Description

    A HOPI POLYCHROME JAR
    Nampeyo
    c. 1900 finely painted in deep red and black over a cream slip, with a frieze of geometric elements, including abstract avian motifs, encircling on the shoulder; accompanied by a notarized affidavit stating that Rachel Nampeyo was presented with this pot in 1974 and authenticated it as being the work of her grandmother, Nampeyo.

    Provenance:
    The Dr. Jack and Mary Ann Adams Collection
    Peter Natan Gallery, Denver, CO

    Diameter: 8 ½ inches*


    Condition Report*:

    In overall fair condition.  Two cracks, one approx. 2 1/2" and the other approx. 1" in length, descending from the rim.  One area of restoration, approx. 1 1/4" in length, along the rim.  Another small area, approx. 1/4" in length filled in with restorative substance on the rim.  Surface with heavy wear, including dings and abrasions affecting the painted design and paint loss.  Moderate to heavy soiling.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    12th Saturday
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