09-20-2003 09-20-2003
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2209 Boston
September 20, 2003 10:00 AMCalender

Historic California Coiled Basketry Bowl

Auction: Sale #2209 - 2209 Location: Boston Date / Time: September 20, 2003 10:00AM


Historic California Coiled Basketry Bowl, Mission, with flat bottom and inward sloping sides, the simple design remaining on the inside but faded on the outside, original label on inside reads "Made by Ramona, the Heroine of Helen Hunt Jackson's tale in Ramona. She is living and is a Cahuilla Indian about 45 years old (1902)," ht. 2 1/2, dia. 6 1/4 in.

Provenance: Collected by Mr. William H. Sawyer between 1902 and 1908.
Estimate $800-1,200


Helen Hunt Jackson, William H. Sawyer