Thank you for the advice @DizzyDaff.
My husband will be visiting with her this week, and hopefully we can find out how she came to own this pot.
The drill holes were an old repair. There was a thick square (about 6"x8") of corrugated cardboard lashed into the holes with cotton string as a...
The first name looks like "Roscoe" to me
As I look closer, I can clearly see the unpolished bottom section, so it looks to be that old!
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Thanks for all the great information. I will look into it!
So I've been doing some research, and I now think the pot is from San Juan or Santa Clara Pueblo, and possibly 1880s. There were some examples...
Wow, it's really unusual! I like it!
You are right! It is a big, awkward chunk.
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