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MARICOPA POLYCHROME SUGAR BOWL

circa 1910


This gracious piece of tableware appears on page 147 of our The Desert Southwest, Four Thousand Years of Life and Art. It's another example of the early Maricopa search to find shapes that tourists would buy By 1900, bureaucratic decisions had taken away Maricopa's water supply, and with farming no longer an option, Maricopa women stepped forward and brought the tribe a new source of income. During those years, they experimented with all manner of shapes, from eccentric one-of-a-kind creations to conventional European household items. It wouldn't surprise us if this hadn't once had a companion creamer.


6-1/4" long x 3-1/2" wide x 2-3/4" high


Condition excellent for its age


H-978     $275