San Ildefonso Pottery Olla, ca. 1915

Value (2013) | $4,500 Retail

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

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?

I do not.

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.

Nice, very nice. Thank you so much.

You're very welcome.

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

It's gorgeous.

Appraisal Details

Trotta-Bono, Ltd.
Shrub Oak, NY
Appraised value (2013)
$4,500 Retail
Seattle, WA (August 18, 2012)
Tribal Arts

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