Here we have an old polychrome Acoma pottery vessel in a traditional form and design, signed on the bottom A. Valdo. Valdo is a known Acoma pottery name, and while I don't know if this potter would have been the matriarch of a family of potters there, I do know that the piece was made in the early part of the 20th Century, as it has a concave base that allows for the piece to be easily carried on the head. It is not a super large piece, and in fact, I would characterize it as medium sized. It could have been used as a water vessel. There are lots of pits in the surface and small chips along the rim. There are no major cracks. The wear is evenly distributed, not on one side or other but all the way around. It was a utilitarian piece.
Measures just over 8" tall by about 5" across the bulbous part of the body. Again, please review all the pits and chips in the body before buying. Sold as is.
A piece of New Mexico history.
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