FABULOUS SIGNED SIX NATIONS-TURTLE INDIAN POTTERY VASE
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Bottom is signed with a name, place/area of creation, Six Nations Pottery Mark and a Turtle mark.
The 6 Nations trinket piece is very small / miniature like. It stands about 1 7/8" high and is about 2 3/16" wide at its bulbous centre area. The interior is enamelled in a green/blue teal like color.
Carved into the base is: a Vase with the letters SN on it and an image of a Turtle. I do not know if these 2 markings have any relationship to Talking Earth Pottery. T are also 2 words carved into the base. They appear to be: Deyononyakkene Ojistoh (in this second word the letter T may be a D). Since I could not decipher them accurately I consulted the Woodland Cultural Center, that is a First Nations Educational & Cultural Center located in Brantford near to the Six Nations Indian Reservation. With regards to the piece, I was advised that the first word is the name of the carver / creator of the piece and the second word is the place/area w the piece was made/created. The reason I could not determine exactly how the words read, is because at the time the piece was made, a lot of Natives were unable to spell in the English language and would sound the word out to the best of their ability and record it as such. This has lead me to believe that the pottery item does