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Up for sale is one of my most favorite pieces. It could be Anasazi or any of the areas as listed in my title. It is a great pottery piece. I have contacted reproduction artists like Clint Swink to see if it was created by them. He did not make this piece and after many e-mails and photos, thinks it is Anasazi or pre-historic. This piece has no cracks or chips. It does have paint wear on one side, at the head, tail, etc. It could be a restored piece. Some areas have much better paint than others. I took this piece to the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ for one of their appraisel days. A very well known author Terry De Wald, Bruce Mc Gee,looked at it as well as many others. They could not give me a 100% description, but gave me a conservative value. I will answer any questions the best that I can. I am also sending this link to some e-bayers that deal in pre-historic pottery. I will post all comments.
Being offered at a very low starting price witha reserve that reflects the Heard Musuem estimate.
Good luck and be sure to watch my other sales for pueblo pottery, baskets and rugs.
Payment is due within3 days.
Please note my shipping costs. I never charge for handling or materials. Most of my shipping actually costs me out of pocket. I have insurance and delivery comf. on all items. I want to maintain a five star rating. If you have issues on the cost, contact me, I also ship out the very next day after payment. Shipping timeor cost should ever be an issue!
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. I want to have a 5 star transaction!
Insurance is required on pieces over $100.00 and someday you will thank me for that.
I haveMANY pieces available. Contact me if you are looking for something specific. I willaccept offers as a buy - now.
On Sep-11-11 at 18:45:21 PDT, seller added the following information:
Oops! The measurements are about 9" long x 9 1/4" tall x 6 1/4" wide.
On Sep-16-11 at 14:00:01 PDT, seller added the following information:
Dear purewest-2008,Thank you for the reply and information. FYI I purchased a simalar effigy olla from Allards about the same time and it was listed as found condition. When I got the piece I discovered that it had about 30% restoration having all four legs replaced and the head. Allards refused to take the piece back.
If you have a black light you can use it to see the new and the old on the item. This piece also looks simalar to some of the pottery pieces that Steve Shrader. Steve was one of the persons who ended his life during the big sting in southern, Utah. That is why it is so important to have paper work on these pieces.
Anyway it is a stunning olla and would love to own it. Wish me luck.
I will get a blacklight on it and post my findings,
On Sep-20-11 at 16:45:22 PDT, seller added the following information:
Just checked under a black light and it does not appear to me to have any visible cracking or restoration. I have not tried this before and I am not sure how well restoration pieces show up under a black light, but wanted to post this.