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SKINNER American Indian & Ethnographic Art Sale 2533B

January 15, 2011

Boston


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auction 2533B Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 10 a.m. 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts preview Thursday, January 13, 2011

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Provenance Ernest Mitchell was a merchant seaman who sailed on the four-masted schooner Camano from 1921-1926. The schooner sailed from Seattle, Washington, to Callao, Peru, on at least two or three of these trips. It is believed that Ernest Mitchell collected the Pre-Columbian lots in this sale on those trips. They have descended in the family to great-grandson Michael Mitchell.

Arthur Rothenberg, from South Egremont, was born in New York City in 1918. He attended NYU, the Art Institute and the School of Design (formerly the Bauhaus) in Chicago, McClane Art Institute in New York; and Pratt Institute. During World War II he was commissioned as a combat artist with the Army Airforce in England. His paintings and murals are now in the archives of the Pentagon and in various traveling exhibitions throughout the U.S.

Paul Hulderman was born in Germany and was a journalist covering China, Japan, and Germany in the 1930s. After interviewing Adolf Hitler several times he began writing anti-Nazi editorials in the Hamburg newspapers. In 1939 he learned that the Gestapo was looking for him and he escaped to New York City with only a few dollars in his pocket. In the early 1950s he moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, and started an Indian arts store on Fifth Ave., The House of the Six Directions. Hulderman was very instrumental in establishing Scottsdale as a center for Indian arts, the Scottsdale Fine Arts commission and the direction of Scottsdale’s development. He became well recognized as an expert on the Indian arts and developed personal relationships with many of the artists including Maria Martinez, Gorman, etc. He was also the source of direction for museums and investment firms considering Indian art in Europe and the U.S., and was called to advise the Brookings Institute and other concerns in Washington, D.C. He passed away in 1981.

William Schmall traveled from western New York to the Alaskan Gold Rush in the 1890s, and sent many items home to his daughter, Florence E. Schmall.

Lots 335, 338, and 378 are being sold to benefit the Southwest Wildlife Foundation

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1. Pre-Columbian Pottery Musician, Jalisco, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., a standing male figure playing a rasp, traces of two-color decoration, (repair), 13 in. $400-600 2. Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Figure, West Mexico, Jalisco, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., a kneeling female form with traces of black decoration, ht. 11 1/2 in. $500-700

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3. Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure, Colima, the seated male figure wearing a tunic, ht. 12 in. $500-700 4. Pre-Columbian Pottery Female Figure, Mexico, Jalisco, Ameca type, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., the seated figure with one hand on her neck, the other on her right breast, red-brown with mineral deposits on surface, ht. 12 in. $600-800

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5. Six Mixtec Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Figures, all stylized and pierced for suspension, various colors, five are mounted on Lucite, (minor loss), ht. to 2 in. Provenance: Arthur Rothenberg collection.

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6. Large Polychrome Effigy Vessel, Panama, Cocle, c. 600-900 A.D., highly stylized anthropomorphic figure reassembled from pieces, ht. 14 1/2, dia. 11 1/2 in. $300-400 7. Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Female Figure, Costa Rica, Atlantic Watershed, c. 800-1000 A.D., of gray volcanic stone, the standing figure with hands to the breasts, with strong facial features and striated hair down the back, (old repair to leg), ht. 11 in. Provenance: Arthur Rothenberg collection, purchased on Bond St., London, 1943-44. $2,500-3,500 8. Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Female Figure, Costa Rica, Atlantic Watershed, c. 800-1000 A.D., the stocky figure with one hand to the abdomen, the other to a single long twisted braid of hair over the shoulder, the face with feline characteristics, ht. 11 in. Provenance: Arthur Rothenberg collection.

11. Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Figure, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500-800 A.D., the medium green standing form with hands to the chest and stylized bird head feet, (string saw work), ht. 3 1/8 in. $350-450 12. Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Pendant, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500800 A.D., the celt form with hands to the abdomen and pierced at the shoulders for suspension, ht. 3 1/8 in. $300-400 13. Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Pendant, Costa Rica, c. 500-800 A.D., a light green anthropomorphic celt form with hands to the waist, pierced for suspension, ht. 2 1/4 in. $300-400 14. Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Pendant, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500800 A.D., medium green and in the form of a stylized frog, perforated at the neck for suspension, ht. 2 in. $350-450

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9. Two Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Figures, Costa Rica, c. 800-1000 A.D., both of gray volcanic stone, a stylized female figure with oversized arms, and a male figure with axe and trophy head, (repair to male figure), ht. to 13 1/2 in. $600-800

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10. Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Celt, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500-800 A.D., dark green form with hands to the chest and perforated at the neck for suspension, ht. 3 1/2 in. $350-450

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15. Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Pendant, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500800 A.D., a medium green celt form, the figure with hands to the chest, pierced for suspension, ht. 2 3/8 in. $300-400


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16. Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure, Ecuador, Quimbaya “Retablo,� c. 5001000 A.D., the buff-color seated figure with stylized rectangular head and incised detail, ht. 8 1/4 in. $350-450

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17. Pre-Columbian Pottery Chair, Colombia, Tolima, c. 100-900 A.D., the four-footed tub-like form with railing in the form of a two-headed serpent, (cracks), ht. 7 3/4 in. $450-650

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18. Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure, Ecuador, Quimbaya “Retablo,� c. 300900 A.D., a seated male figure with upward gaze, with one arm held up palm first, traces of black pigment on torso, (clay loss), ht. 7 1/2 in. $350-450

20. Pre-Columbian Pottery Mask, Colombia, Narino, c. 850-1500 A.D., with pierced eyes, nose, and mouth, large earspools, incised hair, and coca wad in one cheek, custom stand, ht. 6 3/8 in. $400-600

19. Pre-Columbian Pottery Mask, Ecuador, Tumaco, a gray color with large pierced round eyes, pierced upturned mouth with exposed teeth, and stylized ears, stand, (clay loss), ht. 6 in. $400-600

21. Pre-Columbian Pottery Mask, Ecuador, Jamacoaque, c. 500-1000 A.D., a stylized human face with pierced eyes and mouth, stylized beard (?), coca wads in both cheeks, perforated at forehead for attachments, burnished surface, stand included, ht. 5 in. $500-700

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22. Pre-Columbian Pottery Grater, Colombia, Tairona, c. 1100-1400 A.D., with slightly concave bottom, in the form of a fish (?) with stone chips embedded for grating, lg. 10 3/4 in. $250-350 23. Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Celt, Taino, before 1500 A.D., graygreen color, with stand, ht. 7 3/4 in. Provenance: Rolando Reyes, New York.

26. Two Narino Painted Pottery Bowls, Colombia, c. 850-1500 A.D., painted on the inside, one with four figures and crosshatch design, one with four warrior figures, ht. to 4 1/2, dia. to 8 in. $400-600 27. Two Polychrome Narino Bowls, Colombia, c. 850-1500 A.D., painted on the inside with panels containing birds and snakes, ht. to 3 3/4, dia. to 7 in. $400-600

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24. Five Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Bat Wing Pendants, Colombia, Tairona, c. 500-1000 A.D., all of greenish stone with saddle-shaped suspension hole, (three repaired), lg. to 8 3/4 in. $400-600 25. Pre-Columbian Pottery Fish Bowl, Colombia, San Augustine, a rare brownware pedestal bowl, depicting an open-mouth fish, incised detail, (some restoration to fins and base), lg. 15 1/2 in. $650-850

28. Two Narino Painted Pottery Bowls, Colombia, c. 850-1500 A.D., painted on the inside, one with a single warrior carrying an atlatl, the other with five abstract parrots and maze design, ht. to 3 3/8, dia. to 7 1/4 in. $400-600 29. Three Narino Painted Pottery Bowls, Colombia, c. 850-1500 A.D., painted on the inside, one with two frogs and geometric devices, one with a single fox, and one with two foxes, (clay loss), ht. to 3 1/2, dia. to 6 1/2 in. $400-600

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30. Two Narino Painted Pottery Figures, Colombia, c. 850-1500 A.D., a seated maternity figure, black detail, and a seated man with coca wad in one cheek, ht. to 4 1/2 in. $400-600 31. Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Pedestal Bowl, Colombia, Narino (?), a fierce jaguar below a bowl and standing on a pedestal, redbrown ground and painted with overall black negative resist geometric decoration, ht. 7 3/4 in. $300-400 32. Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Bowl, Colombia, Narino, “Griton,� c. 850-1500 A.D., the compressed form with human head at top with open mouth, black on red geometric decoration, custom stand, dia. 5 in. $300-400

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33. Narino Painted Pottery Female Figure, the rotund form with bowlshaped bottom, hands to the knees, and black geometric devices, (minor clay loss), ht. 9 1/4 in. $400-600 34. Pre-Columbian Pottery Dog Deity, Maya, c. 300-600 A.D., a seated male dog with toothy grin and lined face, with perforated eyes and chest, traces of red pigment, ht. 7 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Bob Stoetzer.

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35. Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Cylinder, Maya, c. 600-900 A.D., with a geometric band near rim and three framed avian forms on a black background, (restoration), ht. 7 3/8 in. $800-1,200


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36. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Stucco Pottery Cylinder, Maya, c. 550950 A.D., with flared rim and painted with three kneeling dignitaries wearing feather headdress, (restoration), ht. 8 in. $2,000-3,000

37. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Cylinder, Maya, Peten, c. 600900 A.D., two panels with elaborately dressed seated male figures framed by bands of pseudo glyphs, (some restoration), ht. 7, dia. 5 1/2 in. $1,200-1,600

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38. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Vessel, Maya, Peten, c. 550-950 A.D., with pedestal foot and flared rim, painted with two elaborately decorated standing figures, one a Lord carrying an elaborate staff (?), a mythological figure, and a seated figure with black tears (?) from the eye, (restoration), ht. 6 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

39. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Painted Cylinder, Maya, c. 600-900 A.D., with slight hour glass form and representing a mythological scene, with two elaborately dressed warrior deities, each with a seated captive, they stand before an elaborate stylized ceiba tree with a large fish arching towards the top, a glyph band surrounds the top rim, (restoration), ht. 8, dia. 5 1/4 in. Provenance: Robert Stoetzer.

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41. Two Framed Reprinted Catherwood Prints, c. 1970s, depicting Mayan ruins in Izamal and Tulum, print 13 1/2 x 10 in. $250-350 42. Two Framed Catherwood Prints, c. 1970s, depicting Mayan ruins in Uxmal and Tulum, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. $250-350 43. Two Framed Catherwood Prints, c. 1970s, depicting Mayan ruins in Labna and Chichen Itza, 13 1/2 x 10 in. $250-350 44. Pre-Columbian Erotic Pottery Vessel, Peru, Vicus, c. 800 B.C.-300 A.D., with stirrup spout and stylized couple on a platform painted with circular devices, ht. 6 in. $350-450 45. Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessel, Peru, Moche, c. 200-600 A.D., depicting a seated hunter with a deer slung on his back, ht. 6 1/2 in. $300-400 46. Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Vessel, Peru, Moche, c. 200-600 A.D., Phase IV strap and spout form with two-color carved overlapped stripes on the back, the front painted with a decapitator holding a tumi knife in one hand and an animal-head serpent in the other, ht. 9 in. $400-600 47. Pre-Columbian Stirrup Spout Pottery Vessel, Peru, Moche, c. 250450 A.D., a two-color seated female form with facial tattoo or paint, wearing a nose ornament, ht. 7 3/4 in. $300-400 48. Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessel, Peru, Moche, a Phase II frog form with stirrup spout, ht. 7 1/2, lg. 6 in. $300-400 40

49. Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Vessel, Peru, Moche, c. 200-600 A.D., cream on red-brown slip and depicting Ai Apec in spider form, ht. 3 1/2, lg. 5 1/2 in. $300-400 40. Two Framed Catherwood Prints, 1970s, depicting Mayan ruins and scenes in the Yucatan, the originals were done in 1844, color tinted, print size 13 1/2 x 11 in. $250-350

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50. Pre-Columbian Painted Stirrup Spout Portrait Vessel, Peru, Moche, c. 200-600 A.D., wearing a white turban and with red face paint, ht. 11 1/2 in. $800-1,200


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51. Pre-Columbian Painted Stirrup Spout Portrait Vessel, Peru, Moche, c. 200-600 A.D., the diminutive redware form wearing a head covering decorated with white rings, ht. 6 in. $600-800

53. Two Pre-Columbian Painted Stirrup Spout Vessels, Peru, Moche, c. 200-600 A.D., both depicting crabs, one with a white slip background, (repairs, minor chips), ht. to 7 in. $400-600

52. Pre-Columbian Stirrup Spout Pottery Vessel, Peru, Moche, c. 200600 A.D., a “deformed� head style with painted facial tattoos (?), ht. 8 1/2 in. $300-400

54. Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessel, Peru, Moche, c. 200-400 A.D., the human head spout wearing feline headdress, with incised curvilinear designs on the body, ht. 6 1/4 in. $250-350

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55. Pre-Columbian Painted Stirrup Spout Pottery Vessel, Peru, Moche, c. 200-700 A.D., a two-color seated warrior clutching a mace to his chest, ht. 9 in. $600-800

57. Pre-Columbian Painted Bowl, Peru, Moche, c. 200-500 A.D., with flared sides, the inside band painted with bird and warriors on a redbrown background, the outside with two panels in high relief depicting mythological fighting deities, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 9 3/4 in. $700-900

56. Pre-Columbian Stirrup Spout Pottery Vessel, Peru, Moche, c. 200-600 A.D., painted in fine line with elaborately dressed animal and human-headed warrior figures, ht. 8 in. $700-900

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58. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Vessel, Peru, Paracas, c. 400100 B.C., a pedestal bowl with geometric decoration on the outer rim and two stylized fish on the inside, (minor loss), ht. 3, dia. 9 1/2 in. $800-1,200 59. Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Bird Vessel, Peru, Nazca, c. 200600 A.D., with strap and spout and painted with cream-color detail on brown, restoration to spout, ht. 6 1/2, lg. 7 3/4 in. $400-600 60. Pre-Columbian Owl Head Pottery Vessel, Moche, c. 200-600 A.D., with pedestal base, the concave face with heart-shaped red frame line, ht. 6 in. $400-600

64. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Vessel, Peru, Nazca, c. 200600 A.D., a stylized head below a wide band with floating trophy head devices, ht. 6 3/8 in. $350-450 65. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Vessel, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., a double spout and strap form with stylized feline deity with trophy head decoration, ht. 7 3/4, dia. 6 in. $500-700 66. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Vessel, Peru, Nazca, c. 200600 A.D., with double spout and bridge handle, portrays a floating mythological figure with one-eyed trophy head trailer terminating in a bird, (minor surface scratches), ht. 7 in. $600-800

61. Moche Stirrup-spout Pottery Owl Vessel, Peru, Phase II, c. 100-300 A.D., an orangeware vessel depicting a stylized owl, ht. 7, lg. 7 1/4 in. $300-400

67. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Vessel, Peru, Nazca, c. 200600 A.D., globular form with double spout and strap, with two abstract mythological beings, (minor damage), ht. 7 1/4, dia. 5 in. $500-700

62. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Vessel, Peru, Nazca, c. 200600 A.D., a stylized head with peregrine falcon features, (minor surface wear), ht. 5 1/2, dia. 5 1/8 in. $400-600

68. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Peru, Nazca, c. 400-600 A.D., the Kero form decorated with two floating mythological beings, restoration, ht. 4 1/4, dia. 4 1/2 in. $350-450

63. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Vessel, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., the cylinder with slightly flared rim, with central lines separating highly stylized trophy heads, ht. 8 in. $300-400

69. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., with flared rim and painted on the outside and rim with abstract stylized insects (?), custom stand, ht. 3 3/4, dia. 5 1/4 in. $350-450

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70. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Peru, Nazca, c. 400600 A.D., Kero form with a band of abstract mythological beings, restoration, ht. 4, dia. 4 3/4 in. $350-450 71. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Vessel, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-400 A.D., with strap and spout, depicts a fisherman with his catch in a net, ht. 7 in. $500-700 72. Pre-Columbian Pottery Transformational Vessel, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., a strap and spout form with cream on brown glaze and depicting a monkey (?) with top knot and holding a rattle, (restoration), ht. 8 in. $600-800 73. Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure of a Woman, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., the rotund figure with painted hair and tattoo designs, ht. 11 in. $2,000-2,500

74. Pair of Nazca Polychrome Vessels, Peru, c. 200-600 A.D., reliefcarved in the form of a seated “Cargadores,” ht. to 7 3/8 in. $500-700 75. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Vessel, Peru, Nazca, c. 400-600 A.D., tapering at the rim and with three panels depicting a standing “harvester” and vegetation, ht. 6 in. $300-400 76. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., with flared sides and single band with stylized multicolored avian forms, ht. 3, dia. 7 3/4 in. $400-600 77. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., round bottom and flared rim, with a band of stylized frogs, (some cracks), ht. 4, dia. 7 in. $300-400

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78. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., with flared sides and painted on the outside with stylized lizards, ht. 2 7/8, dia. 5 in. $350-450 79. Two Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Vessels, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., both have double spouts, one with deity, the other with stylized sharks, the second reassembled from pieces, ht. to 7 1/2 in. $500-700 80. Two Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Vessels, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., both beaker form, one with a single floating mythological being, one with two warriors holding atlatls and spears, (hairline crack); ht. to 5 3/4 in. $500-700 81. Two Pre-Columbian Polychrome Bowls, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., one with floating deity and trophy heads, one with various color lizards, both reassembled from pieces, (surface loss), dia. to 7 3/4 in. $600-800

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82. Two Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Bowls, Nazca, c. 200600 A.D., both with a single band of repeating designs, one depicting different color seashells, the other chili peppers, (restoration), dia. to 8 3/4 in. $400-600 83. Pre-Columbian Ceremonial Battle Axe, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., the bronze axe head has a stitched hide sleeve, decorated with tufted pile, camelid hair, multicolored feathers and wool fringe on the bottom, lg. of shaft 17 1/4 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $1,500-2,000 84. Pre-Columbian Battle Axe, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., the wood shaft has a well-worn bronze axe head and is decorated with rows of tufted pile, multicolored camelid wool fringe on the bottom, lg. of shaft 17 1/4 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $1,500-2,000


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85. Pre-Columbian Mace, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., a highly decorated wood form with six-point bronze mace head, the handle with multicolored rows of tufted pile, natural wool fringe from the end, and with feather tipped fiber fringe from the head, lg. excluding fringe 18 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $1,500-2,000 86. Pre-Columbian Wood and Bronze Mace, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., sinew wrapped six-point bronze head, the shaft has a textile wrapped grip, rows of tufted pile, and a feather tipped fiber fringe from below the head, lg. (excluding wool fringe) 17 1/4 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $1,500-2,000 87. Pre-Columbian Mace, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., has a lobedstone mace head, decorated with tufted pile and fringe, with fiber and feather danglers below the fringe, lg. of shaft 17 1/4 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $1,500-2,000 88. Pre-Columbian Ceremonial Mace, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., has a six-point bronze mace head, with feathers and seed pods dangling below, the shaft is elaborately decorated with camelid fiber, animal hair and fringe, lg. of shaft 18 1/4 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $1,500-2,000

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89. Pre-Columbian Mace, Peru, Nazca, 200-600 A.D., has a six-point bronze head with fringe, seed pod and fiber danglers, the shaft has camelid pile wrappings, lg. of shaft 16 1/2 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $1,500-2,000 90. Pre-Columbian Mace, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., has a compressed, circular-shaped stone mace head with short wool fringe and shell danglers below, decorated with tufted pile and long wool fringe, lg. of shaft 17 1/4 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $1,500-2,000 91. Pre-Columbian Mace, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., wood shaft with camelid pile covering and long fringe, the bronze head with five spikes and a single axe blade, the grip wrapped in striped fiber with feather and fiber danglers below the mace head, lg. of shaft 17 1/4 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $1,500-2,000 92. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Vessel, Peru, Huari, c. 600-900 A.D., a single-spout animal form with two stylized animal heads painted on one side, and with a small jaguar on its back and biting its ear, ht. 5 1/2, lg. 9 in. $600-800 93. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Peru, Huari, c. 600-900 A.D., with central stepped wave devices and a band of stylized animal and human heads near the rim, (surface loss), ht. 4, dia. 5 in. $300-400


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96. Two Pre-Columbian Pottery Items, Peru, Chancay, c. 1000-1200 A.D., a human figural vessel with hands to the head, and a stylized animal with stripes at midsection, (the figure with restoration at rim), ht. to 9 1/2 in. $400-600

95. Pre-Columbian Anthropomorphic Amphora with Parrot, Peru, Chancay, c. 800-1200 A.D., chocolate brown on white with relief nose and hands, lugs at the side and a small parrot on one shoulder, ht. 19 1/2 in. $500-700

97. Pre-Columbian Painted Plate, Peru, Inca, c. 1350-1450 A.D., with stylized bird (?) head on one end, the surface painted with two figures and geometric designs, (a piece of the edge re-glued), dia. 6 1/4 in. $500-700

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101. Lambayeque Whistling Vessel, Peru, 900-1100 A.D., a double vessel with strap and spout, depicting a shell (?) and a jaguar clasping a diminutive human being, red on buff, (restoration to spout), ht. 8, lg. 6 3/4 in. $400-600 102. Pre-Columbian Strap and Spout Painted Pottery Vessel, Peru, Lambayeque, c. 700-1300 A.D., a whistling vessel with a large bird atop a rectangular form, painted with geometric and scroll designs, ht. 7 3/4 in. $500-700 103. Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Bird Vessel, Peru, Lambayeque, c. 800-1200 A.D., a whistling vessel, the bird is sitting on a large vegetable and eating a snake, ht. 6 1/2 in. $400-600


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107. Pair of Pre-Columbian Musician Vessels, Peru, Chimu-Inca, c. 12001450 A.D., both blackware drummers are wearing labrets and carrying packs on their backs, ht. 6 1/2 in. $400-600

105. Two Pre-Columbian Pottery Drummers, Peru, a Lambayeque buffcolored musician and a Moche blackware drummer with a stirrup spout, both are possibly females and both wear labrets, ht. to 7 1/2 in. $500-700

108. Three Pre-Columbian Blackware Vessels, Peru, Chimu, 1250-1450 A.D., all with strap and spout design, a female-vegetable (?) form, one with standing male figure, and a mold made form, (repairs), ht. to 8 1/2 in. $500-700

106. Pre-Columbian Wrinkled Dog Stirrup Spout Vessel, Chimu, c. 12001400 A.D., a grayware pottery form with incised wrinkles, ht. 8 1/2 in. $350-450

109. Two Pre-Columbian Vessels, Peru, a Moche lima bean form with projecting human face, and a Lambayeque deer vessel with flared spout, (the latter with chipped foot), ht. to 8 in. $350-450

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110. Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Mask, Argentina, Alamito culture, c. 800-500 B.C., the ovoid form with concave back, straight brow line and prominent nose, perforated round eyes and mouth, with four holes for attachment, ht. 7 3/8, wd. 4 5/8 in. $5,000-7,000 111. Pre-Columbian Gold Ear Ornaments, Peru, Chavin, c. 500 B.C., with repoussĂŠ stylized birds and double-headed serpents, traces of cinnabar, ht. 2 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

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112. Pre-Columbian Tumbaga Pectoral, Colombia, Narino, c. 850-1500 A.D., the round form with three repoussĂŠ stylized feline faces, dia. 5 1/2 in. $250-350 113. Pre-Columbian Gold Zoomorphic Pendant, Colombia, Tairona, c. 800-1500 A.D., an abstract two-headed form on four spiral circles, the larger head with four rows of small rings, with ferocious grin and large eyes, the smaller head with single ringed crest and horse-like profile, wd. 2 1/4 in. $400-600


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114. Two Pre-Columbian Necklaces, Colombia, c. 1000-1500 A.D., the first with small shell beads, nine carnelian frog beads, and a tumbaga bird pendant, the second with stone beads and large green-blue frog pendant, lg. to 18 in. $250-350 115. Two Pre-Columbian Necklaces, Colombia, Tairona, c. 800-1500 A.D., one of shell and rock crystal beads and with a gold frog pendant; the other of various stone beads and with a gold pendant in the form of a stylized human, lg. to 24 in. $500-700

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116. Two Pre-Columbian Shell and Stone Necklaces, Colombia, c. 10001500 A.D., both with tumbaga pendants, lg. to 30 in. $250-350

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117. Two Pre-Columbian Stone and Shell Necklaces, Colombia, c. 10001500 A.D., both with tumbaga pendants, lg. to 28 in. $250-350


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118. Pre-Columbian Rock Crystal Necklace, Peru, Moche, c. 200-600 A.D., compressed shaped beads with large teardrop shaped pendant, modern clasp, approx. lg. 18 in. $400-600

119. Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Necklace, Colombia, Tairona, c. 8001500 A.D., with six carved stone frogs, carved from various stones including carnelian and emerald, modern clasp, lg. 15 in. $400-600

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120. Pre-Columbian Amethyst Necklace, Peru, Moche, c. 200-600 A.D., with graduated oval and compressed shaped beads, (restrung), lg. 21 in. $350-450 121. Moche Silver and Shell Necklace, Peru, c. 200-600 A.D., small spondylus and chrysocolla beads and with seven silver human face beads, lg. 19 in. $450-650 122. Pre-Columbian Quartz and Chrysocolla Necklace, Peru, various shaped beads and with three large quartz pendants, lg. 22 in. $400-600 123. Pre-Columbian Sodalite Necklace, Peru, Moche, c. 200-700 A.D., with various size large beads and three multiple face beads with shell inlaid eyes, modern fittings, total lg. 20 in. $600-800 124. Two Pre-Columbian Beaded Necklaces, Peru, both strung with various stone, ceramic, and metal beads, and with a cylindrical pyrite pendant, pendant lg. to 2 1/8 in. $300-400 125. Huari Sodalite Necklace, Peru, c. 500-700 A.D., with graduated barrel and doughnut-shaped beads and celt-shaped pendant, lg. 28 in. $400-600

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126. Pre-Columbian Necklace, Colombia, Sinu, c. 300-1550 A.D., with long tubular crystal beads (some flared), sodalite beads, and three carved crystal frog pendants, some small modern metal beads and modern clasp, overall lg. 30 in. $500-700 127. Pre-Columbian Necklace, Peru, Moche, small shell and stone beads, with nine carved shell crab pendants, lg. 17 in. $250-350 128. Pre-Columbian Stone Necklace, Peru, Moche, c. 200-600 A.D., various shaped crystal, amethyst, and turquoise beads and a large crystal pendant, (restrung), lg. of pendant 1 7/8 in. $350-450 129. Two Pre-Columbian Silver Pectorals, Chimu, 1100-1400 A.D., one with repoussĂŠ dots, the other with central human figure flanked by felines, (both have loss and are mounted), wd. to 8 1/2 in. $800-1,200 130. Four Pre-Columbian Silver Implements, Peru, two spoon-shaped, one with a vase-shaped finial, and one with an animal finial, lg. to 7 3/4 in. $300-400 131. Pre-Columbian Metal Manta Pin and Three Pre-Columbian Metal Optical Instruments, Inca, c. 1400-1530 A.D., the triangular finial with two coiled projections, and a large silver form and two copper forms, all pierced for viewing, (loss to the larger copper form), lg. 13, and to 11 3/4 in. $400-600


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134. Five Pre-Columbian Carved Bone Implements, Peru, c. 1000-1450 A.D., the finials in the form of a feline, human figures, and pigment inlaid birds, ht. to 7 3/4 in. $800-1,000

133. Pre-Columbian Carved Wood Kero, Peru, Huari, c. 600-900 A.D., carved from soft wood and with three seated human figures holding the vessel, profusely inlaid with shell, (repairs), ht. 5 1/4 in. $500-700

135. Four Pre-Columbian Carved Wood Tupus, Peru, Chimu, c. 12001450 A.D., with finials in the form of a standing human, a stylized seated monkey, and two avian forms, lg. to 9 1/4 in. $300-400

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136. Two Pre-Columbian Carved Wood Boxes, Peru, Chimu/Huarmey, c. 1000-1450 A.D., the small lidded forms both with relief-carved monkeys, one with scrollwork lid, lg. to 3 1/4 in. $600-800

138. Pair of Pre-Columbian Inlaid Wood Earspools, Peru, Chimu, c. 1250-1450 A.D., with a framed simplified standing figure in various shades of spondylus and white shell, dia. to 2 3/4 in. $300-400

137. Two Pre-Columbian Carved Wood Items, Peru, a Huari lime container in the form of a seated monkey holding an incised Kero, and a Chimu pyrite inlaid snuff tray in the form of a stylized parrot, (damage to parrot), ht. to 2, lg. to 3 1/2 in. $350-450

139. Pair of Moche Copper Earspools, Peru, c. 200-500 A.D., a central feline face framed with repoussĂŠ dots, dia. 2 3/8 in. $350-450

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140. Pair of Moche Carved Wood Earspools, Peru, c. 200-500 A.D., with cutouts and representing a central warrior figure surrounded by birds, with shell inlaid eyes, dia. 2 3/4 in. $400-600

142. Pre-Columbian Carved Wood Snuff Tray, Peru, Chimu, c. 1000-1450 A.D., a scoop-like form with two standing pumas on one end, lg. 6 1/4 in. $400-600

141. Four Pre-Columbian Carved Wood Items, Peru, two stylized standing figures, one with shell inlay, a tupu with relief-carved frog, and a Huari (?) lime container, ht. to 8 1/2 in. $500-700

143. Three Pre-Columbian Carved Wood Items, Peru, Chancay, c. 11001460 A.D., two palanquin supports with feline finials, as well as a staff with a circular opening and a human figure standing on an animal, ht. to 35 in. $600-800

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144. Pre-Columbian Carved Wood Balance, Peru, Chancay, c. 800-1200 A.D., the beam with carved stylized deer (?), lg. 5 1/2 in. $400-600 145. Two Pre-Columbian Carved Wood Balance Scales, Chimu, c. 12501450 A.D., one with facing birds and wood trays, the other geometric with ceramic cups, lg. to 5 in. $350-450 146. Pre-Columbian Lot, Peru, various cultures, includes three combs, bone implements, two metal tweezers, and various shells, comb lg. to 8 3/4 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $250-350

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147. Two Pre-Columbian Weaving Baskets, Peru, c. 1000-1450 A.D., a round basket with weaving tools, and an unusual lidded form with canedecorated lid and cloth covering, includes cloth remnants and “God’s eye,” lg. to 8 1/4 in. $400-600 148. Two Chancay Fiber Dolls, Peru, c. 800-1200 A.D., both of scrap weavings and with embroidered facial features, ht. to 5 in. $200-300 149. Rare Pre-Columbian Medical (?) Kit, Peru, woven pouch containing an inner wrapper with raw cotton, holds six obsidian pointed knives with cane handles, three bronze Tumi knives with cane handles, and various bronze implements, several with cane handles, pouch 20 x 12 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $500-700


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150. Pre-Columbian Weaving Kit, Peru, Chancay, c. 800-1200 A.D., the basketry box with a large grouping of spindles, spindle whorls, wool, and textile fragments, (damage), lg. 16 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $500-700 151. Pre-Columbian Weaving Kit, Peru, Chancay, c. 800-1200 A.D., the cane basketry box with various weaving implements, wool, and textile fragments, lg. 16 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $500-700

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152. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Carved Wood Kero, Inca, c. 16th century, decorated with two clothed male figures, and abstract, bird, foliate, and animal devices including feline faces, (crack with remnant resin repair), ht. 7 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500 153. Inca Colonial Period Polychrome Carved Wood Kero, decorated with figures in period costume, geometric and foliate designs, ht. 6 in. $600-800 154. Inca Colonial Period Polychrome Carved Wood Kero, c. 18th century, painted with human, geometric, and foliate designs, (insect damage to interior), ht. 8 in. $400-600


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155. Peruvian Colonial Period Polychrome Carved Wood Kero, with gently curved sides and painted on the outside with a central band of warriors in all their raiment, with bands of geometric designs and stylized birds, ht. 8 in. $1,500-2,000 156. Inca Colonial Period Wood Kero, Peru, c. 18th century, with carved and incised geometric designs and small metal dot detail, (old repair), ht. 6 1/2 in. $400-600 157. Pre-Columbian/Colonial Period Carved Wood Kero, Peru, Inca, the diminutive form with incised geometric decoration, (hairline cracks), ht. 3 1/4 in. $250-350

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158. Inca Wood Kero, c. 1400-1532 A.D., with flared sides, the outside with incised octopus designs on top band and wheat-like pattern below, ht. 6 5/8 in. $350-450 159. Inca Carved Stone Canopa, c. 1400-1532 A.D., of polished striated black stone in the form of a llama, with grease receptacle on the back, lg. 6 in. $500-700 160. Inca Onyx Canopa, Peru, c. 1400-1500 A.D., with relief-carved human figure, the eyes inlaid with turquoise beads, ht. 2 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $250-350

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161. Two Inca Carved Stone Canopas, c. 14001532 A.D., both of polished black stones representing llamas, lg. to 2 1/2 in. $400-600 162. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Fiber Cap, Peru, Huari, c. 600-900 A.D., a four-corner pile form with four standing figures wearing elaborate headdresses, on a layered red fiber background, ht. 5, dia. 6 in. $800-1,200

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163. Pre-Columbian False Head Mummy Mask, Peru, Chancay, c. 1000-1400 A.D., fiber stuffed textile head with woven headband, twisted hair attachments, metal eyes and tears, and traces of red pigment, ht. 9 1/2 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $400-600 164. Pre-Columbian Textile “Chuspa� with Featherwork, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., with braided strap and covered with feathers, one side with stepped pyramid design, the reverse with single bird, 6 1/2 x 10 in. $600-800 165. Pre-Columbian Textile Belt with Feather Panel, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., the panel with stylized standing human, (loss), feather panel lg. 15, wd. 6 in.

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Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $400-600 166. Two Pre-Columbian Fiber and Feather Items, a headdress with braided fiber base, a panel with similar base, both with remnant multicolored featherwork, lg. to 23 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $300-400 167. Pre-Columbian Woven Sash, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-700 A.D., a long sash with zigzag design done in multicolored camelid wool, lg. 132, wd. 2 3/4 in. $300-400

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168. Two Pre-Columbian Wrapped Textile Panels, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., hair bundles wrapped with multicolored wool, with abstract spider designs on a red background, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.

172. Seven Pre-Columbian Textile Fragments, Peru, various cultures, four narrow strips with zoomorphic devices, two with multiple panels, and a blue panel with elaborate borders on two sides, size to 25 x 18 in.

Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $500-700

Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $400-600

169. Pre-Columbian Quipu, Inca, c. 1400-1532 A.D., on a round, two-color strap, composed of various lengths of knotted strands with multicolored yarn wrappings, ht. 30 in. $800-1,200

173. Five Pre-Columbian Textile Items, Peru, various cultures, three woven pouches, two with fringed bottoms, and two patterned gauze panels, (damage), largest pouch 20 x 12 in.

170. Pre-Columbian Textile Panel, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., with loosely woven blue panel bordered on two sides with multicolored knit “munecas” figures, 42 1/2 x 30 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $600-800 171. Three Pre-Columbian Textiles, Peru, various cultures, an ochre color manta with embroidered designs, a patchwork fragment, and a large textile with abstract stripe pattern, (damage), large panel 59 x 32 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $600-800

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Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $500-700 174. Pre-Columbian Textile Panel, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., a fine red gauze panel with knit “munecas” on one side and trophy heads along the other, 55 x 21 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $800-1,200 175. Pre-Columbian Textile Fragment, Peru, Inca, Imperial-style striped woven textile with tocapus, (loss), 24 x 10 1/2 in. $400-600


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176. Pre-Columbian Textile Fragment, Chancay, c. 800-1200 A.D., loosely woven brown cloth with embroidered abstract faces, mounted, 16 x 14 in. $250-350

178. Pre-Columbian Textile Fragment, Peru, a tightly woven panel with a separate strip sewn on top, the strip with multicolored geometric and llama devices, under Plexiglas, 14 x 8 in. $250-350

177. Two Pre-Columbian Textiles, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., possibly dance fans, with geometric handles and fringed ends, under Plexiglas, largest 12 x 9 in. $400-600

179. Pre-Columbian Textile, Peru, Imperial Inca style, c. 1300-1500 A.D., decorated with rows of eight-point stars and stylized llamas, (damage, backed), 39 x 31 in. $400-600

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180. Four Pre-Columbian Textiles, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., two blue panels, one with knit border, with human heads off one side, the second with knit trophy heads on one side only, and two knit border strips, size to 26 x 20 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $800-1,200 181. Pre-Columbian Textile Fragment, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., various color stylized birds with multiple tails ending in abstract human heads, under Plexiglas, 15 x 3 in. $300-400 182. Nine Pre-Columbian Woven Slings, Peru, various cultures, a variety of slings in various sizes and colors, lg. to 100 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $500-700 183. Pre-Columbian Textile Panel, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., a loosely woven black panel bordered on two sides with knit polychrome “munecas” figures, under Plexiglas, 38 x 22 in. $1,000-1,500 184. Five Pre-Columbian Textile Fragments, Peru, various cultures, textile strips with multicolored geometric and zoomorphic designs, lg. to 29 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $300-400 185. Two Pre-Columbian Textile Fragments, Peru, a narrow strip, Huari (?), with multicolored abstract parrot heads, and a brown panel with repeat avian design, (damage), size to 27 1/2 x 13 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $250-350 186. Pre-Columbian Textile Panel, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., with ties at the corners, the multicolored panel depicts two “spider”-man-like figures and various abstract designs, 24 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $1,500-2,000 186

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187. Pre-Columbian Woven Poncho, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-700 A.D., with cotton central panel, the neck and partial border with polychrome panels done in tapestry weave using camelid fiber, the panels show standing mythological figures wearing double serpent head belts and holding what appear to be arrows, interspersed with smaller abstract sections, done with two differing red background colors, the knit border with short wool fringe, (minor damage), 41 1/2 x 27 in.

188. Two Pre-Columbian Textile Tunics, Peru, one with brow stripes, the second with opposing color stripes, (damage), size to 22 1/2 x 17 in.

Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $10,000-15,000

189. Pre-Columbian Textile Fragment, Peru, Pachacamac, a multicolored fragment with stylized birds and fish, (damage), 19 x 7 in. $200-250

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190. Pre-Columbian Textile, Peru, Nazca (?), c. 200-600 A.D., a complete multicolored strip with various abstract figures and geometric designs, (some damage), 60 x 5 1/2 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $1,000-1,500 191. Pre-Columbian Tie-dyed Poncho, Peru, Proto-Nazca, c. 100-300 A.D., multicolored tie-dyed forms on a red and blue background, knit neck border, (damage), 27 x 33 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $800-1,200 192. Pre-Columbian Textile Fragment, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., with double-headed serpents and a mythological creature at one end, mounted, lg. 19, wd. 2 in. $200-250 193. Pre-Columbian Wool Sling with Shot, Peru, Chancay, c. 800-1200 A.D., natural and dyed camelid wool with long tasseled ends, a single round stone shot, approx. lg. 11 ft. $300-400 190

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194. Pre-Columbian Multicolored Textile Panel, southern Peru, Siguas culture, c. 500 B.C.-100 A.D., with highly stylized central figure, the torso with framed double snakes, with multiple-headed snake devices at both ends, with braided selvage on two ends, (damage, possible early repairs), 51 x 62 in. Provenance: Collection of Michael Mitchell, collected in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Ernest Mitchell. $2,500-3,500

195. Pre-Columbian Painted Textile Cushma, Peru, Chancay, c. 800-1200 A.D., woven in two panels and painted with geometric bordered panels, each with a standing figure with crescent-shaped headdress, surrounded by stylized fish or animals, (damage), 33 x 27 in. $400-600

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196. Pre-Columbian Painted Cotton Textile, Peru, Chancay, c. 10001200 A.D., divided into panels and painted with geometric and stylized zoomorphic designs, (loss), 38 x 26 in. $500-700

197. Peruvian Colonial Painting, a portrait of a Colonial authority, rolls up into a wood case, painted on the inside with foliate design, forged metal clasp, painting 20 x 15 1/2 in. $500-700

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199. African Carved Wood Mask, Dan, the hollow oval form with pierced round eyes, pierced lozenge-shaped mouth, and pierced perimeter for attachments, shiny dark brown surface, ht. 9 in. $800-1,200

200. African Carved Wood Mask, Bete, the hollow form with highly stylized human and animal features, pierced above the eyes and mouth, dark brown patina, custom stand, ht. 9 1/2 in. 198

Provenance: Julius Carlebach, 1947, purportedly ex-collection of the Brooklyn Museum, Arthur Rothenberg collection. $1,500-2,000

201. African Carved-Wood Mask, Kuba, the hollow form has pierced slit eyes, stylized facial features with traces of red, black, and white geometric designs, fiber head covering, patina of use, with stand, ht. 11 in. $2,500-3,500

198. African Carved Wood Mask, Loma, with high domed forehead, pierced slit eyes, pierced triangular mouth, incised brow and beard (?), pierced at the edge for attachments, lg. 15 in. $1,200-1,600

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202. African Carved Wood Headdress, Makonde, Mapiko, in the form of a male head with circular hair patch, the pierced mouth with pointed teeth, with labret (?) in the upper lip, dark red-brown color, (wood loss), ht. 10 in. $1,000-1,500

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203. African Carved Ivory Masquette, Lega, the stylized form with pierced eyes and mouth, ring and dot on the forehead, with fiber off the bottom, traces of red pigment, mask ht. 4 3/4 in.

206. Ekoi Carved Wood Headdress, carved in two pieces, in the form of a human head with horn projections to the sides and elaborate twisted coiffure, black and white pigments, ht. 21 in. $1,500-2,000

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, New York, October 15, 1977. $800-1,200 204. Dan Carved Wood Bird Masquette, the hollow oval form with metal rimmed pierced eyes and animal hair off the lower beak, ht. 6 in. $400-600

207. Bobo Carved and Painted Wood Antelope Mask, the stylized beak and circular horns with geometric designs, black, red-brown, and white pigments, ht. 19 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000

205. African Carved Wood Mask, Ligbi, a Djimini miniature clan mask, the human face with slit crescent eyes, coffee bean mouth, and reliefcarved cross-hatch band at brow, the headdress with two gently curved horns (one partially restored), custom stand, ht. 8 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000

208. African Carved Wood Mask, Bassa, the hollow form with pointed chin, raised, round mouth, downturned eyes, and a ridged coiffure, pierced at the edge for attachments, ht. 10 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

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210. African Carved Wood Mask, Bassa, the hollow form with pointed chin, pierced circular mouth, pierced downturned eyes, and a corn row coiffure, the chin line with cloth edging, dark patina, (insect damage), ht. 12 in. $2,500-3,500

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212. Mende Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask, Sande Society, with stylized face, elaborate incised coiffure with relief-carved fish above the forehead and small inverted pot at the top, pierced at perimeter for attachments, ht. 17 in. $2,500-3,500

213. Mende Bundu Helmet Mask, Sande Society, with fat rolls at the neck, lozenge-shaped face, and an elaborate ridged and plaited coiffure, with fiber attachments at the bottom, dark brown patina, ht. 16 in. $2,500-3,500

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215. African Carved Wood Statue, Baga, sitting on a round pedestal, the stylized head with pointed beak-like chin, elaborate coiffure, and incised geometric detail, lg. 37 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

216. African Polychrome Carved Wood Mask, Bobo, a plank-style mask with stylized horns at the back of the head and a small bird on the top, painted overall with bold geometric designs in black, white, and dark red pigments, ht. 46 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500


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217. African Polychrome Carved Wood Helmet Mask, Yoruba, Epa, the hollow form with prominent facial features and a pierced mouth, beneath a woman with a single-crested coiffure and holding a baby, painted overall with red-brown, white, and black pigment, ht. 41 1/2 in. Literature: Illustrated in African Arts Magazine, January 1977, Vol. X, no. 2, pp. 15-16. $3,000-5,000

218. African Carved Wood Shrine Figure, Yoruba, attributed to Agbonbioff, a rare equestrian hermaphrodite figure, holds a spear in one hand and a stylized rooster in the other, the bowl on top of the rider’s head has relief-carved faces on the sides, traces of polychrome geometric designs overall, (damage, wood loss), ht. 37 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

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219. African Polychrome Pottery Figure, Nigeria, Ibo, solid, seated female figure wears ankle and neck rings, with tripartite coiffure, painted red, black, and white, (clay loss). $2,500-3,500 220. African Carved Wood Female Figure, Mossi, standing and with long arms and neck, with central chest coiffure and pyro-engraved details, (wood loss), custom stand, ht. 27 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000 221. African Carved Wood Female Figure, Punu or Lumbo, with bent knees, hands to the lower abdomen, hollowed navel, the head with glass inset eyes and darkened crested coiffure, reddish-brown patina, ht. 11 1/2 in. Provenance: Sidney Burney, London, 1942, Arthur Rothenberg collection. $2,500-3,500

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222. African Carved Wood Female Figure, Bamana, the stylized form with bent knees, large breasts under shelf-like shoulders, the hands clasped together at the front with a small figure attached, the head with metal eyes, nose, and lip ornaments, and incised detail, brown patina, ht. 22 1/2 in. Provenance: Julius Carlebach, New York, 1949, Arthur Rothenberg collection. $2,500-3,500 223. African Carved Wood Female Figure, Dogon, on a round base, with bent knees, cylindrical torso, the conical breasts and shoulders carved as one unit, with one hand holding a small vessel at the crown, with rich encrusted brown patina, ht. 23 in. Provenance: Probably Parke-Bernet, 1940s, collection of Arthur Rothenberg. $2,500-3,500 224. Yoruba Carved Wood Shango Staff Fragment, partial female form with incised detail, traces of blue pigment, ht. 13 1/2 in. $250-350 225. African Carved Wood Female Figure, Tanzania, the figure standing with one hand on the abdomen, the large head with glass bead eyes, (wood loss), ht. 29 in. $400-600 226. Madagascar Carved Wood Ancestor Figure, c. 1900, standing and leaning forward, with weathered patina, ht. 31 in. Provenance: Francois Coppens, Brussels, Belgium.

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227. Pair of African Carved Wood Ibeji Dolls, Yoruba, male figures wearing aprons, (wood loss), ht. to 9 in. $400-600

231. Pair of African Carved Wood Ibeji Dolls, Yoruba, a man and woman, the man wearing European shorts, ht. to 10 in. $400-600

228. Pair of African Carved Wood Ibeji Dolls, Yoruba, both depict largeheaded women, with traces of red pigment, ht. 9 in. $400-600

232. Two African Carved Wood Ibeji Dolls, Yoruba, stylized women with large heads and detailed coiffures, ht. 9 in. $300-400

229. Pair of African Carved Wood Ibeji Dolls, Yoruba, both depict men wearing European shorts, with a single brass ring attachment, ht. 9 in. $400-600

233. Two Yoruba Carved Wood Ibeji Dolls, a male form wearing shorts and a female with pointed coiffure, ht. to 10 1/2 in. $700-900

230. Two African Carved Wood Ibeji Dolls, Yoruba, the man wearing shorts, the woman with a dark patina, ht. to 10 1/2 in. $250-350

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234. African Carved Wood Female Figure, Senufo, the stylized form with hands to the abdomen, dark patina, old tag at the base reads “Senofo, Paris, 1930,� ht. 6 1/2 in. $300-400


235. African Carved Wood Figure, Senufo, the stylized male form with bent knees, hands to the abdomen, flat face, and crescent coiffure, dark brown patina, ht. 7 in. Provenance: Julius Carlebach, New York, 1948, Arthur Rothenberg collection. $600-800

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236. African Carved Wood Figure, Senufo, the stylized female form seated on a stool and with scarification marks, dark patina, ht. 12 1/2 in. $250-350 237. Ashanti Carved Wood Female Figure, Africa, the standing form with hands to the abdomen, the ovoid head with high forehead, ht. 9 1/2 in. Provenance: Arthur Rothenberg collection.

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238. Two African Carved Wood Items, Mossi, a very stylized female doll and a female slingshot (?), ht. to 11 1/4 in. $300-400 239. African Carved Wood Heddle Pulley, Baule, the stylized human head with cornrow coiffure and incised detail, ht. 7 in. $500-700

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240. African (?) Carved Wood Comb, with relief-carved female form on handle, custom stand, lg. 11 in. $300-400 241. African Carved Wood Heddle Pulley, Baule, the male head with incised detail on its beard and coiffure, ht. 8 1/4 in. $400-600 242. African Carved Wood Granary Door, Dogon, with multiple reliefcarved stylized human figures and remnant latch, custom stand, 21 x 16 1/2 in. $200-300

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243. East African Carved Wood Fly Whisk, the handle in the form of a human figure with hands to the hips and cloth skirt, animal hair whisk, lg. 19 1/2 in. $300-400 244. African Carved Wood Door Latch, Bamana, anthropomorphic form with incised detail and dark patina, ht. 23 in. $500-700 245. Mende Carved Wood Female Figure, the standing form with one hand to the hip, the other hand raised with palm facing out, blackened surface, (wood loss), ht. 22 in. $1,500-2,000


246. Two African Carved Wood Bowls, Shona, both with lids and incised geometric decoration, ht. to 9, lg. to 15 1/2 in. $250-350 247. African Pottery Vessel, Lunda, Angola, with spout and handle, with incised geometric decoration and lizard at the top, ht. 10 in. $400-600 248. African Earthenware Pot, possibly the Cameroon highlands, with applied and incised decoration, (clay loss), ht. 16 in. $200-250 249. African Carved Wood, Hide, and Brass Chair, hardwood frame with a hide-covered seat and elaborate brass decoration, ht. 30, wd. 17 in. $200-300 250. Ashanti Carved Wood Stool, in the form of a stylized elephant, (cracks), ht. 10 1/2, lg. 17 1/2 in. $250-350

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251. Rare African Carved Wood Stool, Songe, the female figure on a circular base, with wide flat feet, rectangular scarification on the abdomen, the stylized head pitched forward with elaborately looped arms supporting a square seat, glossy dark brown patina, ht. 24 1/2 in. Provenance: Frank Crowinshield, New York, John Graham, New York, 1940s, Arthur Rothenberg. Literature: Sotheby’s African and Oceanic Art, November 15, 2002, pp. 64, 65. $10,000-15,000


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252. African Carved Wood Royal Stool, Nigeria, Benin, old-style form, the outside relief-carved with snakes, mudfish, and geometric devices, the legs covered with metal strips attributed to the early members of the Igbesanmwan Guild of carvers, ht. 15 1/4, wd. 12, lg. 24 in. $1,000-1,500 253. African Hide-covered Ivory Trumpet, Dan, the side-blown form with remnant hide covering, lg. 22 1/2 in. $400-600 254. African Carved Ivory Tusk, Congo, c. mid-19th century, with reliefcarved spiral scene depicting men and women in traditional and European attire, includes musicians, animals, and shackled slaves, lg. 27 in. $2,500-3,500 255. African Metal Spoon, Ashanti, the stylized handle with pierced, punctuate, and incised geometric designs, dark patina, lg. 10 in. $300-400 256. African Carved Wood Spoon, Baule, with human head finial, lg. 8 1/2 in. $250-350 257. Two African Metal Currencies, Azande, both of sculpted copper with pierced and incised decoration, with custom stands, ht. to 17 in. $250-350

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258. Three South African Carved Wood Staffs, Zulu, two with twist-carved handles, lg. to 55 1/2 in. $250-350 259. African Carved Wood Staff, Senufo, the finial carved in the form of a stylized seated female, (one arm repaired), lg. 46 in. Provenance: Sotheby’s London, May 20, 1974.

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260. African Bronze Finial, Yoruba, in the form of a female caryatid nursing a child, the open work lidded vessel on her head has a seated human smoking a pipe, possibly the work of Ali Amoni Kapi, ht. 13 1/2 in. Provenance: Ben Shahn collection, 1947, Arthur Rothenberg collection. Literature: See lot 203, Sotheby’s Fine African and Oceanic Art, January 20, 1982. $1,000-1,500 261. Benin Cast Metal Bell, in the form of a head, the face with prominent features including scarification patterns, and with a small bird in relief on the forehead, dark patina with traces of verdigris, ht. 13 in. $2,000-2,500 262. Yoruba Carved Wood Staff, Eshu, the kneeling female form with hands to the abdomen and holding containers, with cowrie shell fringed necklace, ht. 17 in. $2,000-2,500


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263. African Carved Wood Staff, Dan, carved in various-sized, ridged sections, with stylized human head finial and a dark patina, ht. 25 in. $300-400 264. African Carved Wood Zither, Tanzania, Zaramo, the finial in the form of a stylized standing woman, ht. 20 1/2 in. $400-600 265. Baule Carved Wood Fly Whisk, the handle partially wrapped with red cloth and carved with three human faces and fine geometric designs, covered with gold leaf, animal hair whisk, lg. of handle 15 in. $600-800 266. Baule Carved Wood Fly Whisk, the elaborate handle with stylized bird pecking a turtle’s head, with two human faces at the base, incised geometric designs and covered in gold leaf, remnant animal hair whisk, lg. 14 in. $600-800

269. Large South African Hide Covered Carved Wood Drum, Zulu, tapered toward the base and covered with multiple twisted hide ties, ht. 28, dia. 22 in. $300-400 270. Eight South African Carved Wood Items, Zulu (?), six spoons including a large form with relief-carved animal, and two pipes, lg. to 22 1/4 in. $300-400 271. Twenty South African Beaded Items, Zulu, c. late 19th/early 20th century, includes neck and waist ornaments, arm decorations, etc., various size and color glass trade beads. $600-800 272. Twelve South African Beaded Items, Zulu, c. late 19th/early 20th century, includes chokers, belts, pouches, fly whisk, and a beaded gourd, all done with various size multicolored glass trade beads. $600-800

267. African Carved Wood and Metal Drum Beater, Chokwe, the working end with human figure and geometric work, the screw-like handle with copper covering, patina of use, lg. 15 1/2 in. $300-400

273. Ten South African Beaded Items, mostly Zulu, c. late 19th/early 20th century, includes armbands, waist bands, necklaces, and pouches. $600-800

268. Large Yoruba Carved Wood Drum, the hollow cylindrical form with pegged animal hide drum skin, depicting a kneeling mother nursing an infant, (encrusted patina, cracks, wood loss), ht. 46 in. $1,500-2,000

274. Eleven South African Beaded Items, Zulu, c. late 19th/early 20th century, includes necklaces, pouches, armbands, and waist bands, beaded in various sized multicolored glass beads. $600-800

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275. African Carved Wood and Metal Axe, Tanzania, the human head finial with pointed pyro-engraved coiffure, glass bead eyes, ht. 19 1/2 in. $300-400

276. Seven African Carved Wood Items, six clubs, one with metal braiding, and one adze with brass tack decoration, lg. 33 1/2 in. $400-600

277. Three East African Shields, all of conical form, one of turned wood, one hide, and one hide-covered wood, all with patina of use, dia. to 20 in. $350-450

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278. Three African Knives, various cultures, one has a crocodile-covered grip and sheath, one has a wooden sheath, ht. to 21 in. $300-500

279. Four African Knives, various tribes and forms, includes a wooden knife and a Mangbetu curved-blade form, ht. to 18 3/4 in. $400-600

280. Three African Knives, various styles, two have wooden sheaths, one has a metal-wrapped grip, ht. to 25 1/2 in. $400-600

281. Three African Knives, the wood handles and sheaths with braided metal work, lg. to 15 in. $400-600

282. African Carved Wood Knife Handle, the stylized human form with incised and pyro-engraved coiffure, dark patina, ht. 5 1/4 in. Provenance: Arthur Rothenberg collection.

$500-700

283. Five African Adzes, with various decoration, two with brass tacks and one encased in copper, ht. to 17 1/2 in. $500-700

284. African Carved Wood and Metal Adze, Chokwe, with stylized human finial, pyro-blackened detail, lg. 16 in. $300-400

285. Polynesian Stone Spear Point, Easter Island, c. 18th century, of obsidian, with custom Lucite stand, ht. 3 1/2 in. $300-400

286. Polynesian Wood Bowl, Hawaii, c. late 19th century, ht. 4 3/4, dia. 7 in. $250-350

287. Fiji Island Carved Wood Paddle Club, c. 19th century, the blade with incised geometric, animal, and avian devices, lg. 44 1/2 in. Provenance: Arthur Rothenberg collection.

$1,000-1,500

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288. Polynesian Carved Wood Club, Tonga, 19th century, with lug on end, the flared four-sided form with elaborate chip-carving, lg. 26 in. $1,000-1,500

289. Polynesian Carved Wood Throwing Club, Fiji, ball-headed form with chip-carved handle, dark patina, lg. 16 in. $400-600

290. Polynesian Carved Wood Throwing Club, Fiji, 19th century, with lobed head and chip-carved handle, old metal tag, lg. 16 1/2 in. $400-600

291. Polynesian Carved Wood Club, Fiji, c. 19th century, paddle form with incised geometric design on the blade, lg. 42 1/2 in. Provenance: Arthur Rothenberg collection.

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292. Maori Carved Jade Club, c. late 19th century, the diminutive form carved with speckled green jade, pierced for attachment, with stand, ht. 9 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected by German Professor Ralph Von Koenigswald who traveled in the Pacific, 1931-1945. $1,500-2,000 293. Polynesian Carved Wood Headrest, Tonga, 19th century, upward curving flared support with a medial ridge on the underside, the gently curved legs terminating in a flaring circular foot, (one leg repaired), lg. 23 1/4 in. $1,500-2,000 294. Polynesian Carved Wood “Lizard Man� Figure, Easter Island, Moaimoko, c. 19th century, an unusual standing male form with hand/ claws to the upper chest, the upward gazing oversized head with a combination of human/lizard features, the inlaid eyes appear to be jade rings with obsidian centers, dark patina, ht. 26 in. Provenance: Arthur Rothenberg collection, purchased at a Bond Street Gallery in London, 1943-44. $5,000-7,000


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295. Classic Maori Cloak, Kaitaka, New Zealand, early 19th century, woven in spaced double-pair twining using flax, has classic taniko borders on three sides with tightly woven, dark geometric designs, remnant dog hide strip at the central edge, 61 x 52 in. Provenance: A New England family, collected in the late 19th century.

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296. Seven Ethnographic Items, from New Guinea, two paddles, a paddle-like spear, bow and one arrow, and club (?); from Solomon Island, a cane with shell inlays, lg. to 81 in. $400-600 297. Six Sepik River Items, New Guinea, a bone spatula, polychrome pottery bowl, and four necklaces with various teeth, shells, and other attachments, bowl dia. 10 3/4 in. $350-450 298. New Guinea Carved Wood Club, Massim, the paddle form with incised geometric designs at the blade tip, lg. 29 in. $250-350 299. New Guinea Carved Ebony Lime Spatula, Massim, 20th century, abstract Janus figure with incised curvilinear detail, ht. 13 in. $250-350 300. Melanesian Spear, Admiralty Islands, obsidian point mounted in wood and with nut paste binding, with shell additions, painted red, white, and black geometric designs, original wood shaft, custom stand, lg. 69 in. $500-700 301. Melanesian Carved Wood Figure, New Guinea, Milne Bay, highly stylized seated form with lime inlay, ht. 10 1/2 in. $300-400 302. New Guinea Carved Wood Mask, Sepik River, the stylized form pierced at the eyes and mouth, traces of red pigment, ht. 18 1/2 in. Provenance: Sotheby’s London, July 30, 1973.

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303. New Guinea Carved Wood Mask, Sepik River, an ancestral guardian mask with shell inlaid eyes, mounted in a Lucite box, lg. 24 in. Provenance: Karl Mann, E. 59th St., New York.

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304. Large Melanesian Carved Wood Food Bowl, elliptic form with handles in the form of stylized male (?) figures, dark patina, lg. 33 in. $800-1,200

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305. Melanesian Carved Wood Mortar, New Guinea, a stylized anthropomorphic male-female Janus figure on a round base, dark patina, ht. 5 1/2 in. $600-800 306

306. New Guinea Carved Wood Figure, Sepik River, the stylized seated figure with dark glossy patina, ht. 6 1/2 in. $300-400 307. Six Philippine Carved Wood Spoons, all with handles in the form of stylized humans, five with custom stands, ht. to 10 1/4 in. $500-700 308. Philippine Carved Wood Female Figure, standing with hands to the abdomen, with shell inlaid eyes, brown patina, ht. 9 in. $250-350 309. Philippine Knife, Belt, and Sheath, Ifugao, the belt with graduated shell decoration, knife lg. 16 1/2 in. $300-400 310. Two Philippine Wood Items, a helmet (?) and a bowl with scalloped rim and dark patina, dia. to 9 1/2 in. $250-350

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315. Indonesian Carved Wood Monkey, Timor, c. early 20th century, with open arms and standing on pedestal, ht. 15 1/2 in. Provenance: Francois Coppens, Brussels, Belgium.

$800-1,200

316. Two Indonesian Carved Wood Figures, one seated with hands under the knees, the other standing and with carved face or mask on the chest, ht. to 5 in. $250-350

317. Indonesian Carved Wood Architectural Figure, “Aso,” Dayak, Borneo, 19th century, in the form of a mythological figure, custom stand, lg. 12 1/2 in. Provenance: Francis Coppens, Brussels, Belgium.

$500-700

318. Indonesian Woven Cotton and Embroidered Silk Textile, “Tapis,” c. early 20th century, with embroidered stylized human figures, folded and sewn down the side, 47 x 27 in. Provenance: Baron Freddy Rollin, New York.

$500-700

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319. Indonesian Cotton “Tabitan” Weaving, Sumatra, Kauer tribe, c. early 20th century, multicolored geometric designs and with stylized humans, 43 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. Provenance: Baron Freddy Rollin, New York.

$350-450

320. Indonesian “Ancestor Ship” Textile, “Tatiban,” Sumatra, early 20th century, 66 x 13 1/2 in. Provenance: Baron Freddy Rollin, New York.

$350-450

321. Pair of Indonesian Woven Cotton Textiles, “Tampan,” Sumatra, early 20th century, with geometric and mythological figures, each 23 x 22 1/2 in. Provenance: Baron Freddy Rollin, New York.

$350-450

322. Indonesian Woven Bamboo Pictorial Mat, Iban Dayak, c. early 20th century, with stylized “ancestor” figures, collected in the field by Francois Coppens from a Tikar Long House on the Skrang River, Borneo, 77 x 50 in. Provenance: Jo de Buck, Belgium.

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323. Archaic Carved Wood Mask, Nepal, with bark-like surface, pierced eyes and mouth, dark brown patina, ht. 8 1/2 in. on stand. $200-250

326. Carved and Painted Wood Mask, made from alder wood, with pierced eyes and yellow pigment, ht. 6 1/2 in. $300-400

324. Himalayan Carved Stone Shrine Figure, “dolpa,” Nepal, c. early 20th century, stylized male figure with hands to the abdomen, ht. 13 in.

327. Two Guatemalan Carved Wood Slingshots, both female forms, ht. to 7 1/2 in. $250-350

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328. Pair of Youth-size Central Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins, Cheyenne, last quarter 19th century, bottle green “buffalo tracks” and multicolored geometric designs on a white ground, lg. 8 in. $400-600

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329. Northern Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. 1900, probably Plains Cree, beaded on thick buffalo or moose hide, with multicolored geometric designs on a white ground, edged with red trade cloth, lg. 10 in. $600-800

332. Pair of Plains Beaded Buffalo Hide Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, with blue-green pigment and partially beaded with multicolored geometric designs, lg. 10 in. $800-1,200

330. Pair of Central Plains Beaded Hide Child’s Moccasins, Cheyenne, last quarter 19th century, multicolored geometric designs on a white ground, lg. 6 1/2 in. $400-600

333. Central Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins, Lakota, c. 1870s, the hard sole forms of buffalo hide and decorated with multicolored geometric designs, (the drop on one of the bifurcated tongues has been restored), lg. 10 in. $1,500-2,000

331. Central Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins, Cheyenne, c. last quarter 19th century, with buffalo rawhide soles and beaded with multicolored geometric and thunderbird designs on a white ground, traces of yellow pigment, lg. 10 1/2 in. $2,000-2,500

334. Southern Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins, Cheyenne, c. 1870s, with thick buffalo rawhide soles, partially beaded geometric and cross devices, with a row of tin cones down the vamp, yellow and red pigments, lg. 10 in. $2,000-2,500

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335. Pair of Southwest Beaded Hide Moccasins, Mescalero Apache, c. 1900, with rawhide soles and heel fringe, the uppers are fully beaded and have slightly different geometric designs done in multicolored seed beads, (minor bead loss), lg. 9 3/4 in. $2,000-2,500

337. Southwest Beaded Hide High-top Moccasins, Apache, c. last quarter 19th century, with buffalo rawhide soles, yellow ochre pigment, partially beaded with multicolored geometric designs, ht. 18 1/2, foot lg. 10 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000

336. Southern Plains Beaded Hide High-top Girl’s Moccasins, Cheyenne, c. late 19th century, stained yellow and red, the legging has geometric and arrow devices on a clambroth background and German silver conchas, the moccasins have multicolored designs on a white ground, (bead loss), foot lg. 9 1/4, ht. 15 1/2 in. $3,000-4,000

338. Southwest Beaded Hide Pouch, Mescalero Apache, c. 1900, the front and flap with multicolored geometric designs, edged with tin cones, (minor bead loss), ht. 6 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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339. Central Plains Beaded Hide Knife Sheath, Lakota, c. 1870s, commercial leather liner, the buffalo hide sheath beaded with classic Lakota design, lg. 10 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500 340. Southwest Beaded Hide Awl Case, Apache, c. last quarter 19th century, with black and white geometric designs and rows of tin cone danglers, German silver button, (missing some tin cones), lg. 13 in. $1,000-1,500

341. Plains Beaded Hide Pouch, Central Plains, c. third quarter 19th century, the partially beaded buffalo hide pouch with long triangular flap, with fringe down the sides, tin cone danglers at the tip and geometric beadwork in red, white, and blue, (tears to pouch), lg. 12 in. Literature: Eye of the Angel, Selections from the Derby Collection, 1990, p. 59. $3,500-4,500 342. Plains Beaded Buffalo Hide Pouch, c. third quarter 19th century, beaded on the front with very small beads, quill-wrapped fringe, (minor loss), lg. with fringe 6 in. $600-800

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343. Central Plains Beaded Paint Bag, Cheyenne, c. third quarter 19th century, in the form of a miniature pipe bag with seed beaded panel and remnant pony beaded edging on the four tabs, traces of vermilion paint, (bead loss), lg. 7 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 344. Three Plains Beaded Hide Pouches and Three Photographs, a Crow flap pouch, a Shoshone spot-stitch pouch, and a floral beaded belt pouch, includes three photographs of the Crow (?) reservation where the pouches were collected in the 1920s, pouch lg. to 5 1/2 in. $250-350 345. Plateau Beaded Hide Pouch, Ute, c. 1900, loom-beaded with chevron devices on a translucent green background, tin cones at the bottom, 5 x 3 1/4 in. $300-400 346. Plains/Plateau Beaded Hide Miniature Cradle, Shoshone, c. last quarter 19th century, hide covered wood and partially beaded with polychrome glass seed beads, ht. 7 1/2 in. $300-400

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347. Central Plains Beaded Hide Awl Case, c. last quarter 19th century, with striped design and two edge beaded tabs from the bottom, (minor bead loss), lg. 14 1/2 in. $400-600 348. Central Plains Beaded Hide Pouch, Arapaho, c. 1900, made from a tipi ornament with barred design on a yellow background, ornament lg. 10 1/4 in. $200-300 349. Central Plains Beaded Hide Possible Bag, c. 1900, buffalo hide, beaded on the flap, sides, and front with multicolored geometric designs in a bar pattern, remnant tin cone danglers, (bead loss), 18 x 13 in. $2,000-2,500 350. Central Plains Beaded Hide Pouch, c. late 19th century, beaded on the front and partially beaded on the back, with multicolored geometric designs, 11 x 9 in. $500-700


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352. Plains Beaded Hide Pipebag, c. last quarter 19th century, with triangular tabs at the bottom and decorated border lane of multicolored geometric design, (minor bead loss), lg. 18 1/2 in. $600-800

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354. Plains Beaded Hide Pipebag, Cheyenne, c. last quarter 19th century, with small bifurcated tabs from the mouth, classic multicolored bar design, and partially twisted fringe, (hide loss, stiffness to fringe), lg. 29 in. $3,000-5,000

355. Central Plains Beaded Hide Pipebag, Cheyenne, c. third quarter 19th century, supple bag with classic Cheyenne geometric designs and six edge-beaded tabs from the top, the twisted fringe with bead and tin cone attachments, (minor bead loss), lg. 24 in. $8,000-12,000


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361. Southern Plains German Silver and Commercial Leather Woman’s Concha Belt, Kiowa, c. 1900, the conchas on belt and drop with stamped decoration, belt lg. 43 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000

363. Pair of Ute Man’s Hide Leggings, c. late 19th century, stained yellow overall, with red painted detail and two rows of fringe, one above the tab cuffs, lg. 32 in. $1,500-2,500

362. Central Plains Beaded Hide Child’s Collar, Lakota, c. early 20th century, has multicolored geometric designs on a white ground, wd. 17 1/2, lg. 2 in. $600-800

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366. Five Plains Implements, 19th century, includes a canvas wrapped iron hide scraper, a bone handled awl, a metal blade, bone tool, and trade knife, lg. to 10 1/4 in. $400-600 367. American Indian Wood and Hide Drum, c. 1900, with red-brown painted body, the rawhide heads with blue painted cross device, ht. 9 1/2, dia. 9 in. $250-350

368. Plains Hide Bow Case, Quiver, and Bow, c. 19th century, sinew sewn and with traces of yellow pigment, the bow with hide backing and cord-wrapped grip, sinew string, (damage to hide), lg. of bow 48 in. $600-800 369. Plains Carved Wood Bow, c. 19th century, sinew backed and with sinew string, lg. 38 in. $400-600 370. Plains Child-size Beaded Hide Bow Case and Quiver, c. last quarter 19th century, partially beaded with multicolored stripes, (loss to fringe, hide stiff in places), lg. 23 in. $500-700 371. Central Plains Beaded Hide Bow Case and Quiver, Cheyenne (?), c. third quarter 19th century, made from buffalo hide with the epidermis intact, beaded with multicolored hourglass devices on a white background, remnant fringe, the sinew-backed bow painted green on one side and red on the other, includes three metal tipped arrows, lg. of bow case 36 in. $12,000-16,000

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374. Plains Pipe Tomahawk, c. third quarter 19th century, with forged head, the ash shaft with file branding, brass tack decoration, and buffalo hide wrist strap, lg. of shaft 23 1/4, lg. of head 9 1/4 in. $8,000-12,000 375. Two Apache Wood and Hide Model Cradles, c. first quarter 20th century, with wicker hoods (one damaged), and traces of yellow pigment, one with a commercial cloth doll, ht. to 18 1/2 in. $600-800

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376. Two Plains Pictorial Hide Tipi Models and Two Hide Dolls, c. late 19th century, one tipi decorated with two red tipis and five mounted warriors, four wearing long trailer feather headdresses; the second tipi with several vignettes of personal combat, the participants wearing a variety of clothing styles, further decorated with beaded rosettes and tin cone danglers, with red trade cloth, the poles are a restoration; the male and female dolls with beaded faces; all are mounted in a large Plexiglas case, tipi approx. ht. 22 in. $10,000-15,000

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377. Central Plains Beaded Hide Doll, Lakota, c. late 19th century, partially beaded buffalo hide dress and moccasins, ht. 13 1/2 in. Provenance: Mary Dahl collection.

$1,000-1,500

378. Large Southern Plains Beaded Hide Male Doll, Comanche (?), c. late 19th century, very large form wearing a traditional shirt, leggings, and tin cone decorated moccasins with white seed bead eyes and trim, the hands formed with the fingers sewn separately, cloth sewn on top of the head, probably had hair at one time, ht. 31 in. $8,000-12,000

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379. Fifteen Ledger Drawings by Southern Arapaho Artist Mad Bull (1883-1884), includes the cover with drawings on the inside, a single drawing with inscription on the opposite side, a single drawing, and six pages with twelve drawings, includes battle scenes, soldiers, ceremonial scenes, warrior societies, etc. The inside front cover, inscribed: Indian sketch book painted and sketched by Native Indians, LD. Tilton, U.S.A, Fort Reno I.T., Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency; presentation inscription (on reverse side of the drawing with an Arapaho attacking a Shoshone warrior): Original sketches by a Cheyenne Indian, Fort Reno, I.T., for E.F. Riggs, Esq., with compliments of Palmer Tilton, Lieut. 20th U.S. Infantry, March 27, 1884; a compilation of extensive research, including photocopies, weapon comparisons, military histories, etc., by Plains Indian expert Michel Cowdrey is included; drawings framed in glass. $60,000-80,000

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380. Pair of Prairie Beaded Cloth and Hide Moccasins, Delaware, c. 1900, the vamps and cuffs with multicolored abstract beaded designs, (bead loss), lg. 9 1/2 in. $500-700

382. Great Lakes Loom-beaded Charm Necklace, c. late 19th century, with multicolored beadwork and four tabs with yarn tassels from the pendant bottom, pendant lg. 7 in. $250-350

381. Delaware Beaded Cloth and Hide Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, hide forms, the vamps and cloth cuffs with abstract foliate designs, lg. 9 1/2 in. $600-800

383. Western Great Lakes Carved Wood Bowl, c. 19th century, with single perforated lug at rim, patina of use, (crack), ht. 3, lg. 12 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500

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384. Great Lakes Beaded Garters, c. last quarter 19th century, loom woven on commercial yarn, with multicolored foliate and geometric designs on a white background, lg. excluding fringe 18 1/2 in. $400-600 385. Great Lakes Beaded Cloth Bandolier, Ojibwa, c. 1900, the strap and panel have a contour-beaded, multicolored floral design on a white ground, with bugle bead and wool tufts on the bottom, lg. 43, wd. 13 in. $1,000-1,500

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386. Large Great Lakes Beaded Cloth Bandolier Bag, Ojibwa, c. late 19th century, an oversize bag, the mouth sewn closed, with two horses and a human figure above a multicolored floral panel on a white background, with remnant loom beaded tabs at bottom, (bead loss), lg. 45, wd. 19 in. $1,500-2,500 387. Great Lakes Beaded Cloth Bandolier Bag, Winnebago (?), c. last quarter 19th century, loom-beaded with an American flag and eagle design, with flag tabs and wool tassels from the offset strap and bottom, (bead loss), lg. 30, wd. 13 in. $6,000-8,000

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388. Three Northeast Splint Baskets, c. late 19th century, various shapes, all with some painted decoration, one with ash handles, (minor damage), largest ht. 10, lg. 15, wd. 12 1/2 in. $300-400 389. Two Northeast Painted Wood Splint Baskets, c. 1900, both are painted with two colors and with a porcupine twist decoration, (minor damage), ht. to 3 3/4, lg. to 10 1/2 in. $200-300 390. Four Northeast Splint Baskets, Mohegan (?), c. 1900, all rectangular forms with some paint decoration, (damage), lg. to 14 in. $300-400 391. Three Northeast Splint Baskets, c. late 19th century, all with some paint decoration, two with ash handles, (minor damage), largest ht. 6, dia. 14 in. $300-400 392. Six Northeast Miniature Items, c. 1900, five various sized baskets and a small birch bark box, (damage), ht. to 2 1/4 in. $300-400

393. Two Northeast Splint Baskets, Mohegan, c. late 19th century, both with painted decoration, (minor damage), lg. to 14, wd. to 13 in. $300-400 394. Two Northeast Moose Hair Embroidered Birch Bark Items, both with floral decoration, a needle case with old tag that reads “Niagara Falls 1855,� and a heart-shaped box, (stitch loss), wd. to 3 3/4 in. $250-300 395. Embroidered Birch Bark Tray, Huron tribe, 19th century, lobed fourpaneled birch bark tray stitched with dyed sweetgrass, with ornate flowers and fruit in relief, (small losses on rim), ht. 1/2, dia. 8 in. $400-600 396. Northeast Moosehair Embroidered Birch Bark Card Case, Huron, c. third quarter 19th century, foliate designs and two birds on one side, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. $400-600 397. Northeast Carved Root Club, Penobscot, c. late 19th century, with one of the knobs in the form of a stylized animal head, incised decorated handle, lg. 27 1/2 in. $400-600

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400. Two Northeast Beaded Cloth Items, Iroquois, c. third quarter 19th century, a pouch and a Glengarry cap, both with multicolored floral designs on a black velveteen, lg. of cap 10 in. $600-800 401. Northeast Beaded Cloth Panel Hat, Grand River, c. mid-19th century, with alternating red and black vertical panels, decorated with multicolored abstract foliate designs using small glass beads and sequins, (minor bead loss), ht. 6 in. $2,500-3,500 402. Two Northeast Beaded Pouches, c. mid-19th century, a cloth pouch beaded on both sides with multicolored abstract geometric designs, and a small hide puzzle pouch with two-color geometric design, wd. to 4 1/2 in. $300-400 403. Multicolored Wool Assumption Sash, c. second half 19th century, with the traditional arrow pattern, lg. excluding fringe 88 in. $500-700

404. Multicolored Wool Assumption Sash, c. mid-19th century, worsted wool with all natural dyes, lg. excluding fringe 76, wd. 8 3/4 in. $800-1,200 405. Northeast Finger-woven Assumption Sash, Huron or Missionaries, c. first half 19th century, a wide sash with multicolored zigzag design, (wool loss), wd. 9, lg. excluding fringe 80 in. $1,000-1,500 406. Southeast Beaded Cloth Bandolier Strap, Creek (?), c. 1820s, black cloth with fine, light color lining, decorated on one side with multicolored abstract designs done in very small glass beads, the tab ends with lightning devices, (bead loss), lg. 52 in. $6,000-8,000 407. Mound Builder Human Headed Pottery Effigy Vessel, the dark gray round body with long neck and wide open-mouthed head, cornrow hair, old tag at bottom reads in part: Mound Builders Vessel from Madrid Co. Mo. from a Group of Three Mounds, ht. 6 3/4 in. $1,500-2,000

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408. Twenty-six Seminole Indian Tourist Dolls, 20th century, various male and female coconut fiber forms with various traditional patchwork clothing, ht. to 15 in. $300-500 409. Large Eskimo Baleen Basket, 20th century, with whale fluke finial, signed Marilyn Hank Otton, Pt. Hope, Alaska, ht. 5, dia. 6 in. $800-1,200

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410. Eskimo Baleen Lidded Basket, Ekayuke, Pt. Hope, Alaska, with fossilized ivory finial in the shape of a walrus, ht. 3 1/2, dia. 4 5/8 in. $500-700 411. Eskimo Baleen Lidded Basket, 20th century, a square form with mountain sheep finial, by Seymore Tuzroyluke, Pt. Hope, Alaska, ht. 3 1/2, wd. 4 in. $600-800 412. Eskimo Two-color Baleen Basket, 20th century, with fossilized walrus ivory finial, ht. 4, dia. 4 1/4 in. $400-600 413. Large Eskimo Baleen Basket, 20th century, with ivory finial in the form of a whale fluke, made by Marilyn Hank Otton, Pt. Hope, Alaska, ht. 5 1/2, dia. 5 3/4 in. $1,500-2,000

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415. Eskimo Baleen Basket, by Lee Harris, the finial in the form of a seal, ht. 3, dia. 3 1/4 in. $400-600

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416. Eskimo Baleen Basket, by R.F., with polar bear ivory finial, ht. 4 1/4, dia. 3 1/4 in. $400-600

421. Three Eskimo Baleen Baskets, contemporary, two oval forms with hinged lid, and a bone form with baleen lid, ht. to 1 3/4, dia. to 2 3/4 in. $600-800

417. Eskimo Baleen Basket, by Lee Harris, the square lidded form with ivory finial in the shape of a walrus, ht. 3, wd. 3 1/4 in. $400-600

422. Two Eskimo Two-color Baleen Baskets, one by Hayes Elim, 4, with bird head finial, and one by Lilly Hank, 2005, with whale fluke finial, ht. to 3 1/2, dia. to 3 in. $600-800

418. Eskimo Baleen Basket, by Andrew Oenoa, Barrow, Alaska, the ivory finial in the shape of a walrus head, ht. 3 1/4, dia. 4 1/4 in. $500-700

423. Eskimo Baleen Basket, signed “(?), Barrow, Al.,� the two-color form with whale fluke finial, ht. 3 1/2, dia. 2 7/8 in. $400-600

419. Eskimo Baleen Basket, by Harry Hank, Point Barrow, Alaska, 1999, the ivory finial in the form of a walrus head, ht. 3 1/4, dia. 3 in. $500-700

424. Four Small Eskimo Baleen Baskets, one with ivory insets, initialed CA, ht. to 2 1/4, dia. to 2 3/4 in. $600-800

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425. Three Eskimo Horn-covered Baleen Baskets, with various ivory finials and small gold inlay, one signed J. Hensley, ht. to 3 1/4, dia. to 2 1/2 in. $600-800 426. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Bowl, c. 1900, in the form of a seal, with remnant opercula shell inlay at rim, and inlaid white glass seed beads, lg. 16 in. $800-1,200 427. Contemporary Argillite Carving, depicting an Eskimo stabbing a large fish, has separate wood knife, ht. 4 3/4 in. $200-250 428. Contemporary Eskimo Soapstone Carving, a hunter grasping a seal, incised detail, lg. 10 in. $400-600 429. Two Greenland Eskimo Carved Tupilak Figures, the large figure carved from walrus ivory, the smaller from caribou bone, ht. to 5 1/2 in. $200-250

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432. Three Eskimo Items, c. late 19th century, two wood and bone harpoon ends, one with incised detail, and a fossilized ivory bird, lg. to 11 in. $300-400 433. Eskimo Carved Wood Box, c. late 19th century, the lidded, round form stitched with baleen and with a carved bone ornament, ht. 4, dia. 6 in. $800-1,200

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434. Eskimo Carved Wood Box, c. 19th century, the diminutive lidded form carved with grooves and with hide hinges, deep brown patina, lg. 4 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500 435. Northwest Coast Kerf Bent Carved Wood Box, c. late 19th century, round-edged lid and base, two small iron lugs at the sides, ht. 7 1/2, lg. 13, wd. 10 in. $500-700 436. Lot of Eskimo Wood Items, Alaska, c. last quarter 19th century, includes miniature paddles, a scoop, and snow goggles, lg. of goggles 6 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected by William Schmall and descended in the family. $300-400 437. Eleven Eskimo Items, c. 1890s, ten pouches with various animal skin appliquĂŠ decoration, two with beadwork detail, and a pair of grass booties, pouch lg. to 7 in. 438

Provenance: Collected by William Schmall and descended in the family. $300-400 438. Rare Carved and Painted Wood One-string Lute, Alaska, Kuskokwim area, c. last quarter 19th century, the one-string musical instrument painted on the top with stylized animal imagery in red and black, carved in two pieces, and with wood pegs and metal clamps, lg. 18 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected by William Schmall in Alaska in the 1890s. $1,000-1,500 439. Eskimo Wood and Hide Model Umiak, c. last quarter 19th century, with skin-covered wood frame, the five wood paddlers with articulated limbs and wearing detailed skin and cloth clothing, with an array of miniature tools and implements, (some loss), lg. 33 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 440. Eskimo Wood and Hide Model Kayak, c. late 19th century, the wood paddler wearing cloth parka, with bone-tipped paddle and miniature tools, lg. 15 1/2 in. $400-600 441. Eskimo Carved and Incised Ivory Cribbage Board, Alaska, c. late 19th century, the top with incised geometric designs and black pigment, lg. 16 in. Provenance: Collected by William Schmall and descended in the family. $250-300


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442. Eskimo Carved Ivory Cribbage Board, Alaska, c. late 19th century, the top with incised map and the collector’s daughter’s name “Florence E. Schmall,” the bottom with various animals colored in red and green pigments, (two of the ivory feet missing), lg. 15 in. Provenance: Collected by William Schmall and descended in the family. $300-500 443. Eskimo Scrimshaw Ivory Item, c. early 20th century, with stylized bird heads on both ends, lg. 6 1/2 in. $300-400 444. Three Eskimo Carved Ivory Chains, Alaska, c. late 19th century, one incised and with four small animals attached, one with barrel-shaped links and animal head terminal, (damage), lg. to 20 in. Provenance: Collected by William Schmall and descended in the family. $300-400 445. Ten Eskimo Carved Ivory Toggles, Alaska, c. late 19th century, five in the form of fish and five stylized insects, all incised and with red and black pigments, lg. to 2 1/8 in. Provenance: Collected by William Schmall and descended in the family.

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446. Four Eskimo Ivory Carvings, Alaska, c. late 19th century, a seal, other two animals, and a wolf (?), (damage), lg. to 1 1/4 in. Provenance: Collected by William Schmall and descended in the family. $200-250 447. Eight Eskimo Ivory Items, Alaska, c. last quarter 19th century, includes a pipe, a labret, story knife, toggle, etc., lg. to 5 in. Provenance: Collected by William Schmall and descended in the family. $300-400

448. Seven Eskimo Carved Ivory Toggles, Alaska, c. last quarter 19th century, all in the form of a walrus, five with incised decoration, lg. to 1 1/4 in. Provenance: Collected by William Schmall and descended in the family. $300-400

449. Eskimo Carved Fossilized Ivory Fish, with shell (?) inlaid eyes, pierced at tail and below for suspension, lg. 9 1/2 in. $300-400

450. Eskimo Carved Wood and Ivory Hunting Diorama, Alaska, c. late 19th century, the box with brass fittings and strung with two kayaks, two umiaks, and a walrus, blackened incised detail, box lg. 8 in. Provenance: Collected by William Schmall and descended in the family. $600-800

451. Large Collection of Eskimo Historic and Prehistoric Items, includes fishing lures, harpoon heads, and metal spear points, most of the objects made of ivory or bone. $800-1,200

452. Eskimo Carved Ivory Form, c. 1900, possibly a seal with scrimshaw detail, lg. 6 in. $800-1,200

453. Eskimo Carved Ivory Bear Head, c. late 19th century, possibly cut from a larger object, with abalone-inlaid eyes, ht. 2 5/8 in. $500-700

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455. Two Eskimo Ivory Styluses, Alaska, c. late 19th century, one with a human head finial, one with incised geometric designs and attached bird head, lg. to 6 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected by William Schmall and descended in the family. $300-400

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456. Eskimo Carved Ivory Figure, Alaska, c. late 19th century, pointed form with human head, incised detail with red and black pigments, lg. 1 3/8 in.

458. Eskimo Carved Antler Arrow Straightener, in the form of a caribou, the shaft incised with two rows of stylized humans on one side, animals on the reverse, dark patina, includes custom stand, ht. 5 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

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459. Eskimo Carved Ivory Pipe, Alaska, c. late 19th century, in the form of a stylized walrus, with a human face and seal on the underside, remnant fish (?) heads from the sides, the bowl with lid in the form of a walrus, blackened incised detail, lg. 9 in. Provenance: Collected by William Schmall and descended in the family. $1,500-2,000

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460. Eskimo Carved Ivory Pipe, Alaska, c. late 19th century, with blackened incised geometric designs and relief-carved walrus below the bowl, lg. 6 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected by William Schmall and descended in the family. $1,000-1,500 461. Northwest Coast Engraved Silver Bracelet, Haida, depicting a stylized animal, (old repair), inner dia. 2 3/4 in. $500-700 462. Northwest Coast Engraved Silver Bracelet, Haida (?), with stylized foliate and cross-hatched design, wd. 1, inner dia. 2 1/4 in. $400-600 463. Northwest Coast Beaded Hide Moccasins, Tlingit, c. late 19th century, fur-lined soft hide with red cloth vamps, beaded with multicolored abstract foliate designs, lg. 10 in. $500-700

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464. Northwest Caribou-Teeth Belt, Inupiak, Alaska, c. last quarter 19th century, hide belt profusely decorated with caribou front teeth, brass buttons, and with large glass bead and brass cartridge shell danglers, lg. 40 in. Provenance: Collected by William Schmall and descended in the family. $800-1,200

464A. Northwest Coast Carved and Painted Wood Rattle Fragment, the upper part of a raven rattle (raven head missing), a small standing frog in front of a red painted reclining human figure, and behind a stylized animal head, (wood loss), lg. 10 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000

465. Northwest Coast Carved and Painted Wood Mask, c. late 19th century, with pierced eyes and nose, two fangs from the mouth and crest from forehead, red, black, and dark green pigment, old tag on back reads, “Bella Coola, E.C. Van. Isl. B.C.,� ht. 8 in. $800-1,200


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466. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Paddle, c. 1900, one side of the blade is incised with an animal head and fin (?), lg. 20 in. $300-400 467. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Speaker’s Staff, c. 1900, carved with a stylized human, animal, and avian figure, ht. 37 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

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468. Large Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole, c. early 20th century, the hollow-back cedar (?) form with various animals, fish, and frogs beneath an eagle holding a plump fish, ht. 92, wd. to 9 1/2 in. $8,000-12,000


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469. Large Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole, c. late 19th/early 20th century, the hollow-backed cedar form with animal, avian, and human forms, black, dull red, and green pigments, ht. 76, wd. to 8 1/4 in. $10,000-15,000 470. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Club, c. late 19th century, stylized bird head on one end with metal tack eyes and traces of red pigment, ht. 17 in. $600-800

471. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Halibut Club, c. late 19th century, carved with various human and animal designs, lg. 20 in. $600-800 472. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Club, c. 1900, carved with stylized animal head and feline designs, it appears to have been painted and varnished at one time, lg. 14 1/2 in. $300-400

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473. Northwest Coast Carved Whalebone Club, c. late 19th century, paddle form with three stylized faces on one side and a panel with stylized designs on the reverse, lg. 25 1/2 in. $200-300

477. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Halibut Hook, c. 1900, with two upturned arms, the hands grasp a small skull, pyro-blackened detail, ht. 10 1/2 in. $400-600

474. Northwest Coast Carved Bone Fish Club, c. late 19th century, carved in the form of a stylized fish (?) with incised detail, lg. 14 1/2 in. $400-600

478. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Halibut Hook, c. 1900, in the form of a seal, ht. 12 in. $600-800

475. Northwest Coast Carved Mountain Sheep Horn Feast Ladle, Tlingit, 19th century, with deep pointed oval bowl, the gently curved handle carved on the outside with abstract avian design, including two profile avian heads, terminating in a stylized bird head finial, rich honey brown patina, ht. 19 in. $10,000-15,000 476. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Halibut Hook, c. 1900, with a human head wearing a traditional hat with potlatch rings, ht. 10 1/2 in. $600-800

479. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Halibut Hook, c. 1900, in the form of a stylized bird head, ht. 9 3/4 in. $400-600 480. Two Northwest Items, a carved wood halibut hook and an antler fishhook with notched and incised detail, lg. to 12 in. $300-400

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481. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Halibut Hook, c. 1900, in the form of a wolf-headed human, ht. 10 3/4 in. $600-800

483. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Halibut Hook, c. 1900, with a composite animal head and octopus tentacles, ht. 11 1/2 in. $600-800

482. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Halibut Hook, c. 1900, in the form of a stylized animal with incised detail, ht. 9 3/4 in. $400-600

484. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Halibut Hook, c. 1900, with two stylized animals on top and a relief-carved animal head on one side, fiber bindings, ht. 11 in. $600-800

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485. Rare Northwest Coast Shaman’s Rattle, c. 1840-60, probably Tlingit, carved in two pieces with central mask-like face on each side, with pierced circular mouth, framed by two relief-carved seals in profile, red and black pigment, ht. 9 1/4, wd. 3 7/8 in. Note: Rattles on the northwest coast were used in connection with spirit contact. The sound of the rattle is said to open communication with ancestral spirits, who were called upon for strength and guidance in challenging endeavors. Most rattles are sculpted with a hollow chamber at the center, which is smaller in raven and other bird rattles and larger in the ones of globular form. This intriguing example, however, is related to a small sub-group of globular rattles that have been called pierced or donut rattles. These generally have a flattened-globular form, and the unexpected feature of a hole that cleanly pierces through the center of the rattle from front to back. The hollowed chamber of the rattle is formed around the hole, like the negative form of a donut, so that the percussive pieces within the chamber, which could be seeds, tiny stones, beads, or birdshot, would not spill out. A small but significant number of pierced rattles exists today, distributed through a similar number of museums in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Why or how this interesting rattle variant came about is unrecorded and unknown, though it may be related to the concept of a tubular “soul-catcher.” This was a type of shaman’s amulet, most often carved of hollowed bone, within which a lost or errant spirit could be captured and retained. Perhaps the hole signified the doorway through which the shaman’s spirit entered into and returned from the spirit world. This example is unusual, even among the small group of rattles with related form, in that the hole piercing the rattle is smaller in relation to the rattle’s diameter than most others. Each of the rattles of this type exhibit a wholly unique design and sculptural composition, and this one is no exception in that regard. On the front and rear of the rattle are mask-like carved faces, their mouths forming each end of the hollow tube that pierces the center of the flattened globe. Above and below each of these faces, the arched body of a seal is relief-carved in profile, as if two seals or sea lions were circling around each face. These images may refer to the clan affiliation of the shaman who owned the rattle, or they may represent some of the shaman’s helper spirits, which are often depicted on shaman’s rattles of the globular and oystercatcher types. The styles of face sculpture and two-dimensional design seen in this uncommon rattle most strongly suggest Tlingit manufacture, though the rattle may also have originated among the Kaigani Haida. Examples of this type of rattle can be seen in the American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian, and the National Museum of the American Indian. Many of the dozen or more known examples of pierced rattles have either a Tlingit provenance or exhibit a Tlingit style of sculpture and design work, though one early and very classic example is clearly Tsimshian in style (NMAI). Steven Brown November, 2010

$20,000-30,000

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486. Southwest Silver and Turquoise Bracelet, Zuni, a cluster bracelet with rows of stones in a variety of sizes, signed, “JOL,� ht. 3 3/4 in. $400-600 487. Two Southwest Silver and Turquoise Bracelets, Navajo, one with single stone setting and file end stamping, the other with five various size oval settings, inner dia. to 2 5/8 in. $600-800 488. Southwest Silver Cross Necklace, Pueblo, c. last quarter 19th century, with two-piece beads, twelve crosses, and an unusual stamp-decorated pendant, lg. 17 in. $1,500-2,000 489. Southwest Silver and Turquoise Necklace, Navajo, c. 1900, with compressed two-piece beads, the sand-cast naja with three oval stone settings, modern clasp, lg. 16 in. $800-1,200

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490. Contemporary Southwest Necklace, the Quandelacy family, two strands of red coral with various fetishes carved by various members of the family, list included, lg. 16 in. $800-1,200

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491. Southwest Turquoise and Heishi Necklace, Pueblo, c. 1900, two strands with various shape and color turquoise beads, lg. 13 1/2 in. $300-400 492. Southwest Turquoise and Silver Squash Blossom Necklace, Navajo, c. mid-20th century, with commercial beads, and large natural shape stones on the blossoms, the stones on the naja with serrate bezels, lg. 16, naja dia. 3 1/8 in. $800-1,200 493. Southwest Silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace, Navajo, c. 1920s, each of the ten blossoms set with a teardrop-shape stone, the naja with three stone settings, lg. 15 in. $600-800

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494. Southwest Silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace, Navajo, c. first half 20th century, ten blossoms and six turquoise settings on the naja, lg. 17 1/2 in. $800-1,200 495. Three Southwest Items, two Tesuque rain gods and a polychrome gourd rattle with wood handle, rattle lg. 10 in. $200-250 496. Two Southwest Woven Items, Hopi, a white cotton rain/wedding sash with cornhusk drops, and a Hopi kilt sash, one end has traditional, multicolored designs, lg. (of first excluding fringe) 54 in. $300-400 497. Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Hopi, c. 1900, with horned head, red striped back, and painted arms, ht. 5 1/4 in. $500-700 498. Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Hopi, c. 1900, a maiden with arms carved to the sides and wearing a four part headdress representing clouds and corn, (minor wood loss), ht. 13 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

499. Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina Doll, Hopi, 20th century, carved from cottonwood and wearing a manta and case mask with elaborate tablita, ht. 10 1/2 in. $600-800 500. Southwest Carved Stone Mountain Lion Fetish with Hide Pouch, carved of white quartz, included are two quartz crystals, fetish lg. 2 1/4, pouch lg. 4 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

$400-600

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501. Southwest Carved Stone Horse Fetish with Hide Pouch, Navajo, c. last quarter 19th century, the stylized horse carved of white quartz, horse lg. 1 1/2, pouch lg. 3 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

$300-400

502. Southwest Carved Stone Horse Fetish with Hide Pouch, Navajo, c. last quarter 19th century, of banded agate and with patina of use, horse lg. 1 5/8, pouch lg. 5 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

504. Southwest Carved Stone Horse Fetish with Hide Pouch, Navajo, c. last quarter 19th century, the stylized horse of banded agate and with a patina of use, horse lg. 1 1/2, pouch lg. 4 1/4 in. $500-700 505. Southwest Carved Stone Horse Fetish and Beaded Hide Pouch, Navajo, c. second half 19th century, the stylized form of quartz and with a rich patina of use, the beadwork on the pouch dates to the early 20th century, horse lg. 1 1/2, lg. of pouch 7 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

$500-700

$500-700

503. Southwest Carved Stone Bear Fetish with Hide Pouch, Navajo, c. 1900, a robust form of fractured crystal (?), bear lg. 1 3/4, pouch lg. 3 in.

506. Southwest Carved Stone Mountain Lion Fetish, Hopi, c. mid-19th century, wrapped with red ochre sinew and hide to a quartz point, with small turquoise inlay on the hip, the hide pouch with traces of red ochre, fetish lg. 2 1/2, pouch lg. 8 in.

Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

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507. Southwest Carved Stone Mole (?) Fetish with Hide Pouch, Navajo, c. late 19th century, carved of white quartz and with a fine patina of use, bear lg. 2, pouch lg. 4 1/2 in.

510. Southwest Wood Rattlesnake Fetish with Hide Pouch, Navajo, c. 1900, a natural wood formation that resembles a coiled snake, snake ht. 1 3/4, pouch lg. 6 1/2 in.

Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

$400-600

$400-600

508. Southwest Stone Rattlesnake Fetish with Hide Pouch, Navajo, c. late 19th century, a natural concretion in the form of a coiled rattlesnake, fetish dia. 1 3/4, pouch lg. 4 1/2 in.

511. Southwest Carved Stone Turtle Fetish, Zuni, c. second half 19th century, black granite wrapped with shell, coral, and turquoise beads on a leather thong, with small shell attachments, lg. 2 in.

Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

$400-600

$400-600

509. Three Southwest Stone Fetishes, Navajo, c. 1900, all natural formations that resemble a black duck, a pink quartz female form, and a horse, lg. to 1 1/4 in.

512. Two Southwest Carved Horse Fetishes and Hide Pouch, Navajo, c. last quarter 19th century, one carved from black granite, the other from abalone shell, fetish lg. to 1 3/8, lg. of pouch 5 1/2 in.

Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

$400-600

$500-700

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513. Southwest Carved Stone Frog Fetish, Zuni, c. second half 19th century, the stylized form of white quartz and wrapped with leather thongs, incorporating coral and shell beads and an obsidian arrowhead, lg. 2 5/8 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

515. Three Southwest Carved Stone Fetishes, Navajo, c. first quarter 20t century, a black horse, a javelina or wild pig, and a sheep (?) of white stone, lg. to 1 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

$400-600

$400-600

514. Southwest Carved Shell Bear Fetish, Navajo, c. 1900, included is a “Pahoe� stone and a turquoise nugget, with small hide pouch, bear lg. 7/8 in.

516. Southwest Carved Stone Wolf Fetish and Historic Deer Skin Pouch, Navajo, the prehistoric dark green form with delicate incised detail, the pouch dates from the 19th century, fetish lg. 1 1/2, pouch lg. 4 in.

Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

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517. Southwest Carved Stone “Dreaming Twins,” Navajo, c. late 19th century, the black and white forms with shell and turquoise inlays, a horse fetish and two Pahoes are wrapped around the twins with commercial yarns, with hide and yarn fringe at the feet, the hide pouch could predate the figures, lg. 7, pouch lg. 10 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

$800-1,200

518. Southwest Carved Wood Dreaming Twins, Navajo, c. 1900, wrapped in hide, commercial yarns, and turquoise and shell beads, lg. 6 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

$500-700

519. Two Southwest Stone Items with Hide Pouches, Navajo, c. 1900, a chipped point (possibly used to seal contracts, etc.) and a hide pouch with a small coyote pictured on the inside, and a large black scraper (?), probably used as a healing stone, and a hide pouch, point lg. 1 1/8, scraper lg. 3 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

$300-400

522. California Gold Rush Relic Colt U.S. Walker Replacement (Pre-First Model Dragoon), .44 caliber, six-shot percussion pistol manufactured by Colt in 1848; matching serial numbers 2375 appear on the butt strap, front of trigger guard, and on the iron frame ahead of the trigger guard, the cylinder is numbered 2722; stamped inspector marks ‘P’ are found on the left side of the frame above the wedge screw and on the left side of the loading level, verifying that the weapon was originally issued for U.S. military use. Provenance: This gun was deaccessioned from the collection of the California Historical Society, San Francisco, more than 20 years ago. It sold in Butterfield & Butterfield’s November 1988 auction of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer Memorabilia and Western Artifacts as lot 7457, where it was misidentified as a Colt .44 cal First Model Dragoon frozen in a relic condition. The purchaser discovered the serial numbers obscured by light corrosion and determined that the gun was actually a Walker Replacement or ‘Fluck’ Pre-First Model Dragoon dating to the gold rush period.

$300-400

520. Three Southwest Healing Stones, Navajo, natural formations, each with its hide carrying pouch, lg. to 2 1/8 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Skip Holbrook.

521. Western Carved Stone Bear Fetish, Chumash (?), possibly c. 1900, carved of black steatite and with shell inlaid eyes, lg. 2 1/2 in.

According to a Flayderman (9th ed., 2007, p. 85), only 300 of these guns (serial numbers 2216-2515) were made to replace Colt Walkers that had failed in U.S. service, making them one of the ultra-desirable variations in Colt’s Dragoon series and among the first of Colt’s revolvers produced at Hartford for U.S. military use. $2,500-3,500

$300-400

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523. American Indian Art Catalogs, 1975-1999, volumes 1975-1997 are bound. $600-800

525. Two Northeast Carte de Visites, a standing woman in costume (?) and a Micmac (?) woman wearing traditional headdress and jewelry. $250-350

524. Four Carte de Visites, Whitney’s Gallery, Saint Paul, depicting “Hole in the Day,” “Cut Nose,” “Wounded Man,” and four Dakota boys in European attire. $500-700

526. Three Mounted Photographs, depicting Western basketry, weavings, etc., from exhibitions, labeled “American Indian League, N.Y. City,” largest mount 11 x 9 in. $200-250

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528. Pamphlet The Battle of the Little Bighorn, by Wallace David Coburn, 1936, a rare publication with tipt in photographic prints of Sitting Bull, Rain in the Face, etc., 8 x 11 in. $400-600 529. Lot of Photographs and Ephemera, includes seven photographs, three of Navajo weavers, Christine Paul, a Chitimacha basketmaker, “Old Clara Darden,� and two Plains photos, photo size to 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. $150-200 530. Framed Photograph by Frederick Monsen, c. early 20th century, depicting a Hopi maiden with a water jar at Walpi Pueblo, signed lower right, old tag on back of period frame, image size 17 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

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527. Five Photographs of American Indians, one of Amy Cooper, Mohegan, taken about 1870, from F. G. Speck; two oval mounted photos of Montauk Indians by I.S. VanScoy, Sag Harbor, Long Island; an unmounted portrait of Chief Joseph by Moorehouse; and a colored photo of a Pueblo woman with an olla; the last 10 x 7 3/4 in. $300-400

531. Twenty-seven Portfolio Photogravures, Robert J. Flaherty (18841951), photographs by the documentary film director of Nanook of the North, eight of the prints signed by Flaherty. $800-1,200 532. Five Unframed Photogravures by Edward S. Curtis. Provenance: From the collection of Augustus Waldo Eddy, head keeper at Penfield Reef Lighthouse (1876-1880), Fairfield, Connecticut; present collection by family descent. $1,000-1,500

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533. Twenty Edward S. Curtis Photogravures, c. first half 20th century, printed on tissue, most of the images about 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. $600-800 534. Nineteen Contemporary American Indian Artworks, various mediums and artists, including Woody Crumbo, Kaisa, Yazz, Mars Biggoose, Archie Blackowl, Tyler Polelonema, Al Momaday, and Philip Young, various sizes, all framed. $3,000-5,000

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535. Three Framed Colored Lithographs of Native Americans, 1838, published by W.F. Greendough, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, printed and colored by L.T. Bowens Lithographic Est., a Seneca chief, “Corn Plant,” “AHYOUWAIGHS,” Chief of the Six Nations, and Naw-Kaw, a Winnebago chief, size to 17 to 12 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 536. George Catlin Colored Lithograph, c. 19th century, published by Currier and Ives, depicting a wounded buffalo surrounded by a pack of wolves, matted, 18 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. $500-700


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537. Southwest Regional Weaving, Navajo, c. first quarter 20th century, storm pattern with whirling log elements done in natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, (dye run), 80 x 43 1/2 in. $300-400 538. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, woven in natural color homespun wool, with stepped border and geometric and feather devices on a variegated gray ground, 60 x 40 in. $500-700

539. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. 1930s-40s, a storm pattern done in natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, 41 1/2 x 62 in. $200-300 540. Southwest Double Saddle Blanket, Navajo, c. second quarter 20th century, a red Mesa weaving with a variegated stripe pattern on one end, the other end has zigzag devices and a box-and-borders design on a red background, 52 x 37 in. $400-600

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541. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. 1920s-30s, with concentric stepped cross design and variegated gray border, (minor wool loss), 74 x 54 in. $600-800 542. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. first quarter 20th century, woven with natural color homespun yarn in an elaborate storm pattern with whirling log, eight-point stars, and multiple borders, on a variegated gray background, (stains), 87 1/2 x 57 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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543. Southwest Regional Weaving, Navajo, c. second quarter 20th century, Teec Nos Pos, has natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, with vibrant geometric designs on a variegated gray center, 90 x 51 in. $800-1,000 544. Two Southwest Weavings, Navajo, c. 1920s-30s, both with stepped cross patterns and bold border designs, largest 63 x 46 in. $600-800


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545. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. first quarter 20th century, a large weaving with multicolored serrate diamonds, crosses, and vibrant border design on a variegated red ground, 113 x 78 in. $1,500-2,000 546. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. 1920s-30s, with stacked diamond center and bold double fret border, (minor loss), 68 x 46 in. $400-600

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547. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. first quarter 20th century, woven with natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, with J.B. Moore design elements, bold geometric designs and a variegated gray central panel, 40 x 59 in. $500-700 548. Southwest Regional Weaving, Navajo, Teec Nos Pos, woven in elaborate geometric patterns using various shades of brown and gray, 64 x 44 in. $600-800

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549. Southwest Pictorial Weaving, Navajo, c. 1920s-30s, depicts rows of feathers on a gray variegated ground, 60 x 36 in. $500-700

552. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. first quarter 20th century, woven with natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, geometric and feather devices, 48 x 34 in. $300-400

550. Southwest Regional Weaving, Navajo, c. first quarter 20th century, a crystal weaving with multicolored lightning and geometric devices on a variegated brown-gray background, 70 x 39 in. $1,500-2,000

553. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. 1930s, a large weaving with serrate diamond designs on a variegated gray ground, (dye run), 102 x 69 in. $800-1,200

551. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. first quarter 20th century, a crystal “storm� pattern with whirling logs, done in natural color homespun yarns, 65 x 38 in. $1,000-1,500

554. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. late 19th/early 20th century, loosely woven with synthetic dyed homespun wool in an eye dazzler pattern, with variegated red background, 87 x 62 in. $500-700

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555. Southwest Pictorial Weaving, Navajo, c. 1980s, tightly woven with Navajo and Peyote symbolism on a gray ground, 62 1/2 x 39 in. $2,000-2,500 556. Navajo Yeibichai Weaving, c. 1930s, woven with natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, depicts eight yeibichai dancers on a variegated gray ground, 81 1/2 x 40 in. $2,500-3,000 557. Southwest Pictorial Weaving, Navajo, c. 1920s, woven with natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, with hogans in the four corners and roadrunners overall, 62 x 40 in. $4,000-6,000 558. Southwest Pictorial Weaving, Navajo, c. second quarter 20th century, with wide geometric border and central panel with American eagle design, 31 x 24 in. $1,200-1,600 559. Southwest Pictorial Weaving, Navajo, c. first quarter 20th century, depicts a stylized rain cloud and large Kachina case mask on a variegated gray background, 41 x 29 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex Lynn Trusdell collection. Literature: Pictorial Weavings of the Navajo, Schiffer Publishing, 1991, p. 42. $5,000-7,000 559

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560. Southwest Variant Sandpainting Weaving, Navajo, c. first quarter 20th century, woven with natural and synthetic dyed homespun yarn, with a central whirling log variant, framed by four floating Yei figures, the rainbow guardian on three sides incorporates the name “Mike Kirk,� which probably refers to Mike Kirk Trading Post in Manuelito, New Mexico, (repairs, stains), 78 1/2 x 55 in. $6,000-8,000

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561. Late Classic Saltillo Serape, Mexico, c. second half 19th century, woven in two panels with large scalloped medallion center on a creamcolored background with multicolored dash marks, (wool loss), 77 1/2 x 36 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500


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561A. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. last quarter 19th century, woven in a variant banded pattern, the reds are a combination of cochineal and lac, and syntethic dyes, with deep indigo blue and natural (?) dyed yellow, (old repair, wool loss), 67 x 44 in. $20,000-30,000

562. Navajo Banded Blanket, c. last quarter 19th century, woven with variety of raveled reds, with homespun cream and indigo blue, commercial yarns, with an alternating stripe and stepped banded design, (minor dye run, wool loss), 69 x 46 in. $2,500-3,500

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563. Navajo Serape-style Child’s Blanket, c. 1870s, woven in a classic banded style with a variety of geometric designs done in natural white, indigo blue, synthetic dyed red, and a deeper color red dyed with a mixture of lac and cochineal dye in a 50/50 mixture, (wool loss, some dye run), 48 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. $8,000-12,000

564. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. last quarter 19th century, woven with natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, in a variant chief’s pattern and five bold concentric crosses on a variegated striped background, (some dye run), 72 x 56 in. $3,000-5,000 565. Southwest Woven Woman’s Blanket, Navajo, c. last quarter 19th century, woven in a second phase design using natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, with some indigo, (wool loss), 58 x 43 in. $2,000-3,000

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566. Navajo Third Phase Chief’s Blanket, Navajo, tightly woven with an early third phase variant design, with natural white and dark brown, indigo dyed blues, and raveled cochineal (?) dyed reds, (large old repair at center, wool loss), 67 x 55 in.

568. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Vase, San Ildefonso, Marie and Santana, has decoration at the median and on the neck, ht. 7 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

Provenance: Fred Harvey Co., with original lead seal and price tag of $65. $5,000-7,000

569. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Marie and Julian, has an Olla shape with a geometric and feather design below the rim, ht. 6 1/2, dia. 8 in. $2,500-3,000

567. Southwest Blackware Polished Vessel, San Ildefonso, Maria Poveka, highly polished with a long neck and a slightly flared rim, ht. 7 1/4, dia. 7 3/4 in. $4,000-6,000

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570. Southwest Polished Black Pottery Vessel, San Ildefonso, Maria and Julian, has a long neck and a variant feather design at the median, (surface damage), ht. 8 1/2, dia. 7 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500


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571. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Marie and Julian, has foliate-like devices at the median, ht. 5, dia. 6 1/2 in. $2,000-2,500

577. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Maria and Santana, with geometric designs on the neck, (some surface spotting), ht. 3 1/4, dia. 4 1/4 in. $400-600

572. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Marie, has a large, slightly compressed form with a stylized design below the rim, (some surface damage), ht. 6, dia. 9 3/4 in. $1,200-1,600

578. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Marie and Julian, has a decoration at the shoulder, ht. 2 1/2, dia. 5 1/2 in. $1,200-1,600

573. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Maria, Popovi, 1168, has a band of geometric design at the shoulder, ht. 5, dia. 6 1/2 in. $2,000-2,500

579. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Maria and Santana, has a tendril design at the shoulder, (scratch), ht. 2 1/4, dia. 4 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

574. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Marie and Santana, with feather design above the shoulder, ht. 3 1/2, dia. 5 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000

580. Southwest Blackware Plate, San Ildefonso, Maria Poveka, undecorated, (small scratch), dia. 6 1/8 in. $1,500-2,000

575. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Marie, has a classic Avanyu pattern, ht. 3 1/2, dia. 6 in. $600-800 576. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Marie, has a bold geometric design at the shoulder, (scratch), ht. 3 1/2, dia. 5 3/4 in. $800-1,200

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581. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Plate, San Ildefonso, Marie, has a stylized four-direction design, dia. 8 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000 582. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Marie and Julian, shallow bowl with a four-point design, ht. 1 1/2, dia. 5 3/8 in. $500-700


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583. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Plate, San Ildefonso, Marie, with variant feather design, dia. 7 3/8 in. $1,500-2,000

585. Southwest Polished Blackware Pottery Dish, San Ildefonso, Maria Poveka, dia. 6 3/4 in. $800-1,200

584. Southwest Blackware Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Santana and Adam, (tape residue on bottom), ht. 3, dia. 8 3/8 in. $400-600

586. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Plate, San Ildefonso, Santana and Adam, with feather design, dia. 5 1/2 in. $200-250

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587. Contemporary Southwest Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Hopi, R.S. Nampeyo, a large seed jar with classic Nampeyo family designs, ht. 5 1/2, dia. 11 in. $600-800

589. Southwest Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Hopi, Garnet Pavateo, the high shoulder form with large two-color stylized birds on a red background, (surface abrasions), ht. 7, dia. 8 1/2 in. $600-800

588. Large Southwest Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Hopi, c. 1904-1910, attributed to Nampeyo, red-slipped seed jar form with four variant sun symbols and two continuous lines at the median. Written in pencil at the bottom; “Nampeyo’s Work,” ht. 7 3/4, dia. 13 in.

590. Southwest Carved Pottery Bowl, Santa Clara Pueblo, Teresita Narango, has a bold, buff-colored geometric design carved into a redbrown surface, (scratches), ht. 5, dia. 8 1/2 in. $600-800

Provenance: Paul Hulderman, descended in family.

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591. Southwest Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Acoma, c. second quarter 20th century, with stylized geometric devices and bird and foliate devices at the shoulder, ht. 5, dia. 8 3/4 in. $300-500

593. Hopi Painted Pottery Jar, Nampeyo of Hano, c. 1910, the seed jar form with five finely painted stylized moths on a cream-color slip, ht. 5 3/4, dia. 10 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Jerold Collins.

592. Two Southwest Polychrome Pottery Items, Hopi, a small seed jar and a spoon with clown head finial, bowl ht. 3, dia. 6 in. $200-250

Note: Authenticated by Nampeyo’s granddaughter Daise Hooee in 1988, included is a Certificate of Authentication from Adobe Gallery with a history of the vessel. $10,000-15,000

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594. Southwest Polychrome Pottery Vessel with Lid, Zuni, c. late 19th century, the lid has a frog-headed finial, the bowl has two lugs, the top half has four large mineral-painted butterflies, ht. 19, dia. 7 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

596. Southwest Painted Pottery Olla, Zia, c. 1900, with black on white geometric and foliate designs, with red banded underbody, ht. 10, dia. 10 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

595. Southwest Polychrome Pottery Vessel, Zuni, Pollaca style, c. 1900, the bottom half with painted abstract birds on a white ground, the upper half in the form of a bird’s body and has two-color geometric designs on a red ground, ht. 6 3/4, dia. 7 in. $2,500-3,000

597. Southwest Painted Pottery Olla, Santo Domingo, c. early 20th century, with high shoulder and flared rim, with framed black birds on a cream ground, (repairs to rim), ht. 10 3/4, dia. 11 in. $1,500-2,000

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598. Southwest Polychrome Pottery Olla, Zuni, c. last quarter 19th century, with large rosettes, two-color deer with heartlines and geometric designs, (surface loss, crack at the bottom), ht. 9 3/4, dia. 9 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 599. Southwest Polychrome Pottery Olla, Acoma, c. late 19th century, the four-color form with graceful scroll, diamond, and hatch marked geometric design, with three framed legless birds, (small hole, surface wear), ht. 10 1/2, dia. 11 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

600. Southwest Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Casas Grandes, c. 10001400 A.D., the round bottom form painted overall with red and black geometric designs, ht. 8 in. $700-900 601. Southeast Polychrome Twined Basketry Bowl, Louisiana, Chitimacha, c. early 20th century, with two-color chevron design, ht. 2 1/2, wd. 4 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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602. Three Northwest Twined Baskets, c. 1900, a lidded Makah with birds, a small “sally” bag, and a basket with “Alaska” as a decoration, ht. to 4 in. $250-350 603. Northwest Polychrome Twined Basket, Makah, c. first quarter 20th century, the lidded form with multicolored geometric decoration, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 7 in. $300-400 604. Eight Northwest Twined Baskets, Makah, c. 1900, all with lids and various decorations, largest ht. 2 3/4, dia. 4 1/2 in. $600-800 605. Northwest Coast Polychrome Twined Rattle-top Basket, c. 1900, with a banded pattern of multicolored geometric designs, (damage), ht. 7 3/4, dia. 6 in. $500-700 606. Three Northwest Polychrome Twined Baskets, two with lids, all with geometric decoration, ht. to 4 in. $300-400

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607. Northwest Coast Polychrome Twined Lidded Basket, c. late 19th century, with bands of alternating color, ht. 5 1/2, dia. 5 1/2 in. $600-800 608. Northwest Coast Twined Lidded Basketry Bowl, c. 1900, with foliate design, ht. 4 3/4, dia. 7 3/4 in. $250-350 609. Southwest Coiled Basketry Bowl, Pima, c. early 20th century, ht. 7 in. $150-200 610. Southwest Coiled Basketry Bowl, Pima, c. 1900, with flared sides, diagonal design and large medium blue glass trade bead attachments at rim, ht. 3 1/4, dia. 7 1/4 in. $250-350 611. Southwest Coiled Basketry Jar, Pima, c. early 20th century, with flared rim and decorated in a maze pattern, ht. 6, dia. 6 1/4 in. $300-400


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612. Southwest Pictorial Coiled Basketry Bowl, Pima, c. early 20th century, with slightly curved sides and decorated with large birds, humans, and lizards, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 5 3/4 in. $800-1,200

614. Pima Coiled Basketry Bowl, c. 1900, with white pony beads at rim, decorated in three panels, each with a human holding hands with a bear (?), (stitch loss), ht. 3 3/4, dia. 4 1/2 in. $250-350

613. Pima Coiled Basketry Bowl with Lid, c. early 20th century, the lid with a central splayed animal (?), and two dogs, cross devices on the bottom, ht. 3 1/4, lg. 7 3/4 in. $250-350

615. Two Pima Coiled Basketry Bowls, c. 1900, both with flared sides and geometric decoration, ht. to 5 1/2, dia. to 9 in. $300-400


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617. Southwest Coiled Basketry Tray, c. 1900, a Navajo wedding tray with typical design, (stitch loss), dia. 16 1/4 in. $250-350


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618. Southwest Twined Burden Basket, Paiute, c. late 19th century, the conical form with hide-reinforced bottom and two-color banded decoration, ht. 15, dia. 14 in. $350-450

621. Southwest Coiled Basketry Bowl, Apache, c. 1900, a pictorial form with lightning, crosses, deer, horses (?), and three faded red geometric devices, old “Santa Fe� tag, ht. 4, dia. 14 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

619. Paiute Coiled Basketry Bowl, c. 1900, with flared sides and two-band design, ht. 5 3/4, dia. 14 3/4 in. $600-800

622. Apache Coiled Basketry Tray, c. early 20th century, deep flared sides and radiating pattern with cross devices, ht. 4, dia. 16 1/4 in. $800-1,200

620. Apache Coiled Basketry Bowl, c. 1900, with high curved sides, decorated with a pinwheel design and two human figures, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 13 in. $800-1,200

623. Southwest Pictorial Basketry Tray, Apache, c. early 20th century, with flared sides and decorated with geometric, human, animal, and cross devices, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 18 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

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624. California Boiled Basketry Bowl, Pomo, c. 1900, an ovoid form with black geometric decoration, ht. 3, wd. 5 in. $300-400 625. California Coiled Basketry Bowl, c. 1900, decorated with three twocolor butterflies, ht. 2, lg. 3 1/2 in. $250-350 626. Three Coiled Baskets, a small two-color Pomo, a Tohono O’odham, and a craft basket, largest ht. 3, dia. 5 3/4 in. $200-250

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627. California Coiled Basketry Bowl, Pomo, c. late 19th century, with geometric design and feather and shell attachments, ht. 1 5/8, dia. 3 1/4 in. $500-700 628. California Coiled Basketry Bowl, Pomo, c. late 19th century, a tightly woven trinket basket with remnant feather and shell attachments, (minor damage), ht. 2, dia. 4 1/4 in. $400-600 629. California Coiled Basketry Bowl, Pomo, c. late 19th century, the compressed form with geometric design and white glass seed bead attachments, ht. 1, dia. 3 in. $300-400


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630. Yokut Polychrome Bottleneck Basket, c. 1900, with ticked rim and stepped diagonal design, ht. 4 1/4, dia. 8 in. Literature: A Window of the Past, The John Painter Collection, vol. II, p. 121. $1,500-2,000

631. Historic “Tootsie Dick Sam� Coiled Basketry Bowl, Washoe, degikup, c. 1915-20, the small form with polychrome designs, includes attribution letter from Marvin Cohodas, dated February 1996, ht. 2 1/4, dia. 4 3/8 in. $4,000-6,000

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632. California Polychrome Pictorial Coiled Basketry Jar, with certificate from the Emporium Co., Carson City, Nevada, 1908, the bottleneck form with red and black geometric pattern and two horses with a man and woman standing on their back, traces of pink quillwork, (minor stitch loss at rim, ht. 5 1/2, dia. 10 1/2 in. Note: Described in the certificate as “Maker a Tulare Indian, Tulare Co. Calif. Susie made this basket in 1908 after she had visited a circus (acrobats on horses)...,� and proceeds to describe the materials, style, etc. $8,000-12,000 633. California Coiled Basketry Bowl, c. 1900, with concentric stepped design, (some restoration near rim), ht. 5, dia. 8 1/2 in. $600-800

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634. Two Coiled California Basketry Bowls, both with flared sides and stacked geometric designs, ht. to 3 1/4, dia. to 7 3/4 in. $400-600

637. Northern California Twined Basketry Hat, c. 1900, with quail feather pattern, dia. 6 1/2 in. $400-600

635. California Polychrome Coiled Basketry Bowl, Mission, c. 1900, with two-color stacked diamond design, ht. 4 1/4, dia. 7 1/2 in. $400-600

638. Northern California Polychrome Twined Basketry Hat, c. 1900, with typical geometric design, ht. 3, dia. 6 3/4 in. $400-600

636. Northern California Twined Pictorial Basket, c. 1900, the oval form tapering to the rim and with a stylized elk on each side, lg. 9 1/2, ht. 4 3/4 in. $800-1,200

639. Northern California Polychrome Twined Basketry Hat, c. 1900, with two-color geometric designs on a dark brown background, ht. 3, dia. 6 1/2 in. $400-600

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640. Northern California Twined Basketry Hat, c. 1900, with typical polychrome designs, dia. 7 1/4 in. $400-600

644. Two Northern California Twined Basketry Bowls, c. 1900, the larger with two-color quail feather design, largest ht. 4 1/4, dia. 6 1/4 in. $500-700

641. Northern California Twined Basketry Hat, c. 1900, with typical geometric designs, dia. 6 3/4 in. $400-600

645. Northern California Twined Lidded Basket, tightly woven and with an unusual flat lid, (split in side), ht. 2 5/8, dia. 4 in. $400-600

642. Two Northern California Twined Basketry Bowls, both with variant quail feather designs, largest ht. 4, dia. 7 1/2 in. $400-600

646. Northern California Polychrome Twined Basket, c. early 20th century, with zigzag diagonal design, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 6 in. $400-600

643. Northern California Basketry Covered Glass Flask, twined, with polychrome diagonal designs, ht. 7 in. $250-350

647. Northern California Twined Basketry Bowl, c. 1900, with two-color geometric design on a dark brown background, ht. 3 1/4, dia. 4 3/4 in. $400-600

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Skinner, Inc. - Conditions of Sale 1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and Skinner, Inc. below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot. 2. All property is sold “as is,� and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability. 3. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale. 4. All merchandise purchased must be paid for and removed from the premises the day of the auction. Skinner Inc. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly interest charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or item lot not paid for within thirty-five (35) days of the date of sale. Skinner, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage or loss to property left on its premises for more than three (3) days from the date of sale. If any property has not been removed within three (3) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. (a) Skinner Inc., may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed within the three days, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser. 5. Skinner accepts cash or check for payment. Personal checks will be acceptable only if credit has been established with Skinner, Inc. or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. Skinner, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner, Inc. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. Please contact Accounting for additional payment methods. Skinner does not accept payment by credit card for merchandise purchases. 6. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale. 7. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item. 8. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within the United States and overseas. Some property that is sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the U.S., such as items that include material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting of licensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitute cancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots. 9. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number. Exemption numbers from other states are accepted in Massachusetts if presented with a business card or letterhead. Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department of Corporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston. 10. Except for property purchased via on-line Live Auctions, a premium equal to 18.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus 10% of the final bid over $200,000, will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the Buyer as part of the purchase price. The buyers premium on property purchased via on-line Live Auctions will be in the amount equal to 22.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus 15% of the final bid over $200,000. 11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid. 12. Skinner, Inc. and its consignors make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Skinner, Inc. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalogue. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Skinner, Inc. relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalogue, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Skinner, Inc. and shall not be used by the purchaser, nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent. 13. These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or choice of law). 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SKINNER, INC. Auctioneers and Appraisers of Antiques and Fine Art 63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116 617.350.5400 Fax 617.350.5429 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752 508.970.3000 Fax 508.970.3100 www.skinnerinc.com

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Chairman of the Board - Nancy R. Skinner Richard Albright Barnet Fain Stephen L. Fletcher Karen M. Keane

President/Chief Executive Officer - Karen M. Keane Chief Financial Officer - Don Kelly Executive Vice President - Stephen L. Fletcher Vice Presidents- Gloria Lieberman, Carol McCaffrey, Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Stuart P. Whitehurst

American & European Paintings & Prints - Robin S.R. Starr Assistants: Kathy Wong, Elizabeth C. Haff American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stephen L. Fletcher, Martha Hamilton Assistants: LaGina Austin, Karen Langberg, Chris Barber American Indian & Ethnographic Art - Douglas Deihl Asian Works of Art - James F. Callahan Assistant: Tianyue Jiang Books & Manuscripts - Stuart P. Whitehurst Assistant: Sara C. Wishart Bottles, Flasks & Early Glass - Stephen L. Fletcher Ceramics - Stuart G. Slavid Classic Automobiles & Motorcycles - Jane D. Prentiss Couture - Kerry Shrives Discovery Sales - Kerry Shrives Assistants: Garrett J. Sheahan, Harry B. McNabb, Melissa Riebe European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stuart G. Slavid Assistants: Stuart P. Whitehurst, Sara C. Wishart Fine Wines - Marie Keep Jewelry - Victoria Bratberg Assistants: John Colasacco, Julie Khouri Judaica - Kerry Shrives Modernism: 1896–Present: Art Glass, Pottery, Metalwork & Furniture Jane D. Prentiss Museum & Collections Services - Martha Hamilton Musical Instruments - David Bonsey Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Gary Richards Science, Technology & Clocks - Robert C. Cheney Assistant: Chris Barber Silver - Stuart G. Slavid Assistant: Sara C. Wishart Toys & Dolls - Kerry Shrives Auctioneers - LaGina Austin, David Bonsey, Robert C. Cheney, Stephen L. Fletcher, Karen M. Keane, Marie C. Keep, Gloria Lieberman, Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Robin S.R. Starr, Laura V. Sweeney, Stuart P. Whitehurst


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Directions to Skinner’s Boston Gallery/63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA Telephone: 617-350-5400 From the West:

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to the Prudential/Copley exit located in the Prudential tunnel. Once on the exit ramp, stay in the right hand lane and follow the signs for Copley. The ramp exits onto Stuart Street. Drive straight through five sets of lights and take a left onto Charles Street South. Take your first left off of Charles St. South onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.

From the South:

Take 93-N to Exit 20 for I-90 W toward Worcester. Follow signs for Chinatown/South Station. Bear left at the fork to continue towards Kneeland Street. Turn left onto Kneeland Street. Kneeland Street becomes Stuart Street. Turn right onto Charles Street South. Turn left onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.

From Logan Airport:

Take the Ted Williams Tunnel. Take Exit 25 toward South Boston and bear left at the fork in the ramp. Bear right onto B St. Turn left onto Northern Ave which becomes Seaport Blvd. Turn left onto Surface Rd. Turn right onto Kneeland Street which becomes Stuart Street. Turn right onto Charles Street South. Turn left onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.

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Take I-93 South towards Boston. Take exit 26 towards Storrow Drive.  Merge onto MA-28 South via the ramp on the left. Turn left onto Beacon Street. Turn right onto Arlington Street. Turn left onto Boylston Street. Turn right onto Hadassah Way. Skinner is on the right at 63 Park Plaza. 171


PARKING INDOOR PARKING GARAGES City Place Parking Garage Transportation Building 12 Charles Street Located at the end of Park Plaza Underground multi-level garage All day–closes at 2:30am First hr/$5, after 2 hrs/$14 AllRight Parking Boston Common Garage Located on Charles Street, on the Common, two blocks from Skinner 1 hr/$6, up to 24 hrs/$25, Evenings (4pm-10am)/$10 The Four Seaons Hotel Parking Garage 200 Boylston Street Adjacent to Skinner, valet drop-off and pick-up, up to 24 hrs/$30

The Taj Hotel Parking Garage 2 Newbury Street Located three blocks from Skinner, valet drop-off and pick-up Up to 24 hrs/$42 Back Bay Garage 222 Berkeley Street (entrance off St. James) One block from Skinner All day/$35, evening (5pm-7am)/$10 Radisson Hotel Parking Garage Stuart Street (near intersection of Charles) Two blocks from Skinner 1-2 hrs/$12, 2-3 hrs/$16, 3-12 hrs/$18, 12-24 hrs/$31

Motor Mart Garage 26 Park Plaza (Same building as Legal Sea Food) Up to 1 hr/$8, 1 to 2 hrs/$12, 2-3 hrs/$16, 3-12 hrs/$20, 12-24 hrs/$31, weekends up to 3 hrs/$8 OUTDOOR PARKING LOTS (recommended for trucks) Pin Stripe Parking Arlington Street 617-338-7984 All day/$14, after 6pm and weekends/$10, overnight/$15 Billy’s Parking 222 Stuart Street 617-423-7781 8am-5pm/$18, after 5pm/$20

BOSTON HOTELS

BOSTON HOTELS WITH SKINNER CORPORATE RATES

Boston Harbor Hotel 70 Rowe’s Wharf Boston, MA 02110 Tel: 800-654-2000 Fax: 617-345-6799

The Back Bay Hotel (formerly Jurys) 350 Stuart Street Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617-532-3800

Eliot Hotel 370 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 Tel: 617-267-1607

Radisson Hotel 200 Stuart Street Boston, MA 01740 Tel: 617-482-1800 Fax: 617-451-2750

Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro 25 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114 Tel: 617-723-1133

The Park Plaza 64 Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617-457-7488 Fax: 617-426-2000

Four Seasons 200 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617-351-2036

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common 10 Avery Street Boston, MA 02111 Tel: 617-912-3315 Fax: 617-912-3375

The Colonnade 120 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617-424-7000 Fax: 617-424-0968

The Liberty Hotel 215 Charles St. Boston, MA 02114 617-224-4000

Taj Boston 15 Arlington St. Boston, MA 02116 617-536-5700

Marriott Copley Place 110 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 800-228-9290 Fax: 617-236-5885

Westin-Copley Plaza 10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 800-228-3000 Fax: 617-424-7483

Fairmont Copley Plaza 138 St. James Avenue Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617-267-5300 Fax: 617-375-9648

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Nine Zero Hotel 90 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02108 617-772-5800


RESTAURANTS

FINE DINING Aujourd’hui Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston Street (between Arlington & Charles Streets) 617-351-2071 New American.

Dante Royal Sonesta Hotel 5 Cambridge Parkway 617-806-4200 Mediterranean restaurant with great views of the Charles River and Boston skyline.

Davio’s 75 Arlington St. 617-357-4810 Northern Italian steak house.

Grill 23 & Bar 161 Berkley Street (Stuart Street) 617-542-2255 Great steak, seafood, wine list, and service.

L’Espalier 774 Boylston St. 617-262-3023 French dining in an elegant townhouse with a wonderful prix-fixe menu.

No. 9 Park 9 Park St. 617-742-9991 Barbara Lynch’s bistro showcases inspired French and Italian influenced food and wine on Beacon Hill.

Radius 85 High St. 617-426-1234 Features a modern French menu focusing on seasonal ingredients accompanied by a thoughtful wine list.

Scampo The Liberty Hotel 215 Charles St. 617-536-2100 Lydia Shire’s latest restaurant, featuring Italian fare produced in an open kitchen upstairs at the Liberty Hotel. Troquet 140 Boylston St. 617-695-9463 French restaurant and wine bar perched at the edge of the Boston Common and the theatre district. Via Matta 79 Park Plaza 617-422-0008 Elegant Italian fare and beautiful wines in a vibrant dining room - the best of Italy in Boston’s Back Bay creates an unforgettable experience.

MODERATE Aquitaine 569 Tremont Street 617-424-8577 Parisian bistro style fare. The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel 200 Boylston St. 617-338-4400 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in an elegant yet comfortable lounge setting with views of the Boston Public Garden. East Ocean City 25-29 Beach St. 617-542-2504 Outstanding Chinese food restaurant highlighting seafood dishes with a fullservice bar. Lala Rokh on Beacon Hill 97 Mt. Vernon Street 617-720-5511 Authentic regional Persian cuisine, hand-selected wine list, knowledgeable waitstaff.

McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant 36 Columbus Ave 617-482-3999 Fresh seafood offerings that change daily. Summer Shack 50 Dalton St. 617-867-9955 Jasper White serves well-executed seaside favorites in a casual Back Bay setting.

INEXPENSIVE Au Bon Pain 26 Park Plaza (across the street from Skinner) or 431 Boylston Street (at Berkeley Street) 617-338-8948 Casual café offers quick service. Davio’s To Go 10 St. James Galleria Atrium 617-357-4810 Casual Italian take-out lunch spot with daily special pastas, soups, and salads. Flash’s 310 Stuart St. 617-574-8888 American comfort food served with classic cocktails in a casual setting. Parish Café 361 Boylston St. 617-247-4777 American restaurant with seasonal outdoor seating features sandwiches created by renowned local chefs. Piattini 226 Newbury Street 617-536-2020 Italian wine bar with an eclectic menu; specializes in Italian-style tapas.

The Upper Crust 20 Charles Street 617-723-9600 Gourmet thin crust pizza.

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