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    San Ildefonso Pottery Olla, ca. 1915

    Appraised Value:

    $4,500 (2013)

    Appraised on: August 18, 2012

    Appraised in: Seattle, Washington

    Appraised by: Ted Trotta

    Category: Tribal Arts

    Episode Info: Seattle (#1717)

    Originally Aired: May 20, 2013

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    Form: Jar
    Material: Pottery
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $4,500 (2013)

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    Appraised By:

    Ted Trotta
    Tribal Arts

    Trotta-Bono, Ltd.

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: My father-in-law received it in the late '40s as a gift.

    APPRAISER: Well, it's not from this area, of course; it's from the Southwest. It's a New Mexican olla from the northern Rio Grande region. It's from San Ildefonso Pueblo in northern New Mexico, and it's really beautiful. It probably dates to around 1910, 1920. I believe this is by the Montoya family, and that's a really significant family in Southwest pottery. Their work is just beautiful. You can see that, the excellence of their design. Do you have a feeling for a value?

    GUEST: I do not.

    APPRAISER: It has one little chip on the rim. That could be touched up. I don't think it affects value particularly because the pot is so beautiful. I think on a retail basis, this pot would sell for about $4,500.

    GUEST: Nice, very nice. Thank you so much.

    APPRAISER: You're very welcome.

    GUEST: We're pleased and we love it, so...

    APPRAISER: It's gorgeous.

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