LOT 204 Violet Huma (1930-1982) - Hopi Vase c. 1960-70s, 9.5" x 6" (P2680)
- Circa: 1960-70s
- Size: 9.5'' x 6''
This item is reserved for an online auction on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 10:00 am PDT via LiveAuctioneers.com and will last approximately 2 hours. This auction is listed under Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction. To participate, please create your account on LiveAuctioneers.com and click on our auction preview to sign up for approval in advance. This will be a computer timed online auction, so be sure to create your account as soon as possible. Once your account is approved, you may leave absentee bids on items through LiveAuctioneers.com. Winning bids, please allow 1-3 weeks handling time. Starting price for this item is $200. Low Estimate $250. High estimate $500. If you have any questions about this lot, please feel free to call us or email. Violet Huma was born on First Mesa at Hopi. She made pottery from the 1960s through the 1970s. This vase is decorated with black slip using traditional Hopi Bird designs. There is a spirit break in the band just below the rim. Made of Hopi clay and fired outside, creating some beautiful Hopi fire clouds on the surface. This piece is in very good condition, with very minor surface wear. Acquired from an old family collection in Arizona. The owners of this collection acquired many of their pieces directly from Claiborne “Clay” Lockett (1908-1984). Clay Lockett was a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Northern Arizona from 1959-1971, purchasing agent for the Museum Shop from the time it opened in 1965, regular judge for Museum shows, appraiser of acquisitions, and one of MNA's most generous donors, having given two major collections of Indian paintings, kachina dolls, rugs, jewelry, and pottery. Includes a biography of Mr. Lockett from the museum.