Pre-Columbian Art and Artefacts Auction

February 04, 2016

LOT 11

Lot 11

Chimu Blackware Pottery Double Handled Vessel, 1400-1500 A.D.

Chimu Blackware Pottery Double Handled Vessel, 1400-1500 A.D.
Lot 11 Details
Chimu Blackware Pottery Double Handled Vessel, 1400-1500 A.D.

the spherical body with four relief panels decorated with birds and central frog mask
height 9.25" — 23.5 cm.

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $295.20
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


From a Private Montreal Collection of Pre-Columbian Art and Artefacts

Christie’s East Sale 120, Sept. 9, 1980, Lot 171


condition noted

LOT 11

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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