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.