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    A Large Colima Turtle Vessel
    c. 250 BC - 250 AD

    Finely sculpted two-tone redware ceramic life-size turtle vessel having a side spout. Decorated with a beautifully incised geometric shell pattern. In very good condition. Scattered mineral deposits on the surface. Professionally repaired from approximately eight large original pieces with restoration over the breaklines. Two very minor chips on the edge of the shell.

    Provenance:
    Private San Francisco, CA, collection, acquired in the 1960s from Harald J. Wagner, California, to current owner by inheritance.
    Ex. Arte Primitivo, New York, NY.

    Length: 13 ¼ inches


    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.

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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    November
    16th Friday 10:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    November
    16th Friday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    2 Days 13h 24m 19s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: 8
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 70001-70301) - 11:00 AM Central Time, Friday, November 16, 2018.
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Reserve Amount:
    $1,700
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