Posted 7 years ago
I can't identify this unusual pot and am hoping someone will recognize the maker and perhaps the age or era. The pot is about 9" tall and 11" wide. The neck is 4" wide. It is definitely pottery and not porcelain or china. The design is incised all over and then hand-painted. The lower body is brighter than the upper portion so perhaps it was in bright sunlight at some point? It appears to be a Southwestern design, but the hallmark says Santa Fe and Austria, and you can see it is signed and numbered. The impressed number mark is 14305. Perhaps a model or mold number (although I'm not sure it could have been made in a mold. The walls of the pot seem to be the same thickness throughout and there is no color inside; just bare clay.