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Twelve Polychrome Pitchers, Tiwanaku, Bolivia

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Twelve Polychrome Pitchers, Tiwanaku, Bolivia
This assorted group of individually photographed and priced colorful Pre-Columbian polychrome pitchers (RDM 1-5, 7-9, 31, 37, 74 and 116) is from the old Barney Mallonee collection, assembled and brought out of South America just before the end of WW I. Passed on from generation to generation in the Mallonee family, Rudy (the grandson of old gold-mining Barney) has consigned these to HD Enterprises as part of a diverse group of mostly Pre-Columbian ceramic pottery relating to the mysterious Tiahuanacan horizon of Bolivia. This first group includes pitchers ranging in height from 4 ¼” to 11 ¼”, grade from 5-8 with 10 being tops, and prices ranging from $75 to $600. The colorful geometric designs frequently incorporate stylized anthropomorphic and zoomorphic themes. Note that none of the pots in this collection have been cleaned or otherwise preserved and all still bear the marks of retrieval from digging (i.e., mud-stained and caliche-coated surfaces, chips, dings, some paint loss, abrasions, etc). However, the colorful patterns on any of them can be enhanced with a short soak and light scrub in water, and can be further enhanced with other easy to apply techniques. Because of the lack of cleaning, the pieces of these rarely offered Tiahuanacan types are being offered at reduced prices. Each photo lists first the item inventory number in brackets, a brief description of the item followed by a numerical grade based upon 10 being the best, size, approximate date range, condition, and finally the price. A purchase comes with a small display card, a biographical sketch about Barney Mallonee, and our certificate guaranteeing authenticity. Select or ask any question by referring either to the Trocadero ITEM # or the STOCK # (RDM.A) at the top of this page, and ALSO to the item’s INVENTORY NUMBER as shown in the brackets on its photo. NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings, and at the same time limit your browsing, try our ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’ by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have twelve different items on a page, each individually priced! And if you want to further refine the group, add one or two additional modifiers at the same time such as ‘Indian, Precolumbian, Stone, Pot, Gold, etc.’ Any item that has been sold will be so noted on its photograph.

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