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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Can you assist identifying with pueblo and possible age? Recently purchased

    Left item; 3" W by 3" H

    Right item; 2 3/4" W by 2 1/2" H

    Thanks CanyonR for your knowledge...

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    1. CanyonRoad, 5 years ago
      It's Isleta pottery, from Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico. This style of pottery, with the distinctive red scalloped bottom border, was only made from 1890 to 1930, and was a result of the influence of a group of Laguna potters who moved to Isleta, and began making a different type of pottery than anything that had been made at Isleta before. I would suspect it's probably 1920s-1930s.

      Isleta was located near the railroad, on the southern edge of Albuquerque, so the potters made small pots like this to sell to the tourists who came to the Southwest by train. Tourism, and sales, pretty much came to a stop during the Depression, and Isleta potters didn't make this type of pottery after that.
    2. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      ~ Wow ~ Canyon Road !! Such great knowledge and info !!! Thanks for your reply
      to this post and others ~ as your talents do not go un-noticed !! Wow again !!!
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      these are really cool! love them!
    4. mtnclimber19k, 5 years ago
      CanyonR, how about the piece on the right? Could that be Hopi, picture is similar to pg 73, Southwestern pottery A to Zuni by Hayes and Blom.

      Have another 'unsolved mystery' too. I don't have a clue what these two pottery items are.. I thought the one you described was Isleta....

      From your recommendation, I did buy 'When the Rain gods Reigned' by Andersen

      As always, thanks for your knowledge... the mtnclimber19k is for climbing Kilamanjaro

    5. CanyonRoad, 5 years ago
      Both pieces in the photos above are Isleta. The information above applied equally to both.

      As to the one on the right, it does have a similar checkerboard black and white design pattern, similar to the Hopi Polacca jar shown on the bottom left, page 73 of the Second Edition of Southwestern Pottery. But that it the only similarity.

      Acoma, Kewa, Zuni, Cochiti, Laguna, San Ildefonso, and San Felipe, as well as Hopi and Isleta, have all used the black and white checkerboard motif (which actually dates back to prehistoric pottery in the Southwest). Design patterns are often copied from other tribes/cultures, so can never be taken as the sole indication of origin.

      In this case, if the Hopi piece had a white under body, and red scalloped bottom border, and, more importantly, was a relatively thin, small form, shaped like the one in your photo, I'd say it was Isleta, rather than Hopi. Definitely not the other way around.
    6. mtnclimber19k, 5 years ago
      Again, thanks for your response. I learn every time you post something!!

      I listed another two small bowls on the same evening as the Isleta pieces. Can you assist with those too? The title is below.

      Interested ;pieces, Can you assist with Identifying?

      mtnclimber19k in NM
    7. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Mystery solved, thanks again to CanyonRoad. :)

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