Boston, Mass. – January 18, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on February 9th in its Boston gallery. Skinner is proud to offer more than 200 lots of evocative Plains Indian artifacts, including four rare pieces collected by the Burr family in 1855-1857. The February sale also features the Joseph J. Rivera collection, the largest group of Southwest historic pottery ever offered at Skinner, and two rare Eskimo masks.… Read More
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Now is a good time to buy Southwest pottery. A large amount of material is coming onto the market, and for that reason you can easily find great, affordable pottery from the American Indian pueblos. Before you buy, it’s best to study the material and determine what appeals to you. Some people collect for rarity; others collect to decorate their Southwest-themed abodes.
Finely decorated pottery that was used by the people themselves is always very desirable. The rarest historic pottery is from Santa Ana. Because of their innovative designs and the fact that their pottery tradition ended at about the turn of the 20th century, a large Santa Ana olla could bring $100,000 or more.