A 20 inches x 20 inches
southern California polychrome olla, collected between 1907 and
1924, woven with vertical panels of naturalistic butterflies and
checkered diamonds, sold at Butterfields in San Francisco,
California, on April 23 for $146,625 (includes buyer's premium),
a record for Native American basketry offered at auction. The
buyer was Portland, Oregon, dealer Natalie Linn.
Another polychrome olla at the same
sale realized $75,125.
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