This is another (see Lot # 142094690951) nice Mimbres bowl measuring 10" wide and 5" tall, broken and glued from numerous pieces; two tiny pieces missing on rim, 99% complete. Unlike most Mimbres bowls that have restoration and over paint, this bowl has NONE.The white slip has a high polish and black designs in about a 1 geometric band along the top of the interior rim and three concentric lines below that band. A week ago I ran an almost identical bowl, also from the famous Red Ellison collection, as Lot 142094690951. This bowl is 1" larger at 10" and deeper than the first bowl I ran; it is highly probable both were made in the same hand. This bowl has never been properly cleaned and, if so, would brighten up. PROVENANCE: Red Ellison was a famous digger that operated in southwest New Mexico from the 1930's until his death in 1971. He left an enormous collection of Mimbres pottery exceeding 350 pieces. This bowl came from the second portion of the collection.
I have, for 20 years, been a noted collector and later a respected dealer in prehistoric Native American pottery and artifacts. The item "MIMBRES Bowl, C. 900 975AD, 10, No Resto, Provanance Red Ellison, 1930s'71" is in sale since Wednesday, August 31, 2016.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\Pre-1600\Pottery". The seller is "roncipolla" and is located in Fountain Hills, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide. Red Ellison Collection, 1930's - 1971