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Lot 0161C
Native American, Southern Colorado Plateau, Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi), ca. 1075 to 1250 CE. A beautiful, hand-built pottery pitcher which has been well-polished, slipped, and has a pearly white surface with a finely-painted black decorative programs of zigzagging stepped motifs encircling the body as well as a dense checkerboard design around the neck. The pitcher is defined by a rotund body with a rounded shoulder, a wide cylindrical neck with a thin rim, an applied vertical strap handle, and a deep interior cavity, all atop a round yet stable base. Vessels like this were made to hold large amounts of liquid or food to be served the aid of the handle. Size: 6.3" W x 8.25" H (16 cm x 21 cm).

Provenance: private southern California, USA collection; photograph of condition prior to restoration included

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Vessel repaired from multiple large pieces with several small areas of restoration and some resurfacing and light adhesive residue along break lines. Minor nicks to rim, handle, body, and base, with fading to some areas of pigmentation, and light encrustations. Nice earthen deposits throughout.

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Large Anasazi Pottery Pitcher - Black on White

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000Dec 6, 2018