Description

    A ZIA POLYCHROME JAR
    c. 1870
    painted in deep red and black over a cream slip, with a series of four parrots, each with upswept wings, alternating with foliate and geometric elements, banded orange underbody

    Diameter: 11 inches


    Condition Report*:

    In overall good condition.  One crack, approx. 1½ inches, descending from the rim, with adjacent cracks -- one approx. 2¼ inches in length and the other, a hairline crack, approx. 2½ inches in length.  One area of apparent restoration -- ½ inch on the exterior and one inch on the interior -- visible in the catalog photograph (on the bird's middle tail feather).  One shallow chip, approx. ½ inch in length, on the rim.  Surface with a yellow substance (varnish?) which is flakey.  Otherwise, surface with minor loss, some abrasions, discoloration, and crazing.  Two postage stamps affixed to the base with Scotch tape. 

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    14th Saturday
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