San Ildefonso Pottery Olla, ca. 1915
Appraised Value: $4,500 (2013)
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Appraisal Video: (1:00)
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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