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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 603: Eva Wolfe Native American Cherokee Basket Eva Wolfe Native American Cherokee Basket Lot 603: Eva Wolfe Native American Cherokee Basket

Eva Wolfe (North Carolina, 1922-2004) large Cherokee double-weave rivercane lidded storage basket, rectangular form, comprised of dyed butternut and bloodroot weavers woven in the Chief's Daughter design. 9 1/4" H x 14 1/2" w x 10" D. 20th century. Note: Retains the original Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual tag as well as a Cherokee Indian Fall Festival Exhibition program with Eva Wolfe's biography, June 18 – October 28, 1978. The exhibition was organized by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, in cooperation with Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Inc., Cherokee NC. It is not known if this basket was part of this exhibition. CONDITION: Excellent condition. No damage. [See more photos →]

$10,200.00
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 668: San Ildefonso Pottery Jar by Tony Da San Ildefonso Pottery Jar by Tony Da Lot 668: San Ildefonso Pottery Jar by Tony Da

San Ildefonso pottery jar by Tony Da (1940-2008) having a blackware body and reddish brown rim with carved Avanyu serpent design to the upper shoulder. Incised "DA" on the base. 3 1/4" H x approx. 4 1/4" dia. Provenance: Purchased in the 1970's. Private East Tennessee collection. Condition: Overall very good condition, white errant mark to the base. [See more photos →]

$7,200.00
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 631: Native American Navajo Needle Point Concho Belt, Ivan Howard Native American Navajo Needle Point Concho Belt, Ivan Howard Lot 631: Native American Navajo Needle Point Concho Belt, Ivan Howard

Native American Navajo sterling silver concho belt, comprised of 6 large oval (4 x 4 1/4") and 7 small rectangular (4 x 1 3/4") links or plaques attached to a leather belt. Each link contains 2 rows of circular needle point turquoise. The belt is marked "sterling" and signed "IH" for Ivan Howard. 47" L, gross weight of 1427.8 grams. Provenance: The Estates of Ora and Eleanor Eads, Nashville, TN. Condition: Overall good condition with normal use wear. [See more photos →]

$5,120.00
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 604: Rowena Bradley Cherokee Double Weave Rivercane Basket Rowena Bradley Cherokee Double Weave Rivercane Basket Lot 604: Rowena Bradley Cherokee Double Weave Rivercane Basket

Large Native American Cherokee double-woven rivercane storage basket with lid by Rowena Bradley (1922-2003), square form with walnut and bloodroot dyed weavers. Retains the original Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual tag. 13 1/2" H x 10" W. 20th century. Biography (courtesy of West Carolina University Hunter Library): "Rowena Bradley (1922-2003) was the third generation of known basket weavers in her family. Both her grandmother, Mary Dobson and her mother, Nancy Bradley were accomplished at making baskets. Bradley is often cited as one of only a handful of Cherokee basket weavers who carried on the complex double weave technique in the 1930s and 1940s. Her baskets won numerous awards at the annual Cherokee Indian Fairs and an exhibition of her work was held at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual in Cherokee, North Carolina, in 1974." (https://www.wcu.edu/library/digitalcollections/cherokeetraditions/people/Baskets_RowenaBradley.html)

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with nice old patina. [See more photos →]

$4,320.00
Lot 607: 2 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets, incl. Prize Winner 2 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets, incl. Prize Winner Lot 607: 2 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets, incl. Prize Winner

1st item: Cherokee single weave rivercane wastebasket by Edmund Youngbird (b. 1922) woven in the Chain and Diamond pattern with walnut and bloodroot dyed weavers. A 1976 note states that this basket won the 2nd Grand Prize of a four day festival held at the Qualla Arts & Crafts Center in Cherokee, NC. Basket retains the original Qualla Arts & Crafts tag. 12" H x 14 1/2" W. Note: Born in 1922, Youngbird learned to weave rivercane baskets from his grandmother. He is one of the few Cherokee male weavers. 2nd item: Cherokee single weave rivercane tray woven in the Eye of the Sacred Bird pattern with walnut and bloodroot dyed weavers. 4 1/4" H x 8 3/4" square. Both baskets 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: Both baskets overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$4,320.00
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 646: 3 Navajo Sterling & Turquoise Jewelry Items, 2 Signed 3 Navajo Sterling & Turquoise Jewelry Items, 2 Signed Lot 646: 3 Navajo Sterling & Turquoise Jewelry Items, 2 Signed

Three (3) Native American Navajo sterling silver and turquoise jewelry items, including one (1) squash blossom necklace, one (1) cuff bracelet, and one (1) ring. 1st item: Sterling silver Navajo squash blossom necklace with 12 turquoise blossoms between double strand silver beads and a naja containing 4 rows of turquoise. The necklace is marked "sterling" and signed "JW" for Juliana Williams. The necklace is 32" L and has a gross weight of 239.2 grams. 2nd item: Sterling silver Navajo cuff bracelet featuring circular rows of turquoise. The bracelet is marked "sterling" and signed "DLW" for Danny L. Wauneka. the bracelet is 6 1/2" and has a gross weight of 58.6 grams. 3rd item: Sterling silver ring featuring a circular row of turquoise. The ring tests sterling and is unsigned. The ring is size 8 and has a gross weight of 8.7 grams. Gross weight of the lot is 306.5 grams. Provenance: The Estates of Ora and Eleanor Eads, Nashville, TN. Condition: All pieces in overall very good condition with expected general wear. [See more photos →]

$2,688.00
Lot 598: Califonia Mission Native American Pictorial Basket Califonia Mission Native American Pictorial Basket Lot 598: Califonia Mission Native American Pictorial Basket

California Mission Indian pictorial basket, large coiled bowl form comprised of juncus and sumac with ten (10) polychrome horse figures encircling the rim.16 1/4" diameter x 5" H. Circa 1915. Note: The term "Mission Indians" refers to members of a number of tribes of indigenous peoples of California who lived in Southern California and were forcibly relocated from their traditional homes to live and work at Franciscan missions in the Southern California region. Purchased from David Cook, Native American Trading Company, Denver, Colorado, 1985. Copy of original receipt is available to winning bidder.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Some light fading to horse figures, scattered losses to stitching throughout body and rim. [See more photos →]

$2,688.00
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 663: Native American Navajo Rug or Blanket, Two Grey Hills w/ Crosses Native American Navajo Rug or Blanket, Two Grey Hills w/ Crosses Lot 663: Native American Navajo Rug or Blanket, Two Grey Hills w/ Crosses

Large Navajo wool rug or blanket, Two Grey Hills pattern with crosses. Woven in colors of brown, cream and tan. 81 1/2" H x 62" W. 1st half 20th century. Private East Tennessee collection. Condition: Overall good condition for age. Some scattered stains, wear and losses to edges. [See more photos →]

$2,688.00
Lot 671: 2 Native American Santa Clara Pottery Items, incl. Mida Tafoya 2 Native American Santa Clara Pottery Items, incl. Mida Tafoya Lot 671: 2 Native American Santa Clara Pottery Items, incl. Mida Tafoya

Two (2) Native American Santa Clara pottery items. 1st item: Mida Tafoya (b. 1931) blackware pottery vase, with carved serpent decoration below the rim. Signed on the base "Mida Tafoya Santa Clara Pueblo". 5 1/4" H x 7 1/4" dia. Note: Purchased in the 1970's. 2nd item: Pottery bowl, signed in script on the base "Lela" , possibly for Lela Gutierrez. Blackware ground with orange polychrome geometric decoration around the upper shoulder. 4 1/4" H x 8 3/8" dia. 20th century. Note: A 1976 "Special Award" ribbon from the Phoenix Indian Arts & Crafts Show accompanies this bowl. Private East Tennessee collection. Condition: 1st item: Overall very good condition. 2nd item: Shallow chip to the rim and a few scattered minor areas of glaze flakes to polychrome decoration. [See more photos →]

$2,560.00
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 642: Large Zuni Dancer Bolo Tie, Mudhead, Marked E Z Large Zuni Dancer Bolo Tie, Mudhead, Marked E Z Lot 642: Large Zuni Dancer Bolo Tie, Mudhead, Marked E Z

Large Zuni "Mudhead" Katsina bolo comprised of silver with multi stone channel inlay, attached to a braided leather tie with silver drum tips. Partially stamped on the back "E Z". Possibly Eddie Beyuka (1920-2002). 5 1/4" H. Circa 1970s-1980s. Provenance: The Estates of Ora and Eleanor Eads, Nashville, TN. Condition: Overall very good condition. [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 600: Chitimacha Lidded Rivercane Basket Chitimacha Lidded Rivercane Basket Lot 600: Chitimacha Lidded Rivercane Basket

Native American Chitimacha double weave rivercane lidded trinket basket, meandering or alligator entrails design to the body with a background design of diagonal dyed red and dark brown weavers. 6" H x 4 1/2" square. 20th century.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,432.00
Lot 605: Cherokee Double-Weave Lidded Rivercane Basket, Rowena Bradley Cherokee Double-Weave Lidded Rivercane Basket, Rowena Bradley Lot 605: Cherokee Double-Weave Lidded Rivercane Basket, Rowena Bradley

Native American double weave lidded rivercane basket by Rowena Bradley (1922-2003), rectangular lidded form woven in the "Eye of the Sacred Bird" pattern with dyed walnut weavers. 6 3/4" H x 8 1/2" W x 6 3/8" D. 20th century. Note: This basket was purchased in 1991 from Rowena Bradley at the Frank McClung Museum located in Knoxville, TN.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$2,432.00
Lot 609: Three (3) Native American Cherokee Baskets Three (3) Native American Cherokee Baskets Lot 609: Three (3) Native American Cherokee Baskets

1st item: Cherokee rivercane "purse" basket woven in a geometric pattern with walnut and bloodroot weavers having two wood handles attached to the rim. 7 1/2" H x 11 1/8" W x 6 3/4" D. Note: Hand written note attributes the basket to Mollie Lossiah. 2nd item: Cherokee double weave rivercane storage basket, woven by Rowena Bradley (1922-2003). Small round form with squared base woven in the Flowing Water 2 pattern with walnut and bloodroot dyed weavers. Retains the original Qualla Arts tag. 4" H x 6" dia. 3rd item: Cherokee lidded honeysuckle and white oak sewing basket by Lucy Nola George (1897-1978), with walnut dyed weavers. Retains the original Qualla Arts tag. 9" H x 10 1/2" dia. All baskets 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private East Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: All baskets in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00
Lot 644: 3 Navajo Sterling & Boulder Turquoise Jewelry Items 3 Navajo Sterling & Boulder Turquoise Jewelry Items Lot 644: 3 Navajo Sterling & Boulder Turquoise Jewelry Items

Three (3) Native American Navajo sterling and turquoise jewelry items 1st item: Sterling silver squash blossom necklace with 10 blossoms, each featuring a unique shape of boulder turquoise, between double row silver beads and a naja with 5 unique shaped boulder turquoise. The necklace tests sterling and is unsigned. The necklace is 26" L and has a gross weight of 238.2 grams. 2nd item: Sterling silver cuff bracelet featuring a rectangular boulder turquoise. The cuff is marked "sterling" and signed "M". The bracelet is 7" and has a gross weight of 102.9 grams. 3rd item: Sterling silver ring featuring a rectangular boulder turquoise. The ring tests sterling and in unsigned. The ring is size 10 1/4 and has a gross weight of 30.19 grams. Gross weight of the lot is 371.29 grams. Provenance: The Estates of Ora and Eleanor Eads, Nashville, TN. Condition: All pieces in good condition with overall general wear. [See more photos →]

$2,304.00
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 1018: John Julius Wilnoty Small Cherokee Stone Sculpture John Julius Wilnoty Small Cherokee Stone Sculpture Lot 1018: John Julius Wilnoty Small Cherokee Stone Sculpture

John Julius Wilnoty (1940-2016) small Cherokee red steatite sculpture of a seated figure with long hair, wrapped in traditional clothing with a carved geometric pattern. Signed on underside of base "JJW". 2 3/4" H x 2" W x 2" D.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some very light surface wear. [See more photos →]

$2,176.00
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 632: Native American Sterling Silver, Large Turquoise Stone Concho Belt Native American Sterling Silver, Large Turquoise Stone Concho Belt Lot 632: Native American Sterling Silver, Large Turquoise Stone Concho Belt

Native American sterling silver (tested), large turquoise and leather concho belt, comprised of ten (10) Conchos or links total including five (5) large multicolor turquoise stones and five (5) smaller squash blossom links with inset matching turquoise, all attached to a wide black leather belt. Unsigned. 48" L with a gross weight of 1984.9 grams. Provenance: The Estates of Ora and Eleanor Eads, Nashville, TN. Condition: Overall good condition with evidence of normal use wear. [See more photos →]

$2,048.00
Lot 606: 2 Cherokee Rivercane Baskets, incl. Exhibited Eva Wolfe 2 Cherokee Rivercane Baskets, incl. Exhibited Eva Wolfe Lot 606: 2 Cherokee Rivercane Baskets, incl. Exhibited Eva Wolfe

1st item: Native American Cherokee double rivercane basket by Eva Wolfe (1922-2004). Low square form woven in the "Flowing Water 2" pattern with walnut and bloodroot dyed weavers Retains the original Qualla Arts & Crafts tag. 3 3/4" H x 9" square. Note: This is one of several baskets exhibited in December of 1969 by the US Department of Interior and the Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual Inc. of Cherokee, NC. It is listed as #3 in the exhibition booklet which is included with this lot. 2nd item: Native American Cherokee rivercane market basket with handle, diagonal walnut and bloodroot dyed weavers. 14 5/8" H. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. 2nd item: Scattered losses to weavers of rim and to one corner. Unknown white substance to corner and handle. [See more photos →]

$2,048.00
Lot 655: Very Large Native American Cherokee Rivercane Basket Very Large Native American Cherokee Rivercane Basket Lot 655: Very Large Native American Cherokee Rivercane Basket

Very large Native American Cherokee rivercane basket, waste or storage basket form, woven in the Chief's Daughters pattern with alternating walnut dyed weavers. Maker unknown but retains the string from the original Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual tag. 19 1/2" H x approx. 17" W. Provenance: Purchased by the original owners in the 1970's directly from the Cherokee/Qualla Arts reservation. Private East Tennessee collection. Condition: Overall very good condition with general wear. [See more photos →]

$1,920.00
Lot 680: 2 Quapaw Mississippian Culture Pottery Items 2 Quapaw Mississippian Culture Pottery Items Lot 680: 2 Quapaw Mississippian Culture Pottery Items

Two (2) Native American Mississippian Culture Quapaw polychrome pottery items including a water bottle and jar, both with red and white polychrome decoration. Jar: 7 1/4" H x 5" W. Water bottle: 8 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W. Provenance: The Estates of Ora and Eleanor Eads, Nashville, TN. Condition: Both pieces with overall general wear and losses to paint decoration. Jar with scattered chipping to the rim. Bottle with a few fleabites to rim and upper shoulder. [See more photos →]

$1,792.00
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 650:  2 Native American Sterling Silver & Leather Concho Belts 2 Native American Sterling Silver & Leather Concho Belts Lot 650:  2 Native American Sterling Silver & Leather Concho Belts

Two (2) Native American sterling silver and leather Concho belts. 1st item: Native American sterling silver and leather Concho belt comprised of ten (10) oval stamped sterling silver Conchos measuring 3 x 2 1/4" each and mounted onto a black leather belt. The Conchos test sterling, belt 55" L. Gross weight of the belt is 47.17 grams. 2nd item: Native American Navajo sterling silver (tested) Concho belt comprised of sixteen (16) Conchos, eight (8) oval and eight (8) bow tie shaped, all with stamped decoration with the oval links with central inset turquoise and mounted onto leather. Unsigned, 44" L. Provenance: The Estates of Ora and Eleanor Eads, Nashville, TN. Condition: Overall good condition. 1st iem: Nine of the conchos with felt added to the back. 2nd Item: Overall good condition with some general wear. [See more photos →]

$1,664.00
Lot 641: Large Eddie Beyuka Zuni Dancer Bolo Tie, Ogre Large Eddie Beyuka Zuni Dancer Bolo Tie, Ogre Lot 641: Large Eddie Beyuka Zuni Dancer Bolo Tie, Ogre

Large Eddie Beyuka (1920-2002) Zuni "Ogre" Katsina bolo consisting of silver with multi stone channel inlaid stones, attached to a braided leather tie with silver drum tips. Stamped on the back "EAB Zuni". 5 1/4" H. Circa 1970s-1980s. Provenance: The Estates of Ora and Eleanor Eads, Nashville, TN. Condition: One coral inlaid stone missing below necklace. Some scratching noted to hair, left lower side. [See more photos →]

$1,664.00
Lot 690: 2 Pre-Historic Anasazi Culture Pottery Items 2 Pre-Historic Anasazi Culture Pottery Items Lot 690: 2 Pre-Historic Anasazi Culture Pottery Items

Two (2) Pre-Historic Anasazi culture items including a water jar & jar with effigy handle.1st item: Anasazi culture black on white decorated pottery water jar or canteen with geometric decoration to the upper body, handles and neck. 5" H x 6 1/4" W. Circa 1200 – 1300 CE. 2nd item: Anasazi culture red on white decorated pottery water jar or pourer with animal head figural handle. 6" H. Provenance: The Estates of Ora and Eleanor Eads, Nashville, TN. Condition: 1st item: One handle with old repair. Scattered wear and losses to jar and paint decoration. Some minute chipping to rim. 2nd item: Old hairline emanating from rim to lower body with some losses. Two other chips to rim, one with hairline. [See more photos →]

$1,664.00
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 612: 38 Native American Jewelry Items 38 Native American Jewelry Items Lot 612: 38 Native American Jewelry Items

Assembled group of thirty-eight (38) Native American sterling silver jewelry items, including seven (7) rings, one (1) marked JROYBAL, one (1) marked MM, one (1) marked Cortez H.; six (6) pairs of earrings, one (1) marked SR for Sam Roanhorse, one (1) marked RU, one (1) marked QT; six (6) pendants, one (1) marked J. Dabbs; nine (9) bangle bracelets, one (1) marked Delbert Secatero, one (1) marked W. Long, one (1) marked CJ for Corbet Joe, one (1) marked WW for Wilbur Wauneka, one (1) marked Tahe, one (1) marked DT for Duane Tawahangva; three (3) belt buckles, one (1) marked JF for Jeanne & Felix Tsinijinnie; three (3) brooches, one (1) marked FJ for Felix Joe, one (1) marked PTG Phillip Guerro; one (1) money clip; one (1) necklace marked RB for Richard Begay; one (1) squash blossom necklace marked W; one (1) bolo tie. The items in this lot contain turquoise, coral, onyx, agate, malachite, lapis lazuli, or a combination of these stones. Gross weight of the lot is 625 grams.

CONDITION: All items overall good condition with expected general wear. [See more photos →]

$1,536.00
Lot 638: Large Eddie Beyuka Zuni Dancer Bolo Tie, Ogre Large Eddie Beyuka Zuni Dancer Bolo Tie, Ogre Lot 638: Large Eddie Beyuka Zuni Dancer Bolo Tie, Ogre

Large Eddie Beyuka (1920-2002) Zuni "Ogre" Katsina bolo comprised of silver with multi stone channel inlay, attached to a braided leather tie with silver drum tips. Stamped on the back "EAB Zuni". 5 1/4"H. Circa 1970's-1980's. Provenance: The Estates of Ora and Eleanor Eads, Nashville, TN. Condition: Slight bending to knife blade, otherwise overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,536.00