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Fine Ethnographic Arts

by Altair Auctions


586 lots | 584 with images

October 26, 2013

Live Auction

151 Carnegie Row

Norwood, MA, 02062 USA

Phone: 781-349-8388

Fax: 781-349-8327

Email: info@altair-auctions.com

586 Lots
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Two Persian Pottery Bird and Floral Jars

Lot 1: Two Persian Pottery Bird and Floral Jars

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Description: Persia, two Persian polychrome glazed jars with birds (bustards-a large native bird of Africa) and floral scroll. Height 11 in. Provenance: Robert Goodwin Collection.

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Byzantine Stone Mortar

Lot 2: Byzantine Stone Mortar

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Description: Mediterranean, early stone mortar of Byzantine style, with four notched rounded corners. Width 5 1/2 in., Height 3 1/4 in.

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Ottoman Female Prayer Cap

Lot 3: Ottoman Female Prayer Cap

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Description: Turkey, Ottoman, female prayer cap, in a pale green fabric, elaborately decorated with gold embroidery, seed pearls, glass. Height 3 1/4 in., Diameter 7 1/4 in. Provenance: From a Private Seattle Estate.

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Persian Pottery Vase and Tile

Lot 4: Persian Pottery Vase and Tile

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Description: Persia, Late 19th- Early 20th Century., blue glaze vase with black design; 19th C. Persian blue and purple sun and floral tile. Length 6 in., Width 4 1/2 in.

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Persian Floral Pottery Jar

Lot 5: Persian Floral Pottery Jar

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Description: Persia, pot with relief decorations if an overall floral motif, with a cream colored base and blue, red, and yellow accents. Height 6 in., Diameter 7 in.

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Persian Silvered Glaze Bowl

Lot 6: Persian Silvered Glaze Bowl

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Description: Persia, bowl with a silvered glaze and footed base, mottled silver and green coloring, appropriate age wear throughout. Height 2 in., Diameter 4 1/4 in. Provenance: From a Seattle, Washington Collection.

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Persian Lusterware Cup

Lot 7: Persian Lusterware Cup

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Description: Persia, 17th Century., lusterware coffee cup, decorated on the exterior with a scrolling natural pattern, interior features stylized flowers, shows age. Height 1 3/4 in., Diameter 3 in. Provenance: From a Seattle, Washington Collection.

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Sumerian Clay Tablet

Lot 8: Sumerian Clay Tablet

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Description: Sumerian, clay tablet, in a tapered rectangular form, with a figure in relief, riding an animal. Length 3 3/4 in., Width 2 1/2 in. Provenance: From a Seattle, Washington Collection.

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Sumerian Steatite Cylinder Seal

Lot 9: Sumerian Steatite Cylinder Seal

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Description: Sumerian, 1000 BCE, carved black steatite cylinder seal, adorned with standing animals and an impressed design display strip. Length 3/4 in.

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Egyptian Cuneiform Clay Tablet

Lot 10: Egyptian Cuneiform Clay Tablet

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Description: Egypt, Third Dynasty (2100-2000 BCE), cuneiform tablet with translation, in a square form with rounded edges. Height 1 1/2 in., Width 1 1/4 in.

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Four Egyptian Shabtis and Stone Scarab

Lot 10A: Four Egyptian Shabtis and Stone Scarab

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Description: Egypt, four Egyptian pottery shabtis with remnants of turquoise paint, miniature stone scarab. Shabtis Length 2 in., Scarab Length 1/2 in. Provenance: From a private Pennsylvanian estate

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Persian Turquoise Tripod Bowl

Lot 11: Persian Turquoise Tripod Bowl

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Description: Persia, turquoise tripod bowl, raised upon three feet, flared rim, turquoise glaze dripping down the sides. Diameter 6 in., Height 1 3/4 in. Provenance: From a Seattle, Washington Collection.

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Luristan Bronze Spearhead and Snake Bracelet

Lot 12: Luristan Bronze Spearhead and Snake Bracelet

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Description: North Syria, Luristan bronze spearhead and snake head bracelet, both show a lot of age. Spearhead Length 5 1/4 in., Bracelet Diameter 2 3/4 in.

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Babylonian Female Fertility Figure

Lot 13: Babylonian Female Fertility Figure

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Description: Choice Astarte female fertility figure with applied features, 2000 - 1200 BC. Diameter 5 in. Provenance: Robert Goodwin Collection, Putzath Est.

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Two Babylonian Astarte Figures

Lot 14: Two Babylonian Astarte Figures

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Description: Two Babylonian Astarte dark grey pottery figures, 2000 - 1200 BC. Provenance: Robert Goodwin Collection, Putzrath. Height of tallest 5 in.

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Babylonian

Lot 15: Babylonian "Astarte" Fertility Figure

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Description: Babylon, early Astarte pottery female figure, 2000 - 1200 BC. Length 5 1/2 in. Provenance: Robert Goodwin Collection, and the Franz Putzrath Estate of Cherry Hilly, New Jersey.

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Babylonian Astarte Pottery Figure

Lot 16: Babylonian Astarte Pottery Figure

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Description: Babylonian, 1000-2000 BC, Astarte pottery figure on a stand, with arms in a folded position, and a punched hole design on the head, with an old repair. Height with stand, 7 in.

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Four South East Asian Silver Vessels

Lot 17: Four South East Asian Silver Vessels

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Description: India, one floral repousse covered box; two Turkish gilt silver scent containers; and covered vase form. Diameter of box ,3 in.; Height of scent container, 4 1/2 in.; Height of vase, 8 1/2 in.

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Persian Bronze Carved Ewer

Lot 18: Persian Bronze Carved Ewer

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Description: Persia, 19th Century, heavy bronze ewer, highly carved scene of musicians, elegant spout and handle base is raised and fluted, body is very bulbous leading to an ornamentally decorated neck. Height 9 in.

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Indus Valley Painted Pot

Lot 19: Indus Valley Painted Pot

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Description: Indus Valley, Middle Eastern, pottery pot, paint yellow orange black animals and birds, with geometric border, slight decoration wear, chips to base. Diameter 9 1/2 in., Height 6 1/2 in. Ex. Goodwin

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Indian and Persian Metal Trays

Lot 20: Indian and Persian Metal Trays

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Description: India, 20th C., two metal trays, one demon warrior design, hammered, India Pakistan tray with elaborate design of a warrior in full armor fighting a horned demon; and one Persian tray of silvered copper. Diameter of larger 14 in.

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Grecian Bell-Form Krater

Lot 21: Grecian Bell-Form Krater

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Description: Greek, black ware krater in bell-form with flared lip and curving handles, bought as Grand Tour era, believed to be older. Height 4 1/2 in.

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Etruscan Bucchero Vessel

Lot 22: Etruscan Bucchero Vessel

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Description: Etruscan, 700-600 BCE, Bucchero vessel, in the shape of a boot, with small rounded handle on side. Height 3 3/4 in. Provenance: From a Seattle, Washington Collection.

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Persian Mixed Metal and Indian Bidri Vase

Lot 23: Persian Mixed Metal and Indian Bidri Vase

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Description: India, two Bidri pieces; one small inlaid Bidri vase; and one mixes metal brass, silver, and copper repousse tray with lion and dagger design. Diameter of tray, 12 in., height of vase, 4 1/4 in.

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Saracen Metal Shield

Lot 24: Saracen Metal Shield

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Description: Saracen, 19th C., Middle Eastern shield, raised dome, crescent moon and floral design, domes have silver copper tip, probably gilt, the front has been polished, the reverse shows old patina with leather handles and hair backing. Diameter 13 in.

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Afghani Ax Head

Lot 25: Afghani Ax Head

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Description: Afghanistan, ax head, mixed metal copper inlay, featuring engraved circular patterns and openwork star and geometric shapes. Length 7 in. Provenance: From a Seattle, Washington Collection.

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Turkish Coffee Mortar and Pestle

Lot 26: Turkish Coffee Mortar and Pestle

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Description: Turkey, 19th C., black painted carved coffee mortar (Diameter 10 in., Height 9 in.), with silver border and metal tacks, two carved grinding sticks. Height of pestle, 27 in.

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Two Southwest Hopi and Acoma Pots

Lot 27: Two Southwest Hopi and Acoma Pots

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Description: Southwest, Hopi and Acoma, c. 1950s, two pots; one Acoma white pot with brown and russet design, faint signature reading Raulzen, New Mexico; and one Hopi burnished pot with traditional design. Provenance: From the Dr. Robert Goodwin Collection. Height of largest 3 3/4 in., Diameter 4 1/4 in.

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San Isleta Handled Bowl

Lot 28: San Isleta Handled Bowl

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Description: Southwest American Indian, c. 1920 - 1940, Pueblo pottery painted bowl, San Isleta Design, with a braided handle. Height 5 in., Diameter 4 in.

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Hopi Pottery Miniature Canteen

Lot 29: Hopi Pottery Miniature Canteen

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Description: Hopi, miniature pottery canteen, mid 20th C., with two handles, decorated with a brown and white cross and arrowhead design. Length 3 in., Width 3 1/4 in., Height 2 in. Provenance: From a Seattle, Washington Collection.

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Acoma/Zuni Pottery Owl Figures and Pot

Lot 30: Acoma/Zuni Pottery Owl Figures and Pot

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Description: Acoma/Zuni, three pottery forms; two pottery owl figures with brown and orange painted accents; and one small Acoma pot with brown linear designs, one signed Zuni, c. 1930-1950. Height 3 in.

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Hopi Polychrome Pot

Lot 31: Hopi Polychrome Pot

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Description: Hopi, 19th C., polychrome pot pot, well painted Southwest American Indian pottery in orange and brown, with slight surface wear. Height 5 1/4 in., Diameter 6 1/2 in.

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Santa Clara Pueblo Indian Blackware Pot

Lot 32: Santa Clara Pueblo Indian Blackware Pot

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Description: Santa Clara, Pueblo Indian blackware pot signed "Stella Chavarria" with deep cut geometric designs, signed on base, light surface wear. Height 5 in., Diameter 5 1/2 in.

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San Ildefonso Large Vase

Lot 33: San Ildefonso Large Vase

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Description: San Ildefonso, Pueblo Southwest American Indian, Early 20th C., vase has bulbous body, decorated with floral and triangle motifs. Height 8 3/4 in., Diameter 6 1/2 in.

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Zuni Sacred Corn Meal Bowl, R. Nahoha

Lot 34: Zuni Sacred Corn Meal Bowl, R. Nahoha

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Description: Zuni (New Mexico), contemporary pottery corn meal bowl, sacred handled corn pot with snakes on interior, ants playing instruments and stylized animals, attributed to R. Nahoha '88. Height 5 1/4 in., Width 8 1/4 in.

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Laguna Tribe Pottery Frog Figure

Lot 35: Laguna Tribe Pottery Frog Figure

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Description: Laguna Tribe, Southwest Indian figural frog, nicely decorated in a black and white motif with a frog and two dragonflies, signed (M Kanteena Laguna) to base. Height 3 in., Length 4 in. Provenance: From the Dr. Robert Goodwin Collection.

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Acoma Turkey Figure, signed Lucy M. Lewis

Lot 36: Acoma Turkey Figure, signed Lucy M. Lewis

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Description: Acoma, Southwest Indian, polychrome turkey figure, with geometric designs, signed Lucy M. Lewis Acoma (one of Acoma's most celebrated potters). Height 3 in., Length 3 in. Provenance: From the Dr. Robert Goodwin Collection.

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Casa Grande Scorpion Pot

Lot 37: Casa Grande Scorpion Pot

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Description: Casa Grande, c 1400, Pre-Columbian, polychrome pot with raised scorpion design, with slight surface wear. Height 5 1/4 in., Diameter 6 in.

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Santa Clara and Hopi Pottery Lot

Lot 38: Santa Clara and Hopi Pottery Lot

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Description: Santa Clara and Hopi, one pitcher with swag designs (Santa Clara); one small pot with geometric designs (Santa Clara); and one Hopi Bowl with black, orange, and cream decorations. Diameter of pitcher 4 1/2 in., Height of pot 3 1/4 in.

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Three Southwest Painted Pots

Lot 39: Three Southwest Painted Pots

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Description: Southwest, three painted pots; one contemporary Jemez pot, signed HMS Jemez NM. Diameter 6 1/2 in., Height 5 1/2 in; one Mojave/Yuma pot, decorated with a red on buff wave pattern. Diameter 5 1/2 in., Height 3 1/2 in; and one pottery painted pot, Pueblo type with glazed interior. Diameter 4 1/5 in., Height 3 1/2 in.

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Casa Grande Polychrome Pot

Lot 40: Casa Grande Polychrome Pot

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Description: Casa Grande, Mid-20th C., polychrome pot with a rounded base and flared rim, with red, black, and cream colored geometric designs. Height 7 in.

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Early Mata Ortiz Turtle Bowl, Emeterio Ortiz

Lot 41: Early Mata Ortiz Turtle Bowl, Emeterio Ortiz

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Description: Mata Ortiz, early bowl by renowned potter Emeterio Ortiz in the Casa Grande style, incised signature to base, Emeterio Ortiz R, burnished traditional design with turtles. Height 4 in., Diameter 9 in. Provenance: From the Dr. Robert Goodwin Collection.

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Anasazi/Mimbres Pottery Canteen

Lot 42: Anasazi/Mimbres Pottery Canteen

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Description: Anasazi/Mimbres, gray clay canteen, double-handled geometric design on top, and overall patina. Height 5 1/2 in., Diameter 5 1/2 in. Provenance: From the Dr. Robert Goodwin Collection, ex. Skinner.

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Three Southwest Pre-Columbian Pots

Lot 43: Three Southwest Pre-Columbian Pots

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Description: Southwest, Pre-Columbian, three pots; one early Mogollan or Anasazi corrogated pot with museum mark; one Salada pot with geometric design; and one Soho Phase redware pot. Provenance: From the Dr. Robert Goodwin Collection. Height of largest 5 in., Diameter 5 1/2 in.

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Eight Navajo Storyteller Figures, Eva Betoine

Lot 44: Eight Navajo Storyteller Figures, Eva Betoine

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Description: Navajo, eight various storyteller pottery figures, painted in bright colors of blue, yellow, black, and red, signed EB, by Navajo contemporary Eva Betoine. Heights varying from 3 1/2 in. to 5 1/2 in.

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Santa Clara Black Wedding Vase

Lot 45: Santa Clara Black Wedding Vase

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Description: Southwest Indian, Santa Clara Pueblo, historic black wedding vase with two spouts conjoined by a coiled handle, faint design visible, wear to surface, old Seyote button inside. Height 8 1/2 in. Provenance: From the Collection of JoLynne Hohl.

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Acoma Painted Pot

Lot 46: Acoma Painted Pot

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Description: Acoma, Mid 20th Century, painted pot with black on white interlocking Delta design, chip to inner rim. Height 5 3/4 in., Diameter 6 1/2 in.

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Acoma Dove Jar, Attributed to Alvaro Kutipa

Lot 47: Acoma Dove Jar, Attributed to Alvaro Kutipa

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Description: Acoma, contemporary jar in the form of a seated dove, finely painted with stylized geometric wings, attributed to Alvaro Kutipa '91. Height 5 1/2 in., Length 8in. Provenance: From the Dr. Robert Goodwin Collection.

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Acoma Seed Pot Signed MCJ

Lot 48: Acoma Seed Pot Signed MCJ

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Description: Acoma, Southwest Indian, intricately painted seed pot, with a dense overall linear, signed MCJ Acoma with mission mark. Diameter 4 1/2 in.

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Southwestern Native American Pot

Lot 49: Southwestern Native American Pot

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Description: Southwest, Native American, a painted pot in a squat form, with black and red circular designs, on a cream base. Diameter 7 in., Height 3 1/2 in.

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