A Mission polychrome basket

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Lot 5161
A Mission polychrome basket
Height 4 1/2in, diameter 15in
See illustration

Sold for US$ 34,075 inc. premium
Property of various owners
A Mission polychrome basket
Mrs. Ramon (Martha Luisa) Pino, with wide flat bottom and straight flaring sides, decorated with a unique array of human and animal figures, including a large recumbent cat, a negative bear figure superimposed on its hindquarters, a rattlesnake slithering across the feline's back, a turtle, spreadwing eagle, another bear, a pair of butterflies, a woman wearing a checkered dress, a second stylized human figure with arms outstretched like a cross, a snake emerging from its lair alongside a long-barreled pistol, with a negative six-pointed star on the base and occasional diamond lozenges as accents.
Height 4 1/2in, diameter 15in
See illustration

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Purchased by the original collector on February 4, 1915, through a Mrs. Fannie Yokum in San Bernadino County, Southern Califonia.
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