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OHKAY OWINGE REDWARE CANTEEN circa 1900


This 100-year old canteen comes with a somewhat unhelpful bit of provenance: a slip inside it that reads "Indian vessel unknown purpose South Texas Coast, Joe Bonacci col., inherited from his dad in 1960s." We can do a bit better than that. It's clearly a canteen with a welt around the edge in imitation of metal canteens of the period. It's typical of Ohkay pottery at the turn of the century, with a highly polished red-slipped upper body and an equally well polished unslipped tan underbody. The prominent fire clouds are typical as well. The piece has a flattened area on the back that allows it to sit securely on a table.


4-5/8" wide x 2-2/8" deep x 4-7/8" high


Chips around flange and missing neck of canteen, otherwise condition very good, minor wear,     


S-386     $225