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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 →]

$9,600.00
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 292: 29 Pre-Columbian Human Effigies, incl. Jama Coaque 29 Pre-Columbian Human Effigies, incl. Jama Coaque Lot 292: 29 Pre-Columbian Human Effigies, incl. Jama Coaque

Twenty-nine (29) Pre-Columbian Ecuadorean human effigy grey and buff ware pottery figurines and pipes or whistles, including a hollow Jama Coaque culture human pipe or whistle with elaborate rounded headdress and feathered bird costume with traces of blue paint, protruding knob to back, one hole to bottom, one hole to bottom of knob (5 1/2" H x 3 1/4" W x 2" D), Jama Coaque culture human figurine with elaborate pointed headdress and costume (4 1/2" H x 2 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D), flat human dancer figurine fragment with outspread arms, one leg, headdress, and round stomach (5" H x 3 7/8" W x 1 7/8" D), seated human figurine with incised features, elaborated necklace, one earring, and elongated head (3 1/4" H x 2 1/8" W x 1 1/4" D), human head fragment with a protuberant nose, large earrings, and fan shaped headdress (2 1/4" H x 2 1/4" W x 1 5/8" D), flat human figurine fragment with elaborate necklace, both arms at chest, and elongated head (3" H x 2 1/4" W x 7/8" D), standing female fertility figurine with emphasized breasts and hips, outspread arms, and elaborate necklace (4 7/8" H x 3 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D), human head fragment with a broken nose, fan shaped hat, elaborate earrings with four holes (2 3/8" H x 2 1/8" W x 1 1/2" D), human head fragment with incised facial features, one ear, and flat head (2 1/2" H x 3" W x 3 1/4" D), hollow human head fragment with incised eyes, one earring, and elongated head (3 1/2" H x 2 1/2" W x 2 1/8" D), hollow human bust fragment with prominent nose, both hands covering the mouth, and elongated head, with two holes to back, one plugged hole to back of head (3 1/2" H x 2 5/8" W x 3 1/4" D), human head fragment with incised facial features, nose plug, and elongated head (2 3/8" H x 1 7/8" W x 1 3/4" D), hollow human head fragment with large facial features, necklace, and elongated head, three hole to top of head, one hole to bottom of neck (2 3/8" H x 1 3/4" W x 1 3/8" D), flat human dancer figurine with contorted limbs, headdress, and necklace (3 1/2" H x 2 3/8" W x 1 1/8" D), flat human dancer figurine with one elongated leg, elaborate headdress, one plugged hole to underside (4 1/4" H x 3 1/8" W x 3/4" D), human figurine fragment with skeletal facial features, elaborate headdress, and costume, protruding knob to back (2 1/2" H x 1 1/2" W x 1" D), flat anthropomorphic figurine fragment with round eyes, one arm covering its mouth, headdress, slight protuberance to lower back (3 3/8" H x 1 3/4" W x 1 3/8" D), human figurine fragment with elongated head, collar, costume with incised details (2 3/4" H x 1 1/2" W x 1 1/4" D), flat anthropomorphic figurine fragment with elaborate headdress, round eyes, prominent nose, and lolling tongue, one hole to underside (4 1/4" H x 2 1/4" W x 1 1/8" D), flat human figurine fragment with protuberant nose, elaborate headdress, and "v" shaped necklace (4" H x 1 7/8" W x 1" D), flat human figurine fragment with elaborate headdress and circular stomach (3 1/2" H x 2 1/4" H x 1" D), anthropomorphic figurine fragment with elaborate headdress, round eyes, lolling tongue, and one breast, protruding knob to back (4" H x 2 5/8" W x 1 1/2" D), flat human figurine fragment with parallel arms and legs (4" H x 3 1/4" W x 1" D), anthropomorphic figurine fragment with elaborate headdress and costume, large nose, protruding knob to back (5" H x 3 1/8" W x 2" D), flat human figurine fragment with elaborate headdress, outspread arms, and one leg (4" H x 2 7/8" W x 1" D), anthropomorphic figurine fragment with elaborate headdress and costume, beak-like nose, two holes to back of head (3 5/8" H x 2 1/2" W x 2 1/2" D), flat human figurine with incised facial features and round hands (3 3/8" H x 2 1/4" W x 1" D), human head figurine fragment with oblong headdress and protuberant nose (2" H x 3" W x 1 5/8" D), and a human seated figurine with nondescript features and elongated head (2 1/2" H x 1 7/8" W x 1 7/8" D). All items labeled with museum accession numbers. Provenance: Property of the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN. CONDITION: Majority of items in fragmentary condition with areas of loss, hairlines, areas of repair, firing flaws, etc. All items labeled with museum accession numbers, some faded. [See more photos →]

$608.00
Lot 598: 5 Cherokee White Oak Baskets 5 Cherokee White Oak Baskets Lot 598: 5 Cherokee White Oak Baskets

Assembled grouping of five (5) Native American Cherokee white oak baskets including, two (2) lidded buttocks baskets with handles (9 3/4" H x 11" W x 10 1/4" D and 5" H x 5 3/4" W x 5 1/2" D); one (1) carrying basket (6 3/4" H x 10" W x 7 1/4" W); one (1) footed small carrying basket ( 9" H x 7 1/4" W x 4 1/2" D); and one (1) decorative miniature buttocks basket (3 1/2" H x 3 3/4" W x 3 3/4" D). All with alternating dyed weavers, 20th century. Provenance: Nancy Walton Collection, Gatlinburg, TN. CONDITION: All very good condition with light grime. [See more photos →]

$576.00
Lot 283: 323 Native American artifacts, incl. Abel Site, FL Net Fragment 323 Native American artifacts, incl. Abel Site, FL Net Fragment Lot 283: 323 Native American artifacts, incl. Abel Site, FL Net Fragment

Three hundred and twenty-three (323) Native American artifacts, including Abel Site, Florida fish net fragment. 1st item: Abel Site, Florida century plant or yucca charred fish net fragment. Museum accession number and handwritten attribution note, en verso. Housed under glass in an oval metal frame. Fragment – 2 3/4" H x 1 7/8" W. Framed – 4 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W. Note: Handwritten note with attributed states that the fragment was found "…in 1932 and acquired by J.E. Moore, a retired Smithsonian man on 4/24/51. See page 17, 'Terra Ceia Site, Manatee County, Fla.' published by Univ of Fla. in 1951. Acquired from Moore 6/12/59". 2nd item: Copper circular breastplate fragment with pierce hole to top center. One sticker label. 3 3/4" H x 5" W. 3rd-8th items: Five (5) clay trade pipe bowls, four (4) with molded human effigies and one (1) with deep, curved lines. Approximately 1 3/4" H x 1 5/8" L x 1 1/8" D. 9th-74th items: Sixty-five (65) carved stone and flint Nodena points. Most with accession numbers. Housed under glass in a wooden case. Ranging in size from 1" L x 5/8" W to 2 1/4" L x 7/8" W. Case – 11 1/4" H x 20 5/8" W x 1 1/4" D. 66th-113th items: Forty-eight (48) Columbia River carved stone, obsidian, and flint bird points. Two old sticker labels, front of case, handwritten attribution inscription, en verso of case. Ranging in size from 5/8" L x 1/2" W to 1 3/8" L x 3/8" D. Case – 13" H x 17 3/8" W x 1 3/8" D. Note: Attribution inscription reads "Fine Columbia River Finds by Chas. Beckman…". 114th item: Talley Farm, Sumner County, Tennessee strand of marginella shells of varying sizes, strung with modern materials. Old paper label with attribution. Approximately 22 1/2" L. 115th-117th items: Three (3) strands of small marginella shells, strung with modern materials. Approximately 33 1/2" L. 5th item: String of white tube and barrel shell beads of varying sizes, strung with modern materials. Approximately 25 1/2" L. 118th-182nd items: Group of sixty-four (64) assorted artifacts, including fifty-six (56) round stone or pottery beads, two (2) rock pendants with incised designs, two (2) stone projectile points, two (2) marginella shells, one (1) grey ware pottery tube bead, one (1) clear stone, and one (1) metal fragment. Ranging in size from 3/8" dia. to 2" W. 183rd-323rd items: One hundred and forty (140) obsidian buttons of varying sizes, each with pierced hole to center. Ranging in size from approximately 1/2" dia. to 5/8" dia. Provenance: Consignor inherited from the estate of Dr. Joseph Stickley of Chattanooga, TN (d. 2001). CONDITION: Overall good condition with chips, wear, etc. to be expected from age and manner of use. 1st-113th items: Not examined outside of cases. [See more photos →]

$540.00
Lot 589: Navajo Yei Rug, 5.8 x 3.6, circa 1940 Navajo Yei Rug, 5.8 x 3.6, circa 1940 Lot 589: Navajo Yei Rug, 5.8 x 3.6, circa 1940

Navajo Yei area wool rug weaving, 70" x 43 1/2", depicting five Yei females with ceremonial sashes. Red and black kite border. Cream field and secondary colors of light green, taupe, grey, red and brown. Circa 1940. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Area of green paint on surface, 1 1/2' x 2" on one side and surface stains on other side. Two opposing corners with fraying. [See more photos →]

$512.00
Lot 301: 4 Jars: Jody Folwell and Polly Rose, Santa Clara 4 Jars: Jody Folwell and Polly Rose, Santa Clara Lot 301: 4 Jars: Jody Folwell and Polly Rose, Santa Clara

Four (4) Santa Clara Native American pottery jars by Jody Folwell and her daughter, Polly Rose Folwell. Includes 1 Jody Folwell signed jar, polished red glaze with dark fire spots, 5" H x 6" dia., and three pots signed Polly Rose, each with organic opening, red glaze, dark fire spots and bands of sgraffito decoration. Heights – 3 1/2", 5 1/2", and 7". Provenance: The Estate of Larry Casey, Jackson, Tennessee. CONDITION: All excellent condition. Tallest Polly Rose jar has a minute firing flaw to one side. [See more photos →]

$512.00
Lot 584:  2 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets 2 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets Lot 584:  2 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets

Grouping of two (2) Native American Cherokee rivercane baskets. 1st item: Cherokee rivercane carrying basket of long rectangular form, with alternating walnut dyed weavers and butternut or faded bloodroot dyed weavers. 11 1/2" H x 14 1/4" W x 9" D. 2nd item: Cherokee rivercane carrying basket of round form with square base. Alternating weavers of walnut dyed, bloodroot dyed, and butternut weavers. 11 1/4" H x 10 3/4" W x 9 1/2" D. Both 20th century. Provenance: Private Southeast Tennessee collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Minor damage to weaver around rim, overall good condition. 2nd item: Slight wear to weaver around rim and minor scattered breakage to weaver, largest 1"L. Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$510.00
Lot 585: 3 Cherokee Indian Baskets, Two Rivercane 3 Cherokee Indian Baskets, Two Rivercane Lot 585: 3 Cherokee Indian Baskets, Two Rivercane

Grouping of three (3) Native American Cherokee baskets, including two (2) rivercane and one (1) split oak carrying basket. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) Cherokee rivercane carrying baskets with round forms on square bases. One smaller basket with alternating walnut and bloodroot dyed weavers and unusual band of bloodroot weavers applied around rim. One larger basket with alternatig bloodroot and walnut dyed weavers. 11 3/4" H x 8" W x 8 1/2" D and 13" H x 11 1/4" W x 10 3/4" D. 3rd item: One (1) Cherokee split oak carrying basket with alternating dyed weavers. 13 1/4" H x 17" W x 8 1/4" D. All 20th century. Provenance: Private Southeast Tennessee collection. CONDITION: All items overall good condition. 1st-2nd items: Minor wear and damage to weavers on base of smaller basket, and faint pale film to half of exterior. Minor scattered losses to decorative weaver, largest 1/2" L. 3rd item: Minor wear to bottom of basket, white drip stains to rim and interior. [See more photos →]

$510.00