Description

    A ZUNI POLYCHROME TERRACED BOWL
    c. 1900

    painted in pale red and dark brown over a creamy white slip, with the arching body of a plumed water serpent as a handle, its head modeled in relief on one side, and a series of six tadpoles on the interior, and four spotted butterflies, alternating with tadpoles, on the exterior

    Diameter: 7 ½ inches


    Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800.

    Condition Report*:

    In overall goo to very good condition. One break to terraced rim over water serpent's head, and possible overpainting of brown to that area of the rim.  No cracks or chips.  Surface with usual wear, including dings.  Approx. three small fire clouds on the exterior; stains on the interior.  Pencil inscription, 11006, on the base.  Remnants of glue (from an old sticker) on the base.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2010
    3rd Friday
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