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    Posted 1 year ago

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    Very special small rustic piece .
    I am curious about the origin if anyone has any knowledge to share please chime in .
    It has been part of my home decor for several years .
    We purchased this item at a neighborhood yard sale .
    Sits well on our collections shelf .
    Any info or guidance on where we can collect information would be appreciated .

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    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 year ago
      This is a cool piece. I have never seen it in these colors, but that doesn't mean it's not authentic. Hopefully we can get CanyonRoad to take a peek at it! I would say the House Authority on these pieces for sure!
    2. CanyonRoad, 1 year ago
      This is a little tourist bowl, from Tesuque Pueblo, New Mexico. It was decorated with poster-paint, and was a type of low-cost Southwest souvenir from the 1930s to around 1960.

      Only two pueblos, Tesusque and Jemez, made poster-paint pottery, which the book "Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni" calls "the most unashamedly useless pottery the Southwest has ever seen" since it smears, the colors come off if your hands are slightly damp, and the whole pot may just "melt away" if exposed to water.

      Nevertheless, the colorful designs were often attractive to buyers, some potters took care to create well-decorated inexpensive souvenirs, and there are people who collect it, even though it is still at the bottom of the scale when it comes to collectible value. That may change if the book which has been rumored (for several years) to being written on the topic, ever comes through.

      In the meantime, enjoy it for being handmade, primarily during the Depression and World War II, which means it's the real thing, and there aren't going to be any more produced.

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