RECOVERED - San Ildefonso Pottery

Traditional Pottery Stolen from Scottsdale, AZ Gallery, March 29, 2008 Has Now Been Recovered

On March 29, 2008, two fine pieces of traditional Pueblo Pottery were stolen from a Scottsdale, Arizona, gallery.

The pot on the left is a San Ildefonso wedding vase, approx. 9″ x 7″, circa 1915. On the right is a San Ildefonso Tunyo Polychrome jar, 6.5″ x 7.5″, circa 1915. Both pieces are from the Allan Hayes collection.

These two pieces of pottery were recovered when a sharp-eyed ATADA member reported that someone was in the process of trying to sell these pots to him. The suspect in this case is now serving a 16 month sentence in the California penal system.