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ACOMA POLYCHROME OPENWORK JAR circa 1930


This has a pedigree that goes back to before the beginning of the 20th century. In an effort to find new and different things for tourists to buy, Acoma and Zuni potters experimented with what fastidious scholars dismissed as "eccentrics." These were intended to be peculiar enough to seem exotic to souvenir hunters who insisted on something authentically Indian and small enough to come home in a suitcase, or even a coat pocket. This, with its detached rim supprted by little polka-dotted disks, certainly qualifies. There's a faint penciled price on the bottom: 1.50. Yes, those were depression days. This is on page 55 of our Second Edition of Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni.


8" diameter x 5-3/4" high


Condition very good considering its age


S-410     $195