Southwest Pueblo Indian Pottery
I acquired them at an auction in Creston. The city library was remodeling so they auctioned off bookshelves, things like this pottery.
You have wonderful pots from the northern pueblos of New Mexico. This is from San Ildefonso, the pueblo that's best known for Maria Martinez, the creator of the blackware pots. Do you want to share with us how much you paid for it?
I paid $12 for both of them.
This was a jar that was created probably about 1900. It was inspired by two brothers by the name of Golds, who had a trading company. So they kept the art of pottery making very much alive. So this pot has a value of $3,000 to $4,000. The little pitcher is from the Cochiti pueblo. Again it's a really fine little piece from the turn of the century, but it's had water in it. Somewhere along the line someone put water in it and it popped the surface, so its value is somewhat modest. But $12 for both of them was really a great buy.
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