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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This bowl is 11 inches in diameter and 4.5 inches high. I found it at an antique store several years ago in Georgia. It is Native American. It looks like Hopi to me. Clay. There are no markings. I have found some Hopi pottery online that looks similar but not exact and none have the feet on the bottom of the bowl. This is all I know about this bowl! Any help or opinions on this piece would be appreciated.

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    1. CanyonRoad, 5 years ago
      Sorry, but no, it's not Hopi or Native American. But I can help with the identification.

      It's Mexican, from the state of Guerrero. Ameyaltepec and Mexcala are two areas that specialize in burnished redware, and both use that stylized bird figure with the trailing feathers, the leaf design, and the rosette-shaped flower. The three feet on the bottom also are distinctively Mexican, and not found on Native American Indian pottery.

      Remember that what shows up in image searches online is not authenticated in any way, and is likely to be inaccurate unless it is from a museum collection or well-known gallery specializing in the subject. A good reference for Mexican pottery is the book "Ceramica: Mexican Pottery of the 20th Century" by Amanda Thompson.
    2. Gillian, 5 years ago
      I've been reading your responses to S&T posts. Very impressed with you knowledge, and articulation.
    3. mswmom, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much, CanyonRoad. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your extensive knowledge. I have been perplexed by this piece for years. You have solved a mystery for me!

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