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SKINNER American Indian & Ethnographic Art Sale 2563B

September 24, 2011

Boston


American Indian & Ethnographic Arts specialist in charge

Douglas Deihl 508.970.3254

General Inquiries: americanindian@skinnerinc.com

auction 2563B Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 10 a.m. 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts preview Thursday, September 22, 2011

12 to 5 p.m.

Friday, September 23, 2011

12 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

8 to 9:30 a.m.

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table of contents

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Auction & Specialist Information

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Web Site & Online Bidding

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Provenance

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Conditions of Sale

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Provenance Dr. Frank T. Siebert, Jr. was a linguist and amateur anthropologist who collected over 350 Native American objects over his lifetime. This important collection, though including several fine Plains Indian items, emphasizes the East Coast, and especially the Penobscot area. Dr. Siebert acquired his collection mostly from friends and contacts in the villages he visited while working to document Algonquian languages. Because of these personal connections, many of his items have richly detailed histories. A rare Penobscot woman’s pointed cap highlights the collection. Only a handful of Penobscot woman’s caps are in existence, and most of them are in European or British Museums; this particular cap is one of the finest and earliest examples. Photos in the collection, most likely taken by Dr. Siebert himself, show his friend, Francis Stanislaus, wearing a native tanned coat with a beautiful beaded and silk appliqué collar and cuffs, all of which are featured in the collection. Trade silver material is also well represented by three brooches and a hat band, or “crown.” Dr. Siebert’s daughter, Stephanie Finger, placed the collection on long-term loan to the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, in 2002. Items from the collection were also displayed in the Uncommon Threads exhibition at the Maine State Museum, one of the first exhibits of this type of material in the country.

Dr. Frank T. Siebert, Jr. Lots 254-322, 466, 484, 488

Dr. Siebert graduated from Haverford College, earned a medical degree at Pennsylvania State in Pathology, and then went on to study linguisitics for many years with professors at Yale, Columbia, and the Institute of Linguistics. In 1964, he retired to Old Town, Maine, to dedicate his life to researching the dying Penobscot language and writing a Penobscot-English dictionary. Although he focused much of his time and effort on preserving the language of the Penobscot tribe, Dr. Siebert also took stewardship of many of the finest examples of textiles and decorative arts that this region had to offer. His is one of the most extensive collections of Penobscot material known.

Joseph Aurelian Cornet (1919-2004) – Lots 53, 56, 74, 108-110 Cornet was a noted Belgian scholar of the art of the Congo, as well as a member of the Christina Brothers. From 1970-1987 he was the Director of the Institute des Musees nationaux du Congo (after 1971, Du Zaire), and taught at the Universite Lovanium in Kinshasa, where he lived. His extraordinarily meticulous, photo-illustrated notebooks representing his extensive ethnographic research are now at the library of Loyola University New Orleans. Cornet had a particular interest in the arts of Kuba Kingdom. He returned to Belgium in 1992, but continued his research and writing. Well-known publications included Art of Africa: treasures of the Congo (Phaidon, 1971), Art from Zaire – L’Art Du Zaire: 100 Masterworks from National Collection (New York, African-American Institute, 1975), A Survey of Zairian Art: The Bronson Collection (Raleigh, North Carolina, Museum of Art, 1978), and Art Royal Kuba (Milano, Edizioni Sipiel, 1982).

Mrs. Luke C. Walker – Lots 171, 173, 224, 237, 239, 505, 542 Sophia Eymer was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1846 and moved with her family to Kentucky when she was two years old. She followed her brother west to Dakota Territory in 1873. In 1874, she moved to the Yankton reservation to teach at one of the first day schools established on the reservation. She married Luke C. Walker, the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to be ordained at the ministry by the Episcopal Church, in 1875. Mrs. Walker taught and worked as a missionary with her husband at White Swan and then Choteau Creek on the Yankton reservation, and in 1878 they moved onto the Yankton reservation. Later in 1878 they moved to the Brule agency among the “Wild Tribe” who were still living in buffalo-hide tepees. She helped establish the first schools on the lower Brule reservation and with her husband lived and worked with the Sioux Indians for the next 53 years.

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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 Pottery Figure, Colima, a seated male wearing a tunic, ht. 12 in. $500-700

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3. 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

4. Pre-Columbian Fragmentary Seated Figure, Zapotec (?), c. 450-650 A.D., sitting cross legged and with fragmentary headdress, ear, nose and neck ornaments, two pieces with custom stand, ht. 17 in. Provenance: Estate of Margaret Craver Withers, collected in the 1960s. $1,000-1,500

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5. Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Hacha, Vera Cruz, c. 600900 A.D., a stylized human face with downcast eyes, round perforation, custom stand, 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 2 in. Provenance: Estate of Margaret Craver Withers, collected in the 1960s. $1,000-1,500

6. Pre-Columbian Pottery Fragment, Vera Cruz area, c. 600-900 A.D., a standing feline figure in relief, (repair), 14 x 7 1/2 in. Provenance: Estate of Margaret Craver Withers. $300-400

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8. 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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9. Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessel, Nicaragua, depicting a stylized twocolor seated monkey, the framed face with coffee bean eyes and oval mouth, the tail in the form of a spout with strap, (cracks), ht. 7 3/4 in. Provenance: Collected in the 1960s. $2,500-3,500

10. 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

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12. Pre-Columbian Weaving Kit, Peru, Chancay, c. 800-1200 A.D., the basketry box with a large group of spindles, spindle whorls, wool, and textile fragments, (damage), lg. 16 in. Provenance: Collected by Ernest Mitchell in the 1920s. $500-700 13. Pre-Columbian Woven Sash, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-700 A.D., long sash with zigzag design done in multicolored camelid wool, lg. 132, wd. 2 3/4 in. $300-400 14. 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 ground, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected by Ernest Mitchell in the 1920s. $500-700 15. Three Pre-Columbian Textiles, Peru, various cultures, an ochrecolored manta with embroidered designs, a patchwork fragment, and a large textile with abstract striped pattern, (damage), large panel 59 x 32 in. Provenance: Collected by Ernest Mitchell in the 1920s. $600-800

11. 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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16. Two Pre-Columbian Textile Tunics, Peru, one with brown stripes, the second with opposing color stripes, (damage), sizes to 22 1/2 x 17 in. Provenance: Collected by Ernest Mitchell in the 1920s. $200-300


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17. 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

18. 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

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20. Pre-Columbian Textile Panel, Nazca, c. 200-600 A.D., with ties at the corners, the multicolored panel depicts two “spider-man” figures and various abstract designs, 24 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected by Ernest Mitchell in the 1920s. $1,000-1,500

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

22. Four Pre-Columbian Textile Items, Peru, woven pouches, two with fringed bottoms, and a gauze panel, largest pouch 20 x 12 in. Provenance: Collected by Ernest Mitchell in the 1920s. $400-600

23. 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, sizes to 25 x 18 in. Provenance: Collected by Ernest Mitchell in the 1920s. $400-600

24. Two Pre-Columbian Textiles, Peru, a Nazca panel with multicolored knit “munecas” on one edge, and a panel with six abstract sections, sizes to 25 x 18 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected by Ernest Mitchell in the 1920s. $600-800

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25. Six Pre-Columbian Textile Fragments, Peru, various cultures, five strips and one panel, all with various abstract animal and avian designs, sizes to 27 x 13 in.

19. Seven Pre-Columbian Woven Slings, Peru, various cultures, in a variety of sizes and colors, lg. to 100 in. Provenance: Collected by Ernest Mitchell in the 1920s. $250-350

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Provenance: Collected by Ernest Mitchell in the 1920s. $400-600

26. Pre-Columbian Textile Fragment, Peru, with multicolored diagonal zigzag pattern on a dark drown background, 29 x 25 1/2 in. $300-500


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27. Pre-Columbian Textile Fragment, Peru, a gauze-like background with stylized animal and bird designs, stepped border and fringe at the bottom, 21 1/2 x 18 in. $100-200

28. Two Tribal Items, a Ugandan wood shield with cane wrapping and hide-covered edge, and a leather-covered wood quiver with metaltipped arrows, shield ht. 33, quiver ht. 20 1/2 in. $400-600

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29. Two Large African Pottery Vessels, Mali and Lobi, one with lid, surface nubs overall, the other with flared rim, applied lizards and incised decoration, ht. to 19 in. $600-800

32. Nigerian Beaded Cloth Sheath, Yoruba, the long strip with multicolored geometric designs, with two bird forms from the sides and a stylized face at the top, (bead loss), framed, strip ht. 46 in. $300-500

30. Akan Ceramic Vessel, with handle and spout, human head knob, and small bird adornos on the upper half, ht. 8 in. $250-350

33. Four African Coiled Basketry Items, c. late 19th century, three plaques and a hat, all with geometric designs, the hat and one plaque with old labels “Senegal Et Dependances, Comite Central de L’Exposition de 1900,” dia. to 16 1/2 in. $400-600

31. Four African Pottery Vessels, an Ashanti vessel with lid, a bottle shape from Mali, a prehistoric vessel from Sierra Leone, and a ritual jar from Mali, ht. to 11 in. $400-600

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34. Eleven Pieces of Zulu Beadwork, c. late 19th/early 20th century, wd. to 4 in. $250-350


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35. African Carved Wood and Metal Adze, Bobo Fing, the handle slightly curved and terminating in the form of a human head with curved forged blade protruding from the mouth, incised detail, patina of use, custom stand, ht. 26 1/2 in. $500-700 39

36. Ibo Carved Wood Ikenga Figure, the standing male form with hornlike coiffure, with a knife in one hand and a human (?) head in the other, (wood loss), ht. 15 1/2 in. $400-600

37. Bamana Carved Wood Door Lock, with stylized human head and incised geometric decoration, ht. 15 in. $300-400

38. Wurkun “Waja� Carved Wood Figure, Nigeria, the highly stylized form with arms carved to the sides, would surmount an iron stake and be set into the ground to protect crops, ht. 16 in. $500-700

39. Ibo Carved Wood Figure, the standing female form with one leg forward, one raised arm and one hand to the waist, glass inlaid eyes, elaborate coiffure, traces of pigment, ht. 24 3/4 in. $1,200-1,600

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40. African Ceremonial Covered Vessel or Trough, Dogon, the rectangular form on four feet, with stylized animal head and tail projecting from the ends, the sides with relief-carved male and female figures and lizards, the cover with projecting seated human figures at each end and two lizards and two snakes, dark patina, (old repairs), lg. 36 in. $800-1,200 41. Carved Wood Animal, Dogon (?), the stylized quadruped with partially encrusted patina, ht. 4, lg. 14 in. $400-600

42. Yoruba Carved Wood Female Figure, the kneeling form with hands on a chicken-legged bowl, with scarification marks on the shoulders and breasts, dark patina, ht. 14 in. $2,000-2,500 43. African Carved Wood Divination Bowl, Yoruba, a kneeling woman with child, with incised decoration at rim, (partially restored base), ht. 8 3/4 in. $400-600

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44. Yoruba Carved Wood Divination Bowl, the round form with carved rim and smaller oval lid with a monkey head facing a bearded human head, dark patina, ht. 8 1/2, dia. 13 in. $800-1,200

47. Yoruba Carved Wood Ibeji, the male form with incised coiffure, trade bead, brass rings, and cowrie shell attachments, traces of blue pigment, (much wear), ht. 11 1/2 in. $600-800

45. Yoruba Carved Wood Divination Tray, the border with human face and various relief-carved human figures, dia. 14 1/4 in. $600-800

48. Yoruba Carved Wood Ibeji, the female form with hands to the sides and two-horned coiffure, ht. 10 1/2 in. $400-600

46. Two Yoruba Carved Wood Ibejis, the female with ridged coiffure, the male with scarification marks on front and back, ht. to 8 3/4 in. $400-600

49. Yoruba Carved Wood Ibeji, the female form with hands to the hips, incised coiffure, beaded strands at waist, ht. 12 in. $400-600

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50. Yoruba Carved Wood Ibeji, the female form wearing trade beads, dark patina, ht. 10 1/4 in. $400-600 51. African Carved Wood Friction Oracle, Democratic Republic of Congo, a stylized animal with geometric chip-carving on legs, dark patina, lg. 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Jo De Buck. $300-400 52. Two African Carved Wood Heddle Pulleys, both in stylized human form, the female with pyro-engraved detail, ht. to 8 in. $300-500

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53. Kuba Carved Wood Friction Oracle, in the form of a wild boar and with carved geometric designs, (dark patina), lg. 7 1/4 in. Provenance: Collection of Joseph Aurelian Cornet, bequeathed to Mikoom Yemaam. $600-800 54. Hemba Carved Wood Male Figure, with stylized torso, short legs, and hands to the abdomen, dark patina, ht. 19 in. $800-1,200 55. Tiff Carved Wood Female Figure, surmounting a tapered round post, with hands to the upper abdomen and with a lobed coiffure, ht. 33 1/4 in. $800-1,200


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56. Hemba Carved Wood Male Figure, the standing figure with hands to the protruding abdomen, the large head with heartshaped bearded face, and wearing a backswept cruciform coiffure, (dark patina, wood loss), ht. 27 in. Provenance: Collection of Joseph Aurelian Cornet, bequeathed to Mikoom Yemaam. $4,000-6,000

57. African Carved Wood Pillow, Songe, the D-shaped form with indentation, with a stylized human head projection from one side, honey-color patina, includes stand, ht. 15, wd. 6 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

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58. African Carved Wood Figure, Ebrie, Lagoon, the standing female form with stylized body and elaborate coiffure, ht. 10 in. $1,000-1,500

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59. African Carved Wood Rattle, Luba, wood handle with human head finial, with three gourd resonators, custom stand, ht. 13 in. $300-500


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60. African Carved Wood Drum Mallet, Baule, the finial in the form of a stylized animal head, dark patina, ht. 9 3/4 in. $600-800

61. African Carved Wood Fetish Figure, Luba, the legless female form with hands to the abdomen, dark glossy patina, ht. 4 in. $800-1,200

62. African Carved Ivory Figure, Lega, the abstract standing form with armless flat torso, the heart-shaped head with punctuate decoration, ht. 6 1/4 in. $2,500-3,500

63. African Carved Ivory Figure, Lega, the abstract hollow form with large heart-shaped face, dark patina, ht. 5 7/8 in. $2,500-3,500

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64. African Carved Wood and Bone Figure, Tiv, the bone with one hole and decorated at top and bottom with pitch-covered beadwork, surmounted with carved wood head, with glass eyes and beaded hairline, the wood with dark patina, custom stand, ht. 8 1/4 in. $400-600

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65. African Carved Wood Figure, Igbo, the seated figure wearing a cap and with a metal knife in one hand, remnant black and white pigments, ht. 9 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Tad Dale, from a Belgian collection. $700-900


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66. African Carved Wood Female Figure, Lobi, the standing form with partial encrusted and weathered patina, ht. 9 in. $400-600

67. African Carved Wood Male and Female “Spirit� Couple, Baule, both standing with hands to the abdomen, (insect damage), custom stand, ht. to 12 1/4 in. Provenance: Hurst Gallery. $500-700

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68. African Carved Wood Female Figure, Baule, the standing form with hands to the abdomen, ht. 11 1/4 in. Provenance: Andrea Guillabert, Paris; George Guemeche, New York. $400-600

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69. Shiluk Carved Wood Figure, the abstract standing form with hands to the side and inlaid metal eyes, incised detail, ht. 13 1/4 in. $400-600


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70. Igbo Carved Wood Chalk Bowl, “Okwa Nzu,� the handle with wrapped iron, painted with black and white pigments, ht. 17 in. $500-700 71. Nigerian Carved Wood Crest, the stylized torso with elaborate coiffure, (wood loss), ht. 15 1/2 in. $500-700 72. African Forged Metal Staff, Mali, the finial in the form of a stylized woman with clasped hands and stylized coiffure, ht. 54 in. $800-1,200 73. Bamana Antelope Headdress, Chiwara, highly stylized form with slightly backswept horns and abstract body, dark patina, ht. 17 1/2 in. $800-1,200

74. Igala (?) Carved Wood Helmet Mask, the stylized head with horns, pierced ears, incised geometric design on brow and nose, and wearing an amulet around the neck, (encrusted patina), ht. 17 in. Provenance: Collected from a Kuba royal family and used for ritual purposes in Mushenge, the Kuba capital; Joseph Aurelian Cornet, bequeathed to Mikoom Yemaam. $400-600 75. African Carved Wood Marionette, Ogoni, the standing male figure with articulated arms, neck (?), and lower jaw, black and white pigments, (wood loss), includes stand, ht. 23 1/2 in. $400-600 76. African Carved Wood Puppet, Bamana, stylized female bust, the narrow head with wing-like coiffure and decorated with metal tacks, dark patina, ht. 24 in. $400-600

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77. Bamana Carved Wood Antelope Headdress, the stylized form with central incised crest, long narrow horns, toothy openwork mouth, and incised geometric detail, lg. 29 1/2 in. Provenance: Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, 1937-55. $6,000-8,000 78. Mende Bundu Carved Wood Helmet Mask, with stylized rolls at neck, pierced eyes and mouth, and carved coiffure, ht. 15 in. $400-600

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79. African Carved Wood Helmet Mask, Nigeria (?), with concave face, pierced mouth, and incised scarification patterns, the face painted with kaolin, ht. 12 in. $800-1,200 80. African Carved Wood Helmet Mask, Mende Bundu, with fat rolls at neck, compressed face, and elaborate ridged coiffure, fiber attachments at the bottom, dark patina, ht. 15 in. $600-800

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81. African Carved Wood Helmet Mask, Yoruba Epa, the stylized head surmounted with a stylized animal, red pigment, traces of kaolin in details, ht. 26 in. $600-800

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82. Yoruba Carved and Painted Wood Gelede Mask, Nigeria, the hollow oval form with pierced round eyes and elaborate headdress, black, blue, red, and white pigments, patina of use, ht. 12 1/2 in. $800-1,200

83. African Carved Wood Mask, Dogon, a highly stylized animal head with rectangular pierced eyes and long upright horns, custom stand, ht. 38 in. $600-800

84. African Carved Wood Mask, Yoruba Gelede, helmet form, with protruding face and wearing an elaborate headdress with a sash that has four sheathed knives, ht. 12 1/2, dia. 17 in. $400-600

85. Dan Carved Wood Mask, with inlaid eyes, pierced open mouth, the red-painted encrusted nose with animal hair whiskers, ht. 7 in. $500-700

86. African Carved Wood Mask, Dan, the hollow oval form with pierced round eyes, pierced mouth, and pierced perimeter for attachments, dark brown surface, custom stand, ht. 9 1/2 in. $800-1,200 85

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87. Two African Carved Wood Masks, Dan, both with round pierced eyes and blackened surfaces, one with cloth attachment and metal teeth, ht. to 9 in. $300-400

88. Dan Carved Wood Kran Mask, highly abstract form with upturned tongue, horns curving in at the pierced eyes, large triangular nose, and pierced at the edge for attachments, dark patina, ht. 12 1/2 in. $1,200-1,600

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89. Dan Carved Wood Mask, the hollow form with pierced eyes and mouth, long narrow nose, and animal hide moustache, ht. 11 in. $400-600 90. Abua Carved and Painted Wood Goat Mask, southern Nigeria, the stylized form with pierced eyes and black, red, and white pigments, ht. 13 1/2 in. $250-350 91. Kuba Carved Wood Mask, with horn-framed perforated eyes, scarified forehead, perforated along the top for attachments, ht. 11 in. $500-700 92. Igbo Carved Wood Mask, an Agiriga mask with prong-like hairdo, pierced almond-shaped eyes, grimacing mouth, and relief-carved scarification marks, (wood loss), ht. 16 in. $800-1,200

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93. Pende Carved Wood Mask with Fiber Headdress, with downturned pierced eyes, scarification marks, and fiber beard, ht. 13 1/2 in. $500-700 94. African Carved Wood Mask, Kuba, of soft wood, the stylized face with perforated eyes, (traces of pigment), ht. 11 in. $300-400

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95. African Carved Wood Forehead Mask, Mama, the stylized animal head form with open protruding mouth, curved backswept horns, and red pigment overall, custom stand, lg. 19 3/4 in. $1,500-2,000

96. African Carved Wood Antelope Mask, Ogoni, with pierced elliptical eyes, red and white pigments, dark patina, custom stand, lg. 17 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Eric Robertson.

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97. Guro Carved Wood Mask, with abstract human and antelope features, incised detail, black, red, and white pigments, ht. 25 3/4 in. $500-700

98. Cameroons Carved Wood Bush Cow Mask, the stylized form with open toothy grin, large horns, and lozenge-shaped eyes, lg. 36 in. $800-1,200

99. Ibo Carved Wood Maiden Mask, “Agbogho Mmuo� with pierced eyes and elaborate constructed coiffure with spoke and knob pattern, with black, white, and blue pigments. $3,000-4,000

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100. African Carved Wood Mask, Ibibio, the stylized hollow form with pierced eyes and mouth, commercial paint detail, and hairline of nailedin disc beads, ht. 9 3/4 in. $300-400 101. African Carved Wood Mask, Ibibio, Mfon Ekpo, with pierced eyes, single crest coiffure, and pierced at the perimeter for attachment, dark brown patina overall, custom stand, ht. 8 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Eric Robertson. $800-1,200 102. Lwalwa Carved Wood Mask, Democratic Republic of Congo, the highly abstracted form with protruding mouth, large nose, pierced slit eyes, red-brown pigment overall, kaolin detail, ht. 16 1/4 in. $2,500-3,500 103. No lot. 104. Baule Carved Wood Mask, with stylized heart-shaped face, pierced eyes and mouth, incised ridged coiffure and beard, and scarification patterns, ht. 12 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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105. African Carved Wood Mask, Ibibio (anang), the female mask with pierced slit eyes, the articulated low jaw opens to expose narrow slatlike teeth, dark patina, custom stand, ht. 7 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Le Marie Gallerie, Amsterdam. $600-800 106. African Carved Wood Mask, Bete, Ivory Coast, the highly stylized mask with pierced round eyes, prominent nose and mouth, and various protruding horns, pierced at the perimeter for attachments, dark patina, custom stand, ht. 15 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Gallerie Vanuxem, Paris. $6,000-8,000 107. Songe Carved Wood Kifwebe Mask, the highly stylized form with protruding square mouth, slit eyes, and perforated at the edge for attachments, traces of black, white, and brown pigments, ht. 13 in. $800-1,200 108. Songye/Luba Carved Wood Kifwebe Mask, the stylized hollow rectangular form with pierced eyes and nose, decorated with incised linear designs, black and white pigments, remnant fiber head covering, custom stand, ht. 14 1/2 in. Provenance: Collection of Joseph Aurelian Cornet, bequeathed to Mikoom Yemaam. $4,000-6,000


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112. Polynesian Carved Wood Stand, Maori, c. 1900, carved in three pieces with typical Maori designs and remnant haliotis shell inlay, ht. 31 3/4 in. $200-250 113. Austral Island Carved Wood Paddle, c. 19th century, with full chipcarved decoration, the handle terminating in a row of stylized human heads, dark patina, custom stand, lg. 34, blade wd. 7 1/2 in. Provenance: Fred Boschan Collection. $4,000-6,000 114. Austral Island Carved Wood Ceremonial Paddle, 19th century, decorated overall with a chip-carved geometric pattern, the grip carved with a frieze of stylized tiki heads (some heads missing, repairs to blade), dark patina, lg. 39 in. $800-1,200 115. Austral Island Carved Wood Scepter, 19th century, probably made from a paddle, carved overall with geometric designs, the end with frieze of stylized tiki heads, dark patina, lg. 18 in. $250-350 116. Maori Carved Wood Treasure Box, 19th century, the hollow rectangular form with undecorated top, the bottom with four twoheaded tiki figures separated by fine scrollwork, lg. 16, wd. 3 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000

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117. Maori Carved Wood Treasure Box, Waka Huia, 19th century, the oval form carved overall with geometric patterns, the female figures at both ends with projecting heads as handles, dark patina, (missing lid), lg. 18 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortress Collection. $2,000-2,500 118. Maori Carved Wood Chief’s Staff, Taiaha, 19th century, the long shaft with janus head finial, the stylized protruding tongue with finely carved scroll design, dark patina, custom stand, lg. 63 in. Provenance: James Hooper collection, #238; Hooper catalog, p. 415; Fred Boschan Collection. $4,000-6,000

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119. Maori Carved Wood Quarter Staff, Taiaha, New Zealand, 19th century, the paddle-like shaft terminating in a stylized janus head with scroll designs, lg. 54 1/2 in. $800-1,200 120. Maori Carved Wood Billhook Hand Club, Wahaika, 19th century, the curved blade with deeply carved linear design and with a tiki figure on the inside, the handle end in the form of a stylized mask, two remaining haliotis shell inlays on one side of blade, pierced for suspension, dark patina, ht. 14 3/4, wd. 5 in. $3,000-4,000


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122. Marquesas Islands Carved Wood Stilt Step, Tapauva’e, 19th century, the incised decorated footrest supported by a stylized human figure with hands to the abdomen, the head with large stylized eyes, brown patina, custom stand, ht. 13 in.

Provenance: Fred Boschan Collection. $6,000-8,000

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124. Fiji Island Carved Wood Club, Gata, 19th century, the curved inner side of striking surface with deep wavy grain, dark patina, lg. 40 1/2 in. $600-800

125. Polynesian Carved Wood Oil Dish, Fiji, 19th century, the oval pedestal form carved from fine grained hardwood, (loss), lg. 14 in. $250-350


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127. Polynesian Carved Wood Throwing Club, Fiji, c. mid-19th century, with lobed head, chip-carved handle, and honey-colored patina, custom stand, lg. 17 in.

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130. Baining Bark Cloth Mask with Bamboo Frame, New Britain, a stylized chicken with painted detail, with stand, ht. 20 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex-collection A. Winston. $250-350 131. New Guinea Carved Wood Head on Short Pointed Staff, Sepik River, with seed inlaid eyes, fiber headband and ear ornaments, ht. 12 1/2 in. $600-800 132. New Guinea Polychrome Carved Wood Mask, Maprik area, with long arrow-shaped nose and painted with red, black, and yellow pigments, custom stand, ht. 12 in. $400-600

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137. New Guinea Carved Wood Figure, Ramu, the stylized standing male form with geometric detail, ht. 12 1/4 in. $800-1,200

Provenance: Ex-collection Tony Milton. $300-400 134. New Guinea Polychrome Carved Wood Mask, Maprik, the surface with red, yellow, black, and white pigments, custom stand, ht. 12 in.

138. Two New Guinea Carved Wood Fetish Figures, both stylized, with long beaks, one with red pigment, the other from the Murik Lakes district, probably cut down from a baton, ht. to 9 in. $200-250

Provenance: Ex-collection Jo De Buck. $700-900 135. Melanesian Carved Wood Spatula, Trobriand Islands, of dark hardwood, the finial in the form of a standing human figure above a chip-carved panel, traces of white pigment, dark patina, ht. 15 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000 136. New Guinea Carved Wood Figurative Hook, lower Sepik area, the stylized form with hands to his bird-like beak, ht. 22 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Alfonso Vallejo. $300-400

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139. New Guinea Painted Carved Wood Spirit Board, Papua Gulf, the lozenge form with stylized design carved in relief, with white, red, and black pigments, ht. 52 in. $800-1,000

140. New Guinea Carved and Painted Wood Shield, c. 20th century, the hollowed form carved on the front with stylized abstract designs, remnant red, white, and black pigments, fiber handle, (repaired split down the length), ht. 61 in. $500-700


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141. Micronesian Carved Wood Coconut Grating Stool, c. mid-20th century, Nukuoro Atoll, Caroline Islands, the zoomorphic form with a shell blade held by fiber cord, lg. 24, ht. 14 in. $250-350 142. Two Carved Wood Ethnographic Items, a carved wood sago ladle from Tami Island, New Guinea, and an Australian Aboriginal spear thrower with old tag “Birmingham Museum,” lg. to 24 in. $250-350 143. Two New Guinea Carved Wood Sculpture Mallets, Sepik River, both with a boar’s head carved at one end and patina of use, lg. to 16 in. $250-350 144. New Guinea Carved Wood Baton, with pointed shaft and stylized human and animal-headed finial, lg. 24 1/2 in. $200-250

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145. Papua New Guinea Stone-headed Wood Club, c. early 20th century, wicker braided wrap, the doughnut-shaped head with traces of pigment, dark patina, lg. 22 in.

147. New Guinea Carved Shell Ornament, Kapkap, c. first half 20th century, white shell overlaid with another shell with elaborate geometric cutout design, dia. 4 in. $250-300

Provenance: Ex-collection Methodist Mission Society. $200-250 146. Two New Guinea Items, an orchid fiber headband with dog teeth and nasa shell decoration, traces of red pigment, custom stand, and a fiber and bamboo armband from Mendi, in the highlands southwest of Mt. Hagen, ht. to 11 in. $500-700

148. New Guinea Carved Wood Hand Drum, Urama, Gulf province, one end carved with a stylized open mouth and abstract faces, traces of pigment, wicker ring, lg. 26 in. Provenance: Collected by Lissauer in 1989, Ex-collection Norman Hurst. $300-400

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149. New Guinea Carved Wood Side-blown Trumpet, Sepik River, with animal head finial and incised decoration, pierced and with fiber cord attachment, dark patina, custom stand, lg. 18 in. $800-1,200

153. Two New Guinea Items, an incised decorated cassowary bone, and a wood comb with geometric decoration, traces of red and white pigment, both with stands, ht. to 12 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Jo de Buck. $300-400

150. Two New Guinea Carved Wood Drums, a “kundu” hourglass form with original lizard skin head, and a Trobrian Islands finger drum, “Katunenia,” with incised decoration, lg. to 19 in. $200-250 151. Two New Guinea Carved Wood Drumsticks, Sepik River area, one with a stylized parrot head finial, the other with an avian head, lg. to 24 in. $300-400 152. Engraved Melanesian Coconut Pig Charm, Papua New Guinea, with kaolin detail, in original mesh bag, lg. 4 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex-collection John Friede. $250-350

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154. Two New Guinea Items, a carved wood lime mortar from the Murik Lake region, and a polychrome woven yarn mask from Maprik, ht. to 16 1/2 in. $300-400 155. New Guinea Bone Lime Spatula, the bird head form with wood beak, fiber and nasa shell drops, custom stand, ht. 13 in. $250-350 156. Dayak Carved and Painted Wood Shield, c. early 20th century, a wood plank reinforced with rattan strips painted on both sides, with stylized spirit face and other symbolic decoration, with carved handle on the back and hair attachments on the front, (cracks), ht. 49 x wd. 16 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000


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159. Three Indonesian Carved Buffalo Rib Shaman’s Oracles, Batak, all with incised and carved symbolic imagery, including snakes, lizards, turtles, and scorpions, lg. to 18 3/4 in. $250-350 160. Australian Aborigine Carved Wood Boomerang, swan neck style with punctuate traditional designs on both sides, custom stand, ht. 28 in. Provenance: Fred Boschan Collection. $800-1,200

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161. Ainu Robe, 20th century, with abstract appliqué and embroidery techniques done with hand-woven yarn, dyed fabric, plain weave cloth, purple dyed fine weave cloth, small patches of natural silk, and embroidered detail done with black yarn, hand-stitched, overall branched ainushi pattern, includes condition and treatment report, lg. 51 in.

164. Amazon Painted Bark Cloth Mask, Maku, with abstract face and geometric designs, raffia fringe, ht. without fringe 25 1/2 in.

Provenance: Collected by Alan Amend on Hokkaido, 1954. $2,500-3,500

165. Four Amazon Painted Bark Cloths, Maku, all painted on one side with geometric and symbolic imagery, largest lg. 88, wd. 27 in.

162. Four Mapuche German Silver Ornaments, c. early 20th century, two large linked forms with engraved detail, a pair of ear ornaments, and a manta pin, lg. to 12 1/2 in. $200-250

Note: Collected in the early 1970s. $300-500

163. Painting by Charles W. Furlong (American, 1874-1967), oil on canvas depicting Yahgan Indians in a dugout, 24 x 15 1/2 in., framed. Note: Furlong was an explorer, writer, artist, and photographer from Massachusetts who studied the now extinct Yahgan on a major expedition to Tierra Del Fuego, California, 1900; the lot includes a Harper’s Monthly magazine from 1909 with an article by Furlong on the expedition. $800-1,200

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166. Pair of Comanche Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. early 20th century, the hard-sole forms partially beaded and with one row of copper cones down the vamp, traces of red and green pigment, lg. 11 in. $400-600 167. Central Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins, Lakota, c. 1870s, beaded on buffalo hide, the hard-sole forms with multicolored geometric beaded designs, light blue “buffalo track” roll-beaded tongues, and remnant tin cone danglers, lg. 11 in. $1,000-1,500

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167A. Southern Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins, Comanche, c. first quarter 20th century, with red and green pigment, long twisted heel fringe and partially beaded in peyote stitch using small beads, a row of tine cones down one side of vamp, lg. excluding fringe 11 in. $1,000-1,500 168. Central Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins, Cheyenne, c. last quarter 19th century, the hard-sole forms with multicolored geometric designs on a white ground, lg. 9 1/2 in. $400-600 169. Central Plains Beaded Hide Man’s Moccasins, Lakota, c. last quarter 19th century, the hard-sole forms with cloth cuffs, with multicolored glass and metallic beaded geometric designs on a blue ground, (minor bead loss), lg. 10 1/4 in. $1,200-1,600

171. Lakota Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. 1900, with hard soles, the uppers beaded in geometric designs using multicolored seed beads, (bead loss, damage), lg. 10 in. Provenance: Collected by Mrs. Luke C. Walker. $500-700 172. Three Pairs of Plains Infant’s Moccasins, late 19th century, Cheyenne/Arapaho, all with hard soles and multicolored geometric designs, one pair with red and yellow pigment, lg. to 4 3/4 in. $500-700 173. Lakota Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, with hard soles, muslin cuffs, and beaded with multicolored geometric designs, (bead loss), lg. 9 1/4 in. Provenance: Collected by Mrs. Luke C. Walker. $800-1,200

170. Central Plains Beaded and Quilled Hide Moccasins, Lakota, c. 1870s, buffalo hide soles painted on the interior, with bifurcated beaded tongues and border, line quilled vamps and quilled horse tracks on the cuffs, (quill loss), lg. 10 in. $800-1,200

174. Central Plains Beaded High-top Woman’s Moccasins, Arapaho, c. last quarter 19th century, the hard-sole forms bead with multicolored geometric designs, ht. 13 1/2, foot lg. 9 3/4 in. $2,500-3,500

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177. Central Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. early 20th century, Lakota, the hard sole forms with multicolored geometric designs, lg. 9 in. $400-600

178. Two Pairs of Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. late 19th century, Arapaho child’s moccasins with cross design, and a pair of partially beaded soft-soled baby moccasins, lg. to 6 in. $300-400


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183. Central Plains Fully Beaded Youth’s Hide Moccasins, Lakota, c. last quarter 19th century, with medium green stripes alternating with twocolor crosses on white stripes, (bead loss, hide damage), lg. 8 in. $1,500-2,000

180. Plains Beaded Hide Youth’s Moccasins, Crow, c. last quarter 19th century, with commercial leather soles and beaded with classic Crow designs, lg. 6 1/4 in. $600-800

184. Lakota Fully Beaded Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, beaded top and bottom with multicolored geometric designs, (minor bead loss), lg. 10 in. $2,000-2,500

181. Central Plains Beaded Hide Youth’s Moccasins, Cheyenne, c. last quarter 19th century, hard soles, beaded with geometric designs on a medium blue ground, (hide loss), lg. 7 3/4 in. $300-400

185. Lakota Fully Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. late 19th century, the uppers and bottoms beaded with multicolored geometric designs, lg. 7 3/4 in. $800-1,200

182. Central Plains Beaded Hide Child’s Moccasins, Lakota, c. late 19th century, with rawhide soles and beaded on the top with multicolored geometric designs, lg. 5 in. $250-350

186. 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

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190. Central Plains Beaded Hide Possible Bag, Lakota, c. last quarter 19th century, beaded on the front, sides, and flap with multicolored geometric designs, remnant horsehair and tin cone danglers, (some stiffness to hide), lg. 21, wd. 13 in. $2,000-2,500

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194. Yancton Beaded Cloth and Hide Pipebag, c. third quarter 19th century, the red trade cloth top beaded with curvilinear designs done in black, yellow, and white seed beads on one side, and black, yellow, white, translucent green, and red on the reverse, with polychrome quilled rawhide slats and hide fringe with a row of tin cone janglers from the bottom, (some cloth loss), lg. 41 in. Literature: Eye of the Angel, Selections from the Derby Collection, 1990, plate 119, p. 76. $10,000-15,000

195. Lakota Pictorial Beaded and Quilled Hide Pouch, c. late 19th century, the front with the stylized head of a buffalo on fine red lines, with beaded border lane, the reverse with multicolored geometric devices, quill-wrapped rawhide handle and slats at the bottom, trimmed with tin cones and red dyed chicken feathers, (minor quill loss), lg. overall 16 1/2 in. $3,000-4,000


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210. Southern Plains Beaded Commercial Leather Whetstone Case, Kiowa, c. 1870s, with wine red background, tin cone danglers, and brass shoe button terminals on the twisted fringe, lg. 4 1/2 in. $800-1,200 211. Central Plains Beaded Hide Umbilical Fetish, c. last quarter 19th century, in the shape of a lizard, beaded with multicolored geometric designs, remnant tin cone danglers, lg. 7 1/2 in. $500-700 212. Central Plains Beaded Hide Umbilical Fetish, Lakota, c. late 19th century, in the form of a turtle, with remnant tin cone and feather danglers, ht. 4 1/4 in. $300-400 213. Three Plains Beaded Pouches, c. late 19th century, a Cree cloth pouch with floral beadwork, a small Cheyenne pipebag form, and a small hide form with star and flag design on a pink ground, pipebag lg. 11 in. $600-800 214. Two Beaded Hide Items, an Apache watch fob and a miniature beaded vest, c. early 20th century, vest 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. $400-600 215. Plains Indian Beaded Hide Doll, c. early 20th century, the male form with partially beaded shirt, leggings, and moccasins, remnant breast plate, ht. 12 in. Note: Collected by Dr. Harriet Bixby in the 1920s-30s. $800-1,200

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216. Central Plains Beaded Hide Doll, c. first quarter 20th century, the male form with partially beaded shirt, leggings, and moccasins, hairpipe neck ornament, old tag “Gildersleeve and Son, Wounded Knee S.D.,� ht. 12 in. $600-800 217. Four Western Beaded Items, a Plains umbilical fetish, two Plains miniature cradles, and an Apache miniature cradle, lg. of fetish 6 in. $400-600 218. Rare Omaha Carved and Painted Wood Cradle, c. 1900, with brass tack outlined five-point star enclosing a crescent moon, blue, yellow, and white pigments, the beaded cloth and wool tassels probably added during the mid-20th century, ht. 33 1/4, wd. 9 3/4 in. Provenance: Property of a Western Museum. $4,000-6,000


219. Plains Model Cradle, Crow, c. late 19th century, the wood form with muslin cover and decorated with classic Crow beadwork on hide, fringed at the top and bottom, includes a cloth doll, ht. 19 in. $6,000-8,000

220. Ute Beaded Hide Model Cradle, c. third quarter 19th century, hidecovered wood frame, the upper part with multicolored abstract design, with red trade cloth hood over a pouch containing a cloth-covered doll with beaded eyes and necklace, finger-woven beaded strip and ponybeaded fringe from sides, tack-decorated commercial leather strap at back, ht. 20 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Mary Dahl. $4,000-6,000

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221. Plateau Beaded Hide Model Cradle, Shoshone (?), c. last quarter 19th century, hide-covered wood frame with geometric beaded decoration, encloses a muslin doll, ht. 10 in. $800-1,200

222. Columbia River beaded Cloth and Hide Model Cradle, c. 1900, with floral design and cloth doll with beaded facial features, ht. 10 in. $250-350

223. Plains Beaded Buffalo Hide Blanket Strip Fragments, c. third quarter 19th century, three blue and white roundels with red center, lg. 16 3/4 in. $300-400

224. Plains Dentalia Shell Breastplate, c. last quarter 19th century, strung on tacked rawhide slats, (heavy loss), 9 x 8 in. Provenance: Collected by Mrs. Luke C. Walker. $250-350

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225. Pair of Cloth-lined Beaded Hide Gauntlets, c. late 19th century, partially beaded with multicolored abstract floral designs, (minor damage), lg. 13 in. $400-600

226. Central Plains Quilled Hide Strap, c. last quarter 19th century, multicolored quill-wrapped rawhide slats with tin cone danglers, lg. 41, wd. 2 in. $200-250

227. Prairie Peyote Bandolier, Osage, c. 1920s, multiple strands of large glass and nickel-plated brass beads, the peyote stitched beaded pendant with horse hair tuft and German silver button, lg. 35 in. $250-350

228. Central Plains Grass Dance Bandolier, Lakota, c. last quarter 19th century, commercial leather with dew claw danglers, old tag “Sioux medicine Man’s necklace of deer dew claws,” lg. 18 in. $500-700


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229. Plateau Pictorial Beaded Cloth and Hide Bag, c. 1900, the rectangular form beaded on the front with a multicolored horse and foliate design on a “crystal� ground, (the strap and backing appear to be recent), 12 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. $600-800

230. Plateau Pictograph Beaded Hide Vest, c. first quarter 20th century, fringed at the arm holes and bottom and beaded in a multicolored foliate design that includes three five-point stars, a buffalo, a duck, a saddled horse, a horse wearing a saddle blanket, and a steer head, all on a light blue ground, ht. 20 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

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231. Eastern Plains Quilled Hide Vest, c. 1900, the youth’s vest partially quilled with flags, crosses, birds, and foliate devices, (quill and hide loss), lg. 18 1/2 in. $800-1,000 232. Plateau Beaded and Tacked Commercial Leather Panel Belt, c. late 19th century, with multicolored geometric designs and drops with tack decoration, (many tacks lost), wd. 2 1/2 in. $400-600

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233. Plains German Silver Concha Belt, the belt and drop of commercial leather with German silver and two Navajo conchas, belt lg. 31 in. $800-1,200 234. Central Plains Otter Fur Breastplate, Lakota, c. late 19th century, decorated down the back with circular advertising mirrors and silk ribbons, with cloth lining, the rawhide slat panels with multicolored geometric quillwork, edged with tin cones and red dyed feather tufts, lg. 48, wd. 15 in. $2,500-3,500

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235. Eastern Plains Quilled Hide and Cloth Baby Bonnet, Santee, c. last quarter 19th century, with cloth trim and lining, partially quilled with multicolored floral designs, (quill loss), 6 x 5 in. Provenance: Forrest Fenn Collection. $1,500-2,000 236. Central Plains Beaded Hide Cap, Lakota (?), c. last quarter 19th century, modeled from a European smoking cap and beaded with a single lizard (?) and geometric and floral designs, cloth lining, dia. 7 in. $500-700

237. Lakota Beaded Hide Dress Yoke, c. last quarter 19th century, fringed at the edge and beaded with classic Lakota multicolored geometric and cross designs on a blue ground, (bead loss), excluding fringe 62 x 30 in. See beading detail on back cover Provenance: Collected by Mrs. Luke C. Walker. $8,000-12,000

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238. Central Plains Carved Wood and Stone Pipe, c. late 19th century, a catlinite T-bowl with faceted shank, the ash stem with relief-carved turtle and animal heads, with multicolored quill wrappings and silk ribbon decoration, overall lg. 30 in. $3,000-5,000

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239. Plains Catlinite and Wood Pipe, Lakota, c. late 19th century, the diminutive form with catlinite stem and T-bowl, lg. 8 in. Provenance: Collected by Mrs. Luke C. Walker. $250-350


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243. Central Plains Beaded Knife Sheath, Lakota, c. late 19th century, commercial leather beaded with multicolored geometric designs on a yellow ground, tin cone danglers, (bead loss), lg. 8 1/4 in. $500-700

241. Western Incised Powder Horn, c. 19th century, decorated with a variety of images including animals, humans, and weapons, signed “W.S. Lockhard (?) 1860,� the wood plug with brass tack decoration, lg. 11 1/2 in. $500-700

244. Northern Plains Commercial Leather Knife Sheath, c. third quarter 19th century, made from an old saddle with incised foliate designs, with two rows of brass tacks down the side, and an early trade knife, includes custom stand, lg. 12 in. $1,500-2,000

242. Western Commercial Leather Hunting Pouch and Two Powder Horns, 19th century, one horn with carved antler powder measure, horn lg. to 9 in. $250-350

245. Plains Elk Antler Quirt, c. last quarter 19th century, with commercial leather lashes, with incised images of a horse, owl, fox, and bear (?), includes stand, lg. of handle 13 in. Literature: Pleasing the Spirits, Douglas Ewing, p. 160. $1,000-1,500

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246. Central Plains Stone-headed “Skull Cracker” Club, c. last quarter 19th century, with rawhide and wood handle decorated with remnant braided horsehair and bead wrapping, lg. 28 1/2 in. $300-400 247. Central Plains Stone-headed Pounder, c. last quarter 19th century, with rawhide-wrapped wood handle and decorated with bead and quill work, with tin cone and dew claw danglers, (quill loss), lg. 16 in. $300-400 248. Western Pipe Tomahawk, 19th century, the ash haft with pewter inlay and a row of metal tacks, lg. 22 in. $300-500

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249. Plains Carved Wood Bow, c. second half 19th century, ash with a slight curve, patina of use, lg. 42 1/2 in. $600-800 250. Great Lakes Beaded Charm Pouch, c. late 19th century, the loombeaded strap and pouch with multicolored geometric designs, with hide- and cloth-wrapped charm, (minor bead loss), pouch 1 3/4 x 2 in. $250-350 251. Eastern Plains Otter Skin Pouch, c. 19th century, with remnant green and red pigment, decorated with pony beads, brass hawk bells, shoe buttons, and ribbon, the eyes covered with brass “Ute” buttons, lg. 25 in. $800-1,200


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252. Great Lakes Beaded Cloth Bandolier Bag, c. 1900 with multicolored floral designs on a light background, yarn tassels from the bottom, (strap not attached to bag, damage, bead loss), lg. 34 in. $800-1,200 253. Great Lakes Beaded Cloth Bandolier Bag, Ojibway, c. late 19th century, the pouch done in overlay stitch with multicolored floral devices on a “crystal” ground, the loom-beaded strap with geometric and foliate devices, (bead loss), lg. 34, wd. 11 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500

Lots 254-322 - From the Dr. Frank T. Siebert Collection 254. Delaware Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. 1930s, made by Minnie Fouts, with abstract beaded foliate design on the vamps, the cuffs with silk ribbon appliqué, lg. 9 in. Literature: Illustrated on the cover of American Indian Art magazine, Summer 2004. Note: Collected in 1935 at Dewey Oklahoma while working with the Unami Delaware. $800-1,200

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255. Delaware Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. 1930s, made by Minnie Fouts, soft soles, with floral beaded design on the vamp, and silk appliqué cuffs, lg. 9 in. $400-600

258. Ojibwa Silk Embroidered Hide Moccasins, c. late 19th century, soft soles, partially embroidered with multicolored floral designs, lg. 10 in. $300-500

256. Delaware Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. 1930s, made by Minnie Fouts, the vamps with beaded abstract foliate design, the cuffs with silk appliqué and white edge beading, lg. 9 in. $400-600

259. Delaware Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, with multicolored geometric beaded design on the vamps, the cuffs with remnant silk appliqué, lg. 8 1/2 in. $600-800

257. Delaware Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, the vamps beaded in a multicolored geometric design, the cuffs covered with silk and cloth with beaded detail, lg. 10 in. $800-1,200

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260. Delaware Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. 1930s, made by Minnie Fouts, with multicolored abstract foliate design on the vamp, the cuffs with silk appliqué and edged with white seed beads, lg. 11 in. $400-600


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261. Two Pairs of Mesquaki Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. mid-20th century, lg. to 9 1/4 in. Provenance: Collected by Dr. Siebert in 1962 at Tama, Iowa. $200-250 262. Delaware Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. 1930s, by Minnie Fouts, with abstract foliate beadwork on the vamps, and silk appliquĂŠ cuffs, lg. 10 in. $250-350

263. Two Great Lakes Beaded Cloth Bandolier Straps, c. last quarter 19th century, both loom-beaded with abstract floral and geometric designs, one on white ground, the other light blue, lg. to 47 1/2 in. $300-400 264. Central Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins, Lakota, c. last quarter 19th century, the hard-soled forms with single lane beaded border, the vamps with multicolored quilled lines, some paint applied to missing quilled areas, (damage), lg. 10 in. $500-700

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265. Cree Beaded Hide Child’s Moccasins, c. late 19th century, softsoled, with puckered vamps decorated with a geometric cross design on a white ground, lg. 6 in. $400-600

266. Central Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins, Lakota, c. late 19th century, with hard soles, bifurcated beaded tongues, the tops fully beaded with multicolored geometric designs, (bead loss), lg. 10 in. $1,000-1,500

267. Lakota Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, with buffalo rawhide soles, the uppers beaded with multicolored geometric designs, (damage), lg. 11 in. $300-400

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268. Three Pairs of Moccasins, c. 20th century, two miniature pairs of Plains beaded moccasins of commercial leather, and a pair of woman’s high-top moccasins from the James Bay Cree, with floral beaded vamps, moose hide with sealskin uppers, miniatures lg. 2 1/2, Cree ht. 13 1/2 in. $250-350 269. Lakota Pictorial Beaded and Quilled Hide Pipebag, c. last quarter 19th century, the beaded panels with geometric and cross devices on a white ground, one side with three beaded pipes, the reverse with two “wound” designs, with multicolored quill-wrapped rawhide slats and fringe from the bottom, lg. with fringe 33 in. $4,000-6,000 270. Central Plains Beaded and Quilled Hide Pipebag, Lakota, c. late 19th century, the beaded panel with geometric designs on a white ground, multicolor quilled rawhide slats and fringe from the bottom, (hide damage, old repair), lg. with fringe 32 in. $1,000-1,500


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271. Lakota Quilled Hide Pipebag, c. late 19th century, the panels and rawhide slats with quilled multicolored geometric designs, fringe from the bottom, with painted areas where the quillwork is missing, lg. with fringe 42 in. $800-1,200 272. Plains Beaded Hide Pipebag, Lakota, c. last quarter 19th century, the beaded panel with multicolored geometric designs on a blue ground, fringe from the bottom, (some stiffness to top), lg. with fringe 23 in. $1,000-1,500 273. Three 20th Century Pipes, two Plains-style with wood stems and red pipestone bowls, one Northeast-style with black stone bowl and quillwrapped stem, lg. to 25 in. $250-350 274. Plains Quilled Hide Shirt, c. last quarter 19th century, with a traditional open side cut, the strips and one remaining triangular bib decorated with geometric designs done in red, white, blue, and purple quillwork, with long hide fringe from the sleeves, bib, and strips, the red horsehair attachments on one side appear to be a later addition, (quill loss), lg. 32 in. $15,000-20,000 275. Northeast Carved Wood Ball-headed Club, Haudenosaunee (?), (Iroquois), c. second half 19th century, the maple form with rounded hand grip, the ball head carved in the form of a human head supported by a hand, with incised hair, pierced at butt end for suspension, lg. 17 in. $10,000-15,000


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276. Historic “Bonaventure Hatchet,” Penobscot, the spiked cast iron head dates to the late 17th century, the wood handle with pyro-engraved track (?) marks and hide bindings to the 19th century, handle lg. 17, blade lg. 6 3/4 in. Note: “The present Penobscot example was bequeathed to me by Penobscot Lewis Lolar at the time of his death on March 17, 1935. Lolar was a direct descendant of the famous Penoscot war-chief Loron (alias Saaguarum) during the intercolonial wars, and the hatchet had been handed down in the family. It is made of cast iron, and is considerably patinated and corroded by time. The hatchet head measures 6-3/4 x 2-7/16 x 7/16 inches and is illustrated in the accompanying photograph. The haft or handle is, of course, modern, having been replaced in the nineteenth century. This weapon is light enough to be thrown efficiently, and strong and sharp enough to render a severe cutting blow. The spike served another purpose. If wielded forcefully in hand-to-hand combat, the spike could be thrust between the ribs of an opponent, readily puncture the pleura, and cause a lung collapse or pneumothorax. This would produce a form of shock in the victim and render him hors de combat. This hatchet of French manufacture was designed by the Simon-Pierre Denys de Bonaventure (1659-1711), a French naval officer. He had them cast in Paris in 1695 and had about 250 of them made. Bonaventure brought them to Acadia in the Envieux in the spring of 1696, and about 40 of 50 hatchets were distributed to the Maliseets on the Saint John River by Governor Robinau de Villebon, and 200 were given to the Penobscots in May 1696 by Bonaventure at Pentagoet (modern Castine, Maine). These distributions were in preparation for the assault by the French and Indian forces on the English stronghold, Fort William Henry, at present Pemaquid...This hatchet is a genuine relic of the seventeenth century warfare in northeastern North America and perhaps the only one for which a detailed history can be sketched.” A complete history of this hatchet by Dr. Siebert will be included with the lot.

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277. Rare Wampum Shell Necklace, Penobscot, c. first half 19th century or earlier, white and purple shell beads strung on hemp in seven pairs of white diagonal lines, seven white crosses, and white edging on a purple background, lg. 26 1/2 in. Provenance: Acquired by Dr. Siebert in 1940; From the Estate of Francis Stanislaus, Sylvia Stanislaus shown wearing the necklace in a photograph taken in 1875, also pictured in a photograph of Mary Balase taken in 1865 at the age of 95. Literature: Illustrated in American Indian Art magazine, Summer 2004, p. 66. Exhibitions: Uncommon Threads, Wabanaki Textile, Clothing, and Costume, Maine State Museum, May 2009–May 2010.

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278. Three Strands of Purple and White Wampum Beads, 18th-19th century, strung on commercial thread, lg. to 32 in. $300-400

279. Northeast Silver Hat Band or Crown, Penobscot, c. first quarter 19th century, decorated with an elaborate cutout and rocker engraved geometric and foliate designs, lg. 22, ht. 4 1/2 in. Literature: Uncommon Threads, Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costume, Bruce J. Bourque and Laureen A. LaBar, University of Washington Press, 2009. Exhibitions: Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine; Uncommon Threads, Maine State Museum, Augusta, May 2009–May 2010. $10,000-15,000

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280. Penobscot German Silver Brooch, c. mid-19th century, with pierced hearts and rocker engraved geometric decoration, with “Peter SW� and a five-point star etched on the back, dia. 6 5/8 in.

281. Penobscot German Silver Brooch, c. mid-19th century, with elaborate pierced and rocker engraved geometric designs, dia. 7 in. Provenance: Acquired upon the death of Joseph Swasson in 1943.

Provenance: Acquired upon the death of Joseph Swasson in 1943. Literature: Illustrated in American Indian Art magazine, Summer 2004, p. 70. $8,000-12,000

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282. Penobscot German Silver Brooch, c. mid-19th century, pierced and rocker engraved with elaborate geometric designs, dia. 4 7/8 in. Provenance: Acquired upon the death of Joseph Swasson in 1943.

283. Two Northeast Beaded Cloth Straps, Penobscot, c. early 19th century, with multicolored cloth inlay and beaded with double C-scroll variations, (loss), lg. to 12 in. $1,000-1,500

Exhibitions: Objects of Our Desire, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine. $6,000-8,000

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285. Penobscot or Micmac Beaded and Silk Appliquéd Collar, c. mid19th century, red wool trade cloth decorated with multicolored silk appliqués and white glass seed beads, with geometric and C-scroll designs, edged in silk ribbon, (minor loss), lg. 21, wd. 5 1/4 in.

Literature: Illustrated in American Indian Art magazine, Summer 2004, p. 70. $1,500-2,000

Exhibitions: Uncommon Threads, Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing and Costume, Maine State Museum, May 2009-May 2010. Literature: Illustrated in American Indian Art magazine, Summer 2004, p. 69. $8,000-12,000

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286. Penobscot Man’s Red Stroud Leggings, c. mid-19th century, trimmed with blue and green silk ribbon and with ribbon and white glass seed bead zigzag designs down the leg, (minor loss), lg. 25 1/2, wd. 10 in. Literature: Illustrated in American Indian Art magazine, Summer 2004, p. 68. $8,000-12,000

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287. Penobscot Beaded Cloth Collar and Cuffs, c. mid-19th century, red stroud edged with blue and green silk, with multicolored silk appliquĂŠ in a sawtooth pattern, with elaborate double C-scroll designs done in white, yellow, and blue seed beads, (minor loss), collar 23 1/4 x 20 1/2 (each side panel wd. 5 1/2), cuffs 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.

288. Northeast Buckskin Coat and Leggings, Penobscot, c. early 20th century (?), the leggings with fringe down the sides, the long coat with fringe at the seams, collar, shoulder and edges, owned by Francis Stanislaus, included are photographs of the coat with lot 287, coat lg. 42, leggings lg. 38 in.

Provenance: Seen in a photograph of Penobscot Francis Stanislaus taken 1935-40, (original photograph included).

Provenance: One of the photographs is published in American Indian Art magazine, Summer 2004, p. 71. $1,000-1,500

Literature: Illustrated in Uncommon Threads, Bruce J. Bourque and Laureen A. LaBar, 2009, p. 84; American Indian Art magazine, Summer 2004, p. 71. Exhibitions: Uncommon Threads, Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costume, Maine State Museum, May 2009–May 2010; Abbey Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine. $20,000-30,000

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289. Historic Penobscot Peaked Cap, c. second quarter 19th century, belonging to Molly Molasses (1775-1867), red trade cloth with blue trade cloth liner, decorated with yellow, blue, and green silk appliqué, with double C-scroll designs done in 1/16 white glass seed beads, with silk ribbon drops and larger white bead edging from the peak, sold with a photograph of Molly Molasses taken by S.W. Sawyer, Bangor, Maine, 1865, ht. 15 1/2, wd. 13 in. Literature: Illustrated in American Indian Art magazine, Summer 2004, pp. 64, 65, Dr. Siebert: “I’ve traced the Molly Molasses cap I have now, which I bought from an antique dealer in Philadelphia in 1939. It came from the Indian collection of the estate of a man who was a federal government Indian agent or commissioner for Grover Cleveland during his administration, the cap was purchased by him at Old Town when on a visit, 1880-82.” Exhibitions: Four Mollys: Women of the Dawn, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine; Uncommon Threads, Wabanaki Textile, Clothing, and Costume, Maine State Museum, Augusta, Maine, May 2009–May 2010. $40,000-60,000

290. Penobscot Basswood Woven Carrying Bag, c. late 19th century, made from basswood inner bark, with diagonal plaited and braided weave, the flap and carrying strap constructed the same as tumplines, 15 1/2 x 15 in. Provenance: “Owned by Francis Stanislaus.” Literature: Illustrated in Uncommon Threads, Bruce J. Bourque and Laureen LaBar, 2009, p. 48; American Indian Art magazine, Summer 2004, p. 70. Exhibitions: Uncommon Threads, Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costume, Maine State Museum, May 2009–May 2010. $4,000-6,000 291. Six Northeast Tumplines, Penobscot, c. late 19th century, all of braided basswood inner bark, one in a multicolor pattern using synthetic dyes, sizes to 15 ft. x 5 1/2 in. $300-400

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292. Northeast Carved Wood Doll, Penobscot (?), a male form with articulated limbs, face and hands stained brown, glass bead eyes, and wearing a buckskin shirt, leggings, and claw necklace, included is a miniature headdress and miniature double curved bow, ht. 14 in.

294. Penobscot Wood and Birch Bark Rattle, c. late 19th century, the tapered form laced with rawhide and decorated with zigzag designs and red pigment, rounded wood end caps, lg. 10 1/2 in. $600-800

Provenance: Acquired from Andrew Dana. Literature: Illustrated in American Indian Art magazine, Summer 2004, p. 67. $8,000-12,000 293. Penobscot Carved Wood Cradleboard Hoop, c. second half 19th century, the bentwood form with scalloped edge and chip-carved and incised designs, lg. 25 1/2, wd. 1 3/4 in. Literature: Illustrated in American Indian Art magazine, Summer 2004, p. 68. $1,000-1,500

295. Four Penobscot Carved Wood Bark Scrapers, c. late 19th/early 20th century, all with chip-carving, one with scroll handle, one with a butterfly image, and two with metal fittings, lg. to 5 1/2 in. $800-1,200 296. Penobscot Basswood Moose Call, c. late 19th/early 20th century, a rolled cone shape with bark tie, decorated with foliate devices and images of a bear, moose, and beaver, ht. 22 in. Provenance: Once owned by Francis Stanislaus. $600-800

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297. Penobscot Birch Bark Box with Lid, c. mid-19th century, the round form with whip-stitch edge and incised with panels containing C-scrolls and foliate and various traditional Penobscot and Micmac designs, (splits), dia. 15 1/4, ht. 10 1/2 in. Literature: Illustrated in American Indian Art magazine, Summer 2004, p. 68. Note: Old tag reads: “Birch bark box for use in traveling for to keep dry meats. Was in parade Sept. 2, 1929, made by Sylvia’s mother 75 years ago. Own [sic] by Francis Stanislaus.” $4,000-6,000 298. Four Northeast Birch Bark Items, 20th century, a picture frame, two lidded baskets with quillwork, and a tray with sweetgrass rim, tray dia. 9 1/4 in. $250-350 299. Two Northeast Moose Hair Embroidered Birch Bark Containers, c. late 19th century, the larger with four-piece flap and textile sides, written in pencil on the back “Rye beach N.H. 1893,” the smaller for calling cards, both with floral designs done with synthetic dyed moose hair, larger 8 x 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. $500-700

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300. Northeast Splint and Sweetgrass Basket, Penobscot (?), 20th century, the urn-shaped form with braided handles and traces of red and yellow pigment, ht. 10, dia. 10 in. $250-350 301. Northeast Sweetgrass Basketry Hat, Penobscot, c. early 20th century, maker Sylvia Stanislaus (1836-1938), of Lincoln, Maine, with broad brim and low crown, twisted fiber hat band, dia. 13 3/4 in. $250-350 302. Northeast Lidded Splint Basket, c. 19th century, with two handles, green and yellow pigment on two rows, dia. 12 1/2, ht. 9 1/4 in. $400-600 303. Northeast Splint Basket, by Joseph Gabriel (1859-1937), c. 1930s, the rectangular market basket with ash handles and faint red and blue paint, ht. 9, lg. 16, wd. 7 in. $300-400 304. Northeast Splint Basket with Sweetgrass Handles, c. 1900, with braided sweetgrass at the shoulder and wrapped sweetgrass handles, traces of pigment, (minor damage), ht. 9, dia. 10 1/2 in. $400-600


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305. Northeast Splint Basket, Penobscot (?), c. last quarter 19th century, the lidded flat box form with large blue dyed strips, ht. 13, dia. 17 in. $300-400 306. Northeast Printed Wood Splint Basket, c. 19th century, the round lidded form with synthetic green and yellow dyes, dia. 14, ht. 10 3/8 in. $400-600 307. Northeast Lidded Wood Splint Basket, c. 19th century, plaited natural splint with synthetic green and blue dyes, two handles on sides, ht. 10, dia. 13 3/4 in. $400-600 308. Northeast Splint Wood Basket, c. 19th century, the lidded form with plaited natural splint and rows with synthetic blue dye, (faded, damage), ht. 14, dia. 17 1/2 in. $300-400 309. Twenty-four Splint Wood Basketry Items, Penobscot, c. 20th century, includes various baskets, polychrome bookmarks, and polychrome miniature baskets, largest basket 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. $250-350 310. Silvia Stanislaus Medal, presented to Silvia Stanislaus by the governor of Maine on the occasion of her 100th birthday in 1936. Literature: See American Indian Art magazine, Summer 2004, pp. 68-71. $200-250

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311. Northeast Beaded Cloth Pouch, c. third quarter 19th century, beaded on both sides with a symmetric floral design, remnant silk edging, 6 x 6 in. $400-600 312. Northeast Carved Steatite Pipebowl, c. early 19th century, a tulipshaped keeled form, perforated for suspensions, hide thong, tag included reads: “Penobscot pipe, soapstone, belonged to Shaman from 1850s, lived at Lincoln, named Neptune, 1846 met Thoreau, living in Wigwam,� ht. 2 1/4 in. $250-350 313. Penobscot Powder Horn, c. 19th century, the horn and one wood end cap decorated with etched foliate and geometric designs, lg. 10 1/2 in. $300-500 314. Northeast Carved and Bentwood Snow Snakes, c. late 19th/early 20th century, two with pyro-engraved faces, two with avian heads, and one with a snake (?) head, lg. to 16 1/2 in. $300-400 315. Three Pairs of Wood and Hide Snowshoes, two pairs with rounded fronts are probably Penobscot, c. late 19th/early 20th century, the third pair is probably James Bay Cree, lg. to 44 in. $800-1,200 316. Collection of Prehistoric Stone Material, includes points, axe heads, a few crude banner stones, grinding stones, etc., many with old labels. $800-1,200


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317. Four Northeast Clubs, two ball-headed forms, one with traces of red pigment, c. 19th century; one with chip-carved handle and stone head; and one made with an earlier celt-type hatchet, lg. 22 in. $250-350

318. Four Northeast Items, 20th century, a gourd dipper, a painted tourist paddle, a rattle, and a clapper (?) made from wood and turtle shell, paddle lg. 28 in. $200-250

319. Ten Northeast Wood Items, Penobscot, a pestle, a maul, a paddle for stirring, and seven pegs, (all probably used for canoe building), pestle lg. 44 in. $200-250

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320. Seven Northeast Hide Items, Penobscot (?), 20th century, two pairs of moccasins; two pouches, one with fur; a strap; a cylindrical pouch; and a painted parfleche (probably a reproduction), moccasin lg. to 10 in. $200-250

321. Three Northeast Wood Items, Penobscot, 20th century, a pair of miniature snowshoes, a wood and hide cradle, and a bowl with pyroengraved bear and foliate design, dia. of bowl 13 1/2, lg. of cradle 25, lg. of snowshoes 11 1/4 in. $300-500

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322. Seven Beaded Cloth Items, c. 1920-30s, including a late pictographic collar, sash, headbands, belts, and garters, lg. to 41 1/2 in. $200-250

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323. Northeast Birch Bark Container, Seneca, first half 19th century, with incised double C-scroll design overall, patina of use, ht. 6, lg. 7 in. Provenance: Ex-collection John Painter; Fred Boschan Collection. $1,200-1,600

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324. Penobscot Wood and Birch Bark Log Caddy, c. 1900, with a feathered warrior, elk (?), and geometric designs on one side, and a moose and foliate designs on the other, ht. 20, lg. 19, wd. 14 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500


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325. Northeast Birch Bark Lidded Box, c. first quarter 20th century, the oblong form with birds on the lid. $250-350

326. Framed Watercolor Painting by Dennis Cusick (1800-1824), son of Chief Nicholas Cusick of the Tuscarora Iroquois, painted in 1821 and depicting Mrs. James Young, a missionary, teaching Iroquois girls in the Seneca School at Buffalo Creek, New York; written at the bottom “Female Class” and “Dennis Cusick, son of the Chief, Fecit”; written on the back “Time of King George V, Linderly’s daughter of former Willesborough missionary to the Indians, son of chief painted picture of her teaching,” (not examined out of frame), 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. Provenance: Descended in Mrs. Young’s family.

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327. Penobscot Carved Wood Paddle, c. 1900, the handle with incised floral and C-scroll designs, the blade with red-brown pigment, lg. 77 in. $400-600

331. Great Lakes Carved Wood Crucifix, c. 19th century, with incised detail, (dark patina), ht. 3 5/8 in. $500-700

328. Northeast Spike Axe, c. 18th century with cast iron head and ash handle, incised four-point stars around the hole for attachment, leather thong, “Byrde� incised in the handle, (dark patina), lg. 18, blade lg. 18 in. $800-1,200

332. Northeast Carved and Painted Wood Canoe Cup, Penobscot (?), c. late 19th century, depicts two animals fighting, two trees, and a small cabin, lg. 5 1/2 in. $400-600

329. Northeast Carved Wood Maskette, c. 18th (?) century, Mohawk (?), a stylized face with pronounced nose, shell inlaid eyes and teeth, and hair made from horsehair, possibly cut from the ball on a ball-headed club, ht. 3 1/4 in. $1,200-1,600 330. Great Lakes Carved Wood Tree Dweller Doll, 19th century, the thin standing male with arms carved to the sides and erect penis, (dark patina), ht. 6 3/4 in. $600-800

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333. Two Pipes, the bowls probably dating to the 18th century, a small Micmac bowl of catlinite with short wood stem, and a Great Lakes platform bowl of catlinite with incised duck head on one side, the short wood stem with fiber wrapping and two large beads, lg. to 9 1/4 in. $400-600 334. Southeast Carved Steatite Pipe Bowl, Cherokee (?), c. late 19th century, the square cut elbow form with human face on top, and with lead inlay details, lg. 2 7/8, ht. 2 in. $500-700


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335. Penobscot Carved Wood Root Club, c. 1900, with chip-carved handle and human face on the working end, (dark patina), lg. 22 in. $400-600

339. Northeast Beaded Cloth Glengarry Cap, partially beaded with a bird on one side and foliate designs, (bead loss), lg. 10 in. $400-600

336. Two Great Lakes Finger Woven Bags, c. late 19th century, both multicolored, the larger with overall geometric designs, the smaller with central underwater panther, (wool loss), size to 20 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. $800-1,200

340. Northeast Beaded Cloth Panel Hat, Mohawk, c. third quarter 19th century, multicolored floral designs on a black velveteen ground, ht. 6 in. $400-600

337. Northeast Beaded Cloth Watch Pocket, c. second quarter 19th century, an unusual form with circular opening for a watch face, with foliate and double C-scroll design, (loss), lg. 6 1/2 in. $600-800

341. Huron Quilled Hide Single Moccasin, c. first half 19th century, black dyed and with puckered vamp, decorated with delicate multicolored floral designs, remnant silk edging, lg. 9 in. Provenance: Ex-collection George Terasaki, Fred Boschan Collection. $3,000-5,000

338. Northeast Beaded Cloth Cap, Iroquois, c. last quarter 19th century, the black cloth cap with multicolored geometric and foliate designs, (bead loss), dia. 7 1/2 in. $500-700

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342. Southwest Beaded Hide Moccasin Fragment, Creek, c. second quarter 19th century, partially beaded in an abstract floral design, (hide loss). $200-300


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345. Iroquois Quilled Hide Child’s Moccasins, c. mid-19th century, with multicolored geometric and abstract designs on the cuffs and vamps, the cuffs edged with white beads and remnant silk ribbon, (minor loss), lg. 6 in. $4,000-6,000

344. Pair of Metis Cree Quilled Hide Moccasins, c. early 19th century, the puckered vamps with delicate multicolored floral quillwork, the cuffs with tightly loomed multicolored geometric designs, remnant silk edging, lg. 10 in.

346. Northeast Beaded and Quilled Hide Moccasins, Iroquois (Haudenosaunee), c. mid-19th century, the cuffs edged in blue silk ribbon and partially beaded with blue, pink, and white geometric designs, the vamps with multicolored quilled designs, lg. 8 3/4 in. $8,000-12,000

Provenance: Collected in Suffolk, England, by John Arieta; Fred Boschan Collection. $7,000-9,000

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347. Athabascan Metal Dagger, 19th century, with double volute hidewrapped handle, lg. 13 in. $600-800


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348. Northwest Babiche Bag, Great Slave/Mackenzie River Area, c. mid-19th century, made from netted rawhide and smoked moose hide, the top panel decorated with red trade cloth, multicolored quillwork and seed beads, remnant pigment on the netted bag, with quill and pony bead decorated hide fringe and two-color wool tassels, (the red tested as cochineal dyed by David Wenger), with quill-wrapped carrying strap, custom display frame, bag excluding fringe 19 x 13 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Ned Jalbert; Fred Boschan Collection.

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349. Contemporary Inuit Stone Carving, by Jonasie Faber, “Man Riding Muskox,� ht. 7, lg. 6, wd. 6 in. $800-1,200 350. Three Contemporary Inuit Stone Carvings, two depicting seals, both signed, and a bear head, (repairs to the seal with fish under its tail), lg. to 11 in. $500-700

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351. Northwest Carved Ivory Totem Pole, c. 1900, with various stylized human, avian, and animal imagery, ht. 11 3/4 in. $800-1,200 352. Eskimo Ivory Pipe, the faceted stem with scrimshaw depictions of hunting and camp life, the bowl with concentric circle design, lg. 11 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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353. Eskimo Ivory Bow Drill, c. late 19th century, with scrimshaw depictions of hunters, drying racks, and dwellings, includes stand, lg. 17 in. $800-1,200

355. Eskimo Carved Wood and Claw Scratcher, c. last quarter 19th century, a seal claw attached to wood handle with animal sinew, includes stand, lg. 8 in. $400-600

354. Eskimo Ivory and Wood Container, c. late 19th century, with scrimshaw human, animal, and geometric decoration, the wood top with fiber strap and large blue trade bead, ht. 3 1/2, wd. 2 1/4 in.

356. Eskimo Carved Ivory Figure, c. 1900, depicted standing and gazing up, traces of pigment in eyes and mouth, ht. 5 1/8 in. $400-600

Provenance: Fred Boschan Collection. $1,500-2,000

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357. Siberian Wood and Pewter Pipe, c. late 19th century, slightly curved and with flared bowl, lg. 8 1/2 in. $500-700


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358. Eskimo Wood and Sealskin Bidarka, 19th century, with three wood and hide figures, a paddler, a harpooner, and an archer, (some splits in sealskin covering), custom stand, lg. 33 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Tad Dale, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Fred Boschan Collection. $2,500-3,500 359. Greenland Eskimo Female Doll, wood body, cloth parka, and remnant sealskin boots, ht. 12 3/4 in. $300-400 360. Box with Eskimo Artifacts, includes ten labrets, a crude wood doll, and various wood items, box 16 x 12 1/4 in. $300-400

361. Rare Eskimo Wood and Hide Bucket, c. late 19th century, the tapered form with two-color panels, reinforced rim, and rawhide carrying handle, ht. 13 1/2, dia. 10 in. $200-250 362. Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Cannibal Bird Headdress, attributed to Don LeLooska, with articulated beak, painted red, black, and white, cedar bark trim, 19 x 12 x 34 in. Provenance: Purchased from Don LeLooska by Senator John Warner in 1978; the Paul and Joan Gluck Collection. Exhibitions: Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Native Arts of the Northwest Coast: The Paul and Joan Gluck Collection, February, 23– June 1, 2008. $4,000-6,000

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363. Northwest Polychrome Carved Wood Mask, carved by Tom Patterson, NuChalnulth, representing a raven to sun transformation mask, with twisted cedar bark trim, painted black, red, and green, wd. 44, ht. 39, open; lg. 25, ht. 25 in., closed. Provenance: Paul and Joan Gluck Collection. Exhibitions: Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 2008.

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368. Northwest Coast Painted Cedar Bark Dance Cape, Tlingit, with multicolored abstract totem design on a blue background with ochre border, lg. 73 in.

369. Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole, carved by Tony Hunt, Kwakiutl, with attached wings, ht. 72, wd. 13 in.

Provenance: Paul and Joan Gluck Collection.

Provenance: Paul and Joan Gluck Collection; purchased at Sotheby’s in December 1986.

Provenance: Paul and Joan Gluck Collection.

Exhibitions: Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 2008. $2,000-2,500

Exhibitions: Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 2008. $1,500-2,000

367. Northwest Coast Wool Button Blanket, Kwakiutl, c. 1940s, the two-color blanket with central eagle and two coppers done in buttons and sequins, cotton insert at neck, 53 x 77 in.

Exhibitions: Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 2008. Note: Tony Hunt (b. 1942), taught by his grandfather, Mungo Martin, and father, Henry Hunt, worked at Thunderbird Park and the British Columbia Provincial Museum. $3,000-5,000

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370. Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole, c. early 20th century, attributed to Sam Williams, NuChalnulth, by Robin Wright, hollow back, figures include a raven, a shaman eating a frog, and a tribal chief eating a frog, painted with commercial pigments, ht. 156 in. Provenance: Collected in 1953; Paul and Joan Gluck Collection; purchased at Skinner September 2001. Exhibitions: Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 2008. $5,000-7,000

371. Large Northwest Coast Carved Wood Totem Pole, c. early 20th century, with various animal and avian totemic devices, including a raven, eagle, human faces, and a frog at the base, traces of pigment, metal plaque on back reads: “Nugget Shop, Juneau, Alaska, 1926,� ht. 180, wd. 12 in. Provenance: Paul and Joan Gluck Collection, Ex-collection Paul Rabut. Exhibitions: Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 2008. $15,000-20,000

372. Northwest Coast Carved and Painted Wood Totem Pole, 20th century, with hollow back and depicting a Raven Clan totem with ceremonial copper in its beak, painted black, red, and pale blue, ht. 108, wd. 32 in. Provenance: Paul and Joan Gluck Collection. Exhibitions: Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 2008. $10,000-15,000


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373. Three Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Poles, c. early 20th century, (wood loss), ht. to 18 in. $250-350

374. Northwest Coast Carved Argillite Totem Pole, c. late 19th century, with birds atop a frog, atop a stylized animal, (crack at base), ht. 7 3/8 in. $400-600

375. Northwest Coast Carved Argillite Totem Pole, c. late 19th century, with flat back and various stylized animals including frogs and birds, ht. 7 in. $400-600

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376. Northwest Coast Carved Argillite Totem Pole, c. late 19th century, with stylized bird atop a seated human atop a beaver, ht. 6 1/2 in. $400-600

377. Northwest Coast Carved Argillite Canoe, c. late 19th century, with form line designs on the sides, lg. 6 3/8 in. $250-350

378. Large Northwest Coast Carved and Painted Wood Canoe Model, c. late 19th century, with red and black line designs, (repairs, wood loss), lg. 37 in. $400-600

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379. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Bowl, c. 1900, the bowl with carved stylized bird (?) faces on two sides and with opposing bears with paws on the rim, incised detail, remnant shell, bone, and abalone inlay, lg. 19, ht. 6 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

380. Polychrome Carved Wood Northwest Coast-style Bowl, c. early 20th century, with toothy grin and remnant whiskers, lg. 14 in. $500-700

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381. Two Northwest Coast Leg Rattles, c. late 19th century, the first a hide strip with animal tooth danglers, the second a cloth strip partially beaded with abstract floral designs and with dew claw danglers, custom stand, lg. of second strip 11 in.

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382. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Halibut Hook, c. 1900, carved in an unusual transformation humanraven design, pyro-blackened detail, ht. 12 in. $600-800

383. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Halibut Hook, c. 1900, carved in the form of a stylized standing human figure, ht. 9 in. $400-600

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385. Northwest Coast Bentwood Lidded Box, with kerf bent corners and painted with stylized composite face designs on two sides in black and red pigments, the opposing sides with red stylized animal heads, the lid with operculum shell inlays on one end, (lid appears to be a later replacement), ht. 24, wd. 16 1/2, dp. 15 in. $15,000-20,000

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387. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Bowl, 19th century, carved from a burl and depicting a swimming mammal, eyes may have been inlaid at one time, lg. 7 1/2, ht. 4 in. $2,500-3,500

388. Northwest Coast Child’s Chilkat Blanket, c. 1880s, finger-woven with mountain goat wool and cedar bark warp strands, dyed yellow, greenblue, and black, with abstract-form line design, (some fading to front), 28 x 28 in. Provenance: Fred Boschan Collection. $20,000-30,000

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389. Northwest Coast Carved Wood Chair, Haida, c. 1870s, the Europeanstyle chair carved from cedar, with operculum inlays, with both traditional and abstract foliate designs, (dark patina), ht. 34 1/2, wd. 19 1/4 in. Provenance: Wellington Collection; Paul and Joan Gluck Collection. Literature: Pleasing the Spirits, Douglas Ewing, 1982, p. 380. Exhibitions: Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 2008. $8,000-12,000

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390. Navajo Silver and Turquoise Bracelet, with twisted wire center band, stamp work, and single square green stone setting, inner dia. 2 1/4 in. Provenance: Chester College of New England. $800-1,200 391. Five Navajo Silver and Turquoise Boxes, 20th century, various shapes, all with stamped decoration and single stone setting on the lid, lg. to 2 1/2 in. $300-400 392. Two Southwest Silver Boxes, Navajo, 20th century, a rectangular form with stamped and repoussĂŠ work, and an oval form with conchastyle top and bottom and single oval turquoise setting, lg. to 2 7/8 in. $300-400 393. Six Southwest Jewelry Items, a small concha belt with turquoise settings mounted on ribbon, two heishi necklaces, two Navajo rings with turquoise settings, and a stamp-decorated silver spoon, spoon lg. 4 3/4 in. Provenance: Chester College of New England. $300-400

394. Lot of Southwest Placemats, Runner, and Fred Harvey Playing Cards, four of the placemats and runner with embroidered pueblo designs, runner 52 x 15 1/2 in. Provenance: Chester College of New England. $250-350 395. Set of American Indian Art Magazines, 1976-2010. $400-600 396. Two Polychrome Carved Wood Kachinas, Hopi, two maidens, both with arms to the sides, one wearing a manta, one with a Fenn Gallery tag, (minor wood loss), ht. to 7 in. $400-600 397. Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Hopi, with hands carved to the sides, multicolored detail, ht. 8 1/2 in. $400-600 398. Two Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachinas, Hopi, both with arms carved to the sides and appear to have replaced snouts, ht. to 6 1/2 in. $500-700

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401. Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Hopi (?), with hands carved to the sides and unusual tablita, ht. 10 1/4 in. $400-600 402. Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Hopi, c. 1920s, labeled Tsuku clown, with arms carved to the sides, the face with rain clouds and lightning design, (wood loss), old Fenn Gallery tag, ht. 9 in. $400-600


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410. Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, an owl kachina carved by Otto Pentewa, wearing sash, kilt, and moccasins, the case mask with bird beak and painted with black and white spots, (minor wood loss), ht. 15 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Zero Mostel. $2,000-2,500


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416. Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Hopi, Hemis kachina, carved by Jimmy Kewanwytewa, with yarn and leather attachments and finely painted detail, ht. 13 in. $600-800

417. Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina Doll, c. 1930, representing Hemis kachina, (wood loss, one hand with repair), ht. 15 in. See illustration inside back cover Provenance: Property of a Western Museum. $2,500-3,500

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419. Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, by James Kootshongsie (Jimmy Koots), c. 1950s, ht. 5 1/4 in. Provenance: Property of a Western Museum. $700-900

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420. Southwest Polychrome Wood Kachina, by Wilson Tawaquaptewa, Hopi, (1873-1960), c. 1940s, ht. 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Property of a Western Museum. $2,500-3,500

421. Southwest Polychrome Wood Kachina, by Wilson Tawaquaptewa, Hopi, (1873-1960), ht. 7 1/4 in. Provenance: Property of a Western Museum. $1,500-2,500

422. Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Hopi, c. 1934, attributed to Wilson Tawaquaptewa, with arms slightly forward, the case mask with protruding mouth and ears, and red, black, white, and yellow ochre pigment, ht. 10 in. Provenance: T.M. Pierce, New Mexico Adobe Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mrs. Pierce wrote the provenance on the bottom of the foot. $2,500-3,500

423. Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Hopi, Wilson Tawaquaptewa, the case mask with long ears decorated with corn designs, ht. 6 in. $400-600

424. Two Southwest Polychrome Gourd Rattles, Hopi, by Wilson Tawaguaptewa, one with its original wood handle, both painted with symbolic designs, lg. to 9, dia. to 5 3/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Martha Hopkins Struever. $600-800 425. Southwest Wood and Cloth Tablita, Hopi, the stepped form with polychrome symbolic designs on both sides, custom stand, wd. 15 1/4, ht. 23 1/2 in. $200-300 426. Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Hopi, c. early 20th century, with shortened legs, arms carved away from the torso, the large case mask with one conical ear, part of the original snout repaired with cork, ht. 8 in. $600-800 427. Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Mahkvaho-Itaka, with arms carved to the sides, the case mask with cloud-like ears, the snout a later replacement, tag on foot bottom “Mahkvaho-I-Taka,� ht. 8 1/2 in. $800-1,200 428. Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Hopi, c. first quarter 20th century, with arms carved to the sides and oversized case mask, ears and mouth are later replacements, ht. 8 1/4 in. $400-600

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429. Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Hopi, Ho-o-te, with arms carved to the sides, the horned case mask with moon and star devices, ht. 11 1/2 in. $400-600 430. Seth Eastman (American, 1808-1875) Plains Indian Scaffold Burials. Signed l.r., marked “indian grave? on the St. Peters River-Minnesota Ter. 1848.” Watercolor, pencil, and whiting on chine collé, 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. Provenance: Purportedly from the descendants of Caleb Lyon (18221875). $3,000-5,000 431. Sheldon Parsons (American, 1866-1943) Pueblo Scene Painting. Signed l.l. Oil on board, 9 x 12 in., framed. Provenance: Chester College of New England. Note: An envelope on the back is stamped “Santa Fe, N. Mex. 1940,” from Sheldon Parsons. $2,500-3,500 431

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432. Fremont Ellis (American, 1897-1985)

433. Henry C. Balink (1882-1963)

Spring in Santa Fe. Signed l.l. Oil on art board, depicting the Taos Mountains, 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 in., framed.

Etching of Chief Takee-Quala. Signed, 21/50, (not examined out of frame), 5 x 7 in.

Provenance: Chester College of New England. $4,000-6,000

Provenance: Chester College of New England. $700-900

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434. Henry C. Balink (1882-1963)

435. Henry C. Balink (1882-1963)

Landscape Near Santa Fe. Signed H. Balink. Oil on canvas, 12 x 10 in., framed.

Landscape. Signed Henry Balink, painted near Santa Fe. Oil on canvas, 12 x 10 in., framed.

Provenance: Chester College of New England. $3,000-5,000

Provenance: Chester College of New England. $3,000-5,000

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436. Henry C. Balink (1882-1963)

437. Henry C. Balink (1882-1963)

Black Mesa. Signed H. Balink. Oil on canvas, 12 x 10 in., framed.

Santiago. Signed. Oil on canvas, “painted from Life in August, 1940,� depicts Santiago Naranjo, Governor of Santa Clara Pueblo, 12 x 14 in., framed, under glass.

Provenance: Chester College of New England. $3,000-5,000

Provenance: Chester College of New England. Note: Lot includes a letter from Henry C. Balink to the purchaser, and a biography of Santiago. $8,000-10,000

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438. Henry C. Balink (1882-1963) Chief Yellow Bird (Tad-Sa-On-Ja). Signed “Henry C. Balink” l.r., identified on a label affixed to the reverse. Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 in., in an Arts & Crafts frame, (minor flaking to u.l. and l.l. quadrants, subtle rippling to canvas, craquelure). Note: “The painting was made in 1934 in the studio on College Street in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Yellow Bird is one of the finest type of Indians found anywhere in the country. Yellow Bird has been Governor twice. He belongs to the cacique clan, been related to the high priest. He was born on the Santa Clara Reservation, but roamed a great deal around the Navajo and Apache reservation, about nine years ago he lost his squaw and he spent most of his time in mountains hunting and herding sheep. He loves to dance, and is a expert on different dances belonging to other tribes. He is now over 70 years of age, his eyesight is remarkable, and a forecaster of the weather, he knows it much better than the instruments of the weather bureau. The Indians know him as Tad Sa On Ja, meaning in English Yellow Bird, but his Spanish name is Marcellino Baca.” - Henry C. Balink $20,000-30,000

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439. Two Contemporary Framed Watercolor Portraits of Upper Missouri Indians, after Karl Bodmer, both shown wearing all their finery, image 13 x 9 in. $800-1,200

440. Tonita Pena (1893-1949)

441. Tonita Pena (1893-1949)

Quah Ah. Signed. Gouache on paper, depicting a traditional Buffalo dance, with great detail to costume, includes original tag “The Exposition of Indian Tribal Art,� (not examined out of frame), 22 x 14 in.

Quah Ah. Signed. Gouache on paper, depicting a traditional pueblo dance, (not examined out of frame), 11 x 14 in.

Provenance: Chester College of New England. $1,200-1,800

Provenance: Chester College of New England. $800-1,200

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442. Romando Vigil (1902-1978) Tse-Ye-Mu. Signed. Gouache on paper, depicting a traditional Pueblo dance with great detail to costume, (not examined out of frame), 23 x 15 in. Provenance: Chester College of New England. $800-1,200

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443. Waldo Mootzka (American, 1910-1940) Two Hopi Dancers. Signed “MOOTZKA” l.r. Gouache on paper, sight size 11 3/8 x 14 in., framed. Condition: Small tear l.r., minor losses, not examined out of frame. $800-1,200

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444. Abel Sanchez Oqwa Pi. Labeled “El Gallo” (the turkey), original label on back from “The Exposition of Tribal Arts.” Gouache on paper, 14 x 24 in., framed. Provenance: Chester College of New England. $300-500

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445. Southwest Painting, Romando Vigils Tse-Ye-Mu (1902-1978), gouache and ink depicting a highly stylized bird, “American Indian Artist, worked for Walt Disney,” matted 11 x 6 3/4 in. $300-500

447. Framed Southwest Painting, Tesuque, signed “Thomas Vigil Tesuque,” depicting five snake dancers in traditional attire, (stains, not examined out of frame), 14 x 9 in. $400-600

446. Framed Southwest Painting, Tesuque Pueblo, signed “Pan Yo Pin,” (Thomas Vigil), depicting five Indian dancers in traditional dress, (not examined out of frame), image 14 x 10 in. $400-600

448. Southwest Painting by Thomas Vigil Tesuque, depicting one female and two buffalo dancers carrying bows, 16 1/2 x 11 in. $500-700

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449. Edward S. Curtis, framed Orotone The Vanishing Race, original batwing frame, signed l.r., image 13 x 10 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000

452. Cabinet Card Photograph of “Running Fox Omaha Indian, Nebraska.” $300-400

450. Carte-de-visite by Joel Whitney of Cut Nose-Chippewa, “who in the Massacre of 1862 in Minnesota murdered 18 women and 5 men.” $200-300

453. Carte-de-visite by an Unknown Photographer of “Kicopoos Indians of Larstam,” depicting four men wearing period clothing. $200-300

451. Two Cabinet Cards by Hudson’s Gallery, Tama, Iowa, depicting Mesquakie Indians, a mother and daughter, and two girls with an infant. $500-700

454. Carte-de-visite by A.W. Barker of Partee, Head Chief of the Ottawa, with hand-coloring and photographer’s Ottawa, Kansas, studio imprint verso. $300-400

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455. Two Cabinet Card Size Photos Mounted on Cardstock by Hughes Studio, one stamped “Hughes, Perry, O.T.,” both depicting Oto couples in all their finery, (damage). $400-600

458. Cabinet Card by Will Soule, “Tuh-Huh-Yet (Horse Back) - Comanche,” with photographer’s Fort Sill, Indian Territory, studio imprint verso. $600-800

456. Three Photographs, a carte-de-visite of “Capt. Jack, The Modoc Chief” by Barker and Gatch, Ottawa, Kansas; a carte-de-visite of an Indian holding a lance and wearing an otter skin turban; and a stereoview by Caswell and Davey of a group of Ojibway men. $600-800

459. Boudoir Photo by Lenny and Sawyers of Wichita Grass Lodges, with their Purcell, Indian Territory, imprint. $300-400

457. Cabinet Card by Will Soule, depicting Satank (Sitting Bear), Kiowa chief, with Fort Sill, Indian Territory, studio imprint verso. $600-800

460. George Stark Photo of “An Interesting Group of Indians at the World’s Fair,” St. Louis, 1904, Comanche men and women holding bows, arrows, and a society staff, photographer’s stamp verso, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. $300-400

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461. George Stark Photo of “Indians of Various Tribes Practicing Archery at the World’s Fair,” St. Louis, 1904, title and photographer’s stamp verso, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. $300-400

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462. George Stark Photo of Indians in a Tug-of-War, two of the men are wearing Ghost Dance shirts, St. Louis World Fair, 1904, also known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, title and photographer’s stamp verso, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. $300-400


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463. Studio Portrait of a Pawnee Family, photographer unknown, c. 1890, the man holding pipe, tobacco bag, and dance bustle, 6 x 8 in. $300-400

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466. Cabinet Card Photograph of an Apache Scout, c. 1880s, Baker and Johnston, Evanston, Wyoming. Provenance: Dr. Frank T. Siebert Collection. $250-350

464. Boudoir Photo by H.P. Robinson of a Kiowa, with the photographer’s Fort Sill, Indian Territory, studio imprint verso. $300-400

465. Cabinet Card by Lenny and Sawyer, Purcell, Indian Territory, depicting a Caddo man and his wife. $400-500

467. Boudoir Photo by E.A. Bonnie of “Yuma Indians, Arizona,” with photographer’s studio imprint recto. $400-500 468. Cabinet Card by Baker and Johnston of Counetza, Chiricahua Apache, with photographer’s studio imprint verso, the photographer indicates she was “wounded in the right shoulder, captured August 22, 1885,” verso. $300-400

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469. Boudoir Photo by Ben Whittick of “Got-Chai-Eh, Ancient Apache Indian,” with photographer’s studio imprint verso. $300-400

470. Boudoir Photo by Cobb of a Young Girl from Isleta Pueblo, with photographer’s studio imprint. $300-400

471. Five Western Indian Survey Photographs, c. 1870s, all on original survey mounts, two Comanches by W.H. Jackson, one framed, and three large format photographs of Cheyenne warriors taken by Hillers during the J.W. Powell survey, (damage), photograph sizes to 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. $600-800

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474. Boudoir Photograph by Christian Kaadt of a Ute Indian, with photographer’s studio imprint verso. $300-400 475. Cabinet Card by William Henry Jackson of “Powatch,” a Ute Indian. $400-500 476. Cabinet Card by William Henry Jackson of a “Ute Brave.” $400-500 477. Studio Portrait of a Ute Indian, shown wrapped in wool blanket and holding a pipe and tobacco bag, photographer unknown, c. 1890, 8 x 6 in. $300-400

472. Cabinet Card by William Henry Jackson of “Ute Chief Tar-BooCha-Ket,” Chief Ouray’s brother. $400-500

478. Frank Rinehart Photo of “Freckled Face-Arapahoe,” taken at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska, 1898, 9 x 7 in. $400-500

473. Carte-de-visite by W.G. Chamberlin of “Ouray, Chief of the Ute Indians,” with photographer’s studio imprint verso. $500-700

479. Frank Rinehart Photo of “Peatwy Tuck-Sac and Fox,” taken at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska, 1898, 9 x 7 in. $400-500

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480. Frank Rinehart Photo of “Annie Red Shirt-Sioux,” taken at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska, 1898, 9 x 7 in. $400-500

482. Frank Rinehart Photo of “Chief Lick-Sioux,” taken at the TransMississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska, 1898, 9 x 7 in. $400-500

481. Frank Rinehart Photo of “White Whirlwind,” a Sioux Indian, taken at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska, 1898, 9 x 7 in. $400-500

483. Frank Rinehart Photo of “Kills Enemy-Sioux,” taken at the TransMississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska, 1898, 9 x 7 in. $400-500

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484. Two Early Western Stereoviews, the first by Carbutt, of a chief of the Gros Ventres, taken during the Fisk Expedition, 1866, the second of Peter La Cherre, head chief of the Pawnee, both dressed in exceptional traditional clothing. Provenance: Dr. Frank T. Siebert Collection. $300-400 485. Cabinet Card by F.J. Haynes of Crow Indian Chief Little Head, studio imprint verso. $300-400 486. Cabinet Card by Bailey, Dix, and Mead, taken by W.R. Cross at Fort Randall, Dakota Territory, 1882, depicting “Steps,” a triple amputee as a result of frostbite. $500-700 487. Cabinet Card by F.J. Haynes of Crow Indians, depicting Big Medicine, Old Coyote, and their wives, photographer’s studio imprint verso. $300-400

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488. Three Western Photographs, three Piegan women by Dan Dutro, Fort Benton, Montana, and two cabinet cards by Baker and Johnston, Evanston, Wyoming. Provenance: Dr. Frank T. Siebert Collection. $300-400 489. Fink Brothers Photo of Wet-Yat-Mas-Lik-Leen-Link, called Caleb Carter, posed with his wife, both wearing traditional attire, 10 1/4 x 8 in. $300-400 490. Van Winkle and Burro Photograph of an Unidentified Nez Perce Man, wearing loop necklace and blanket leggings, c. 1890, 8 x 6 in. $300-400 491. Harry Pollard Photograph of Two Blackfeet Women, one with travois, and one wearing her husband’s eagle feather bonnet, taken on the Blackfeet Reserve, Alberta, Canada, c. 1912, photographer’s blind stamp l.r., 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. $300-400


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492. Harry Pollard Photo of Chief Duck, Blackfeet, shown on horseback in all his regalia, Blackfeet Reserve, Alberta, Canada, with photographer’s blind stamp l.r., c. 1912, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. $300-400 493. Cabinet Card by H.B. Calfee of a Nez Perce Woman and Child, with photographer’s studio imprint verso. $400-500 493A. Cabinet Card Size Photo of “Follows the Woman” and “Bull Man,” mounted on larger card stock, photographer unidentified. $300-400 494. Two Cabinet Cards, one of Rain in the Face, the other of two Plains Indian men, the first by George E. Spencer, Chicago, the man wears a war bonnet and quilled hide coat and carries a pipe and pipebag, the other by Elliot and Fry, “55 and 56 Baker Street, London. W.,” the man on the left in dance regalia and wearing a buffalo horn and feather headdress, the man on the right wearing a feather headdress and fivepoint badge. Provenance: Estate of Ed McAndrews. $500-700

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495. Three American Indian Photographs, one of Thomas No Water, Sioux, by Heyn, Omaha, 1899, wearing a war bonnet and breastplate, 9 x 7 in.; one of a Northwest Indian by Thomas Rutter, c. 1900, “Watson-Homa,” son-in-law to Shute-A-Mone, 7 1/2 x 6 in.; and a souvenir photograph by Lily E. White, Portland, Oregon, 1901, depicting a woman and child, (the original wrapper appears to have housed a different photo by White), 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. Provenance: Estate of Ed McAndrews. $400-600 496. Three Southwest Stereoviews and Four Photographs of American Indians, the photographs include a Northwest man and his daughter by W.S. Bowan, Pendleton, Oregon, a seated Ponca taken about 1900, and a Plains man wearing a headdress, size of last 7 x 5, and a large photograph of Indian dancers by George W. Parsons (1845-1926), 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.; together with three Southwest stereoviews, one of Laguna Pueblo, one of Hopi girls weaving baskets, the third of Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde. Provenance: Estate of Ed McAndrews. Literature: Great Spirit (Indian Portraits), by Edward McAndrews, pp. 54 and 86. $500-700

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497. Seven Photographs of American Indians, including a Lakota family, a Cheyenne child, children next to a log structure, a cabinet card of a Sioux woman by Meddaugh, Rushville, Nebraska, one by Thomas N. Barnard, c. 1880, one of a standing Crow girl by Shively of Missoula, Montana, and one of two Southwestern Plains girls by E.W. Livingston, Hobart, Oklahoma Territory. Provenance: Estate of Ed McAndrews. $500-700 498. Four Cabinet Card Photographs, one depicting “Medicine Bear and family” by J.F. Coombe, Kingfisher, Oklahoma; one of a group of Indians by Jas. H. Crockwell, Salt Lake City, Utah; one of two Southern Plains Indians, Stevenson Art Gallery, El Reno, Oklahoma Territory, a standing boy with beaded moccasins, and a young man in traditional dress; and one of Kiowa Indians, five-year-old “Yellow Fawn” in full regalia, a family with fully beaded cradle, and “Lone Wolf” and “White Buffalo,” 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. Provenance: Estate of Ed McAndrews. $400-600

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499. Cabinet Card Photograph of Buffalo Bill, Newsboy, New York, possibly signed, (surface scratches). $250-350 500. Rio Grande Weaving, c. last quarter 19th century, two panels sewn together, woven in a multicolored striped pattern, 86 x 54 1/2 in. $300-400 501. Rio Grande Weaving, c. last quarter 19th century, woven in two panels with white and light yellow stripes on a variegated red ground, 78 1/2 x 46 1/2 in. $600-800 502. Rio Grande Weaving, c. last quarter 19th century, woven in two panels with multicolored striped design, 69 1/2 x 49 1/2 in. $600-800


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503. Mayo Weaving, Mexico, c. first half 20th century, with central serrate diamond and multicolored zigzag stripes down two sides, (wool loss), 51 1/2 x 74 in. $600-800

504. Classic Mexican Saltillo Serape, c. first half 19th century, woven in two panels with a concentric serrate diamond center, on a multicolored striped background and with similar lighter color border, (wool loss, repairs), 91 x 45 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000

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505. Two Southwest Weavings, Navajo, c. first quarter 20th century, the first with stacked serrate diamonds on a white ground, the second with stepped cross devices on a variegated gray-brown background, (damage, wool loss, repairs), sizes to 85 x 54 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected by Mrs. Luke C. Walker. $300-400 506. Five Southwest Weavings, a Navajo multicolored transitional weaving (wool loss), three smaller regional weavings, and a small Chimayo with whirling log design, largest 82 x 53 in. Provenance: The Lorenzo D. Creel Collection. $500-700 507. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. 20th century, a regional rug with zigzag design on a variegated ground, dye run, 53 1/2 x 36 in. $300-500 508. Navajo Rug, c. 1920s-30s, large regional weaving with natural and synthetic dyed homespun yarn, geometric design on a variegated background, (wool loss, dye run), 126 x 75 in. $800-1,200

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509. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. 1900, with two-color border, stepped cross and whirling log devices on a variegated gray-brown ground, 85 1/2 x 67 in. $500-700

510. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. 1900, a loosely woven “pound� rug with an eye dazzler pattern using natural and synthetic dyed wool, 74 x 52 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000

511. Navajo Weaving, c. first quarter 20th century, with a multiple border sawtooth pattern done in natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, (dye run), 80 1/2 x 50 in. $400-600

512. Southwest Regional Weaving, Navajo, Ganado, bold dark brown and cream geometric design on a red ground, natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, 91 x 61 in. $2,000-2,500 513. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, Red Mesa, a third phase chief’s pattern with concentric serrate diamonds over a dark striped ground, natural and synthetic dyed wool, 61 x 49 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000 514. Navajo Weaving, c. 1920s, with stepped diamond center and wide border of whirling log devices, 54 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. $400-600 515. Navajo Regional Weaving, c. mid-20th century, done in a banded pattern using natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, 58 x 38 in. $250-350

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516. Navajo Weaving, c. early 20th century, with large serrate edge, central red diamond, and geometric designs on a gray background, (wool loss), 80 3/4 x 67 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

517. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. first quarter 20th century, woven in a multicolored stacked serrate diamond design with stepped outline on a cream-colored ground, natural and synthetic dyed wool, (minor dye run), 100 x 71 in. $600-800

518. Southwest Regional Weaving, Navajo, Two Grey Hills, with a overall fret pattern on a gray-brown variegated ground, 80 x 48 in. $800-1,200

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519. Southwest Regional Weaving, Navajo, c. first quarter 20th century, concentric stepped diamond pattern on a variegated ground, natural and synthetic dyed wool, 88 x 57 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

520. Navajo Regional Rug, Tec Nos Pos, c. second quarter 20th century, with natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, multicolor zigzag and stacked diamond pattern on a gray/beige background, (minor loss, stains), 97 x 63 in. $400-600

521. Navajo Pictorial Weaving, c. 1920s-30s, done in a storm pattern with feather and snake (?), devices, natural and synthetic dyed homespun yarn, (wool loss), 59 1/2 x 40 in. $500-700

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522. Navajo Pictorial Weaving, c. 1930s, natural and synthetic wool, with feathers, arrow fletching, and three central birds on a variegated brown background, 56 1/4 x 38 1/4 in. $800-1,200

523. Navajo Double Saddle Blanket, c. 1920s-30s, with differing geometric designs on each side, one with two arrows, natural and synthetic dyed homespun yarn, 52 x 33 in. $500-700

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524. Navajo Yei Rug, c. 1930s-40s, four multicolor yei figures on a red background, natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, (minor loss), 57 1/2 x 31 in. $500-700 525. Navajo Pictorial Weaving, c. 1920s, a single yei figure done in shades of brown and gray homespun yarn, 47 1/2 x 27 in. $500-700 526. Navajo Pictorial Weaving, c. 1920s, natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, with single pink yei figure and “soccer ball� devices, (wool loss), 46 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. $500-700

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527. Navajo Pictorial Rug, c. 1920s-30s, a single corn maiden flanked by feathers and single cross, natural and synthetic dyed wool, (wool loss), 51 x 33 1/2 in. $500-700

528. Navajo Yei Weaving, c. 1920s, in natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, with fret-like border and four stylized dancers on a variegated gray-brown ground, (wool loss, fading to one side), 61 x 55 in. $800-1,200

529. Southwest Pictorial Weaving, Navajo, c. early 20th century, depicting two kachina case masks and two bow and arrow sets on a light ground, (dye run, wool loss), 79 x 46 1/2 in. $600-800

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530. Navajo Pictorial Weaving, c. 1900, woven with natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, with a rectangle enclosing crossed snake devices, arrows, and elaborate stacked serrate diamond and geometric designs, 95 x 59 in. $2,000-2,500

531. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. late 19th century, woven in a third phase chief’s pattern with natural and synthetic dyed wool, fading to one side, (repairs), 67 x 63 in. $2,500-3,500

532. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. late 19th century, a loosely woven transitional chief’s pattern using natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, 63 x 45 in. $2,500-3,500

533. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. late 19th century, in a third phase chief’s pattern using natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, 68 1/2 x 59 in. $4,000-6,000

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534. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. late 19th century, a woman’s wearing blanket with a variant second phase design done in natural and synthetic dyed wool, (minor dye run), 46 x 37 1/2 in. $8,000-12,000

535. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. late 19th century, a transitional serape pattern with red background, (wool loss), 80 x 51 in. $600-800 536. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. late 19th century, a variant third phase chief’s pattern done with natural and synthetic dyed wool, (edge damage), 64 x 61 in. $2,500-3,500

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537. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. last quarter 19th century, a woman’s third phase variant pattern with multicolored concentric cross designs over a gray and dark brown striped ground, natural and synthetic dyed wool, (wool loss), 51 x 44 in. Provenance: Collected by Lorenzo D. Creel (1853-1926) and descended in his family. $2,500-3,500

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538. Navajo Pictorial Germantown Weaving, c. last quarter 19th century, with bold stepped crosses with two arrows in the center, central band with whirling log and cross devices, with meandering lines and multiple crosses down two sides, 78 1/2 x 57 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

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539. Navajo Germantown Weaving, c. last quarter 19th century, tightly woven in a late third phase chief’s pattern, slight fading in spots, 76 1/2 x 52 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

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540. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. last quarter 19th century, a tightly woven Germantown third phase chief’s blanket with bold serrate diamond and cross designs on a striped ground, 77 1/2 x 56 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000

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541. Southwest Weaving, Navajo c. last quarter 19th century, a tightly woven Germantown third phase chief’s pattern with red stepped diamond and eight-point star devices on a striped ground, (minor dye and wool loss), 83 1/2 x 65 in. $6,000-8,000

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542. Classic Navajo Second Phase Chief’s Wearing Blanket, c. third quarter 19th century, woven with handspun native churro sheep wool in natural white and brown, hand-dyed indigo blue, and reds of various raveled cochineal dyed wool, (dye analysis by David Wenger included), (wool loss), 54 1/2 x 69 in. Provenance: Collected by Mrs. Luke C. Walker. $100,000-150,000

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543. Southwest Weaving, Navajo, c. last quarter 19th century, woven in a variant banded pattern, the reds are a combination of cochineal and lac and synthetic dyes, with deep indigo blue and natural (?) dyed yellow, (old repair, wool loss), 67 x 44 in. $8,000-12,000

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544. Classic Navajo Wearing Blanket, c. third quarter 19th century, tightly woven from homespun and raveled wool in a second phase chief’s pattern, with cochineal dyed red and indigo dyed blue, (wool loss), 66 x 55 1/2 in. $40,000-60,000

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545. Mimbres Prehistoric Painted Pottery Bowl, the interior decorated with black and white geometric designs including four Greek key devices, (restored from pieces, some repaint), ht. 5 1/2, dia. 12 in. $1,000-1,500

551. Casas Grande Polychrome Pottery Olla, c. 1000-1400 A.D., tapered toward the slightly flared rim and decorated with red and black abstract geometric patterns and stylized parrot heads, (crack), ht. 8 in. $800-1,200

546. Southwest Prehistoric Polychrome Pottery Jar, Tonto, c. 1300-1450 A.D., with a swirling black and white geometric design on a red-brown ground, ht. 6 1/4, dia. 8 1/2 in. $800-1,200

552. Casas Grande Polychrome Pottery Bowl, c. 1000-1400 A.D., with small animal (?) heads in relief, painted with linear and lightning designs, (cracks), ht. 6 3/4 in. $400-600

547. Sityatki Prehistoric Painted Pottery Bowl, c. 1400-1625 A.D., the black-on-cream form with interior and exterior abstract geometric design, (cracks), ht. 3 3/4, dia. 8 1/4 in. $800-1,200

553. Southwest Polychrome Pottery Jar, Casas Grandes, c. 1000-1400 A.D., the bulbous form with flared rim and black and red painted geometric designs, ht. 8 3/4, dia. 10 in. $800-1,200

548. Anasazi Prehistoric Painted Pottery Bowl, Mesa Verde area, c. 12001300 A.D., the interior with black banded design on a white ground, (cracks), ht. 2 5/8, dia. 6 1/2 in. $250-350

554. Casas Grande Painted Effigy Vessel, with polychrome geometric designs and two animal head projections from the sides, ht. 5 1/2, dia. 7 1/2 in. $400-600

549. Prehistoric Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Gila, 1300-1450 A.D., with slightly flared rim and decorated with an elaborate geometric design, ht. 5 1/4, dia. 7 in. $600-800

555. Southwest Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Casas Grandes, c. 1000-1400 A.D., the round-bottom form with flared rim and red and black painted geometric designs, ht. 8 1/2, dia. 9 in. $800-1,200

550. Casas Grande Polychrome Pottery Olla, c. 1000-1400 A.D., the bulbous form with slightly flared neck, with black and red-brown abstract designs, (chip at rim), ht. 8 1/2 in. $800-1,200

556. Casas Grande Polychrome Pottery Jar, c. 1000-1400 A.D., round bottom and flared rim, decorated with black and red-brown geometric designs, (some surface wear), ht. 7 in. $400-600

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557. Six Southwest Polychrome Ceramic Tiles, four signed by Beatien Yazz, Navajo, (one of the unsigned tiles with re-glued chip), all approx. 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.

562. Santa Clara Carved Black-on-Black Plate, signed “Juanita Wo Peen,” Juanita Gonzales, c. 1930s, with a deeply carved stylized bird, (scratches), ht. 2 1/4, dia. 12 3/4 in.

Provenance: Chester College of New England. $200-250

Provenance: Property of a Western Museum. $800-1,200

558. Two Southwest Pottery Bowls, c. 20th century, both signed “Blue Corn San Ildefonso Pueblo” and with abstract feather design, ht. to 7 1/4, dia. to 8 1/4 in. $300-400

563. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Marie, with a stepped fret and bear paw design at the shoulder, ht. 6, dia. 9 3/4 in. $2,500-3,500

559. San Ildefonso Polished Black Bowl, signed “Marie and Julian,” c. 1930s, (minor flaws), ht. 2 3/4, dia. 10 in. Provenance: Property of a Western Museum. $2,000-3,000 560. Large San Ildefonso Polished Black Bowl, signed “Marie and Julian,” c. 1930s, (minor flaws), ht. 3 3/4, dia. 11 3/4 in.

564. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Marie, the tapered neck with abstract bear paw (?) design, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 6 1/4 in. Provenance: Chester College of New England. $300-400 565. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Bowl, San Ildefonso, Marie and Julian, with classic Avanyu pattern, felt stickers at bottom, ht. 3 3/4, dia. 9 in. $2,000-2,500

Provenance: Property of a Western Museum. $3,000-5,000 561. San Ildefonso Polished Black Platter, signed “Marie and Julian,” c. 1930s, (scratches, flaws), lg. 15, wd. 12 3/4 in.

566. San Ildefonso Black-on-Black Jar, by Maria and Popovi, drilled at the base for a lamp, signed on the base “Maria Poveka,” signed on lower wall of the jar after firing “Maria?Popovi 361”, dating the collaboration to March 1961, (a few small nicks), ht. 12 in.

Provenance: Property of a Western Museum. $800-1,200

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567. Southwest Black-on-Black Pottery Vase, San Ildefonso, Marie, with abstract feather designs, ht. 10 in. Provenance: Chester College of New England. $1,500-2,000

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569. Large Southwest Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Hopi, c. 1904-10, 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.

570. Acoma Polychrome Pottery Jar, c. 1900, with two rainbow-framed birds, scalloped rim and two lugs, ht. 10 1/2, dia. 8 in. $2,000-2,500

Provenance: Paul Hulderman, descended in the family. $4,000-6,000

571. Southwest Polychrome Pottery Olla, Acoma, c. late 19th century, a three-color vessel with feather/foliate devices in an overall two-color grid design, delicately crimped rim, (chip at rim), ht. 10, dia. 11 in. $3,000-4,000

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572. Southwest Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Zuni, the classic design with heartline deer, birds, and medallion devices, (hole at bottom), ht. 7 1/2, dia. 9 1/4 in. $600-800

573. Southwest Polychrome Pottery Olla, Zia, c. first quarter 20th century, with stylized parrot, foliate, and geometric designs, (crack, surface wear), ht. 12, dia. 15 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

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574. Large Southwest Polychrome Pottery Storage Jar, Zia, c. last quarter 19th century, repeat scrolling foliate and geometric designs, the neck band with repeating bird and flower pattern, patina of long use, (chips, wear), ht. 15, dia. 16 1/2 in. Provenance: Julius Gans, Southwest Arts and Crafts, 1936, includes two page description signed Julius Gans, “This is a very old ‘tinajon’ made in the pueblo of Zia and used for generations for storage of grains, etc. This tinajon has been in our possession for over fifteen years and is one of the finest museum specimens we have ever collected.” Collected from Gans by Howard Whiting Beach (1882-1942), and descended in the family. $10,000-15,000

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575. Plateau Polychrome Cornhusk Bag, c. 1900, with stepped diamond pattern on one side and hourglass devices on the reverse, hide strap, 17 3/4 x 14 in. $500-700

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578. Eskimo Baleen Basket, with ivory whale fluke knob, ht. 2 1/4, dia. 2 1/4 in. $300-500

576. Plateau Corn Husk Bag, c. late 19th century, with geometric designs done with natural fiber and colored yarns, (loss), 23 x 17 in. $600-800

579. Northwest Pictorial Imbricated Basketry Bowl, Klickitat, c. 1900, decorated with a row of black and brown standing human figures, ht. 4, dia. 8 1/4 in. $400-600

577. Two Plateau Polychrome Cornhusk Bags, c. 1900, one decorated with stripes, the other with geometric designs done in multicolored yarn, size to 11 x 10 in. $200-300

580. Tlingit Twined Rattle-top Basket, c. 1900, with a polychrome geometric banded design, (two small splits on lid), ht. 4 1/4, dia. 7 1/2 in. $600-800

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581. Tlingit Twined Lidded Basket, c. early 20th century, decorated with eight-point stars, the rattle-top is not an exact fit to the bottom, (small split), ht. 4 1/2, dia. 5 1/2 in. $500-700 582. Tlingit Polychrome Twined Basketry Bowl, c. early 20th century, with three rows of parallelograms, ht. 3 3/4, dia. 6 in. $400-600 583. Aleutian Island Twined Lidded Basket, c. early 20th century, tightly woven, with multicolored yarn decoration, (small split on lid), ht. 5, dia. 4 1/4 in. $1,200-1,600 584. Northern California Twined Utility Basket, c. 1900, with a banded design, old repairs, ht. 10 1/2, dia. 13 1/2 in. $400-600 585. Two Northern California Twined Baskets, c. 1900, a large tray with geometric decoration, and a bowl with stepped diamond pattern, (minor damage), largest ht. 4, dia. 15 1/4 in. $400-600 586. California Coiled Basketry Bowl, with flared sides and decorated with stepped diagonal designs, (break at rim), ht. 5 1/2, dia. 12 in. $400-600

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593. Pomo Coiled Basketry Bowl, c. 1900, the compressed trinket basket with two-color design and decorated with remnant feathers, glass seed beads, and shell danglers, ht. 3, dia. 8 in. $3,000-4,000

596. Western Lidded Coiled Basketry Bowl, c. early 20th century, tightly woven, with flat lid and quail feather design, remnant handles, ht. 2 3/4, dia. 5 in. $800-1,200

594. Pomo Coiled Basketry Bowl, c. early 20th century, with spot-stitched seed beads on the outside, ht. 1 1/8, dia. 2 3/4 in. $400-600

597. California Coiled Basketry Bowl, Mono (?), c. early 20th century, tightly woven and with rows of diamond devices, (splits at rim), ht. 3 1/4, dia. 7 3/4 in. $400-600

595. Yokuts Coiled Basketry Bowl, c. early 20th century, with flared sides and banded diamond pattern, ht. 4, dia. 9 in. $2,000-2,500

598. California Polychrome Coiled Basketry Bowl, Yokuts, with three human forms between stacked quail feather designs, (minor loss), ht. 5, dia. 9 3/4 in. Provenance: The Lorenzo D. Creel Collection. $2,500-3,500

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608. Apache Burden Basket, c. 1900, with two-color banded design and hide straps and fringe with tin cone and beaded ends, ht. 11, dia. 11 3/4 in. $400-600 609. Two Southwest Coiled Baskets, a Hopi bowl-shaped form with kachina faces, and a small Apache tray with pinwheel and quadruped design, (some loss to Hopi basket), Apache dia. 6 3/4, Hopi ht. 6 1/2 in. $250-350 610. Apache Pictorial Coiled Basketry Olla, c. 1900, with stacked diamonds, humans, cactus, crosses, and deer, (stitch loss), ht. 17, dia. 16 in. $3,000-5,000

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614. Southwest Wicker Basket, Zuni, 19th century, a utility basket, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 18 in. Exhibitions: Brooklyn Museum. Note: Collected by Stewart Culin in 1904. $250-350 615. Southwest Coiled Basketry Bowl, Paiute, c. late 19th century, with flared sides and geometric decoration, (damage), ht. 5 1/4, dia. 17 1/4 in. Provenance: Ex-collection Brooklyn Museum. $300-500 616. Two Pima Coiled Baskets, c. first quarter 20th century, both jarshaped, one with a fret pattern, (minor loss), ht. to 11 in. $300-400

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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.

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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.

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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. 182


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