Costa Rican Polychrome Pottery Tripod Vessel


15571. Costa Rican Polychrome Pottery Tripod Vessel

Atlantic Watershed Central Highlands Zone Ca 500 AD.

Tall ritual shape vessel standing on three long openwork hollow legs, each containing a rattling ball; each one has a zoomorphic near top. Buff clay, burnished and tan painted.

Size 11-3/4 inches H. Excellent condition. Some wear.

Provenance: Ex collection of Stanley L. Kaufman, a Harvard educated lawyer who specialized in bringing suits on behalf of corporations' disgruntled stockholders, died in 1993 at the age of 81. He was a staff attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission before World War II, then served in the Army in Europe and rose to captain. In 1946 he became a founding partner in his law firm, Kaufman Malchman, Kaufmann & Kirby, which had branches in NYC and Los Angeles. He and his wife, Sigrun Rampoldt, were avid collectors of Pre-Columbian art throughout the 60s and early 70s, and lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.


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