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Lot 364: Red glazed & Turquoise Pot with lid by Tony Da Red glazed & Turquoise Pot with lid by Tony Da Lot 364: Red glazed & Turquoise Pot with lid by Tony Da

San Ildefonso pottery jar by Tony Da (1940-2008) with red body, sgraffito hummingbird and other organic designs, turquoise inserts, two concentric rows of beads around upper shoulder of jar, compressed globular body and conical lid with turquoise inserts around perimeter of lid edge. Base signed “DA”. Overall excellent condition. 6 1/2″ height with lid, 5 1/2″ diameter. Provenance: Knoxville, TN collection. [See more photos →]

$36,580.00
Lot 611: Edward Curtis Orotone, Three Chiefs Edward Curtis Orotone, Three Chiefs Lot 611: Edward Curtis Orotone, Three Chiefs

Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868-1952) orotone, “The Three Chiefs.” Image depicts three Native American Blackfoot chiefs on horseback, on a Montana prairie under a clouded sky. Curtis signature in the negative lower right with copyright lower left. Orotone is framed in its original Curtis-designed “batwing” frame, and backed in the frame by an advertising broadside promoting a movie based on Curtis’s North American Indian project. It reads: “Curtis, Author of the North American Indian tells the intimate story of Indian life with Motion Pictures of esoteric rites / Incomparable Art Slides and thrilling musical scenic effects by Mr. Curtis’ Full Orchestra rendering Special Indian Music, arranged by Henry E. Gilbert”. Sight – 10 1/4″ H x 13 1/4″ W. Framed – 15 3/4″ H x 18 3/4″ W. Circa 1910. Note: “The Three Chiefs” is widely regarded as one of Curtis’s most important photographs. He captured the image during a two week stay on a Blackfoot Reservation in Montana during the summer of 1900, and it was published as a photogravure in his documentary venture “The North American Indian”. There, Curtis described this particular image as “Three proud old leaders of their people. A picture of the primal upland prairies with their waving grass and limpid streams. A glimpse of the life and conditions which are on the verge of extinction.” Provenance: Private East Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Orotone and broadside are in excellent condition. Very minor abrasions to frame, primarily to the corners. [See more photos →]

$17,980.00
Lot 510: Jim Norton Oil on Canvas, Days Gone By Jim Norton Oil on Canvas, Days Gone By Lot 510: Jim Norton Oil on Canvas, Days Gone By

Jim Norton (American, b. 1953) oil on canvas Western painting, titled “Days Gone By,” depicting three Native American Indians on horseback, overlooking a canyon as evening shadows approach. Signed lower left. Custom carved and distressed wood frame with gilt interior molding and linen liner. 31 1/2″ x 23″ sight, 41″ x 33″ framed. Provenance: A Williamson County, Tennessee private collection, acquired from Broschofsky Galleries, Idaho, 1996 (receipt available to successful bidder). Artist biography (courtesy Askart: The Artists’ Bluebook — Jim Norton spent most of his youth in Western Wyoming, where he gained a first hand knowledge of ranch life. He also had an early introduction to painting through his artist grandfather Earl Faussett and artist cousins Lynn and Dean Faussett. Norton studied art under William Whittaker at Brigham Young University and under Conrad Schwiering. In 1989, his skill at depicting real life cowboys, Native Americans, and their horses earned him membership in the Cowboy Artists of America, dedicated to the painting tradition of Charles Russell and Frederic Remington. Condition: Excellent condition. CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$17,360.00
Lot 176: Gilbert Gaul O/C, Indian Encampment Gilbert Gaul O/C, Indian Encampment Lot 176: Gilbert Gaul O/C, Indian Encampment

Gilbert Gaul (New York/Tennessee/New Jersey, 1855-1919) oil on canvas painting titled “Indian Camp” depicting the silhouette of a lone figure and two Native American teepees in the dim light of the setting sun. Signed “Gaul” lower left. Cumberland Art Conservation, Nashville, TN label, en verso. Later giltwood frame with beaded rabbet edge. Sight – 17 1/2″ H x 23 1/2″ W. Framed – 23 1/2″ H x 29 3/8″ W. Late 19th century. Biography (courtesy The Johnson Collection): New Jersey born artist Gilbert Gaul studied art with Lemuel E. Wilmarth at the school of the National Academy of Design from 1872 to 1876, and privately with the noted genre painter, J. G. Brown. He continued his training at the Art Students League during 1875 and 1876. Gaul first exhibited his work at the National Academy in 1877. In 1881, he inherited a farm in Van Buren County, Tennessee, from his mother_s family, and lived there four years to fulfill terms of the bequest. In 1885, he returned to New York though he also continued to spend time at the farm in Tennessee. Gaul gained acclaim for his illustration art and portrayals of Civil War scenes. He became a regular exhibitor at the National Academy annuals between 1877 and 1902; in 1882, he was accorded the status of full academician–the youngest artist to attain the honor. He exhibited at the 1889 Paris Exposition; the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago; and the 1902 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, where he was awarded medals. In 1876 Gaul made his first trip to the American West, an area for which he developed a particular affinity. He made numerous western trips in subsequent years, photographing and rendering scenes of Native Americans and the frontier, which he would later work up into paintings in his studios in New York or Tennessee. In 1890, he worked for the United States census on reservations in North Dakota. He also visited Mexico, the West Indies, Panama, and Nicaragua. An account of his travels was published in Century Magazine in 1892. In 1904, he returned to Tennessee and settled in Nashville. The decreasing interest in Civil War subjects resulted in financial hardship for Gaul. He gave private art lessons, and taught at the Watkins Institute, Nashville, and at Cumberland Female College, in McMinnville. He also spent time in Charleston, South Carolina. By 1910, he had moved to Ridgefield, New Jersey, where he continued to paint and live out his remaining years. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: Lined, with overall surface craquelure and several spots of inpainting. Left side of canvas is not completely covered by rabbet edge. Cumberland Art Conservation label records treatment in June/July 2003, with details listed on label (refer to photo). Blacklight reveals scattered craquelure infill painting, along with a 3″ line of inpaint near left edge and a 3″ H-shaped area of inpaint to center, 1 1/2″ p-shaped area of inpaint to center of right side. Small area of tiny paint flakes in a line at upper edge. [See more photos →]

$11,592.00
Lot 595: Cherokee Eva Wolfe Double Rivercane Storage Basket Cherokee Eva Wolfe Double Rivercane Storage Basket Lot 595: Cherokee Eva Wolfe Double Rivercane Storage Basket

Eva Wolfe (North Carolina, 1922-2004) Cherokee double rivercane lidded storage basket, comprised of dyed butternut and bloodroot weavers and woven in the Broken Arrow design. Retains the original Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual tag and was the 1st place winner of The Cherokee Indian Fall Festival in 1978, ribbon included. 16 1/2″ H x 10 1/2″ W x 10 1/2″ D. 20th century. Signed brochure from the exhibition of Eva Wolfe’s basketry, dated October 28, 1978 accompanies this lot. Provenance: Nancy Walton Collection, Gatlinburg, TN. CONDITION: Overall very good condition, no breaks or fading, light surface grime. [See more photos →]

$10,240.00
Lot 460: Late Classical Navajo Man’s Wearing Blanket Late Classical Navajo Man’s Wearing Blanket Lot 460: Late Classical Navajo Man’s Wearing Blanket

Late Classical Phase Navajo man’s wearing blanket consisting of indigo blue, natural ivory and red classic banded design. 44 1/2″ H x 61″ W. Latter half 19th century. Provenance: From a Knoxville, Tennessee Collection. Condition: Some staining, fading and grime. Wear and losses to perimeter with three hole repairs and four other small areas of loss. [See more photos →]

$8,330.00
Edward Curtis orotone, The Maid of Dreams, 1909 Edward Curtis orotone, The Maid of Dreams, 1909 Edward Curtis orotone, The Maid of Dreams, 1909

Edward Sheriff Curtis orotone “The Maid of Dreams,” 1909 signed in negative lower right. Retains original Curtis Studio frame and original title label on back. [See more photos →]

$7,572.00
Lot 609: Dave McGary Bronze Sculpture, Stronghearts Dave McGary Bronze Sculpture, Stronghearts Lot 609: Dave McGary Bronze Sculpture, Stronghearts

David McGary (American, b. 1958) patinated and painted bronze sculpture, titled Stronghearts. Depicts a Sioux mother with her baby son and daughter, the surviving family of a Strong Hearts Society warrior who died protecting his family and the tribe. #22 from an edition of 50. 28″ H x 17 1/2″ W x 8 1/2″ D. Provenance: Middle Tennessee collection, acquired directly from artist, 1997. Dave McGary is known internationally for his sculptures depicting Native American Indians. His sculpture “Chief Washakie” is part of the National Statuary Collection, displayed at the U.S. Capitol. A Master Work of the same sculpture is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. This item includes a certificate of authenticity from the artist and a wood shipping crate. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$6,944.00
Lot 519: Native American Yokuts Rattlesnake Serving Tray Native American Yokuts Rattlesnake Serving Tray Lot 519: Native American Yokuts Rattlesnake Serving Tray

Very large Native American Yokuts polychrome serving basket or tray. Coiled construction with three bands of polychrome rattlesnake diamond design and additional polychrome design elements to rim and center. 22 3/4″ dia x 3 3/4″ H. Turn of the 20th century. Provenance: Property from the estate of Dorothy Louise Luhrs, PhD, (1910-1972), Archaeologist with University of New Mexico/School of American Research Field School, whose studies and research included the Una Via Chaco Canyon, NM, Largo Canyon, NM, Guatemala, Mexico, and the Hoopa Indian Reservation in northern California. Luhrs was also president of the Southwestern Anthropological Association from 1950-51. Condition: A couple of minor wear/frays to weavers on rim. Scattered very minor wear to weavers on body. CONDITION: A couple of minor wear/frays to weavers on rim. Scattered very minor wear to weavers on body. [See more photos →]

$5,952.00
Lot 506: Native American Pottery Jar, Acoma Olla Native American Pottery Jar, Acoma Olla Lot 506: Native American Pottery Jar, Acoma Olla

Large Native American Acoma Olla having polychrome stylized red and black geometric designs on white with checkerboard pattern around neck. Signed and numbered on the base. 10 1/4″ H. The diameter of the mouth is 5 1/4″. The circumference around the fullest point of the body is approx. 36 1/2″. Early 20th century. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with moderate wear to paint decoration. [See more photos →]

$4,712.00
Lot 510: 129 Mounted Native American Points & Artifacts 129 Mounted Native American Points & Artifacts Lot 510: 129 Mounted Native American Points & Artifacts

Large mounted collection of Native American points and other related Indian tools/artifacts, 129 total, catalogued and numbered by the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville Tennessee. One item of note is a Clovis point, #52, from the Paleoindian period. A complete inventory of all items with dates is provided within the photos. 18 1/8″ H x 35 1/8″ W. Provenance: Collection was assembled by George Perrin, the consignor’s great-great grandfather on his farm located North of Dayton, Ohio. CONDITION: All items in as-found condition. Each item mounted on a board backing and secured by wire. Two holes to board are a result of prior mounting. [See more photos →]

$3,968.00
Lot 527: Dawn Navasie/Hopi Pottery Jar, Award Winner Dawn Navasie/Hopi Pottery Jar, Award Winner Lot 527: Dawn Navasie/Hopi Pottery Jar, Award Winner

Native American Hopi polychrome decorated pottery jar by Dawn Navasie. Polychrome bird and geometric designs. Signed Dawn Navasie on the base. 1st prize winner of the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, Gallup, New Mexico, 1997. 8 1/2″ H x approx. 15″ W at largest point. 20th century. Provenance: A Williamson County, Tennessee private collection. Condition: Overall excellent condition. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$3,596.00
Lot 363: Large San Ildefonso jar, Blue Corn, feather desig Large San Ildefonso jar, Blue Corn, feather desig Lot 363: Large San Ildefonso jar, Blue Corn, feather desig

Large San Ildefonso Blackware covered pottery Jar by Blue Corn, with traditional feather design wrapping around body, geometric designs around neck and concentric ring designs on upper base. Contains a silver lid with geometric designs and a turquoise carved floral finial, lid marked inside “KJB”. Signed Blue Corn/ San Ildefonso Pueblo, height 11″. Excellent condition. This jar won third prize in the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, Gallup, New Mexico, 1982. [See more photos →]

$3,450.00
Lot 461: Northwest Coast Carved Wooden Totem Pole Northwest Coast Carved Wooden Totem Pole Lot 461: Northwest Coast Carved Wooden Totem Pole

Northwest coast carved wooden totem pole. Painted in colors of red and black and featuring four figures. Appears to retain the original surface. 17 1/4″ H. Late 19th/Early 20th century. Provenance: estate of Homer A. Jones Jr., Tennessee. Condition: Overall very good with minor scattered paint loss. [See more photos →]

$3,364.00
Lot 700: Rondina Huma Hopi Pottery Bowl Rondina Huma Hopi Pottery Bowl Lot 700: Rondina Huma Hopi Pottery Bowl

Rondina Huma (Hopi, b. 1947) pottery bowl with intricate polychrome geometic decoration. Signed on the base in faded script “Rondina Huma/Tewa Village/Polacca, AZ”. 3 1/4″ H x 6 1/2″ dia. 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Larry Casey, Jackson, Tennessee. CONDITION: A couple of areas of slight wear to body near the base. Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$3,200.00
Lot 576: Native American Presentation Tomahawk Native American Presentation Tomahawk Lot 576: Native American Presentation Tomahawk

Native American Cree or Crow presentation tomahawk, iron blade with incised and colored decoration, handle with an all over carved relief floral and leaf design in colors of red, yellow, blue and green. Lower edge of handle inscribed "AEG Montgomery" for Sgt. Albert Ernest Garland Montgomery. 24" L with blade x 9 1/2" W, blade. Late 19th century. Provenance: Oral history states that this tomahawk was given to Sgt. Albert Ernest Garland Montgomery, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1890. Sgt. Montgomery participated in the 1885 Frog Lake Massacre, which was part of the Cree uprising during the North-West Rebellion in Western Canada. Sgt. Montgomery later died from injuries when thrown from his horse while on parade in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. CONDITION: Minor chip to blade edge, handle with overall general wear, some scratching to handle base. [See more photos →]

$3,120.00
Lot 403: Large Navajo Ganado Rug Large Navajo Ganado Rug Lot 403: Large Navajo Ganado Rug

Large Navajo Ganado rug having a double terraced diamond central design on a red field with zigzags and other geometric shapes on the inner border. 116 1/2″ L X 72″ W. Mid 20th century. Condition: Some brown staining, primarily to one corner and some in the center. A few slight areas of color run to brown color. [See more photos →]

$3,000.00
Lot 685: Native American Panamint Basket Native American Panamint Basket Lot 685: Native American Panamint Basket

Panamint (Timbisha Shoshone) coiled basket, bottleneck form and wove from willow, Joshua tree root and devil’s claw root with repeating stair pattern to the sides and sun-burst pattern on the base. 4 3/8″ H x 6 3/4″ dia. Inyo County, California near the Nevada border, circa 1930-1940. Note: Basketmaker unattributed but in the tradition of Grandma Ness, Isobel Hanson and Mary Wrinkle. Provenance: The estate of Martha Goldsmith, Clarksville, TN. CONDITION: Very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,880.00
Lot 575: 9 Native American Items, incl. Baskets & Carvings 9 Native American Items, incl. Baskets & Carvings Lot 575: 9 Native American Items, incl. Baskets & Carvings

Nine (9) Native American items, including three (3) Northwest Coast miniature round lidded baskets, likely Makah or Nootka tribes, one (1) Inuit miniature round lidded baleen basket, two (2) round Southwest baskets with geometric designs, one (1) with lid, one (1) carved Inuit soapstone figural depicting seals, one (1) Northwest Coast miniature painted totem, and one (1) painted Northwest Coast Indian water dipper or ladle. Ranging in size from 1 7/8" H x 2 3/4" dia. to 14 1/2" H x 2 3/4" W. Baskets early 20th century, totem first half of 20th century, Inuit and dipper last half 20th century. CONDITION: All items overall good condition with light general wear. [See more photos →]

$2,816.00
Lot 795: Randy Miller Cherokee Turquoise Inlaid Pottery Jar Randy Miller Cherokee Turquoise Inlaid Pottery Jar Lot 795: Randy Miller Cherokee Turquoise Inlaid Pottery Jar

Randy Miller Native American/Cherokee turquoise inlaid lidded pottery jar, tall ovoid form. Signed on the base “RANDY”. 12″ H x 9″ DIA. 20th Century. Provenance: The Estate of Larry Casey, Jackson, Tennessee. Provenance: The Estate of Larry Casey, Jackson, Tennessee. CONDITION: Very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,688.00
Lot 583: Inuit Print by Kenoyouk, Rudu in My Dreams Inuit Print by Kenoyouk, Rudu in My Dreams Lot 583: Inuit Print by Kenoyouk, Rudu in My Dreams

Kenojuak Ashevak (Kenoyouk, Canadian, 1927-2013) Inuit stone cut print titled "Rudu in My Dreams", depicting two birds. Signed "Kenoyouk, 1962, Cape Dorset N.W.T., 1/50". Secured to off white mat with old masking tape and housed under glass in a silver and black wood frame. Sight – 22 1/4" H x 29" W. Sheet – 24 1/4" H x 32 3/4" W. Framed – 29 3/4" H x 35 3/4" W. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Has toning. [See more photos →]

$2,560.00
Lot 662: Navajo Rug, Crystal Storm, 9’5" x 5’5" Navajo Rug, Crystal Storm, 9’5" x 5’5" Lot 662: Navajo Rug, Crystal Storm, 9’5" x 5’5"

Navajo rug, Crystal Storm pattern rug, 115″ x 66″, woven in colors of red, gold, ivory, beige and brown, center geometric design with whirling logs at corners and border of water beetles. 9’5″ x 5’5″. Second quarter of the 20th century. Provenance: Private Oak Ridge, TN estate. CONDITION: Recently professionally cleaned. Minor fraying on one side, 2″ L. [See more photos →]

$2,520.00
Lot 520: Native American Pomo Coiled Basket Bowl Native American Pomo Coiled Basket Bowl Lot 520: Native American Pomo Coiled Basket Bowl

Native American Pomo (California) coiled basketry bowl having flared rim and quail top-knot designs . 5 7/8″ H x 12 5/8″ dia. Early part of the 20th century, 1910-1940. Provenance: Property from the estate of Dorothy Louise Luhrs, PhD, (1910-1972), Archaeologist with University of New Mexico/School of American Research Field School, whose studies and research included the Una Via Chaco Canyon, NM, Largo Canyon, NM, Guatemala, Mexico, and the Hoopa Indian Reservation in northern California. Luhrs was also president of the Southwestern Anthropological Association from 1950-51. Condition: Overall very good condition with scattered minor wear/breaks to rim weavers and sides. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with scattered minor wear/breaks to rim weavers and sides. [See more photos →]

$2,232.00
Lot 530: Native American Doll Cradle & Awl Case Native American Doll Cradle & Awl Case Lot 530: Native American Doll Cradle & Awl Case

1st item: Native American, possibly Crow, leather doll cradle having flared head board with beaded bands at top. Thread sewn and beaded overlay on cradle cover, hood with weavers and fringed on back. 12 3/4″ H x 6 1/2″ at widest point. 2nd item: Stitched awl case, possibly Crow, comprised of rawhide and beaded in yellow, red, cobalt with beaded flap and leather strap. 8 1/4″ H x 3/4″ W. Late 19th century. Provenance: Property from the estate of Dorothy Louise Luhrs, PhD, (1910-1972), Archaeologist with University of New Mexico/School of American Research Field School, whose studies and research included the Una Via Chaco Canyon, NM, Largo Canyon, NM, Guatemala, Mexico, and the Hoopa Indian Reservation in northern California. Luhrs was also president of the Southwestern Anthropological Association from 1950-51. Condition: 1st item: Cradleboard is in good condition and shows expected wear with minor loss of beads to top right edge of board. Minor loss to leather on right side of cradle cap or cover. “Crow” written en verso of board. 2nd item: Awl case is in good condition with minor bead loss on flap. General overall wear commensurate with age and use. CONDITION: 1st item: Cradleboard is in good condition and shows expected wear with minor loss of beads to top right edge of board. Minor loss to leather on right side of cradle cap or cover. “Crow” written en verso of board. 2nd item: Awl case is in good condition with minor bead loss on flap. General overall wear commensurate with age and use. [See more photos →]

$2,124.00
Lot 577: Native American Sioux Fully Beaded Vest Native American Sioux Fully Beaded Vest Lot 577: Native American Sioux Fully Beaded Vest

Native American Sioux fully beaded hide vest. White beaded ground with red, blue, green and yellow beaded geometric designs to the front and back, retains some of the original fringe. Housed in a homemade shadow box frame. Vest – 21 1/2" H x 20" W. Framed – 27" H x 25" W. Late 19th century. CONDITION: Some minor bead loss at seams and to left front side, overall light grime. [See more photos →]

$1,680.00
Lot 402: Native American three quarter 3/4 groove axe Native American three quarter 3/4 groove axe Lot 402: Native American three quarter 3/4 groove axe

A Native American 3/4 groove axe. 8 1/2″ L x 4 1/2″ W x 2 3/4″ D. Provenance: Recovered from family farm of consignor in Quincy, Illinois on Mississippi River. Condition: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,638.00
Lot 607: Group of Southwestern & other jewelry Group of Southwestern & other jewelry Lot 607: Group of Southwestern & other jewelry

Large collection of jewelry, mostly vintage Southwestern including Zuni and Navajo plus few from Mexico, several with maker's marks, 24 items total. Group includes 2 Navajo concha or concho belts, each with 7 links (3" x 2 1/4") and 1 buckle; 6 cuff bracelets, 3 with stones and 3 with incised or applied decoration, 1/8" to 1" W and 1 round bangle marked 925; 4 pair various earrings including turquoise, all for non-pierced ears; 3 various rings including Zuni turquoise ring, sizes 5 1/2 to 6; 3 pins including Zuni sun mask, 925 lightning bolt and Navajo turtle; 1 squash blossom necklace, 21" L; 1 turquoise cross on chain, 2 3/4" L cross, 27 1/2" L chain; 1 figural pendant on chain; 1 SAS triangle sterling necklace, 15 3/4" L; 1 Mexican 925 black onyx enhancer on collar necklace. 17.055 oz troy including unmarked items but excluding 2 belts. CONDITION: All items in overall very good condition with some surface wear. [See more photos →]

$1,536.00
Lot 585: 5 McKenney & Hall Indian Lithographs 5 McKenney & Hall Indian Lithographs Lot 585: 5 McKenney & Hall Indian Lithographs

Group of five (5) McKenney and Hall Native American color lithographs, from McKenney & Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". Titles include Mo-Hon-Go (20 1/2"H x 14 7/8" W, sheet), A-Chippeway-Widow (21" H x 14 3/4" W, sheet), Ledagie (20 3/4" H x 14 3/4" W, sheet), Wat-Che-Mon-Ne (20" H x 14" W, sheet), and Spring Frog (19 3/4" H x 14 1/8" W, sheet). All published by F. W. Greenrough, Philadelphia with the exception of Ledagie which was published by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark, Philadelphia. All housed in matching simple wood frames. Sight – 19" H x 14" W. Framed – 27 5/8" H x 21 5/8" W. 19th century. CONDITION: All appear to have been cut down and laid down on cardstock. All with some minor scattered toning and spotting. Abrasions to frames and spotting to the mattes. [See more photos →]

$1,440.00
Lot 588: Navajo Yei Rug, 4.4 x 3.5, c. 1920 Navajo Yei Rug, 4.4 x 3.5, c. 1920 Lot 588: Navajo Yei Rug, 4.4 x 3.5, c. 1920

Navajo Yei area wool rug weaving, 53" x 42 1/2", depicting five standing spirit figures, each holding cornstalks, enclosed by alternating rainbow goddess and outside key border, colors of red, brown, orange, green and taupe. Circa 1920. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Some orange dye runs in cornstalks. Red dye runs in borders in two corners. Scattered surface grime. [See more photos →]

$1,320.00
Lot 601: Large San Ildefonso Pottery Jar, Blue Corn Large San Ildefonso Pottery Jar, Blue Corn Lot 601: Large San Ildefonso Pottery Jar, Blue Corn

Large Native American San Ildefonso black on black pottery jar by Crucita Gonzales Calabaza (1921-1999) with stylized feather and geometric designs to the body. Signed on the base "Blue Corn/San Ildefonso Pueblo". 8 1/4" H x 8" dia. 20th century. Provenance: Brad Swanson Collection, Abingdon, VA. CONDITION: Overall very good condition, minor scattered abrasions to the body. [See more photos →]

$1,152.00
Lot 596: 2 Cherokee Rivercane Baskets 2 Cherokee Rivercane Baskets Lot 596: 2 Cherokee Rivercane Baskets

Lot of two (2) Cherokee rivercane baskets including one rectangular form with bloodroot and walnut dyed weavers and fixed handle (11" H x 11 1/4" W x 8 3/4" D) and a square form with butternut and walnut dyed weavers and fixed handle (13 1/2" H x 11 1/4" W x 9 1/2" D), both baskets with geometric designs, 1st half 20th century. Provenance: Nancy Walton Collection, Gatlinburg, TN. CONDITION: 1st basket with some staining to the interior, both overall very good condition with no breaks or losses. [See more photos →]

$1,140.00
Lot 593: 3 Northwest Native American Baskets 3 Northwest Native American Baskets Lot 593: 3 Northwest Native American Baskets

Three (3) Northwest Native American Baskets. 1st item: Hupa finely twined conical form basket, spruce root with bear grass having a black stepped geometric zig zag design to the body. 6 3/4" H. 2nd item: Hupa twined round bowl form basket with cream colored geometric blade design to the body. 5 3/4" H x 9" dia. 3rd item: Hupa or Yurok twined round bowl form basket, spruce root with bear grass having black and brown geometric Big Flint design to the body. 6" H x 8 1/2" dia. All baskets Northern California, 20th century. Provenance: Brad Swanson Collection, Abingdon, VA. CONDITION: All baskets overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,088.00
Lot 570: Large Native American Apache Olla Basket Large Native American Apache Olla Basket Lot 570: Large Native American Apache Olla Basket

Large Native American Apache coiled basket, olla form, with contrasting step, lattice, arrowhead and floral designs. 20th century. 15 1/2" H x 14" dia. CONDITION: Very minor losses to the rim, scattered minor losses to the body. [See more photos →]

$1,088.00
Lot 288: 2 Mayan Polychrome Pottery Items, incl. Honduras Charger 2 Mayan Polychrome Pottery Items, incl. Honduras Charger Lot 288: 2 Mayan Polychrome Pottery Items, incl. Honduras Charger

Two (2) Mayan polychrome pottery items. 1st item: Honduran polychrome ceramic cup or urn with band of stylized bird motifs decorates the upper portion of the body, with a register below containing stylized figural depictions of humans in a possible narrative sequence. 6 1/8" H x 5 7/8" dia. 2nd item: Highland Guatemalan ceramic polychrome tripod charger with repeating suns and stairs motifs along the rim, outlined in black. Stylized serpentine design with a drilled "kill hole", central region of the plate. 2 3/8" H x 13" dia. Both items Pre-Columbian, circa 550-900 AD. Provenance: Estate of Martha Lyman, Dayton, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Minor wear consistent with age but overall good condition with decorative imagery intact. Spots of paint loss with largest being roughly 1 7/8" long on the rim. Areas of previous restoration, with the largest being 4 1/4" hairline crack visible from the exterior. White accretions to exterior of base. Old sticker label on the base. 2nd item: Minor overall wear to paint consistent with age. Slight accretion of white flecks, dispersed over 5" area within inner band. Hole has roughly 5/8" loss in center. [See more photos →]

$1,080.00
Lot 594: 2 Cherokee Rivercane Baskets 2 Cherokee Rivercane Baskets Lot 594: 2 Cherokee Rivercane Baskets

Two (2) Native American Cherokee rivercane baskets including one (1) wastebasket form and one (1) carrying basket with squared base and fixed handle, both woven in geometric patterns with alternating bands of dyed weavers. Wastebasket – 11 1/2" H x 10" W. Carrying basket – 14 1/2" H x 12 3/4" W x 10 5/8" D. Both 1st half 20th century. Provenance: Nancy Walton Collection, Gatlinburg, TN. CONDITION: Wastebasket overall good condition with no breaks, light grime. Carrying basket with minor losses to two corners, light grime. [See more photos →]

$1,080.00
Lot 287: 3 Peruvian Chavin Stirrup Spout Pottery Vessels 3 Peruvian Chavin Stirrup Spout Pottery Vessels Lot 287: 3 Peruvian Chavin Stirrup Spout Pottery Vessels

Three (3) Peruvian Chavin pottery vessels. 1st item: Stirrup spout vessel with stylized, geometric face designs incised onto two sides of body, flat base. 11 5/8" H x 5 5/8" dia. 2nd item: Stirrup spout vessel with applied swirl designs against a textured ground to body, flat base. 9 7/8" H x 5 1/2" dia. 3rd item: Stirrup spout vessel with a band of stylized, geometric faces incised to body, rounded base. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/2" dia. All items Pre-Columbian, circa 900-200 BC. Provenance: Estate of Martha Lyman, Dayton, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Minor overall wear consistent with age to the top of the body, stirrup, and neck. Chipping to the rim of the vessel, with largest chip being 3/8" in length. Three individual hairline cracks visible on the exterior with the largest being 1 1/2" in length on the base. 2nd item: Moderate wear to stirrup handle and neck of vessel consistent with age. Multiple areas of restoration to handle and body where chipped material was reapplied, with the largest being 2 3/4" long on one swirl design. Old sticker labels on the base. 3rd item: Minor wear to stirrup handle. Very slight flaking of paint on the neck above stirrup, with largest patch being 3/8" in length. [See more photos →]

$1,024.00
Lot 299: 2 Navajo Ganado Rugs 2 Navajo Ganado Rugs Lot 299: 2 Navajo Ganado Rugs

Two (2) Navajo Ganado rugs. 1st item: Ganado pattern rug, 71" x 43", woven in colors of red, grey, ivory, beige, rust and brown, central zig zag pattern that is repeated on borders and with opposing feathers at center and crosses at end. 2nd item: Ganado pattern rug, 63 1/2" x 39", woven in colors of red, ivory, beige, taupe and brown, central zig zag pattern with hook design at corners. Both rugs 20th century. Provenance: Private Oak Ridge, TN estate. CONDITION: 1st item: Fraying at one end, 3" L. 2nd item: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$960.00
Lot 597: 3 Cherokee Rivercane Baskets 3 Cherokee Rivercane Baskets Lot 597: 3 Cherokee Rivercane Baskets

Group of three (3) Native American Cherokee rivercane baskets, including one (1) miniature waste basket form with bloodroot and walnut dyed weavers, one (1) square form basket with fixed handle and bloodroot and walnut dyed weavers, and one (1) square form with tapered body, fixed handle and bloodroot and walnut dyed weavers. Ranging in size from 7 3/4" H x 6" W x 5 3/4" W to 8" H x 6 1/2" W. All 20th century. Provenance: Nancy Walton Collection, Gatlinburg, TN. CONDITION: Waste basket with one area of loss to the side, larger square form basket with one break to the rim and one to the side. Smallest basket overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$900.00
Lot 575: 4 Mexican/Southwest Pottery Items 4 Mexican/Southwest Pottery Items Lot 575: 4 Mexican/Southwest Pottery Items

Four (4) Mata Ortiz/Casa Grande, Mexico and Native American Acoma pottery items. 1st item: Hilario Quezada (Mata Ortiz, Mexico, 20th century) blackware pottery olla, with a band of stylized diamonds below rim. Signed "Hilario Quezada" underside of base. 5 3/4" H x 9 1/2" dia. 2nd item: Acoma pottery olla with stylized white, black, and red polychrome decorations and feathers to rim and base. Signed "Chino" (possibly for the Chino family, the descendants of Marie Zieu Chino) underside of base. 8 1/4" H x 11" dia. Note: Purchased by the consignor from the Kokopelli Gallery, Sausalito, CA in 1999. 3rd item: Mata Ortiz, Mexico pottery jar, globular form body with polychrome black, tan, and red cross hatched geometric designs and stylized birds to rim. Signed "Blancha Ponce" underside of base. 5 3/4" H x 7 1/2" dia. 4th item: Mata Ortiz, Mexico pottery jar, globular form body with red, green, black, and tan polychrome geometric designs and a flared rim. Illegible signed underside of base. 5 1/2" H x 5 1/2" dia. Includes a brochure from the Galeria de Ollas, San Diego, CA gallery. All items mid/late 20th century. CONDITION: All items overall good condition with minor surface abrasions. [See more photos →]

$840.00
Lot 578: 7 Native American Baskets 7 Native American Baskets Lot 578: 7 Native American Baskets

Assembled group of seven (7) Native American baskets including a Nez Perce corn husk bag, conical form, with geometric designs and canvas to rim (10 3/8" H x 7" dia.); an Apache figural or effigy bowl form basket (2 3/4" H x 4 1/4" H); Modac miniature gambling tray (5 1/4" dia.); a Pima or Akimel O'odham low basket form bowl with zigzag design (1 3/4" H x 7 3/4" dia.); a Pima or Akimel O'odham bowl form basket with geometric maze design (3 1/4" H x 9 1/2" dia.); a Mission bowl form basket with cross and geometric designs (4" H x 6" dia.); and a California, possibly Panamint bowl form basket with stair step geometric designs (4 1/2" H x 7" dia.). All items early to mid-20th century. Provenance: Brad Swanson Collection, Abingdon, VA. CONDITION: All baskets overall good condition, last basket described with some staining, losses to base. [See more photos →]

$832.00
Lot 586: Native American Beaded Moccasins & Gloves, 2 Items Native American Beaded Moccasins & Gloves, 2 Items Lot 586: Native American Beaded Moccasins & Gloves, 2 Items

Native American beaded moccasins and gloves. 1st item: Native American, likely Sioux, full-beaded moccasins, white beaded ground with geometric designs in red, orange, yellow and blue, parfleche soles. 3 3/4" H x 8" L. 1st half 20th century. 2nd item: Pair of Native American Plains fringed and beaded gauntlet gloves, with bird, star and crescent moon decoration. 12 1/4" L x 7 1/4" W (w/out fringe). 1st half 20th century. Provenance: Nancy Walton Collection, Gatlinburg, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. Very minor losses to tongues of each shoe. 2nd item: Overall general use wear, some seam separation to non-beaded side in the center, beading loss to tip of one star of one glove. [See more photos →]

$832.00
Lot 587: 2 Western Hats w/ Native American Beaded Bands 2 Western Hats w/ Native American Beaded Bands Lot 587: 2 Western Hats w/ Native American Beaded Bands

Two (2) Western Hats with Native American beaded bands. 1st item: Indian Reservation Hat comprised of tan leather, conical crown and a five inch brim with a Plains geometric beaded and mirrored hat band. 7 1/4" H x 17" dia. Circa 1915. Note: Acquired in January 2000 from High Noon's 10th Annual Wild West Antique auction, lot 25. 2nd item: Native American top hat with beaded band, Diplomat brand silk top hat with a turquoise, coral and white beaded band, a 1916 Buffalo nickel and braided horse hair tassel. 5 1/8" H x 10 1/2" W x 12 1/4" D. Early 20th century. Provenance: Nancy Walton Collection, Gatlinburg, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: General use wear to hat. Beaded band with scattered losses to upper and lower edge beading, losses to mirrored beads. 2nd item: Losses to grosgrain trim of brim, curling of brim. Hole to one side of har with wear to top edges. Holes evident to front of hat indicting decoration loss. [See more photos →]

$832.00
Lot 580: 7 Native American Cherokee Baskets 7 Native American Cherokee Baskets Lot 580: 7 Native American Cherokee Baskets

Seven (7) Native American Cherokee baskets including; one (1) wastebasket form attributed to Agnes L. Welch (North Carolina, b. 1925), white oak with alternating dyed weavers (12 3/4" H x 12 1/4" dia.), one (1) shopping basket form, white oak with alternating dyed weavers (13" H x 18 3/4" L x 11 1/2" W), one (1) fish basket woven by Annie Driver with original Qualla Arts tag, one (1) melon form carrying basket attributed to G. Taylor (11 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W x 8" D), one (1) lidded buttocks basket with dyed weavers on the base (15 1/8" H x 13 3/4" W x 13" D) and two (2) rectangular white oak baskets with dyed weavers (10 3/4" H x 12" L x 6 3/4" D and 10 5/8" H x 15" L x 8 3/4" D). Ranging in date from Early 20th century to middle 20th century. CONDITION: Wastebasket overall good condition, some fading to dyed weavers. Shopping basket with break to weavers on rim at one handle, fading to dyed weavers. Fish basket, melon form basket and buttocks baskets overall good condition. Rectangular baskets with fading to dyed weavers, otherwise overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$780.00
Lot 305: 2 Santa Clara Pottery Jars: Garcia and Komalestewa 2 Santa Clara Pottery Jars: Garcia and Komalestewa Lot 305: 2 Santa Clara Pottery Jars: Garcia and Komalestewa

Two (2) Santa Clara Pottery Jars. 1st item: Virginia Garcia (b. 1963) Santa Clara Pueblo pottery jar with incised bear claw marks to the flaring neck and Garcia's distinctive plum colored glaze. Signed on the base "Virginia Garcia/SC/SJ". 9 1/2" H. 20th century. Note: Virginia is a sister of noted potters Tina and Greg Garcia. She is a daughter of Lydia Tafoya and a granddaughter of Severa Tafoya. She is also an aunt of Jason Garcia. Virginia is known for her traditional style of pottery focusing on classic Santa Clara shapes. She also created a distinctive "plum" color in her pottery in the late 1990's. This coloration was created through her firing technique. (Courtesy King Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona. 2nd item: Alton Komalestewa (Hopi-Tewa, b. 1959) melon form pottery jar with orange glaze and deep ribbing. Incised signature "Alton Komalestewa" on the base. 6 1/8" H x approx. 9" dia. Provenance: The Estate of Larry Casey, Jackson, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition, some powder residue from glaze. 2nd item: Minute fleabite to interior edge of rim, otherwise overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$720.00
Lot 302: Thomas Polacca Nampeyo Native American Pottery Jar Thomas Polacca Nampeyo Native American Pottery Jar Lot 302: Thomas Polacca Nampeyo Native American Pottery Jar

Thomas Polacca Nampeyo (Hopi, 1935-2003) pottery jar with deeply carved geometric and figural decoration and organic mouth. Signed on the base in marker. 11" H. 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Larry Casey, Jackson, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light surface wear. [See more photos →]

$704.00
Lot 289: 6 Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Items, incl. Pottery 6 Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Items, incl. Pottery Lot 289: 6 Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Items, incl. Pottery

Six (6) Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican pottery vessels, one (1) grinding stone, 7 items total. 1st item: Colima culture buff ware with white slip and orange polychrome geometric designs to rounded body and flared neck, 2 3/4" H x 4 5/8" dia. 2nd item: Tiapacoyan, Mexico red ware with brown slip and red and white polychrome designs to double gourd body, slightly inverted lip, rounded base. 3 3/4" H x 4 1/4" dia. 3rd item: Chupicuaro culture grey ware with red slip pottery bowl with brown polychrome step designs to rounded body and elongated, pinched side, rounded base. 2 1/2" H x 5 3/4" W x 4 1/4" D. 4th item: Colima culture brown ware with red slip pottery bowl with flared lip, rounded base. 1 1/4" H x 4 5/8" dia. 5th item: Brown ware with red slip pottery bowl with round body and inverted lip, rounded base. 3" H x 5 7/8" dia. 6th item: Brown ware with red slip pottery vessel with double biconical body, flared neck, rounded base. 3" H x 4 1/2" dia. 7th item: Grinding stone. 2 1/2" H x 3 3/4" dia. Provenance: Estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, TN, purchased in the 1970s. Note: 1st-3rd items purchased from the Parthenon, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition. Areas of loss, craquelure to slip. Approximately 6 1/2" hair line extending from lip to base. 2nd item: Overall good condition. Areas of loss to slip. Dirt encrustation to interior of vessel. 3rd item: Overall good condition with firing flaws to body. 3/8" area of loss to lip. Old scotch tape to base. 4th item: Overall good condition. Areas of loss to slip. Old scotch tape to base. 5th item: Overall good condition. Areas of loss to slip and polychrome. Hairline, areas of repair, largest 5 1/2", to body. 6th item: Overall good condition. Areas of loss, largest 1/2", to lip. Old scotch tape to base. [See more photos →]

$704.00
Lot 270: 5 Native American Baskets, incl. miniatures 5 Native American Baskets, incl. miniatures Lot 270: 5 Native American Baskets, incl. miniatures

Grouping of five (5) Native American baskets including one (1) large Cherokee rivercane waste basket form with dyed weavers and a geometric design, one (1) Cherokee rivercane miniature lidded trunk attributed to Ramona Lossiah, one (1) miniature Cherokee split oak carrrying basket, one (1) Choctow rivercane wall basket with dyed weavers and one (1) Choctow miniature rivercane carrying basket. Ranging in size from 2" H x 2 1/2" W to 11 5/8" H x 11 1/2" W. All 20th century. Provenance: Nancy Walton Collection, Gatlinburg, TN. CONDITION: Large basket with breaks to weavers at rim, remaining baskets overall very good condition. All with general wear and grime. [See more photos →]

$704.00
Lot 281: 2 Mississippian Culture Pottery Jars 2 Mississippian Culture Pottery Jars Lot 281: 2 Mississippian Culture Pottery Jars

Two (2) Native American Mississippian Culture pottery jars. 1st item: Grey ware pottery jar with incised geometric decorations to bulbous body, conical neck, flared lip, round base. 9" H x 6 1/2" dia. 2nd item: Buff ware with red slip pottery jar having a bulbous body, flared neck, and round base. 7 1/2" H x 8 1/2" dia. Museum accession numbers to bases. Provenance: Consignor inherited from the estate of Dr. Joseph Stickley of Chattanooga, TN (d. 2001). CONDITION: Overall good condition. Areas of loss, largest 1/2", to lips. Museum accession numbers to bases, old stickers to bodies. [See more photos →]

$660.00
Lot 586: 3 Navajo Turquoise Jewelry Pcs., Paul Chee 3 Navajo Turquoise Jewelry Pcs., Paul Chee Lot 586: 3 Navajo Turquoise Jewelry Pcs., Paul Chee

Three (3) Native American Navajo jewelry items by Paul Chee, including one (1) wide cuff bracelet, one (1) belt buckle, and one (1) bolo with leather hanger. All pieces with inset turquoise stones, raised leaf and vine decoration and black grounds. Buckle with script signature, cuff stamped with the initials PC and bolo unsigned but attributed to Chee. Buckle – 3" H x 3 7/8" W. Cuff with 2 3/4" opening. Bolo without leather hanger – 2 1/2" H x 2" W. All 20th century. CONDITION: All pieces in overall good condition with light wear. [See more photos →]

$660.00
Lot 603: Maria Martinez bowl, miniature vase, portrait and book Maria Martinez bowl, miniature vase, portrait and book Lot 603: Maria Martinez bowl, miniature vase, portrait and book

Four (4) Maria Poveka Montoya Martinez (1887-1980) related items, including bowl and miniature vase. 1st item: Small plain blackware bowl, incised signature "Maria Poveka" on underside, 3"H x 3 1/2" diameter. 2nd item: Miniature vase with incised serpent and arrow design, signed "Maria I Naranjo" on underside. 3 3/8"H. 3rd item: Maria Martinez signed book, MARIA: THE POTTER OF SAN ILDEFONSO by Alice Marriot, signed "Maria Poveka" on frontispiece. University of Oklahama Press, 1970. 4th item: Tony Da (grandson of Maria Martinez, 1940-2008) lithographed portrait of Maria Martinez, signed "Maria Poveka" in the plate, lower right. Framed under glass with ivory mat in a silver gilt frame. Sight 8 7/8" x 6", 14 1/4" x 11 1/2" framed. Also included is a brochure, "the Story of Maria's Pottery" and a Maria and Popovi postcard, both circa 1970s. Provenance: Estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Pottery: Good condition, with slight general wear. Print: excellent conditon. Book: slight wear and a couple of tiny scuffs to dustjacket, overall fine. [See more photos →]

$660.00