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AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF "POST CONTACT" SOUTH AMERICAN VESSELS

AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF "POST CONTACT" SOUTH AMERICAN VESSELS


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: South American: Implements: Pre 1700: Item # 1336669

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An unusual pair of handled and spouted vessels from South America. From the scant information that I have found available they were most likely made for the Spanish by local potters sometime during the 16th Century. They have the colors of Pre-Columbian ceramics but the shapes were definitely dictated by colonial settlers. The taller of the two is 5" in height by 5 1/2" from the tip of the pouring spout to the back of the handle. They both have circular rounded bases for stability. Other than a few chips and scratches from ancient usage they are intact and as found. Very few pieces from this period have survived the centuries and are still available today. They make an excellent contrast as part of a Pre-Columbian collection help to trace the changes introduced after Spanish settlement in The New World.