Earthenware novelty figure, 20th Century

This is a figure of a head on disc base. Details etched on all aspects including the bottom.


3.5 inches tall 3 inches wide

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June 3, 2024
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Hi Gabrille, Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. I have handled Pre-Columbian objects for 20+ years and this is unlike any iconography used throughout Latin, Central and South America. I'm highly suspicious of this being Pre-Columbian as it looks quite a lot like a Martian in a UFO, which were popular in the 1950s and 60s and would acquire an antique patina if it had been buried (accidentally or on purpose) for a few decades. For interest, see Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is: A vintage earthenware Alien in a UFO mid 20th Century Of circular section, featuring an elongated head with almond-shaped eyes and pronounced nose and mouth protruding from an elliptical disk with circular details along the shoulder and pierced elements along the base. Unsigned. 3-1/2 inches tall; 3 inches diameter CONDITION: This piece has an encrusted patina as if it had been buried. PROVENANCE: Inherited $ 50-75* *represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary. Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, or questions/concerns, and thank you again for using Mearto. ~ Delia