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The Body of this collection, items identified with a P in the SKU #, was developed by a single collector with the following provenance:
From Trustee of the Maria Collection of Roman Peterlin
Our uncle Roman J. Peterlin was a well-known local businessman in Phoenix Arizona from the late 1950s to the mid 1980s. Roman owned The Gift World on Van Buren Ave. in downtown Phoenix. This was the largest gift shop in Phoenix and was located on the only major road to the west coast. In working with many Native American Artisans Roman fell in love with Maria pottery & started his own collection. His collection spans much of Maria’s life in pottery & a good amount of her career. Roman told us that he had Maria come to his store for a showing of her craft & also a book signing. Roman said he thought he had the largest private collection. He knew of none larger. Roman passed away in 2009 at 100 years old. He still talked of his collection until the end.
As trustees of his estate we decided it was time for others to enjoy this unique & collectible pottery.
Thank you, Donald J Peterlin
Grading: 1-4: Badly damaged / broken / restored 5: FAIR : Whole, but has significant wear such as water damage, and/or with chips and scratches 6: GOOD: May have multiple small areas surface wear, displays well 7: VERY GOOD: very small areas of surface wear 8 Excellent:
Micro wear only although there might be small natural burnished dents or dimples 9: NEAR MINT: without damage or wear 10: MINT - Not only without damage or wear, but exhibits an exceptional level of polish and finish, often Gun-Metal silver-tone finish.