Santa clara pottery cup

Sep 14, 2021. 19:51 UTC
Santa Clara pottery cup
Chris
Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
No
Description

This is a black Santa Clara pottery cup. There is no signature or inscription on this piece, but it may have been made by Mildred “Millie” Chavarria as it resembles some of her work and was bought alongside a bowl that bears the inscription “Millie”. The cup is 4 1/2” high, 3 1/2” at its widest point, the mouth opening is 2 1/2” in diameter and the base is 2” in diameter.

Provenance

Unknown

Answered within about 3 hours
Sep 14, 22:54 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$75 - $150 USD

Insurance Value

$225 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Chris,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Many members of the Chavarria family did work similar to that which Millie did; it's safer to leave off a specific attribution
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage Santa Clara Pueblo carved blackware pottery bowl
attributed to the Chavarria family, mid/late 20th Century
The conical sides with carved geometrical decoration, unmarked
4 1/2 inches high, 3 1/2 inches diameter
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: inherited
$75-150*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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