A Yokuts polychrome bottleneck basket

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Lot 230
A Yokuts polychrome bottleneck basket

Sold for US$ 6,950 inc. premium
A Yokuts polychrome bottleneck basket
Attributed to "Old Soto", finely woven, the widening body decorated with three rattlesnake bands, with quail topknots around the shoulder, surmounted by a band of standing figures and a banded slightly flaring neck.
height 6.25in, diameter 9in

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Per the collector's notes, from the estate of Helen Ruhe, Newton, MA
    Purchased October 18, 1972 from F. B. Hubley, Cambridge, MA

    Found inside the basket was an old photo of a woman holding the present lot, "Soto, Tulare" written in pencil on the back; and another note, "Tulare Basket, Tule River, Tulare Co. Calif. - made by Old Soto -" written by the same hand. The original photograph and note, along with an enlarged copy of the photograph accompany the lot.
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A Yokuts polychrome bottleneck basket
A Yokuts polychrome bottleneck basket
A Yokuts polychrome bottleneck basket
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