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Hopi Bowl with Narrow Design Band at Neck [SOLD]


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Collectors of contemporary pottery today are very interested in purchasing pieces that are signed by the artist. This was not true in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was sufficient to select a piece based on its personal appeal to the potential collector. Most of the late 19th and early 20th century pieces are not identified with a potter.

Most mid- to late-20th century pottery is signed with a potter’s name, however, there are some in which the potter either failed to sign or perhaps was not able to write her name. The lack of a signature does not invalidate an item of pottery.  It can be just as beautiful as one signed with a potter’s name.  Generally, an unsigned pottery vessel is less expensive but not less desirable.

This beautiful Hopi Pueblo bowl, decorated in brown pigment, is exquisite.  It is probably the work of an older Hopi potter who failed to sign her name to the vessel. 


Condition:  very good condition

Provenance: this Hopi Bowl with Narrow Design Band at Neck is from a local collector

Recommended Reading:  HOPI AND HOPI-TEWA POTTERY - Published in Plateau, volume 49

Alternate view of side panel design.

Artist Unknown
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