Posted 5 years ago
Hello, I have long used this site a learning tool this is my first post. A few years ago I posted these same photos on the eBay pottery board but received no replies. Hoping that I can gain a bit of direction here. Please share your thoughts on this Native American Pot.
Purchased at a hospital thrift store in Paoli, PA sometime around 2007. At the time of that visit I purchased 2 other small pots. To my mind these pieces were the remains of someone's treasured collection. They have been tucked away in my N.A. cabinet since then.
If we believe the writing on the bottom of the pot, it eliminates Garnet Pavatea as the artisan as she was 3 in 1918. Neither does it have the quality of balance that I associate with the Nampeyo family.
Is knowing it to be Hopi related enough of an ID? How much does the writing on the bottom and up the side effect any future value?
I am trying to trim the volume of my collections and provide accurate info on what I have chosen to keep.
Any help provided is most appreciated.