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MOJAVE RED ON BUFF TEAPOT circa 1900


We bought this as Mojave and we're calling it that in the absence of any better information. It could be Yuman or even Cahuilla, but Mojave seems like the best guess. Although its painted designs are a bit off-center for Mojave, it's from the period when Mojave potters were making pieces in European shapes to sell to the tourists, and this obvious teapot shape clearly qualifies as genuinely non-native. The light buff and the clear red help us date this as post-19th century, while the fire-clouding puts it early in the 20th. This appears on page 117 of our Second Edition of Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni and on page 141 of our The Desert Southwest, Four Thousand Years of Life and Art.


3-3/4" diameter excluding handle and spout x 4-3/8" high


Condition excellent for its age, no restoration or touchup


H-972     $850