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Lot 0029B
Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Ica culture, ca. 800 to 1200 CE. A bulbous and finely-detailed pottery canteen with a round yet stable base, sloping walls, a trio of perforated loops, and a narrow spout with a flared rim. The bottom half is colored in a crimson-hued pigmentation while the upper exhibits a series of bullseye-form designs in black atop a cream ground; the rim displays a black band as well. Size: 4.625" H (11.7 cm).

Provenance: private Andrade collection, New York, New York, USA, acquired in the 1960s; ex-Knoedler & Company, New York, New York, USA

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Expected age-commensurate surface wear, small chips to rim, body, and handles, fading and abrasions to pigmentation, a small hole on base, with a large but stable hairline pressure fissure on the verso, otherwise very good. Light residue from old inventory sticker on base.

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Fine Ica Pottery Polychrome Canteen

Estimate $500 - $700Mar 1, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA