TYPE: Reserve Plain

AKA: Reserve Smudged

DATE:  A.D. 1000 to 1300 (Wood, 1987;69)

KEY DIFFERENCES: Reserve Plain is often much more highly polished compared to its precursor Alma Plain. Reserve Plain is usually smudged but not always. Fireclouds are common and often very attractive.  Interiors can be so well smudged that you can see a rainbow of colors shining off of the dark black surface, others can have a silver shine.


Smudged (most common)





1N Reserve Plain Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 9 5/8" or 24.5 cm. by 5" or 12.7 cm.


2N Reserve Plain Square Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 5" by 4" by 1 1/2"




3N Reserve Plain Bowl

Has a "kill hole" just like you would find in a Mimbres Bowl.

Approximate Dimensions: 10 3/4"  by 3 3/4"


4Y Reserve Plain Square Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 7" by 3"



5Y Reserve Plain Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 3 3/8" by 1 7/8"



6Y Reserve Plain Bowl that is completely smudged inside & out, Safford Regional Variety.

Approximate Dimensions: 4 3/4" by 2"


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