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GIANT HOHOKAM BOWL, C. 900-1150AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pottery: Pre 1492   item# 164823 (stock# A-26)

GIANT HOHOKAM BOWL, C. 900-1150AD
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$2,200.00 

An exceptionally large bowl measuring 16” in diameter! The exterior exhibits a rich red-orange color with some accenting fire clouds….the interior a jet black color. Due to the exceptional size these items are virtually never found intact.

A RELEASE AND DISCLOSURE, WITH PICTURE, IS PROVIDED STATING THE CONDITION, APPROXIMATE AGE AND THAT POSSESSING IT IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS.

The bowl is intact with to very minor rim cracks, no chips.

EX. Mina Brooks Collection

A RELEASE AND DISCLOSURE, WITH PICTURE, IS PROVIDED STATING THE CONDITION, APPROXIMATE AGE AND THAT POSSESSING IT IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS


RARE BIG HOMOLOVI BOWL C. 1300 - 1400AD MINT

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1492   item# 588547 (stock# A-119)

RARE BIG HOMOLOVI BOWL C. 1300 - 1400AD MINT
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$2,775.00 NET 

Homolovi pottery comes from only two sites near Winslow Arizona and is one of the important types that bridged the gap from Anasazi to Hopi pottery. The area was popular for cotton farming, as evidenced by the weaving looms, spindle whorls and massive amounts of cottonseed that have been found at the ruins. The nearby Little Colorado River provided water for the inhabitants, the cotton and their other crops. The site was along the prehistoric Palatkwapi Trail, which ran from Montezuma Castle to the Hopi mesas. Trading of cotton, pottery and parrots was common between the many prehistoric sites in northern Arizona. At the peak, it is estimated, 5,000 people lived at Homolovi. Homolovi II, the largest of the four pueblos, it had three plazas and stone walls rising two to three stories, and housed several thousand people. In the 1400s, the area was abandoned, just as were many other Southwest ruins.

We recently acquired acquired this beautiful and important bowl in a small estate auction back east. It must have been an item that someone had acquired on a trip out west. The bowl is in absolute pristine condition with not a single flaw; it measures 11.25 inches wide and 4.75 inches deep.

This is absolutely one of the finest pieces, condition wise, that we have had the privilege to own. The price is way below what the true market value would be as we purchased it very reasonably and want to pass the savings on to one of our collectors.


MINT HOHOKAM TANQUE VERDE BOWL C. 1050 - 1200AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1492   item# 196362 (stock# A84)

MINT HOHOKAM TANQUE VERDE BOWL C. 1050 - 1200AD
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$3,100.00 

This is a wonderful Tanque Verde bowl (C. 1100 - 1200AD) measuring a full 11" in diameter and 7" deep. It has bold paint against a cream background encompassing all of the exterior and extending into the interior. It is intact with a small pressure crack in the bottom which cannot be seen from the exterior. This item was discovered by Dr. Raymond Thomas of Phoenix Arizona and has no restoration of any kind. A very rare piece. This item was discovered by Dr. Ray Thomas on private land in the early 1980's.

This rare bowl was in my collection from 1996 to 2003. Because of the exceptional condition we recently repurchased the bowl as we do with so many of the pieces we sell.

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LARGE MIMBRES GEOMETRIC BOWL W/GREAT DESIGN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1492   item# 582312 (stock# K-906)

LARGE MIMBRES GEOMETRIC BOWL W/GREAT DESIGN
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REDUCED TO $3,995 FROM $4,400.00 ON JAN 29TH. 

This is a wonderful Mimbres (C. 1100AD) geometric bowl that measures 12 inches wide and about 5.5 inches deep. At the reduced price it is an excellent value! The design is beautifully executed with bold dark designs and the bowl does not have a kill hole. The previous owner purchased the bowl several years back at a Butterfields auction and had it taken apart and re-glued and some of the interior cracks filled for aesthetic purposes. It is assembled from just a few pieces and has no areas of plaster or over-paint.

This is a beautiful and large example of the Mimbres art which is the most desired of all of the Southwestern prehistoric pottery. There are lots of "run of the mill" geometrics out there but ones in this condition and with the superb design are hard to find - they are a very good investment..


STUNNING RARE TULAROSA OLLA, C. 1150 - 1250AD

Catalogue: Archives: Collectibles: Pre 1492   item# 164022 (stock# A-94)

STUNNING RARE TULAROSA OLLA, C. 1150 - 1250AD
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This exceptional olla measures 16" x 13" and is simply re-glued, no addition of plaster or paint. The olla was discovered in the summer of 1998 on a private ranch in northeast Arizona. The Tularosa banded design is exceptionally well done and the paint is bold and black.

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LARGE MESA VERDE WATER JUG C. 1150AD

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1492   item# 167507 (stock# A-88)

LARGE MESA VERDE WATER JUG C. 1150AD
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SOLD! 

One of the most sought after examples of Anasazi pottery are the scarce and very distinctive water jugs of Mesa Verde. This example is quite large measuring 16” wide, 13” deep and 11” tall. The design is executed in a bold black negative design against a gray slip and the neck exhibits an unusual corrugation. The clay is quite thick and the pot is heavy delivering a very sturdy jug which was necessary in order to carry a large amount of water without damage.

Broken and glued with about 17% restoration. From the collection of Chris Robinson assembled in the late 1970's.

A RELEASE AND DISCLOSURE, WITH PICTURE, IS PROVIDED STATING THE CONDITION, APPROXIMATE AGE AND THAT POSSESSING IT IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS.

EX. CHRIS ROBINSON


TONTO OLLA C. 1200 - 1300AD

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1492   item# 167508 (stock# A-89)

TONTO OLLA  C. 1200 - 1300AD
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SOLD 

This is a very nice Tonto olla which does not have the exfoliation present on most examples of the Gila and Tonto pieces. This olla measures 12.5” by 7.5” and has excellent red and black paint. The design is exceptional with straight lines and large, well executed elements on the sides and nice elements on a cream background on the neck.

Glued from less than six pieces, no restoration or addition of paint.

A RELEASE AND DISCLOSURE, WITH PICTURE, IS PROVIDED STATING THE CONDITION, APPROXIMATE AGE AND THAT POSSESSING IT IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS.


**MINT** ANASAZI CHACO OLLA, 14"x14" **MINT**

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1492   item# 178989 (stock# E-306)

**MINT** ANASAZI CHACO OLLA, 14"x14" **MINT**
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This wonderful olla resided, for many years, in a well known Tulsa Oklahoma collection and is published in a book on prehistoric southwestern pottery. Not much will have to be said about this olla that the photos will not tell. What is important is that this is an early Chaco design with a hard polished white surface and very dark paint. The image from the top looks very much like a ceiling fan and it does communicate a swirling motion. The bottom has a prehistoric crack that most likely occurred during the firing process as the bottom is somewhat uneven. Ollas were highly valued in the Anasazi culture and a little crack was not reason to discard it. To preserve the olla the makers drilled three sets of holes on the sides of the crack and secured it with what were probably strings of yucca. This prevented the crack from becoming any larger. Should the winner wish, I would include some prehistoric yucca cord so that the ties can be reproduced with period material. This is a very rare and highly desirable item - whole ollas without damage or addition of paint are not often encountered; the few known, bring between $12,000.00 and $40,000.00.


BLACK AND ORANGE PINEDALE OLLA

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1492   item# 196345 (stock# A74)

BLACK AND ORANGE PINEDALE OLLA
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SOLD 

This is an exceptonal Pinedale Black and orange olla measuring 6.3" x 5.5" and has a nearly perfect design with the best line work I have seen on a Pinedale. The slip exhibits a high polish and the black paint is glazed - there is no restoration of any kind. This olla sold to a collector for $2,500 three years ago.


MINT SHOWLOW POLYCHROME OLLA

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1492   item# 196353 (stock# A78)

MINT SHOWLOW POLYCHROME OLLA
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SOLD 

This is a mint Showlow (1300AD) polychrome olla measuring 5.5" x 4.5" with a wonderful polish and glazed paint - the white appearing like an enamel. The colors are vivid and there is the image of a parrot on the side with a very large eye. Exceptional in all respects with no restoration of any kind.


MINT SHOWLOW POLYCHROME OLLA C. 1275AD - 1325AD

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1492   item# 196356 (stock# A79)

MINT SHOWLOW POLYCHROME OLLA C. 1275AD - 1325AD
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This is a beautiful Showlow (1300AD) polychrome olla measuring 5.8" x 4.0" with vivid and bold paint colors, the black being highly glazed. The first photo shows the clear image of a stylized parrott. Exceptional in all respects with no restoration of any kind.


ANASAZI PINEDALE B/W (C. 1250AD) OLLA W/ ANIMAL IMAGES

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1492   item# 297038 (stock# Z-102)

ANASAZI PINEDALE B/W (C. 1250AD) OLLA W/ ANIMAL IMAGES
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This Pinedale black and white olla, measuring 9”+, has two wonderful images of mountain lions on the rim, something virtually never seen during this period of prehistoric pottery production. The olla is broken and glued with about 8% restoration, a tiny bit affecting only a portion of the tail of one mountain lion. I rarely will handle an item with restoration unless it has significant rarity…, which this one does. This is a nice example for the collector that collects life forms or the out-of-the-ordinary examples.


ANASAZI KAYENTA OLLA/CUP W/ORIGINAL YUCCA YARN AND TIE

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1492   item# 298552 (stock# A-208)

ANASAZI KAYENTA OLLA/CUP W/ORIGINAL YUCCA YARN AND TIE
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Offerings such as this wonderful combination are rarely seen or available to the collecting public. The olla contained this ball of yucca yarn and was covered with the cup. The olla (9" x 7.5") and the cup (whole, 6") are Kayenta; the contents that were with it is a LARGE ball of yarn (6+", over 100 feet long). It was found in a cave by Zack Tillery of Aspen Colorado maybe 5-7 years ago. The cup acted as the lid and protected the contents perfectly. He split the items up and sold them individually.....I located them with help and put it back together.

Please note the ORIGINAL yucca tie on the side; this was done OVER 800 YEARS AGO to secure a small crack so that it would not open further therefore rendering the olla useless. Because the tie is made from organic material and is subject to decay, they rarely survived. Also note the small hole...when found this hole was filled with what appears to be pine pitch. The material has been preserved and is contained in aluminum foil which is inside the olla.

One cannot overstate the rarity of an item like this....noting that it is perfect original condition.


LARGE PERFECT MINT SOCORRO OLLA C. 1050AD

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1492   item# 574929 (stock# K-900)

LARGE PERFECT MINT SOCORRO OLLA C. 1050AD
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SOLD 

We recently acquired several beautiful intact olla from a private collection which was formed between 1985 and 1996. This beautiful Tularosa olla measures 15.5" wide and 12.5" tall; exhibits jet black paint without any flaws except a small chip on the rim visible in the photos. There are no cracks or any restoration of any kind, a truly mint piece! The design is excellent and the line work exceptional. Please note the complex nature of the design visible in the photo from the top.

Over the past four years the availability of superb black and white ollas has "dried up" as the collectors which have nice examples do not wish to part with them. Opportunities like this therefore are not common.




MINT SOCORRO OLLA C. 1050 AD

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1492   item# 574938 (stock# K-901)

MINT SOCORRO OLLA C. 1050 AD
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SOLD 

We recently acquired several beautiful intact olla from a private collection which was formed between 1985 and 1996. This nice example measures 13.5 inches wide and 11.5 inches inches and has no restoration of any kind. The shape is exceptional and the design elements varied and quite interesting. The paint on one side has some small white dots in it due to what was probably a mineral deposit that was cleaned off. It appears more pronounced in the photos than it is in real life; the fire cloud is not visible when displayed from the A side which is in the first picture.

In the last four years nice examples have become very difficult to find.

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