Costa Rican Polychrome Pottery Jaguar Rattle Vessel


15676. Costa Rican Polychrome Pottery Jaguar Rattle Vessel

Greater Nicoya, Birmania, Period VI Ca. 1000-1350 AD

Beautifully rendered colorful offering vessel with janiform animal heads back to back on four raised feet with hollow ratting chamber. All opulent painted in red, tan and black engobe polychrome pigment.

Size: 5-3/8 inches L x 4-3/8 inches H. Excellent condition. Two rim chips and minor age 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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