Important American Furniture, Paintings, Folk Art and Decorative Arts – January 22, 2013 Auction Results

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Lot 236

236: Inca Red Earthenware Water Bottle with Lizard 236: Inca Red Earthenware Water Bottle with Lizard 236: Inca Red Earthenware Water Bottle with Lizard

Inca Red Earthenware Water Bottle with Lizard

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A nineteenth century extensively inscribed and partially indecipherable attached label identifies this bottle as a ÒÉGuaca waterbottle about the 10th century,Ó found in ÒÉthe city capitalÉÓ It also states: ÒThe animal on the top is the iguana- a giant lizard that grows sometimes to a length of 5ft.Ó
H. 9 _ in.

Provenance: From the collection of James Maxime DuPont (1912-1991) of New Jersey

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800

James DuPont (1912-1991) was intensely interested in a wide variety of collecting areas. Egyptian, Asian, Italian, Tribal, Woodlands American and South American artifacts were all of interest to him and were gathered early on in his collecting career. Many of the most important and interesting objects have late-19th or early-20th century inscriptions indicating origin or provenance on labels attached to the pieces, which shows the extent of documentation provided on these very fine collectible objects.