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595 Lot 595: R. C. Gorman Lithograph, Anaba R. C. Gorman Lithograph, Anaba Lot 595: R. C. Gorman Lithograph, Anaba

Rudolph Carl Gorman (New Mexico/Arizona/California, 1932-2005) color lithograph in black, brown, and turquoise ink on buff arches paper with deckled edge at top and bottom and titled "Anaba," numbered 85/130. Image depicts a seated Navajo woman with black hair and a turquoise earring, facing right. Signed and dated "R. C. Gorman 1980," in pencil, lower left, numbered, in pencil, lower right. Float framed in a modern burlwood frame on cream mat. Includes extensive print documentation from Western Graphics lithography workshop, who published the print, along with a matted photomechanical reproduction of another Gorman artwork and a general informational sheet concerning the artist. This print is identified in the Western Graphics documentation as the second state and as printed by master printer Russell Hamilton and printer Richard Blanchard. With embossed workshop, artist, and printer chop marks. Sheet: 22 1/4" H x 30" W. Framed: 29 5/16" H x 36 5/8" W. Note: Gorman, a celebrated Navajo artist, is well known for his depictions of Native American subjects like this one and was the founder of the R. C. Gorman Navajo Gallery, Taos, New Mexico, the first Taos gallery run by a native gallerist.

PROVENANCE: The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson's Station, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both print and frame appear to be in excellent condition. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
597 Lot 597: Navajo Germantown Eyedazzler Pictorial Blanket Navajo Germantown Eyedazzler Pictorial Blanket Lot 597: Navajo Germantown Eyedazzler Pictorial Blanket

Dine (Navajo) Germantown Eyedazzler blanket or rug with pictorial elements including a fork and knife together with a bow and arrow to one end and three knives to the other end, with arrow borders at each end and arrows to the center. Expertly and tightly woven in colors of red, green, yellow, black, orange and blue with visible spirit lines to each end. 50" L (w/ fringe) x 33 1/2" W. Late 19th/Early 20th century.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. A few scattered areas of minor staining, minor losses to fringe and minor wear to binding. [See more photos →]

$1,600.00$1,800.00
599 Lot 599: Native American Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag Native American Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag Lot 599: Native American Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag

Native American Kiowa beaded Strike-a-Light Bag, rectangular tapering form consisting of hide and buckskin with geometric glass beaded front with partially beaded flap and back, the base metal cone fringe. Beaded in colors red, blue, red, white, and lavender. 6 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W (at base). Late 19th/Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Michael Janton, Findlay, Ohio.

CONDITION: A couple of areas of bead loss to the front and along one side. Some stiffness to hide. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
600 Lot 600: Native American Plains Painted Parfleche Bag w/ COA Native American Plains Painted Parfleche Bag w/ COA Lot 600: Native American Plains Painted Parfleche Bag w/ COA

Native American Plains polychrome painted parfleche bag, buffalo rawhide envelope pouch with thonged flaps having red, green, blue, and yellow geometric designs possibly symbolizing landscape features. Also includes a certificate of authenticity from the Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery. 25 1/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Circa 1900. Note: Parfleche bags were traditionally made in pairs and hung from saddles for transportation of household tools or foodstuffs. The graphic designs may have once served as maps.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Michael Janton, Findlay, Ohio.

CONDITION: Creasing and discoloration commensurate with age. Scattered wear to polychrome design. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
601 Lot 601: Two Pairs of Native American Plains Moccasins Two Pairs of Native American Plains Moccasins Lot 601: Two Pairs of Native American Plains Moccasins

Two pairs of Native American Plains moccasins including: one (1) pair of fully beaded buffalo hide moccasins, possibly Arapaho, geometric decoration in white, yellow, blue, and red seed and glass beads, hard soles, 4 1/2" H x 4" W x 10" L and one (1) pair of tan buffalo hide moccasins with seed and glass beaded top, wheel design in colors of white, pink, green, yellow, red, blue and silver, hard soles, 4" H x 3 1/2" W x 10 1/2" L. Both pair of moccasins Late 19th/Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Michael Janton, Findlay, Ohio.

CONDITION: 1st item: Both overall very good condition with light wear, both with a minor areas of loss to the heel. 2nd item: Both overall very good condition, one with area of red dye transfer to one side. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
602 Lot 602: Native American Sioux Beaded Knife Sheath and Knife Native American Sioux Beaded Knife Sheath and Knife Lot 602: Native American Sioux Beaded Knife Sheath and Knife

Native American Sioux beaded knife sheath and knife, consisting of hide and parfleche rawhide inner liner with geometric glass bead decoration to one side in colors of blue, yellow, red, and white. Together with knife having a carved handle. Sheath 8 1/2" L; 12 1/2" total L w/ knife. Late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Michael Janton, Findlay, Ohio.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some light discoloration to white beads, and minor loss of leather on the back edge. Knife likely not original. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
603 Lot 603: Hupa Yarok Northwest Coast Native American Basket & Moccasins Hupa Yarok Northwest Coast Native American Basket & Moccasins Lot 603: Hupa Yarok Northwest Coast Native American Basket & Moccasins

1st item: Hupa basket in hat form with red and black dyed geometric designs. 7" diameter, 2 3/4" height. Late 19th/Early 20th century. 2nd item: A pair of child's moccasins with hand-stitched beadwork. 1 3/4" H x 1 3/4" W x 5 3/4" D. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Susan and David Eagleton, Maryville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Condition of both items is commensurate with use but overall good. 1st item has some slight staining to interior bottom. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
604 Lot 604: Charles Loloma Badger Claw Ring Charles Loloma Badger Claw Ring Lot 604: Charles Loloma Badger Claw Ring

Hopi Sandcast Silver Badger Claw Ring by Charles Loloma (Arizona, 1921-1991). Etched signature "Loloma" to the interior. Size 6, Circa 1960's. .850 troy ounces. Certificate of Authenticity from Medicine Man Gallery, Inc. provided to the winning bidder.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Michael Janton, Findlay, Ohio.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with minor surface wear and oxidation. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
605 Lot 605: Large Cherokee Wastebasket Attributed to Lizzie and Edmund Youngbird Large Cherokee Wastebasket Attributed to Lizzie and Edmund Youngbird Lot 605: Large Cherokee Wastebasket Attributed to Lizzie and Edmund Youngbird

Large Native American Cherokee wastebasket form with walnut & bloodroot dyed rivercane weavers attributed to Lizzie Youngbird (1903-1967) and her son Edmund Youngbird (1922-1995). 15" H x 12 1/2" Dia. Mid 20th century.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered light losses to weavers. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
606 Lot 606: Large Native American Cherokee Gathering Basket Large Native American Cherokee Gathering Basket Lot 606: Large Native American Cherokee Gathering Basket

Large Cherokee rivercane rectangular form gathering basket, woven in the Chief's daughter pattern, with dyed bloodroot and walnut weavers. 12" H x 20 1/2" W x 15" D. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with a couple of breaks to sides, a couple of corners with slight losses. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
607 Lot 607: 3 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets w/ Handles 3 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets w/ Handles Lot 607: 3 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets w/ Handles

Grouping of three (3) Cherokee rivercane baskets all with fixed wood handles including: one (1) small round form with square base having Chief's Daughter dyed walnut and bloodroot weavers; one (1) slightly rectangular form with square base having zig-zag patterned dyed walnut and bloodroot weavers; and one (1) tall round form with square base having dyed bloodroot weavers in the Chief's Daughter pattern. Ranging in size from 8 1/2 " H x 6" x 5 1/2" to 11 3/4" H x 9" x 7 /2". Early to Mid 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: The two smaller baskets in overall very good condition. Largest basket with slight staining to one side of the base, otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
608 Lot 608: 3 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets 3 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets Lot 608: 3 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets

Grouping of three (3) Cherokee rivercane baskets including: one (1) small round form basket with square base and Chief's daughter design with dyed walnut and bloodroot weavers; one (1) round form basket with square base and arrowpoint or fishbone pattern with dyed walnut and bloodroot weavers; and one (1) round low form basket with dyed walnut and bloodroot weavers in Eye of the Sacred Bird pattern. Ranging in size from 4 1/2" H x 9" square to 11 3/8" H x 11 1/4" W x 10" D. First half of the 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Low basket with minor losses along the base edges. Small round basket with wear and light staining to the interior. Largest basket with errant red stain to the interior, otherwise overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
609 Lot 609: 2 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets 2 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets Lot 609: 2 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets

Two (2) Cherokee rivercane baskets including one (1) waste basket form having chain and zig zag designs with bloodroot and walnut dyed weavers and one (1) rectangular carrying basket with central fixed handle and diagonal bands of dyed walnut and bloodroot decoration. 13 1/4" H x approx. 10" W and 12 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W x 7 3/4" D. First half of the 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Waste basket with breaks to two corners otherwise overall very good condition. Carrying basket with minor errant red marks to interior, otherwise overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
610 Lot 610: Four (4) Cherokee Native American Signed Baskets by Agnes Welch Four (4) Cherokee Native American Signed Baskets by Agnes Welch Lot 610: Four (4) Cherokee Native American Signed Baskets by Agnes Welch

Four (4) Cherokee Native American Agnes Welch (1925-1997) signed white oak baskets with brown dyed weavers including (1) wastebasket form signed and dated "1984" to underside, one (1) rare form splint burden basket with square base and rounded top signed and dated "1983" to underside, one (1) small wastebasket form signed and dated "1979" to underside, and one (1) rectangular form handled basked signed and dated "1983" to underside. Ranging in size from 6 1/2" H x 6 1/2" Dia to 13" H x 12" W. All last quarter of 20th century.

CONDITION: All baskets in very good condition with light use wear. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
611 Lot 611: 11 Cherokee Wood Carvings 11 Cherokee Wood Carvings Lot 611: 11 Cherokee Wood Carvings

Grouping of eleven (11) Native American Cherokee figural wood carvings, walnut and cherry woods, including nine (9) geese, one (1) swan, and one (1) carved and painted "raccoon" mask, initialed CR. Six bird examples with carved feet; all bird examples unsigned; two geese with incised partial sun mark to the bases. Heights ranging in size from 4 3/8" H to 8" H. Widths ranging in size from: 1" W to 9 1/8" W. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Bristol, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: All pieces in overall good condition, with light general wear. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
885 Lot 885: 4 Split Oak Baskets, Cherokee & East TN 4 Split Oak Baskets, Cherokee & East TN Lot 885: 4 Split Oak Baskets, Cherokee & East TN

Assembled group of four (4) split oak baskets, Cherokee and East Tennessee. 1st-3rd items: Three (3) Cherokee split oak handled market or shopping baskets with walnut-dyed weavers. All unsigned. Largest example with old institutional informational report available to the winning bidder. Ranging in size from approx. 10" H x 10 3/8" W x 4 3/4" D to approx. 13 1/2" H x 16 3/4" W x 8" D. Mid-20th century. 4th basket: Large East Tn split oak waste basket, ovular form, with alternating walnut, bloodroot, and green dyed weavers. Unsigned. 15 1/4" H x 16 1/4" W x 9" D. 20th century.

CONDITION: 1st-3rd items: Scattered wear/rubbing to weavers, primarily to bases. Mid-sized basket with minor loss to weaver at one corner. Larger basket with scattered minor fraying to weavers. 4th item: Minor unraveling/loss to weavers at one corner of lower rim. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
1159 Lot 1159: Group of 20 Native American & Appalachian Decorative Items Group of 20 Native American & Appalachian Decorative Items Lot 1159: Group of 20 Native American & Appalachian Decorative Items

Assembled grouping of twenty (20) Native American and Appalachian decorative items including: two (2) Cherokee carved geese with varnish; one (1) Cherokee carved goose; one (1) Cherokee carved loon; two (2) tall carved Appalachian loons; two (2) carved walnut birds with long beaks and tails; one (1) stylized carved Southwest bird; one (1) carved road runner; one (1) carved owl; one (1) carved female figure with baby; one (1) stone pipe with wood and beaded stem; one (1) round beaded ornament; and two (2) Ute pottery mugs or cups, one (1) signed R ROOTS, one (1) after "Buffalo Prayer" by James Earle Fraser (American, 1876-1953) originally modeled circa 1917 and cast posthumously in 1968 depicting a Plains Indian medicine man in prayer upon a naturalistic base, signed, dated, and titled "Buffalo Prayer/James Earl [sic] Fraser/F.A. Mandera/1970"; one (1) depicting a barefooted woman holding a wreath in one hand and bundling her dress in the other upon a round base; one (1) depicting a caricatured donkey braying; and one (1) depicting a mouse upright on its haunches seated on a semicircle base. Ranging in size from from 2 1/2" to 14" H All 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Bristol, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: All items are in overall good condition. Mother and child carving with some minor surface scuffs. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00