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Cochiti Deep Serving Bowl with Birds, Snake, Frogs and Mountain Lions, c. 1890

$1,750.00

Try to ignore the rather extreme condition issues with this bowl and just enjoy it’s fabulous imagery and history. And, no mistake, this is a wonderful bowl. First, it’s beautifully formed, deep and elegantly rising from a narrow base. Then its imagery: inside there’s a prominent black snake. Then a parade of winged black birds and frogs. The exterior is decorated with rain symbols from the rim as well as alternating mountain lions and spotted birds. The surface is a lovely slipped and patinated white. For the right collector, this jar is a find. In perfect condition, it’s a $4500-7500 jar. So it is as it is: a profusely decorated old bowl that served its pueblo owners well for many years.

Size 7” tall by 12” diameter
Condition & Provenance Extensively used bowl
with much surface loss from water wear; broken
and put back together. The owner is
Andy Goldschmidt, pottery restoration
specialist, who put this broken jar back
together and has owned it unrestored for 20 years.

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