|Title:||Native American Zia Olla|
|Description:||A large, old Native American (Zia) pot decorated against a white glazed background and decorated hand-drawn models of flora and fauna, particularly abstract floriated imagery designed to look like branches. The piece was signed in ink on the underside and can be dated to as early as the 1910s. This fact is as a result of the decoration throughout combined with the manner of signing which was a 20th century convention. It is an excellent example of a vessel from the Southwest Native Americans and reflective of the naturalistic landscape and communing with natural spirits.|
|Condition:||Complete & intact. 2 hairlines from lip down. One is 2-1/2", the other is 1-1/2".|
|Provenance:||I was told it belonged to a collector, and it was in a box along with a couple of Navajo rugs and other NA items that the store had just purchased.|
|Appraised By:||Michael Higgins|
|Appraiser Comments:||Hello, Well, I have seen this particular pot before, not in person, but in an online appraisal. I do not believe that this is an early pot. It definitely appears Zia and if it is a Native American pot, it's made after 1950. There is a chance, though, that it is a "green-ware" ceramic made by a non-Indian. Since I don't have the pot in hand (although I do know that it is not very old) , I can't determine if it's Native American or Anglo. There are quite a few of these reproduction floating around. since it's not old, it just doesn't have a high value. I will value it as if it were Native American - if it's not, you can cut that price down by 2/3's. Sorry if I've caused you any dissappointment. thanks, Michael Higgins|
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