Zuni polychrome dough bowl

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Zuni polychrome dough bowl

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15 1/2" diameter x 6" high

polychrome with two deer and "rain bird" images

circa 1880-1890s

1 blue "padre" bead affixed to the bottom of the bowl post firing

ex: Private Collection; Marcy Burns personal collection, 2004

very good condition with a few surface cracks previously stabilized and overpainted (less than 5% of the pot)

$6500.

(p0473b)

 

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This Zuni dough bowl is simply exquisite. The paint is precise and elegant. There is a blue "padre" bead affixed to the bottom after firing, perhaps signaling previous use. It is without question the most beautiful dough bowl that we have ever seen.