A recent Texas estate piece from the collection of a Native American pottery collector - signed Thomas Polacca deep carved polychrome pot with inlaid turquoise stone. Measures 11.5 across x 6.25 tall. Some usage scuffs and a flake off the colored glaze as shown in pics. We have more pottery available from this collection. I would expect market increase in next few years as pieces such as these are becoming harder to locate.This is a great collector piece at a modest price with potential for increase in value. Please ask any and all questions you may have. Tom's mother was Fannie Polacca Nampeyo and there were several well-known potters among his siblings, including Leah Nampeyo, Elva Tewaguna, Tonita Nampeyo and Iris Youvella Nampeyo. As one of the first Hopi men to make pottery (a second Hopi man making pottery was Wallace Youvella, who married Tom's sister Iris), he continued Nampeyo's tradition of bringing innovation into Hopi pottery. Tom was a pioneer in the deep carving technique that is often seen these days, using it himself to develop pottery depicting kachinas, Hopi dancers and animals-depicted-by-kachinas in mural-like scenes of Hopi religious rituals and ceremonies. His pottery is also recognizable by his placement of symbols and regular use of the themes of storms, clouds and eagle feathers. The item "Signed Thomas Polacca Native American Hopi Polychrome Pottery with Turquoise Inlay" is in sale since Sunday, October 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "*vintage*treasures*" and is located in Diboll, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.