples. Usually the hatched motifs average two to four times as wide as the solid motifs but occasionally approach the same size. Framing and hatching lines are usually the same width. Rare unit exterior designs usually consist of simple short lines parallel to each other at a diagonal angle near the rim. "Bulls eyes" are common in Reserve Black-on-White but also occur in later types.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Hatched motifs usually average two to four times as wide as the solids, whereas in later Tularosa the hatched motifs usually average equal to two times the size of the solid motifs.  Tularosa usually have tighter, more compact designs.


White Mountain Redware: Wingate Black-on-Red



1N Reserve Black-on-White Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/4" by 3 1/2"


2N Reserve Black-on-White Bowl (late example).




3N Reserve Black-on-White Pitcher.






4N Anasazi/Mogollon Reserve Black-on-White Canteen  



5N Anasazi/Mogollon Reserve (early) Black-on-White Rattle Handle Ladle

Approximate Dimensions: 9 3/4" by 5" by 2 1/4"

6N Anasazi/Mogollon Reserve Black-on-White "Gourd Ladle"

Approximate Dimensions: 8" by 3 3/8" by 2 3/8"





7N Anasazi/Mogollon Reserve Black-on-White Pitcher

with a interesting design. This style of hatching with wider framing lines

is commonly seen in the Chaco Style, some researchers may describe this pitcher

as "Chaco-Reserve". There is a tiny zoomorphic figure attached to the inside wall of the pitcher,

likely representing a bear emerging from a hibernation cave.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/4" by 5 1/4"




8Y Anasazi/Mogollon Reserve Black-on-White Pitcher with a snake on the handle.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/4" by 6 1/4"



9N Anasazi/Mogollon Reserve Black-on-White Effigy Pitcher



10Y Anasazi/Mogollon Reserve Black-on-White Pitcher with Snake Effigy Handle

Approximate Dimensions: 6 3/4" by 6 1/4"



11Y Anasazi/Mogollon Reserve Black-on-White Pitcher with representations of

snakes or rams heads and the top is painted in a Puerco Style.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/4" by 6 3/4"



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