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American Indian & Ethnographic Art Sale 2636B

February 9, 2013

Boston

American Indian & Ethnographic Art

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Douglas Deihl Department Director 508.970.3254

Auction Information Auction 2636B

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Provenance Sergio and Yvonne Franchi Pre Columbian Collection Most people remember my father, Sergio Franchi as one of the great Italian tenors, but what is not well known is that he was trained as an architectural draftsman. While living in Johannesburg after WWII he worked in commercial interior design and furniture design. He was also a talented painter. My parents Yvonne and Sergio first fell in love with Pre-Columbian art when they arrived in the US in the 1960s. It showed well with their African art collection. I remember in 1966 Dad designed a very modern den in our apartment in Manhattan, where the African and Pre-Columbian were displayed. My parents enjoyed the way these pieces worked well in a contemporary interior. —Greta Franchi-Galli

The Burr Family Collection In 1855, the Burr family traveled out west along the Oregon Trail to Utah. The father, David H. Burr, had been appointed the first Surveyor General to the state of Utah. Burr was a lauded cartographer who had previously been named both “Topographer to the Post office” and “Geographer to the House of Representatives of the United States.” His works included an atlas of New York state, maps of New York city, and a 1839 map of the United States considered to be one of the most significant mappings of the American West. Burr’s eldest son, David A. Burr, kept a diary of the journey from Washington, D.C. to Utah in 1855. The young Burr described in words and sketches a steamboat trip, life on the trail, the appearance of the land, Indians, and horse thieves. The brothers stopped at Fort Laramie and also passed through the Black Hills, an unusual route for white travelers to take during that time as it was Lakota territory. David A. Burr also wrote letters and took photographs after arriving in Utah, where he witnessed parts of the Mormon war. Tragically, the younger son, Eugene Burr, died at the age of 17 two years after the brothers’ arrival in Utah. He was wounded in a hunting accident and died of a variant of yellow fever in September 1857 aboard a schooner in the Gulf of California. Among Eugene’s possessions were the four items offered here, most likely acquired on the Oregon Trail or in Utah. Eugene’s initials, “E.B.,” appear on a rare hide shirt and pair of hide trousers. A cloth panel bag and hide moccasins were also among the items the brothers collected. The style of the hide shirt and the evidence of red pigment on the insides of the wrists indicate that the shirt was made for and used by Plains Indians. The trousers are of the style favored by frontiersmen and are decorated with quill-wrapped hair locks and pony beads. These important artifacts of Plains Indian life have descended in the family of David H. Burr, and Skinner is pleased to offer them at auction for the first time.

Joseph Rivera Collection Skinner is proud to present the collection of American Indian artifacts of Joseph (Joe) Rivera. Joe died unexpectedly while attending a Pow Wow gathering in Denver, in March of 2012, at the age of 64. During his lifetime, he amassed a broad and unique collection of American Indian artifacts, most of which are featured in this auction. In his early adult years, Joe owned and operated two Sioux trading posts in Rapid City, South Dakota, and became close to many Native American artists. His interest in historical and modern Plains Indian culture and artistry grew over the years, and he became a leading expert in Plains Indian art and artifacts. He had unique access to the worlds of both collectors and artisans, and “lived the life” of the American Indian culture. Subsequently, during the 1980s, Joe moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he directed and managed Morningstar Gallery, one of the nation’s leading American Indian arts galleries. He was instrumental in developing the national and international market for Plains Indian artifacts. After leaving Morningstar Gallery, he became a preeminent private dealer and collector, and remained a leading expert in the field.

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1 Two West Mexican Pre-Columbian Items, a headed figure fragment chewing a hallucinogen (?), and hunchback form with two hollow cavities in the back, ht. to 5 1/4 in.

5 Tlatilco Pretty Lady, Mexico, c. 800-500 B.C., the solid wide-hipped form with stylized coiffure and wearing ear ornaments, traces of red pigment, ht. 4 1/4 in.

9 Two Jalisco Items, Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., a female bed figure with black-painted detail, and a terra-cotta rattle with red and white stripe design, lg. of rattle 6 1/4 in.

Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $300-400

Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $500-700

Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $250-350

2 Michoacรกn Two-headed Flat Figure, Mexico, c. 300 B.C., the terra-cotta standing form with braided hair and ear ornaments, (one leg missing), ht. 7 in.

6 Two Jalisco Figures, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., a standing sheep-face figure of buff-colored clay and a seated warrior (?) with wounded leg, the warrior with black-painted detail, (clay loss to second), ht. to 7 in.

10 Tarascan Pregnant Female Form, Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., the squatting form with hand pressing on abdomen, buff slip with red detail, (head reattached), ht. 7 in.

Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $300-400 3 Three Jalisco Female Figures, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., all of red terra-cotta and in a seated position, the largest is a rattle, (clay loss), ht. to 6 1/4 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $400-600

Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $500-700

7 Two Michoacรกn Pretty Ladies, c. 500 B.C., the standing forms wearing necklaces and large ear ornaments, the hair with incised detail, traces of red and white pigment, (the larger with repaired leg), ht. to 6 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $500-700

4 Vera Cruz Smiling Face Head, Mexico, c. 600-900 A.D., the hollow buff terra-cotta head with almond-shaped eyes, filed teeth, head wrap, and one remaining ear spool, on a wood stand, ht. 5 in.

8 Jalisco Seated Figure with Bowl, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., burnished gray ware, ht. 7 in.

Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $600-800

Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $300-400

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Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $400-600

11 Jalisco Mother and Child Figure, West Mexico, 100 B.C.-250 A.D., the seated mother with turban and nose, neck, and ear ornaments, solid red terra-cotta with white painted details, ht. 6 1/4 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $600-800

12 Jalisco Musician with Turtle Shell Rasp, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., wearing neck, ear, nose, and arm ornaments, red terra-cotta with black and white details, ht. 6 3/4 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $600-800

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13 Four Jalisco Female Pottery Figures, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., three standing and one squatting, ht. to 4 1/2 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $400-600 14 Seven Mexican Pre-Columbian Fragmentary Figures, various cultures, ht. to 3 3/4 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $300-400

15 Nayarit Seated Male Figure, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., wearing ear and nose ornaments, holding a rattle in one hand and a small bowl in the other, painted red with traces of white detail. $800-1,200 16 Tarascan Seated Musician, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., with shell trumpet resting on one knee and holding a rattle in one hand, red with traces of black decoration on the headdress, arms, and legs, the ears pierced for attachments, ht. 14 in.

17 Chinesca Pottery Seated Female Figure, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., with hands to the waist, wearing elaborate ear and nose ornaments, with stylized black decoration to the legs and face, ht. 13 1/2 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $1,500-2,000

18 Pre-Columbian Female Effigy Vessel, West Mexico, c. 100 A.D.-250 A.D., the rotund form with hands to the abdomen and wearing ear, nose, and arm ornaments, the spout in the form of the figure’s head, ht. 10 1/2, wd. 10 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $600-800

19 Jalisco Pottery Armadillo Vessel, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., the noded shell with flared red-painted spout, (chips at rim of spout and tail), ht. 5 3/4, lg. 9 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $600-800

Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $1,200-1,600

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20 Jalisco Sacrificial Scene, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., the solid form with diminutive victim on all fours, being held down by the sacrificer who is holding a weapon in his raised hand, buff color with traces of black decoration, (cracks), ht. 15 in.

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21 Jalisco Seated Male Figure Holding a Fan, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., with noded shoulders, one arm across both knees, buff terra-cotta painted red, (reattached forearm and foot), ht. 10 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $800-1,200

22 Three Colima Female Figures, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., all wearing beaded necklaces and head wraps, (the large figure has been reassembled from five pieces), ht. to 8 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $600-800

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23 Two Miniature Jalisco Pottery Female Figures, Mexico, c. 100-B.C.-250 A.D., both standing, one is pregnant, traces of pigment, ht. to 3 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $300-400

24 Colima Pottery Dog, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., the plump redware form lying prone, with toothy mouth and upright ears, strong mineral deposits, ht. 8 1/2, lg. 14 in.

25 Large Colima Warrior Figure, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., the standing form holding a feathered spear, wearing a headdress with shaman’s horn in the center of the forehead, with waist band and neck ornament, red with traces of black and white detail, (some surface loss), ht. 21 1/2 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $4,000-6,000

26 Large Nayarit Standing Female Figure, West Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., with hands to the waist and wearing a necklace, ear and arm ornaments, and headband, painted red with black resist decoration and white highlights, ht. 21 1/2 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $3,000-5,000

Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $3,000-4,000

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27 Pre-Columbian Hardstone Pendant, polished black stone depicting a seated monkey (?), pierced for attachment, ht. 2 1/8 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $400-600

28 Pre-Columbian Jade Figural Pendant, Costa Rica, c. 500-1200 A.D., a standing male figure mounted in gold wire on a Plexiglas armature, ht. 3 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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29 Two Pre-Columbian Stone Items, an Inca canopa in the form of a llama, and a flared ear spool with two holes for attachment, lg. of canopa 2 1/4 in. Provenance: Sergio Franchi Collection. $250-350 30 Pair of Royal Inca Silver Keros, c. 10001400 A.D., acquired in the 1960s, both with stylized heads decorated with two ears of maize on the back, below stepped flared tops, one with striated collar, ht. to 13 1/2 in. $8,000-10,000 31 Two Framed Pre-Columbian Textile Fragments, tightly woven with central bands of warriors wearing crescent-shaped headdresses, 7 1/2 x 6 in. $500-700 30

32 Framed Pre-Columbian Textile Fragment, tightly woven with stylized warriors and avian and animal motifs, 11 x 6 1/2 in. $400-600

33 Proto Nazca Textile Panel, c. 200-600 A.D., fine red gauze panel with knit “munecas� on one side and trophy heads along the other, 55 x 21 in. Provenance: Collected in the 1920s by Ernest Mitchell. $400-600

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34 Ashanti or Fante Carved Wood Maternity Figure, the mother astride a leopard who is devouring a prone figure, a kneeling figure holding the feline’s tail, (repairs), ht. 13 1/4 in. $500-700 35 Dan Carved Wood Passport Mask, with animal hair beard and metal-outlined eyes, lg. 7 in. $200-250

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36 Two Carved Wood Stools, one Ashanti, with incised, cutout, and serrate edge decoration, supported by two stylized cutout birds; the other an oval form with round tapered legs, first ht. 14 1/2, lg. 22, wd. 11 1/2 in., second ht. 17, lg. 25 3/4, wd. 15 3/4 in. $250-350

37 Yap Carved Wood Figure, Tobi Island, the squatting figure with one remaining shell-inlaid eye, dark patina, ht. 7 3/4 in. $800-1,200

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38 Maori Carved Wood Pounder, 1911, the carved janus-form handle with stylized figures, shell-inlaid eyes, the silver endcap inscribed “Sept. 29th, Hukaere Scool, 1911,� ht. 8 1/2 in. $250-350

39 Fiji Island Carved Wood Throwing Club, Ula, c. 19th century, the head with lobed projection from the middle, chip-carved handle and punctuate-decorated shaft, lg. 17 in. $600-800

40 Fiji Island Carved Wood Fan Club, Dui, c. 19th century, the plain flared head with vertical rib, chip-carved grip, lg. 37, wd. 11 1/2 in. $250-300

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41 Mangaia Carved Wood and Stone Ceremonial Adze, c. 19th century, the hollow-carved square shaft with geometric relief carving, the stone blade bound with plaited coir, (wood loss), dark patina, lg. 32 in.

42 Hawaiian Necklace, Lei Niho Palaoa, c. first quarter 19th century, with hook-shaped ivory pendant suspended from multi-strand plaited human hair necklace, lg. 3 3/4 in. $6,000-8,000

Provenance: Through the estate of Matthew Wysocki (1920-1991), artist, photographer, professor and chairman of Dartmouth College’s visual studies department (19661989), to the present owner by family descent, Connecticut. $800-1,200

43 Trobriand Island Carved Wood Table Fragment, Massim region, with stylized human figure support and incised decoration, ht. 19 1/2 in. $200-300

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44 Plains Hairpipe Bandolier, c. late 19th century, strung with brass beads and a cluster of deer hooves and silk ribbon, traces of red ochre on the hooves, lg. 39 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $800-1,200

45 Northern Plains Beaded Commercial Leather and Hide Loop Necklace, c. late 19th century, with multicolored chevron design and strands of large light blue beads, fringe down both sides, lg. of beaded strips 7 3/4 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $800-1,200

47 Plains Catlinite Pipe Bowl and Wood Stem, c. last quarter 19th century, the T-bowl with convex profile and relief-carved detail, the ash stem with ribbed decoration, file branding, and traces of red pigment, lg. 22 1/2 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $1,500-2,000

48 Lakota Catlinite Pipe Bowl, c. last quarter 19th century, decorated with ribbed and convex panels, custom stand, lg. 6 3/4 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $600-800

46 Northern California Abalone and Clamshell Bead Necklace, c. late 19th century (?), with Russian faceted blue trade beads, on three strands of twisted fiber. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $500-700

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49 Three Plains Horn Spoons and a Leadinlaid Straight Pipe, c. 19th century, two larger mountain sheep horn spoons, one with a perforated and notched finial, a buffalo horn spoon with bird head finial, brass tack eyes, and quill-wrapped neck, and a tapered wood pipe with twisted lead inlay, lg. to 14 1/4 in.

52 Miniature Kiowa Cradle, c. first quarter 20th century, the painted boards with pinhead decoration, with multicolored geometric designs done in the gourd stitch, with commercial celluloid doll, ht. 7 1/4 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $600-800

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $600-800

50 Southern Plains German Silver Concha Belt, c. late 19th century, on commercial leather with eight stamp-decorated domed conchas and three stamped and pierced conchas, lg. 34 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $1,000-1,500

53 Two Beaded Hide Peyote Pouches, Comanche (?), c. late 19th century, one with twisted fringe and small German silver buttons, the other with bifurcated flap and partially beaded fringe, lg. including fringe to 10 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $2,500-3,500

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $800-1,200

56 Kiowa Beaded Commercial Leather Whetstone Case, c. 1870s, beaded with geometric designs in classic Kiowa colors, tin cone danglers, with metal-covered twisted fringe, the strap decorated with a shell hairpipe, brass twisted wire bead and two large trade beads, lg. including fringe 11 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $2,500-3,500

51 Kiowa Beaded Commercial Leather Dispatch Case, c. 1880s, beaded on the front with a bold multicolored concentric design, with geometric lane on the flap and two lanes at lower back, with German silver button and tweezers, hide fringe from the bottom, lg. including fringe 12 in.

54 Kiowa Beaded Commercial Leather Strikea-lite Pouch, c. last quarter 19th century, beaded front and back with multicolored geometric designs, with tin cone dangler, small German silver button, and twisted fringe with German silver and cowrie shell attachments, includes forged striker, (tin cone loss), lg. including drops 15 1/2 in.

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $6,000-8,000

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $6,000-8,000

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55 Comanche Beaded Hide Awl Case, c. last quarter 19th century, with multicolored geometric designs on a yellow background, the tapered body done in the brick stitch, small rocker-engraved German silver button on strap, lg. including fringe 16 in.

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57 Lakota Beaded Hide Picture Frame, c. late 19th century, multicolored geometric designs done with glass and cut brass beads framing a reproduction of a ledger drawing, (minor bead loss), 10 x 7 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $300-400

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58 Southern Cheyenne Ledger Drawing, c. 1880, the ink drawing depicting a warrior with full trailer war bonnet, society staff, and pictorial hide leggings, the horse with German silver bridle and tail tied up for war, (not examined out of frame), 12 x 7 1/4 in.

59 Pair of Cheyenne Woman’s High-top Moccasins, c. 1880s, stained with yellow ochre and beaded with multicolored geometric designs on a white background, with German silver buttons down the side, custom stand, ht. 15 1/2, lg. of moccasins 9 1/2 in.

61 Pair of Southern Arapaho Beaded Hide Man’s Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, the hide stained yellow and red, with long heel fringe and fringe off the vamp, partially beaded with multicolored geometric designs, lg. excluding fringe 11 in.

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $4,000-6,000

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $4,000-6,000

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $5,000-7,000

60 Arapaho Woman’s Beaded Hide Leggings, c. last quarter 19th century, with multicolored geometric designs on a white background, custom stand, ht. 16 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $1,500-2,000

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62 Pair of Plains Cree Beaded Buffalo Hide Man’s Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, with multicolored geometric and cross designs on a yellow and pumpkin background, with horse track designs at the heels, with blue trade cloth tongues and trim, remnant red trade cloth, lg. 10 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $3,000-4,000

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63 Kiowa Beaded Hide Man’s Moccasins, c. 1870s, partially beaded with multicolored geometric designs, with a row of tin cones off the vamp, the hide painted red, yellow, and blue, (heel fringe restored, blue pigment on the cuffs touched up), lg. excluding fringe 11 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $8,000-12,000

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64 Pair of Prairie Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. 1860-80s, the soft-soled forms partially beaded on the cuffs and vamps with multicolored abstract floral designs, silktrimmed cuffs, lg. 9 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $6,000-8,000

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65 Pair of Jicarilla Apache Beaded Hide Man’s Leggings, c. 1870s, with yellow and green pigments, perforated tabs at the top, fringe at sides and cuffs, the beaded strips with multicolored geometric designs, (period repairs, some water stains), includes custom wall mounts, lg. 38 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $3,000-4,000

66 Southern Cheyenne Beaded Hide Dress, c. mid-20th century, with yellow pigment overall and partially beaded with late 19th century period designs, the bottom with red pigment and tin cone danglers, the long fringe strung with various glass beads, lg. 52 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $1,000-1,500

67 Northern Arapaho Beaded Hide Woman’s Dress, c. 1870s, fringed at the sleeve ends and bottom, the rectangular yoke beaded with bold multicolored geometric designs on a blue background, (minor bead loss, tears in hide), lg. 53, wd. 42 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $25,000-35,000 66

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68 Cheyenne Beaded Hide Knife Sheath, c. 1870s, rawhide liner covered with soft hide and beaded on one side with multicolored geometric designs, quill-wrapped fringe off the top, with a row of tin cone and wool danglers, includes commercial knife, ht. 10 1/4 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $4,000-6,000

69 Crow Beaded Parfleche Knife Sheath, c. 1880, with a classic Crow design painted on one side, with blue trade cloth and beadwork down one side, custom stand, ht. without fringe 13 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $3,000-4,000

70 Crow Beaded Hide and Cloth Mirror Bag, late 19th century, beaded on both sides with classic Crow geometric designs, the strap with trade cloth panels and beaded detail, the fringe strung with large yellow and brass beads, lg. of bag including fringe 20, wd. 5 1/2 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $12,000-16,000

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71 Crow Painted Parfleche Envelope, c. late 19th century, painted on the front with classic Crow designs and with thick hide wrappings, 12 1/2 x 28 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $1,500-2,000

72 Crow Beaded Buffalo Hide Rifle Scabbard, c. 1870s, fringed at the mouth and with long twisted fringe from the barrel, with red trade cloth insets and beaded with classic Crow geometric designs and pony-beaded edging, traces of red pigment, (some damage to trade cloth, twisted fringe restored), lg. 52 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $15,000-20,000

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73 Cheyenne Beaded Hide Triangular Soft Cradle with Red Trade Cloth Bottom, c. last quarter 19th century, with a multicolored striped and stepped triangle design, the beaded rawhide tab with a single dragonfly device and two beaded drops with tubular glass trade beads, (bead loss), total lg. 33 1/2 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $4,000-6,000

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74 Lakota Beaded Hide Blanket Strip Mounted on Two Trade Blankets, c. late 19th century, the strip with multicolored geometric designs on a white background, sewn to a red and a blue blanket with multicolored silk applique border, (minor bead loss), blanket strip 63 x 4 1/2 in., blanket 74 x 55 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $2,500-3,500

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75 Yancton Sioux Beaded Buffalo Hide Blanket Strip, c. 1870, with bold multicolored geometric designs on a light green background, (minor bead loss), mounted on a custom panel, lg. 63, wd. 6, roundel dia. 8 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $12,000-16,000

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76 Lakota Beaded Hide Cradle, c. 1870s, the buffalo hide form with canvas strip up the back, beaded with a classic box-and-border design on a blue background, the beaded tab at top from a recycled painted parfleche, a beaded ball with quill-wrapped fringe hangs from one side, ht. 24 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $20,000-25,000

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77 Kiowa Beaded Hide Model Cradle, c. last quarter 19th century, with canvas liner, the soft hide cradle beaded with classic Kiowa geometric and abstract floral designs on three different background colors, with a miniature strike-a-lite pouch hanging from one side and umbilical fetish from the other, mounted on wood slat frame with incised symbolic designs and traces of red, blue, and yellow pigments, (minor bead loss), lg. of slats 24 1/2 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $30,000-40,000

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78 Pawnee-style Bear Claw Necklace, assembled by Milford Chandler (1889-1981), constructed with an otter skin painted red, the head with a black and white beaded strip on red trade cloth, with forty large 19th century grizzly bear claws and large Italian bead spacers; the tail with two 19th century bear paws in black and white seed beads, includes

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an otter hide drop with six beaded bear paws and two tie-on beaded strips (added by Joseph J. Rivera), claw length to 5 1/2 in., and with traces of red pigment. Provenance: Milford Chandler; the estate of Joseph J. Rivera.

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Exhibitions: Necklace was on loan to the Plains Indian Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, from about 1975/80 until 2002. $15,000-20,000

Milford G. Chandler’s Pawnee-style Grizzly Bear Claw Necklace Milford Glenwood Chandler (1889-1981) was one of those giant intellects who attain commendable achievements. Not only was Mr. Chandler an automotive pioneer who counted five personal automotive patents, and early-on had established an automobile carburetor company, but he also gained significant recognition for his largely self-taught ethnographical endeavors. Through the years, he spent considerable amounts of time among and developed wonderfully close, familial relationships with American Indian people. He enjoyed participating in gatherings and ceremonies principally among Great Lakes, Prairie, and Plains Indians; he learned much about the deeper meanings of their ways and traditions. Mr. Chandler actively collected American Indian art and material culture in the field, as well as from dealers and other collectors.

Consequently, he furnished innumerable outstanding examples of Indian art to more than a dozen major museums, including the Southwest Museum, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Field Museum, Denver Art Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian. As a result of Mr. Chandler’s close association and interaction with various Indian groups, families of the Pawnee, Meshquaki (Fox), and Potawatomi tribes felt called to adopt and bestow formal Indian names upon him. As a predominant interest throughout much of his life, Mr. Chandler focused on the widely varying and complex aspects of grizzly bear power or “medicine”—the ceremonies, dances, representations in the arts (paintings, porcupine quillwork, and beadwork)—and above all, on the imposing and highly emblematic necklaces made of grizzly bear claws. Throughout his frequent and wide-ranging travels he consistently sought after and accumulated grizzly claws as they came available—one at a time, or several. Additionally, fortune permitted Mr. Chandler to obtain a number of magnificent original claw necklaces themselves. Being the consummate craftsman he was, and meticulously selecting only premium claws as they came to him, Mr. Chandler managed to assemble three superlative grizzly claw necklaces of differing tribal styles—each composed of the long, very much preferred, honey-colored bear claws. One necklace was of the Chippeway (Ojibwe) type, one Meshquaki (or “Fox” Tribe), and the magnificent Pawnee-style necklace offered here.

It behooves to underline the great significance and respect that virtually all Indian people accorded the grizzly bear, and the exalted symbol of honor represented by a necklace comprised of its claws— as well as to one privileged to wear this badge of adulation. Undoubtedly all tribes recognized the immeasurable strength, ferocity, and magnificence exhibited by grizzly bears. Indian people viewed the grizzly as an astute and sagacious being that could impart of its favors, power, and attributes to one fortunate enough to merit them. Not just any man could don such an imposing and commanding collar of its claws. Among some tribes he must actually belong to the Bear Clan—understood to be the grizzly bear per se, rather than other species. Moreover, he must have proven himself a warrior who had engaged the enemy victoriously, as well as one who had provided for the community by protecting, advising, and assisting the people in limitless ways. One wore a grizzly bear claw necklace with reverent demeanor, very nobly, and only on state occasions. It was the Western Great Lakes, Prairie, and Plains tribes in particular who created diverse styles of necklaces comprised of grizzly bear claws. A necklace of forty claws—as is this superlative example that Mr. Chandler created in the Pawnee style—was considered as being paramount. It is essential to recognize that only the middle three of the five claws of a given bear’s front paws were considered suitable for inclusion in a necklace of the genre. Likewise, the claws must not be crooked, broken nor damaged, and not striped—but uniformly yellowish in color. Dark-colored claws were deemed inferior in quality and value. Consequently, six is the maximum number of claws possible from a bear, provided that all six of the claws meet the criteria. Therefore, a minimum of seven grizzly bears were required for a necklace consisting of forty claws. To prepare the claws for assembly into a necklace, each is drilled transversely through the bone base or “knuckle,” care taken to avoid the end of the keratin sheath. A heavy buckskin thong will be run through the holes to string the claws together. To provide for a secondary “bridle” string, a second hole is drilled through each claw about one third the distance from the knuckle to the tip. Once the claws are strung together through the holes in their knuckles, two thongs are then crisscrossed over this thong in a repeated “X” pattern as they are wrapped around the foundation core, between each pair of claws. This technique anchors the claws as a set—all properly spaced between each other. The “bridle” thong is strung with one or more large beads between the claws. The beads of Mr. Chandler’s necklace are beautiful, rare 19th century “lampwork” beads from either Murano or Venice, Italy. Their background color is a rich medium blue hue now customarily labeled “pony trader blue,” a term that Mr. Chandler himself coined. The otter is an additional creature of great significance present in grizzly bear claw necklaces of this type. Indian people view the otter in like manner to eagles, but that otter is being of the land and water. Otter is conspicuously intelligent, alert, playfully energetic, and fearless/brave. Otters diligently protect their pups. Otters are about in all seasons and kinds of weather. Moreover, otter is beautiful.

Its fur is prized for covering the foundation or core to which the grizzly claws are fastened. The Pawnee style of necklace in particular employs otter fur in a dramatic manner. A strip from the center of the otter pelt—with both the head and tail intact, is folded lengthwise and tacked with thread over the core of the necklace—the core typically consisting of tightly rolled buckskin or cloth. The otter’s folded head (thus seen in profile) projects beyond one end of the joined claws; the tail extends beyond from the other end. When the necklace is worn, the otter figuratively gazes over the wearer’s right shoulder, and the tail cascades down the wearer’s left arm, skin side up. The skin of the tail is appropriately painted red, a practice by many Indian people to designate things that are sacred or hallowed. Here, the red ochre paint represents the veneration that Indian people universally accord grizzly bear claw necklaces. In the late 1960s, shortly after returning from a cross-country trip, Mr. Chandler showed the author the antique pair of pony-beaded bear paws that he had purchased from a Pawnee acquaintance. Subsequently, he sewed the paws to the underside of the otter tail. They had been made specifically for such a purpose, and serve as artful symbols or signatures of grizzly bears themselves. —Benson L. Lanford

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79 Contemporary Lakota Female Doll Attributed to Rhonda Holy Bear, c. 1990s, with hide head, wearing traditional beaded hide dress with blue background, custom stand, ht. 19 1/4 in.

81 Contemporary Lakota Female Doll Attributed to Rhonda Holy Bear, c. 1990s, the traditional beaded hide dress with white background, with detailed moccasins and ornaments, custom stand, ht. 20 in.

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $4,000-6,000

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $4,000-6,000

80 Contemporary Cheyenne Female Doll Attributed to Rhonda Holy Bear, c. 1990s, with covered wood head, wearing traditional beaded hide dress, moccasins, and ornaments, custom stand, ht. 18 1/2 in.

82 Contemporary Pony-beaded and Quilled Hide Shirt, the Upper Missouri River-style man’s shirt with trade cloth neck flaps and detail, quilled rosettes on both sides and painted with symbolic Plains designs, lg. 37 in.

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $4,000-6,000

Provenance: From the Custer Battlefield Trading Post; the estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $3,000-4,000

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83 Contemporary Southern Plains Hairpipe Breast Plate, shell hairpipes strung on otter fur and with rocker-engraved German silver pictorial, gourd stitch beaded wraps with twisted fringe, total lg. 41 in.

85 Two Contemporary Painted Parfleche Cases by Mark Miller, both with Plateau designs and long fringe down the sides, one braided, largest case 10 x 14 in. without fringe.

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $600-800

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $800-1,200

84 Contemporary Reproduction of an Apache Beaded Hide Pipebag, with a multicolored zigzag design on central panel, with beaded tabs and tin cone danglers from below the opening, the original is in the Field Museum, Chicago, lg. 24 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $500-700

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86 Pair of Lakota Child’s Fully Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. late 19th century, with yellow border lanes and bottle green “buffalo tracks,” lg. 5 1/4 in. $600-800

87 Pair of Miniature Cheyenne High-top Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, fringed at the top and partially beaded with multicolored cross and geometric designs, (some loss to hide, bead loss), ht. 7 1/2, foot lg. 4 3/4 in. $800-1,200

88 Pair of Assiniboine Fully Beaded Hide Infant’s Moccasins, c. late 19th century, the tops with crosses on a green background, the bottoms in white, lg. 4 1/2 in. $400-600

90 Pair of Apache Beaded Hide Youth’s Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, with hard soles, bifurcated tongues, and deep blue and white beaded detail, lg. 7 1/2 in. $400-600

89 Three Pairs of Plains Beaded Hide Child’s Moccasins, c. late 19th century, all with hard soles, two partially beaded with multicolored cross on the vamps, and one fully beaded with medium blue background, lg. to 6 1/2 in. $600-800

91 Pair of Apache Beaded Hide Child’s Moccasins, c. late 19th century, traces of yellow ochre and partially beaded with a sunburst design, lg. 7 in. $300-400

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92 Pair of Apache Beaded Hide Child’s Moccasins, c. late 19th century, the hardsole forms partially beaded with multicolored geometric designs, lg. 6 in. $300-400

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93 Pair of Cheyenne Beaded Hide Child’s Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, with buffalo hide soles and geometric designs on a white background, traces of yellow pigment, lg. 8 1/2 in. $600-800

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94 Two Pairs of Plains Beaded Hide Infant’s Moccasins, c. late 19th century, both with multicolored geometric designs and dark green “buffalo tracks,” the Cheyenne pair with traces of yellow pigment, (Lakota pair with some stiffness to hide), lg. to 5 1/2 in. $500-700

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95 Pair of Eastern Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. third quarter 19th century, with hard soles and partially beaded with a sunburst design, traces of yellow and red pigment, (bead loss), lg. 9 1/2 in. $300-400

98 Pair of Lakota Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. late 19th century, with multicolored hexagon and cross devices on a white background and translucent red “buffalo tracks,” (minor bead loss), lg. 10 in. $600-800

96 Cheyenne Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. first quarter 20th century, fully beaded uppers and bifurcated tongues, with multicolored geometric designs on a light blue background, lg. 10 in. $300-400

99 Pair of Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, with hard soles and beaded with geometric designs on a pink and greasy yellow background, (patched at heels, bead loss, cloth edging missing), lg. 10 in. $500-700

97 Pair of Lakota Beaded Buffalo Hide Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, with multicolored geometric and cross devices on a green background, lg. 9 1/2 in. $600-800

100 Pair of Lakota Beaded Hide Man’s Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, with hard soles and bifurcated tongues, beaded with geometric designs and blue “buffalo tracks” on a white background, lg. 10 1/2 in. $600-800

101 Pair of Lakota Beaded and Quilled Hide Moccasins, c. late 19th century, with recycled parfleche soles, beaded border, partially quilled vamps, and tin cone and horse hair danglers from the tongues, (quill loss, some stiffness to hide), lg. 11 in. $500-700

102 Pair of Lakota Beaded and Quilled Hide Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, the uppers with beaded borders and quilled with lines of red and box-and-border motifs on the vamps, the tongues with quill-wrapped rawhide slats and tin cone and horse hair danglers, (some quill loss), lg. 11 in. $1,000-1,500

103 Pair of Sioux Beaded and Quilled Hide Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, with a row of beaded crosses at border, the uppers with stepped triangles on a red background, (minor bead loss, some fading to quillwork), lg. 11 in. $1,500-2,000

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104 Pair of Arapaho Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, with multicolored geometric designs and single thunderbird on a white background, (repairs to cuff), lg. 9 1/2 in. $3,000-4,000

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105 Pair of Cheyenne Beaded Hide Man’s Moccasins, c. 1870s, with hard soles and beaded on the uppers with multicolored geometric and dragonfly devices on a white background, lg. 11 in. $800-1,200

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106 Pair of Arapaho Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, the hard-sole forms with multicolored geometric designs and single thunderbird on the vamps, originally collected in Quanah, Texas, lg. 10 in. $3,000-4,000

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107 Pair of Cheyenne Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, with a keyhole design done in multicolored seed beads, some faceted beads, on a white background, lg. 10 in. $1,500-2,000

110 Lakota Beaded Hide Woman’s Leggings, c. last quarter 19th century, with multicolored track design and vertical rows of small crosses on a white background, custom mounts, ht. 18 in. $1,000-1,500

108 Pair of Cheyenne Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. last quarter 19th century, the hard sole forms with traces of yellow pigment, beaded with a red stripe and cross design at the border, and with dark blue “buffalo tracks,” lg. 11 in. $1,000-1,500

111 Pair of Lakota Beaded Hide Woman’s Leggings, c. late 19th century, yellow stained hide and beaded with multicolored geometric and cross devices on a white ground, (minor bead loss), ht. 16 in. $1,000-1,500

109 Pair of Lipan Apache Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. 1870s, with buffalo rawhide soles, red heel fringe and details, yellow pigment on uppers, and partially beaded with multicolored geometric designs, lg. excluding fringe 11 in. $3,000-4,000

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112 Pair of Plateau Beaded Cloth Girl’s Leggings, c. late 19th century, multicolored abstract floral designs on green trade cloth, edged with red cloth and small brass brads, (fading to cloth), ht. 13 3/4 in. $600-800

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113 Lakota Beaded and Quilled Hide Possible Bag, c. last quarter 19th century, with multicolored beaded box-and-border design on the flap and ends, the front with multicolored quilled design, red cloth tufts, quill-wrapped drops, and detailed with tin cone and red horse hair danglers, 22 x 14 in. $2,000-2,500

114 Pair of Cheyenne Beaded Hide Bags, c. last quarter 19th century, with remnant fringe edging and beaded on one side with bold multicolored geometric and cross designs on a white background, the backs partially beaded with a “Cheyenne” pink “X” design, (stiffness to hide), 21 x 9 in. $1,500-2,000

115 Crow Beaded Hide Possible Bag, c. last quarter 19th century, buffalo hide with red trade cloth edging, the front with multicolored striped design, with hide strap, 13 x 9 in. $1,500-2,000

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116 Lakota Beaded Hide Possible Bag, c. late 19th century, beaded on the flap, sides, and front with classic multicolored geometric designs, with tin cone and red horse hair danglers, 22 x 14 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

118 Plains Pipe, c. second half 19th century, the catlinite bowl with faceted prow and flared bowl, the tapered ash stem with dark patina, lg. 30 1/4 in. $600-800

117 Lakota Beaded Hide Possible Bag, c. 1870s, buffalo hide, beaded on the front, sides, and flap with bold multicolored geometric designs on a light blue background, with tin cone and red horse hair danglers, (slight stiffness to hide in some areas), 24 x 11 1/2 in. $8,000-10,000

119 Central Plains Pipe and Stem, c. 1870s, the elbow-form bowl of catlinite, the ash stem with multicolored quill wrapping and red dyed horse attachments, patina of use, custom stand, lg. 31 in. $2,000-2,500 120 Small Plains Pipe, c. 19th century, with round stem and elbow shaped catlinite bowl, dark patina, custom stand, lg. 7 3/4 in. $200-250 121 Central Plains Beaded and Quilled Hide Pipebag, c. last quarter 19th century, the central panel with multicolored hourglass and box-and-border design, the quill-wrapped rawhide slats with tin cone danglers, lg. 18 in. $800-1,200

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122 Lakota Beaded and Quilled Hide Pipebag, c. 19th century, beaded with bold geometric designs, the quill-wrapped rawhide slats fringed along the bottom, (some stiffness to hide, quill loss), lg. 28 in. $800-1,200

124 Lakota Beaded and Quilled Hide Pipebag, c. 1900, beaded with multicolored geometric designs on a white background, the quillwrapped rawhide slats with fringe along the bottom, (quill loss), lg. 36 in. $800-1,200

126 Cheyenne-Arapaho Beaded Hide Pipebag, c. 1870s, the beaded panel with multicolored geometric and cross designs on a white background, traces of red pigment, (repairs and splits to hide), lg. including fringe 29 in. $2,500-3,500

123 Lakota Beaded Hide Pipebag, c. late 19th century, a tab-bottom bag with roll-beaded fringe from the bottom, beaded overall with multicolored geometric designs on a white background, lg. including fringe 19 in. $2,000-2,500

125 Rare Lakota Pictorial Beaded Pipebag, c. last quarter 19th century, with an antelope and an elk beaded on each side, a row of brass tacks below the beaded panel and remnant quill-wrapped fringe, (hide very stiff and brittle, bead and quill loss), lg. 25 in. $800-1,200

127 Cheyenne Beaded Hide Pipebag, c. last quarter 19th century, with edge-beaded tabs from the top, fringe from the bottom, and beaded with classic Cheyenne designs and with thunderbirds along each side, lg. including fringe 31 in. $4,000-6,000

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129 Plains Cree Beaded Hide Pipebag, c. last quarter 19th century, with bilateral multicolored floral designs on a white background and four tabs at the opening, lg. with fringe 26 in. $800-1,200

130 Plains Cree or Blackfeet Beaded Hide Pipebag, c. 1900, with red pigment overall, the panels with multicolored floral designs on a white ground, lg. with fringe 29 in. $600-800

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131 Five Plains Quilled Items, three round hide teepee ornaments, the quill-wrapped drops with tin cone and horsehair danglers, and two quill-wrapped cross and circle forms, (quill loss), lg. to 13 in. $300-400

133 Plains Beaded Hide Possible Bag, c. last quarter 19th century, made of salvaged beaded strips and with tin cone danglers from the bottom, 12 x 7 1/2 in. $800-1,200

132 Dakota Three-sided Beaded Hide Tobacco Bag, c. late 19th century, stained yellow, with fringed edges and partially beaded with floral designs using small cut and uncut beads, lg. 11 in. $600-800

134 Santee Sioux Three-sided Woman’s Tobacco Bag, c. last quarter 19th century, the hide and cloth bag with multicolored abstract floral designs, with quill-wrapped fringe, and tin cone danglers on the bottom, lg. of bag 9 in. $600-800

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135 Eastern Sioux Beaded Hide Bag, c. late 19th century, the U-shaped form fringed at the edge and partially beaded with abstract animal track (?) and floral devices, lg. 13 in. $300-400

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136 Three Beaded Hide Bags, c. late 19th century, a Ute tab bag, a U-shaped Central Plains bag, and a Blackfeet bag, all with multicolored geometric designs on one side, lg. to 10 in. $800-1,200

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137 Three Plains Beaded Items, a small horsehide wallet with beaded trim, an awl case, and an unusual hide over rawhide (?) form beaded with a lightning and cloud (?) design on a pink background done in a peyote stitch, beaded fringe, wallet size 7 x 5 in. $400-600

138 Lakota Beaded Commercial Leather Strike-a-lite Pouch, c. last quarter 19th century, beaded on the front with multicolored geometric designs, with large German silver button, twisted fringe, and tin cone danglers, lg. including drops 13 in. $1,500-2,000 138

139 Arapaho Beaded Commercial Leather Dispatch Case, c. late 19th century, the trapezoidal form with twisted fringe at bottom, ties with large faceted blue beads, and beaded on the front with multicolored geometric designs on a white ground, lg. including fringe, 19 in. $3,000-4,000 141

140 Cheyenne Beaded Leather Strike-a-lite Bag, c. 1870s, the commercial leather bag beaded on the front with hourglass devices on a white background, with tin cone danglers, large black beads on the strap, German silver button on flap, and twisted fringe, (tin cone loss), lg. excluding fringe 4 1/4 in. $2,000-2,500

141 Cheyenne Beaded Strike-a-lite Pouch, c. last quarter 19th century, beaded on commercial leather with geometric designs on a white background, twisted hide fringe and tin cone danglers from the corners, with a tin cones off the flap and bottom, lg. minus fringe 5 in. $1,500-2,000

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142 Apache Beaded Hide Awl Case, c. last quarter 19th century, with traces of yellow and red pigment and with beaded stripes above rows of tin cone danglers, (minor tin cone loss), lg. 14 1/2 in. $500-700 143 Apache Beaded Hide Pouch, c. last quarter 19th century, beaded on the front and flap with a multicolored stepped design, a row of tin cone danglers across the bottom, (bead loss), lg. 6 1/2 in. $800-1,200

144 Kiowa Beaded Commercial Leather and Hide Awl Case, c. third quarter 19th century, the cap and tapered form beaded with geometric designs on a dark blue background, with remnant German silver cones and twisted fringe, (damage), lg. 7 1/2 in. $800-1,200

145 Ute Beaded Hide Tab Bag, c. last quarter 19th century, white-center red and blue geometric designs on a white background, the fringe with tin cone danglers, lg. 10 in. $1,000-1,500

146 Cheyenne Beaded Hide Tab Bag, c. last quarter 19th century, the tab and sides beaded with multicolored geometric designs, lg. 8 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

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147 Plains Beaded Hide Umbilical Fetish, c. late 19th century, in the form of a turtle, with multicolored geometric designs and tin cone danglers, lg. 5 1/4 in. $500-700

148 Plains Beaded Hide Umbilical Fetish, c. 1870s-1880s, in the form of a lizard, with tin cone and horsehair danglers, lg. 8 in. $1,000-1,500

149 Plains Beaded Hide Tab Bag, c. last quarter 19th century, beaded with multicolored geometric designs on both sides, traces of blue pigment, (bead loss), lg. 7 1/2 in. $300-400

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150 Lakota Beaded Buffalo Hide Blanket Strip, c. 1890, with geometric and cross devices on a white background, lg. 58, wd. 3 in. $2,000-2,500

151 Crow Beaded Pouch, c. last quarter 19th century, hide with red trade cloth trim, beaded on both sides with multicolored Crow-style geometric designs, lg. 9 in. $800-1,200

152 Blackfeet Beaded Hide Paint Pouch, c. last quarter 19th century, tab top and beaded on one side with multicolored geometric designs, (restored fringe), lg. without fringe 5 3/4 in. $600-800

153 Northern Plains Beaded Hide Utility Pouch, c. last quarter 19th century, the rectangular form fringed at the bottom and beaded on one side with triangular devices on a pink background, lg. including fringe 18 in. $300-500

156 Plains Necklace with Forged Metal Tweezers, c. last quarter 19th century, the necklace with globular brass beads and various large glass beads, lg. of tweezers 3 1/4 in. $800-1,200

154 Plains Beaded Necklace, c. last quarter 19th century, with yellow dyed fringed ends and beaded with a multicolored striped design, the circular pendant wrapped with smaller blue cut beads, lg. including fringe 27 in. $400-600

157 Blood Beaded Cloth Bandolier Bag/ Horse Collar, c. late 19th century, beaded on canvas, red trade cloth, and with cloth edging and detail, the strap and pouch with multicolored geometric designs, further decorated with pony-beaded fringe, a row of nickel-plated brass studs, and brass bell danglers from the bottom, lg. 37, wd. 16 1/2 in.

155 Plains Woman’s Hairpipe Necklace, c. late 19th century, bone hairpipes alternating with a variety of large glass trade beads and with brass tack decorated commercial leather spacers, string on commercial cloth, (bead loss), lg. 52 in. $500-700

Provenance: Collected by the present owner’s great-grandfather, George Holley, who worked on the Blood Indian Reserve in southern Alberta, Canada, circa 1900-1910. $3,000-4,000

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158 Crow or Plateau Beaded Hide Pouch, c. last quarter 19th century, the hide “fingers” with red pigment edged in blue trade cloth and beaded with multicolored geometric designs, made from recycled tabs from a rare bowcase and quiver set, lg. 28 1/2, wd. 6 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

159 Pair of Cree Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. mid-19th century, soft-soled forms with blue trade cloth around the cuffs, red trade cloth vamps, and floral beadwork done with very small glass beads, (bead loss), lg. 10 in. 158

Provenance: Collected by David H. Burr, David A. Burr, and/or Eugene Burr between 1855 and 1857. $1,000-1,500

160 Rare Pair of Pony-beaded Hide Trousers, c. mid-19th century, with bone buttons, a metal buckle and strap at upper back, fringed down the sides and with quill-wrapped hair locks, with a single strap of alternating white and white-center red pony beads down each leg, the letters “E.B.” are written on the cloth-lined upper interior, lg. 39 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected by Eugene Burr between 1855-1857. $6,000-8,000

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162 Rare Plains Pony and Seed Bead and Quilled Hide Shirt, c. mid-19th century, the body of the shirt fringed at the edges and with sides open to the underarm with remnant yellow ochre overall, the cloth-wrapped neck opening with white pony bead decoration, with cloth-lined fringed tabs covered in red trade cloth and pony trader blue, white, whitecenter red, and translucent dark red pony beads; the initials “E.B.” (Eugene Burr)

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are under the front flap, the sleeves with red trade cloth insets, short fringe at cuffs, and pony bead decoration, around the shoulder and down each sleeve is long fringe decorated at the top with white and indigo blue-wrapped quillwork and large pony trader blue pony beads, the sleeves and shoulders decorated with directly applied finger-woven strips with multicolored geometric designs done in seed beads; the shoulder strips terminating

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with rosettes done in an unusual “spider web” overlay technique, with traces of red pigment on the inside of cuffs, thread-sewn throughout, lg. 29 in. Provenance: Collected by Eugene Burr between 1855-1857. $80,000-120,000

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163 Plateau Beaded Hide Flat Bag, c. late 19th century, beaded on one side with central American Eagle framed by multicolored floral designs, hide strap, includes a Plexiglas box, 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Marcy Burns. $400-600

164 Plateau Pictorial Beaded Bag, c. 1900, the cloth and hide bag beaded on one side with a deer and flowering tree design, hide strap, 13 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. $100-200

165 Lakota Ledger Drawing, Standing Bear, c. 1890, signed “Matona Yo,” with a corresponding standing bear glyph, depicting a warrior wearing a war shirt, leggings with multiple “horse tracks” painted on them, and carrying a society lance with stuffed bird head at one end, with original backing removed for conservation, inscription on backing reads “this picture was made by an indian, taken prisoner by U.S. soldiers at Pine Ridge about 1890,” 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.

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166 Lakota Painted Parfleche Case, c. late 19th century, the tapered cylindrical form with multicolored geometric designs, (attached is a Woodruff tag and lead seal; Woodruff supplied authentic early Indian objects for western movies in the 1920s-30s), lg. 14 in. $800-1,200

167 Crow Painted and Fringed Parfleche, c. early 20th century (?), the tapered form painted on the top, bottom, and one side with classic Crow designs, with long buffalo hide fringe, lg. of parfleche 20 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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168 Crow Buffalo Hide Double Flat Case Parfleche, c. last quarter 19th century, a flat boat-shaped container above a square form with long fringe down the sides, with beaded trade cloth trim and painted on the front with typical multicolored Crow designs, lg. with strap 57, wd. 12 in. $12,000-16,000 169 Plains Dentilium Choker and Hairpipe Ear Ornaments, c. last quarter 19th century, the choker with recycled parfleche spacers, the ear ornaments with large trade beads, brass beads, and single Indian Head penny from 1887, lg. of choker 20, lg. of ear ornaments 22 in. $400-600 170 Plateau Beaded Hide Gauntlets, c. 1900, fringed along one side of cuff and partially beaded with multicolored geometric and floral designs, lg. 12 1/2 in. $250-350

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171 Two Central Plains Beaded Hide Items, c. late 19th century, a beaded panel with “track” design on a white background, and a Lakota beaded hair ornament with horsehair drop, panel 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. $300-400 172 Plains Hair Roach, Lakota, c. late 19th to early 20th century, of turkey beard (?) and porcupine hair, later metal conchas, includes custom stand, lg. 18 in. $250-350

173 Kiowa Hair Roach and Trade Cloth Drop, c. last quarter 19th century, the remnant roach with carved wood roach spreader in the form of an abstract human, with red painted dot decoration, the cloth drop with twenty-four German silver conchas and terminating in a deer tail, (damage), overall lg. 65, ht. of wood spreader 5 7/8 in. $800-1,200

174 Lakota Beaded Hide Child’s Vest, c. late 19th century, fringed at the bottom and beaded on both sides with multicolored geometric and pictorial designs including tepees, flags, and crosses on a white ground, ht. 12 in. $1,500-2,000

175 Lakota Infant’s Beaded Hide Vest, c. last quarter 19th century, beaded on both sides with multicolored geometric, crosses, and flag motifs, cloth edging, custom stand, 12 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. Provenance: Purchased from Marcy Burns. $800-1,200

176 Lakota Beaded Hide Boy’s Vest, c. late 19th century, beaded on both sides with multicolored geometric designs on a white background, lg. 13 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000

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177 Plateau Beaded Hide Child’s Dress, c. late 19th century, with yellow pigment and multicolored lane of beadwork at the yoke, the fringe strung with a single large blue bead, includes a commercial leather beaded and tacked panel belt with roller buckle, lg. 31 in. $5,000-7,000

178 Cheyenne Beaded Hide Girl’s Dress, c. last quarter 19th century, with traces of red-orange pigment at the yoke, with simple multicolored geometric designs at the neck and down the arms, the yoke with alternating lines of cowrie shells and bugle beads, with bugle beaded fringe terminating with brass hawk bells and cowrie shells, red trade cloth tufts and fringe on the lower dress, lg. 45 in. $2,000-2,500

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179 Plains Girl’s Blue Trade Cloth Dress, c. late 19th century, with an old-style cut and decorated at the yoke and bottom with cowrie shells and a commercial ribbon with clear bead decoration, lg. 33 in. $1,000-1,500

180 Plains Cowrie Shell Girl’s Dress, c. early 20th century, the upper part of dark trade cloth with rows of cowrie shells and pinned-on bracelets (?), the skirt of multicolored striped ribbons with cloth backing, lg. 30 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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181 Pair of Southern Plains Beaded and Painted Man’s Hide Leggings, c. last quarter 19th century, with yellow, red-brown, and blue pigments, fringed down the sides, the borders beaded with multicolored diagonal designs on a white background, (bead loss), lg. 33 in. $3,000-4,000

182 Pair of Cheyenne Beaded Hide Man’s Leggings, c. last quarter 19th century, yellow ochre overall and with long fringed tabs from the sides edged with blue-stained short fringe, the tabs beaded with dragonflies on one side and crosses on the reverse, lg. 39 in. $2,000-2,500

183 Pair of Cree Man’s Beaded Hide and Cloth Leggings, c. late 19th century, with traces of red and yellow pigment, fringe and trade cloth edging, the muslin strips with multicolored stepped diagonal designs, lg. 28 in. $800-1,200

184 Ute or Jicarilla Apache Beaded Hide Boy’s Shirt, c. last quarter 19th century, with fringed tab cut bottom and fringed cuffs, the long triangular bibs with quilled and beaded rosette on one side and two beaded rosettes with brass shoe button centers on the opposite, the beaded shoulder and sleeve strips with multicolored geometric designs on a white background, (bead loss), lg. 25 in. $12,000-16,000

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185 Plateau Embroidered Buckskin Jacket, c. late 19th century, cloth-lined and with fringed seams, the pockets and front with floral designs done in multicolored threads, with three remaining gold-plated figurative commercial buttons, old tag reads “Coat of Buckskin made by Cour’d A Line Squaw,” lg. 30 in. $1,500-2,000

186 Hide Man’s Coat, possibly Cherokee, c. mid-19th century (?), the long form with fringe at the edges, seams, and shoulders, with remnant early red trade cloth at the shoulders, (hide loss), lg. 42 in. $2,500-3,500

187 Cree Hide Shirt, c. 1900, of smoked hide and decorated with fringe off the shoulders and multicolored floral embroidery, mother-of-pearl buttons, lg. 29 in. $600-800

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188 Lakota Miniature Pictorial Tepee, c. last quarter 19th century, with green and yellow pigment overall and depicting four Lakota warriors on horseback confronting three unmounted Crow warriors, with a broad yellow stripe down the center and multicolored beaded stripes with wool tufts, with four yellow circles outlined in beads, and detailed with quill-wrapped rawhide slats and tin cone and horse hair danglers, 46 1/2 x 26 1/4 in. $20,000-25,000

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189 Two Peyote Rattles, c. first quarter 20th century, both with gourd heads (the stone pebbles removed), “peyote” stitched and beaded wood handles, and twisted fringe from the bottom, lg. with fringe to 20 in. $300-400

191 Cheyenne Painted Hide Dance Shield, c. last quarter of the 19th century, on a wood hoop, painted with a central red and green spider web design on a yellow ochre field, dia. 12 1/2 in. $800-1,200

190 Lakota Carved and Painted Wood Courting Flute, c. last quarter 19th century, carved with a bird head on one end and with diagonally notched relief-carved bands, the flute block in the form of the rare “Whirlwind Worm,” painted red and blue and covered overall with what probably is a buffalo intestine, with a brass cartridge shell mouthpiece, (damage to skin covering), lg. 30 in. $800-1,200

192 Plains Rawhide Rattle, 19th century, the handle wrapped with red trade cloth, with replaced feather danglers, traces of red and yellow pigment, lg. not including drop 11 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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193 Plains Elk Antler Quirt, c. second half 19th century, carved with various facets, with braided buffalo hide lash, the hide wrist strap with two lanes of beading, with “pony trader” blue arrows, on a pink ground, custom stand, lg. of handle 11 3/4 in. $1,500-2,000

194 Blood Elk Horn Quirt, c. last quarter 19th century, the buffalo rawhide lash with red trade cloth trim, the trade cloth strap with abstract floral and cross designs, the ends with beaded fringe and green wool tufts, lg. of handle 13 1/4 in. Provenance: Collected by George Holley on the Blood reserve, 1900-1910. $1,000-1,500

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195 Plains Cree Beaded Hide Utility Belt, c. late 19th century, beaded all over with matching multicolored geometric designs on a white background, hanging below the belt is a fringed knife sheath, tab pouch, and two rectangular pouches, lg. 37 in. $1,500-2,000 196 Two Plains Beaded Items, c. last quarter 19th century, a knife sheath partially beaded on buffalo hide over rawhide, and a wetstone case with geometric beadwork on commercial leather, lg. of knife sheath including drop 16 in. $600-800 197 Elk Horn Scraper and Six Trade Knives, 19th century, the scraper with etched tally marks, three of the knives in relic condition, one has German maker’s mark, lg. of scraper 11, longest knife 14 1/2 in. $400-600

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198 Sioux Beaded Hide Knife Sheath, c. 1870s, with rawhide liner and beaded on one side with multicolored geometric designs, includes knife marked “I Wilson, Sycamore St. Sheffield, England,” lg. excluding drop 10 in. $3,000-4,000 199 Lakota Beaded Knife Sheath, c. late 19th century, beaded on hide and composition board, with multicolored geometric and horse track devices on a bottle green background, lg. without drop 11 1/2 in. $600-800 200 Sioux Beaded Knife Sheath, c. 1870s, the commercial leather sheath and strap with a hide covering and beaded on one side with typical designs on greasy yellow background, (bead loss, wear), with old trade knife, lg. without carrying strap 10 in. $2,500-3,500

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201 Central Plains Beaded Hide Knife Sheath, c. last quarter 19th century, rawhide, the front covered with hide and beaded with multicolored zigzag designs on a green background, with a row of tin cone danglers, includes old butcher knife, lg. 9 3/4 in. $2,000-2,500

202 Cheyenne Beaded Buffalo Hide Knife Sheath, c. third quarter 19th century, partially beaded multicolored geometric designs done in small seed beads, with a row of white pony beads between the sewn edges, tin cone danglers below the top panel, includes old pewter-inlaid commercial knife, (minor bead loss), lg. 10 in. $4,000-6,000

203 Sioux Beaded Hide Knife Sheath, c. 1870s, with rawhide liner and beaded on one side with geometric and cross devices on a light blue background, remnant tin cone danglers and roll-beaded drop at tips, includes old butcher knife, lg. excluding drop 10 1/2 in. $3,000-4,000

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204 Cheyenne or Arapaho Beaded Knife Sheath, c. 1870s, commercial leather with hide-covered front beaded with multicolored geometric designs on a white background, with old butcher knife, old tag reads: “Favell Museum Collection,� lg. 10 in. $4,000-6,000

205 Sioux Beaded Hide Knife Sheath, c. 1870s, with rawhide liner and beaded on one side with geometric designs on a light blue background, a row of tin cone danglers below top panel, with old butcher knife, lg. 10 3/4 in. $4,000-6,000

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206 Two Plains Wood Bows, c. 19th century, both of ash, the smaller curved form with original sinew string, lg. to 50 in. $300-400

207 Mountain Lion Hide Bowcase and Quiver, Navajo (?), c. 1870s, with traces of yellow pigment, includes a sinew-backed bow and seven metal-tipped arrows, (some damage to hide), lg. 37 in. $2,500-3,500 208 Plains Wood and Metal Lance, c. 19th century, with forged spear point held on by a hide sleeve, the tapered shaft with a patina of use, lg. 62 1/2 in. $3,000-4,000

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209 Plains Quilled Skullcracker Club, c. second half 19th century, with quartz head, the hidecovered wood handle wrapped in multicolored quillwork, (quill loss), lg. 26 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

210 Plains Skullcracker Club, c. third quarter 19th century, with biconical granite head, the rawhide-wrapped wood handle painted green, with quill-wrapped drop on end, lg. 30 in. $800-1,200

211 Plains Quill-wrapped Skullcracker, c. 1870s, with oval stone head with beaded decoration, the wood and rawhide handle wrapped with multicolored plaited quillwork, beaded drop with remnant horsehair attachment, (some loss), lg. 32 in. $800-1,200

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212 Plains Spontoon Pipe Tomahawk, c. third quarter 19th century, the blade with heart cutout, the ash handle decorated with brass tacks and pierced twice for attachments, lg. of handle 24, lg. of head 8 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

213 Prairie Presentation Pipe Tomahawk, c. last quarter 19th century, the head of nickelplated brass and stamped: “Presented To White Eagle Jr. Joe Davis, Watomie Indian’s of Kansas, U.S.A., 1881,” the ash handle with file branding, brass tack, and lead or pewter inlay decoration, lg. 19 1/2 in.

214 Plains Pipe Tomahawk, c. third quarter 19th century, the handle with file branding and lead (?) inlaid rings, a dark patina of use overall, (replaced gasket), lg. of handle 22 1/2, lg. of head 9 3/8 in. $5,000-7,000

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215 Apache Model Cradle, c. last quarter 19th century, the hide-covered wood frame with cloth doll and partially beaded with dark blue and white diagonal design, (bead loss), ht. 15 in. $1,000-1,500

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216 Two Miniature Beaded Hide Cradles, c. late 19th century, a partially beaded Lakota cradle and a Plateau-style cradle with beaded detail, ht. to 7 1/4 in. $500-700

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217 Cheyenne Beaded Hide Model Cradle, c. last quarter 19th century, with cloth lining and mounted on fork-tipped wood slats edged with red pigment, with multicolored geometric designs on a white ground, ht. 13 1/4 in. $4,000-6,000

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218 Cheyenne Beaded Hide Cradle, c. last quarter 19th century, with rawhide hood, muslin back and mounted on wood slats with brass tack decoration, beaded with classic Cheyenne designs using seed and metallic beads, (hide slightly stiff), lg. 43 in. $10,000-15,000

219 Cheyenne Beaded Hide Cradle, c. last quarter 19th century, with rawhide hood, remnant cloth liner, and mounted on wood slats, beaded with classic Cheyenne multicolored geometric designs on a white background, (bead loss, some stiffness to hide), lg. 41 in. $10,000-15,000

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220 Plateau Beaded Cloth and Hide Cradle, c. late 19th century, hide-covered wood with dark blue trade cloth panel decorated with a bilateral floral design using multicolored faceted seed beads, with large trade beaded fringe and brass tack details, ht. 37 in. $4,000-6,000

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221 Ute Model Cradle, c. late 19th century, hideover-wood frame and with cloth doll, partially beaded with multicolored geometric designs, remnant wicker hood, ht. 26 1/2, wd. 11 1/4 in. $1,500-2,000

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222 Cheyenne Beaded Hide Cradle, c. last quarter 19th century, buffalo hide with cloth back and lining (possibly a later addition) with classic multicolored Cheyenne geometric designs on a white ground, mounted on new boards with brass tack decoration, with painted wood doll head, ht. of beaded cradle 27 in. $8,000-12,000

223 Lakota Beaded and Quilled Pictorial Hide Cradle, c. late 19th century, with beaded edge and decorated with two buffalo heads at top, a spider web on each side, with quillwrapped rawhide slats terminating in cut trade beads and fringe, (some quill loss), ht. 18, wd. 11 1/4 in. $3,000-4,000

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224 Lakota Pictorial Beaded Buffalo Hide Cradle, c. 1880s, with cloth lining and muslin drop from the bottom, beaded with four downward facing mounted warriors wearing war bonnets and carrying society staffs or coup sticks, with multicolored crosses, the beaded rawhide tab with bugle beads and brass hawk bells in the fringe, the cradle edge with cloth bundles, remnant ribbon and brass shoe button decoration, ht. 25 in. $25,000-35,000

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227 Two Great Lakes Yarn Bags, c. last quarter 19th century, both woven in a banded pattern with multicolored geometric and symbolic designs, (wool loss), largest 16 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. $600-800 228 Three Pairs of Beaded Hide Moccasins, a Seneca pair with floral beaded cloth vamps and cuffs, an Eastern Sioux hard-sole pair with floral designs on the vamps, and a Cree (?) pair with floral beaded vamps, lg. to 8 1/2 in. $500-700 230

229 Two Pairs of Ojibway Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. 1900, both with soft soles and floral designs beaded on cloth at the vamps and cuff, lg. to 10 1/2 in. $400-600 225 Plains Cree Beaded Hide Pad Saddle, c. late 19th century, buffalo hide with the top and four tabs beaded with multicolored floral designs on a white background, remnant large cut beads on fringe from the tabs, the parfleche cinch appears to be a later addition, (hide damage, bead loss), lg. 18, wd. 9 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

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226 Great Lakes Beaded Cloth Bandolier Pouch, c. third quarter 19th century, red trade cloth with ribbon applique, multicolored abstract floral designs and loom-woven American flag panel with thirty-one stars, mounted on cloth panel, 14 1/2 x 9 in. $5,000-7,000

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230 Pair of Delaware Beaded Hide Moccasins, c. 1900, the vamps with multicolored concentric designs, and with silk applique cuffs, lg. 8 1/2 in. $400-600

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231 Chippewa Beaded Cloth Bandolier Bag, c. 1900, multicolored floral designs on a white background, (cloth edging frayed), lg. 37 1/2, wd. 15 1/2 in. $800-1,200

233 Chippewa Beaded Cloth Bandolier, c. late 19th century, with multicolored floral designs on a white background done in an overlay stitch, wool tassels along the bottom, (wear to cloth edging), ht. 42, wd. 14 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

232. Chippewa Beaded Cloth Bandolier Bag, c. late 19th century, multicolored foliate designs on a white background, beaded tassels along the bottom, ht. 40, wd. 13 3/4 in. $1,200-1,600

234 Chippewa Beaded Cloth Bandolier Bag, c. late 19th century, multicolored floral designs on a white background, with a bugle bead fringe and red wool tassels along the bottom, (bead loss), lg. 44, wd. 13 in. $1,000-1,500

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235 Great Lakes Loom-beaded Cloth Bandolier Bag, last quarter 19th century, red trade cloth with embroidered wool foliate designs, the beadwork with multicolored geometric designs on a predominantly white background, tabs with wool tassels along the bottom, (damage to cloth edging, minor bead loss), lg. 37, wd. 12 in. $2,000-2,500

236 Chippewa Loom-beaded Cloth Bandolier Bag, c. late 19th century, beaded with geometric and stylized floral designs on a crystal background, beaded tabs and wool tassels from the bottom, lg. 46, wd. 14 3/4 in. $1,500-2,000 237 Winnebago Beaded Cloth Bandolier Bag, c. late 19th century, loom-beaded with multicolored geometric designs on a white background, the tabs with wool tufts and large glass bead, lg. 30, bag wd. 9 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000

238 Great Lakes Beaded Cloth Bandolier Bag, c. last quarter 19th century, loom-beaded with multicolored geometric designs on a white background, the pouch detailed with floral designs and bugle beads, with beaded tabs and wool tassels along the bottom, lg. 39, wd. 13 3/4 in. $2,500-3,500

239 Chippewa Beaded Cloth Bandolier Bag, c. last quarter 19th century, loom-beaded with multicolored geometric designs on a white background, with beaded tabs and yarn tassels along the bottom, lg. 40, wd. 11 in. $2,500-3,500 240 Great Lakes Beaded Cloth Bandolier Bag, c. last quarter 19th century, loom-beaded with a multicolored honeycomb design, with floral overlay above the pocket and beaded tabs and wool tassels along the bottom, lg. 40, wd. 13 1/2 in. $2,000-2,500

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241 Chippewa Beaded Pictorial Bandolier Bag, c. last quarter 19th century, red trade cloth with silk ribbon detail, beaded with multicolored geometric designs on a blue background, the strap with three stylized human figures, with beaded tabs and wool tassels along the bottom, lg. 40, wd. 10 in. $4,000-6,000

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242 Chippewa Loom-beaded Bandolier Bag and Pair of Garters, c. 1870s, beaded on red trade cloth with cotton-lined strap, intricate multicolored geometric designs and two small upside down thunderbirds at the top corners of the bag front; with beaded tabs and wool tassels from the top of strap and bottom, garters are similar in design and colors, (bead loss on lot), lg. of bag 42, wd. 10 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

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243 Two Iroquois Beaded Cloth Items, small purse with bead and sequin decoration with “1906� on lid, and a whimsy in the form of a bird with elaborate beaded danglers also dated 1906, (minor damage), lg. of bird 8 in. $250-350

244 Five Northeast Beaded Cloth Items, c. third quarter 19th century, three beaded bags, including a Maliseet floral beaded form with beaded fringe from the top, a Seneca (?) needlecase, and a red trade cloth wall pocket with abstract floral design, ht. to 7 in. $800-1,200

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245 Three Birch Bark Items, c. 19th century, lidded box with floral decoration, a canoe model, and a contemporary fishing creel with hide strap and wood fish attachments decorated with red trade cloth and large glass beads, lg. of canoe 30, ht. of creel 10 1/2 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $1,000-1,500

246 Chippewa Carved Wood Walking Stick, with twisted tapering shaft and brass end cap, the handle in the form of a human torso with relief-carved arms and large head with metal eyes, lg. 33 3/4 in. $800-1,200 247 Three Woodlands Carved Wood Ladles, lg. to 10 1/4 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $250-350

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248 Two Woodlands Carved Wood Ladles, c. mid-19th century, an undecorated burl form, and a maple form with abstract bird finial, the second with custom stand, lg. 14 3/4 and 9 in. $500-700

249 Two Woodlands Carved Wood Spoons, c. last quarter 19th century, the first with incised abstract bird (?) design, on a custom stand, the second with turtle (?) head finial inlaid with white seed bead eyes, lg. to 6 in. $300-400

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250 Two Woodlands Carved Wood Ladles, 19th century, both with round shaped scoops, the handles terminating in a dog’s head and a stylized bird head, custom stands, lg. to 10 1/4 in. $600-800

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251 Woodlands Carved Wood Bowl, c. 19th century, the round form with gently curved sides and single pierced projection, dark rich patina, ht. 3 1/4, dia. 13 1/2 in. $3,000-4,000

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252 California Polychrome Carved Wood Bow and Two Arrow Shafts, c. late 19th century, the bow with abstract designs on one side, the inscription on the belly reads “presented to Joseph S. Elkington by H. H. Bonwell.,” (paint loss), lg. of bow 31 1/2 in. $400-600

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253 Modoc Carved and Painted Wood Bow, c. late 19th century, painted with red and black geometric designs on one side, the reverse with inscription that reads in part: “Made by Sam Bo, a 90 year old Modoc,” custom stand, lg. 41 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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254 California Bow and Seven Plains Arrows, c. 19th century, the sinew-backed bow with painted geometric designs on one side, hide grip, two of the arrows with metal tips, bow lg. 42 in. $500-700

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255 Northwest Woman’s Caribou Tooth Belt, c. 19th century, the rawhide belt covered with caribou lower mandibles bordered by large black and white trade beads, with two large brass tacks at each end, lg. 43 1/2, wd. 1 7/8 in. $800-1,200

256 Eskimo Carved Ivory Tusk, Nunivak Island, with a row of flounder at the base and carved overall with fish and animal life, incised detail with red and black pigment, lg. 17 3/4 in. Provenance: The Bear Totem Store. $2,500-3,500 257 Three Eskimo Items, an ulu with slate blade, a prehistoric harpoon point, and a seal toggle with incised circle and dot design, lg. of ulu 4 1/2 in. Provenance: Ulu from Craig D. Bates. $250-350

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258 Eskimo Prehistoric Ivory Bear, with head turned to the back, a hole through midsection, (one leg replaced with wood peg), lg. 3 in.

259 Three Eskimo Prehistoric Water Fowl, two with drilled holes for attachment, lg. to 1 5/8 in.

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260 Five Eskimo Carved Ivory Amulets, includes a human, a spotted otter, whale, and a fluke, lg. to 1 1/2 in. $300-400

261 Eskimo Carved Walrus Ivory Toggle, 19th century, in the form of a whale, with incised detail, lg. 4 7/8 in. $300-400

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262 Eskimo Polychrome Carved Wood Mask, c. late 19th/early 20th century, depicting a female face with pierced crescent shaped eyes and mouth, traces of black, blue, white, and red pigments, pierced in four places at the edge for attachment, (wood loss), ht. 8 3/4 in. $6,000-8,000

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263 Eskimo Model Kayak, c. 19th century, hide-over-wood frame and painted with four caribou in a circle motifs, (one remaining clear), includes wood stand, lg. 34 in. $600-800

264 Eskimo cared Wood Lidded Box, c. last quarter 19th century, the peanut-shaped form with steam bent sides secured with baleen stitches and bone inlay, (missing hide hinges and handle), lg. 18 1/2, wd. 7, ht. 5 in. $500-700

266 Yup’ik Carved and Painted Wood Mask, c. late 19th century, a bird head, possibly a puffin, on top of a circular human-like face with pierced eyes and nostrils, the downturned mouth with slightly protruding tongue, remnant black and red detail on face and frame surface, encircled by two wooden hoops (one painted red), with attached feathers and symbolic wood pieces including a hand, a fox, a leg, and various geometric shapes attached with strips of baleen, (some of these have been temporarily reattached for photography, the back at some time was painted with a thin coat of commercial paint), ht. without attachments 12 1/2 in.

265 Eskimo Carved Wood Snow Goggles, c. late 19th century, with slit eyes, concave at back, visor and pierced at ends for strap, custom stand, lg. 5 5/8 in. $600-800

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Provenance: Collected by Gustaf Osterberg, Chief mate on the USCGS ship Yukon, possibly on Nunivak Island. Starting in 1913, Osterberg made at least five summer trips to survey the Bering Sea portion of the Alaskan coast and Aleutian Islands for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic survey. One cruise went as far as Vladivostok in Russia, where the Yukon became iced in, requiring the crew’s return to the U.S. via the Trans-Siberian Railway. The mask being offered has descended in the family. Literature: The Far North, 2,000 years of American Eskimo and Indian Art, p. 122. $15,000-20,000

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267 Yup’ik or Kuskowim Polychrome Wood Mask, c. late 19th century, the oval form partially encircled by a split, red-painted wood rod, the central human-like face with pierced eyes and downturned mouth, framed by stylized animal (?) ears and painted red with remnant blue dots, the lower face with red-painted downturned mouth and blackoutlined eyes, pierced in several places for attachments, of which two flippers remain, very faint white pigment, with red, blue, and black detail, the back with wood “bite,” (wood loss), ht. including rod 15 in. $15,000-20,000

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268 Historic Photograph Album, c. 1910-1911, 198 photographs mostly taken in and near Alaska, including images of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Perry, Native Americans, animals, landscapes, and shipwrecks, including the sinking of the Perry, (some fading). $800-1,200

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269 Northwest Coast Beaded Cloth Dance Apron, c. late 19th century, with rows of puffin beaks, brass thimbles, and with three sewnon floral beaded discs, (loss), 28 1/2 x 24 in. $300-400

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270 Tlingit Beaded Cloth Octopus Bag, c. last quarter 19th century, on blue trade cloth, the front beaded with multicolored abstract floral designs, remnant large trade bead and red wool tufts from the bottom, lg. without beaded tufts 19, wd. 12 in. $4,000-6,000

271 Northwest Coast Child’s Chilkat Blanket or Dance Apron, c. last quarter 19th century, finger-woven with mountain goat wool and cedar bark warp stands, dyed yellow, greenblue, and black, with abstract form line design, (fading to front, wool loss), 23 1/2 x 21 in. $2,500-3,500

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272 Two Northwest Coast Carved Ivory Amulets, c. second half 19th century, one in the form of a larva, the other a stylized animal, both pierced for suspension, (the first broken and repaired), lg. to 3 in. Provenance: From the estate of William Forbes. $500-700

273 Northwest Coast Carved Wood Adze, 19th century, with forged iron blade, with one end of the handle in the form of a stylized animal in profile, dark patina, lg. 8 3/4 in.

274 Northwest Coast Carved Wood Shaman’s Figure, c. late 19th century, with a human figure lying face up on the back of an otter (?), with red and black pigment, lg. 9 in. $500-700

275 Bella Coola Carved and Painted Wood Mask, c. late 19th century, with deeply cut stylized features and painted with red, green, and black pigments, old tag reads “Bella Coola E.C. Vanc. Isl. B.C.,” (wood loss), ht. 8, wd. 7 in. $800-1,200

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276 Northwest Coast Carved Wood Sculpture, c. early 19th century, depicting two stylized figures, the top figure connected by the other’s tail, ht. 6 in. Provenance: Purportedly collected by John Richardson, a “sea-faring” man in the Fiji islands; attribution is made by the way the eyes are carved. $800-1,200

277 Northwest Coast Carved Horn Spoon, c. last quarter 19th century, the handle in the form of a stylized crouching animal, (insect damage), lg. 13 in. $500-700 279

278 Northwest Coast Carved Horn Spoon, c. late 19th century, the hollow handle carved with totemic figures, ht. 6 1/2 in. $500-700

279 Two Northwest Coast Carved Horn Spoons, c. late 19th century, one with a stylized bird finial, the other with totem handle, inlaid abalone eyes, (the larger with some insect damage), lg. to 11 in. $500-700

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280 Northwest Coast Carved Sheep Horn Ladle, c. late 19th century, the handle with finial in the form of an animal head above a bird head, both with abalone inlaid eyes, (the translucent scoop with crack), ht. 15 in. $600-800

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281 Northwest Coast Carved Wood Ladle, 19th century, with incised decoration inside scoop, the handle in the form of a stylized bird head, (broken and repaired in two places), dark patina, lg. 11 1/2 in. $400-600

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282 Northwest Coast Carved Horn Ladle, c. second half 19th century, the two-piece form with copper rivets, the black horn handle with bear and animal totems, two with abalone eyes, (some insect damage to scoop), ht. 15 in. $600-800

283 Two Northwest Coast Carved Horn Spoons, c. second half 19th century, a sheep horn form with incised designs and abalone inlay, and a smaller spoon with stylized handle, ht. to 12 in. $300-400

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284 Northwest Coast Carved Wood Pipe, c. 19th century, in the form of two bears (?) facing each other, dark patina, (wood loss), lg. 5 3/4 in. Provenance: Author Frank McNitt. $600-800

285 Kwakiutl Carved Wood Grease Bowl, c. second half 19th century, the canoe-shaped vessel with flat bottom, gunwale groove on inner rim and edged with brass tacks, dark patina, lg. 11, ht. 4 1/2 in. Provenance: Charles Miles collection. Literature: Illustrated in Indian and Eskimo Artifacts of North America, by Charles Miles, p. 54, number 1.311. $6,000-8,000

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286 Large Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Model Canoe, c. 19th century, painted on the outside with totemic animal and avian designs, the prow with avian design terminating in a carved head, the stern with square avian face pointing up, the beak reliefcarved, (cracks, wood loss), lg. 63 1/2, wd. 11 1/2 in. $8,000-12,000

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287 Northwest Coast Carved Wood Shaman Figure, Tlingit, c. last quarter 19th century, seated on a base in the form of a stylized frog with large eyes and slit mouth, the red-painted form holding a serpent with an animal head to its chest, the large head with carved labret, painted detail, and wearing a twined basketry cap with velvet band, ht. 8 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000

288 Northwest Coast Carved Wood Raven Rattle, c. 19th century, of classic form with red, black, and traces of blue-green pigments, restored tongue, (minor wood loss), custom stand, lg. 11 in. $20,000-25,000

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289 Northwest Coast Carved and Painted Wood Finial, Tlingit, c. second half 19th century, relief-carved stylized avian and animal forms with red, black, and blue-green pigments, partially perforated at edge for hair and sea lion whisker attachments, holes at bottom center with remnant hide thongs, lg. 20 in. Provenance: Ex Mert Simpson, Ex Paul Rabut Collection. $25,000-35,000

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290 Apache Gan Dancer’s Headdress, c. first quarter 20th century, with black painted cloth mask made from a flour sack and elaborate wood slat structure, painted on both sides with symbolic designs, patina of use, wd. 36, ht. 28 in. $4,000-6,000

291 Three Taos Painted Drums, with typical polychrome designs, one with a rain cloud design on one head, includes a single beater, largest ht. 19 1/2, dia. 13 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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292 Two Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Kachinas, a Holi kachina with silver earring attached to one wrist, and a kachina with a rattle in one hand and a staff in the other, ht. to 9 in. $800-1,200

294 Three Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Kachinas, all with detailed traditional attire, ht. to 10 in. $1,000-1,500

293 Three Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Kachinas, includes a three-horned kachina, a Ho-te kachina, and a kachina with morning star and sun symbol attached to case mask, ht. to 11 in. $1,000-1,500

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295 Two Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Kachinas, includes a Poli Sio Hemis kachina with butterfly painted on the tablita, ht. to 7 3/4 in. $400-600

300 Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Corn Dancer, the case mask with stylized corn motif, tubular snout, ht. 9 3/4 in. $800-1,200

296 Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, with arms carved to the sides, the case mask with inverted “V” above the mouth, ht. 10 in.

301 Hopi Carved Wood Cradle Kachina, the flat doll with stepped cheek design and striped body, ht. 7 1/8 in. $500-700

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302 Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, representing Crow Maiden, with large winglike projections from the case mask, (repairs), ht. 14 1/4 in. Provenance: Author Frank McNitt. $800-1,200

303 Three Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Kachinas, includes a Zuni warrior, a maiden, and one wearing a bearded case mask with pop eyes, (damage), ht. to 12 1/2 in. $600-800

299 Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, with arms to the sides and rounded snout, ht. 9 in. $400-600

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304 Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Mudhead Kachina, with finely painted detail, (repairs), ht. 14 1/2 in.

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305 Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Hemis Kachina, with finely painted detail on the case mask, tablita, and sash, ht. 15 3/4 in. $600-800

306 Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Butterfly Kachina Maiden, with detailed painting on the tablita and traditional clothing, ht. 12 in. $600-800

307 Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Kachina, Poli Mana, wearing finely detailed traditional clothing and elaborate tablita with butterfly, flower, and feather design, (repairs), ht. 15 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

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308 Large Hopi Polychrome Wood Kachina, representing Shalako, c. late 19th century, wearing a traditional costume, (wood loss), includes a small Chimayo textile it was wearing like a manta, ht. 17 1/4 in. Provenance: Collected by itinerant actor Hiram Haskins Horton, late 19th to early 20th century. $5,000-7,000

309 Early Zuni Painting of a Shalako Kachina, watercolor on paper board, inscribed at back: “Mochi Indian Costume- CelebrationCenter of the world- from H G Wilson Indian Collection, this collected in 1902- Southwest,” custom stand, 20 x 8 3/8 in. $500-700

310 Four Navajo Carved Yeibichai Figures, Clitso Dedman, including a Talking God, the case mask with corn symbol, surmounted by an eagle feather headdress, two dancers wearing kilts and rectangular female masks, the last wearing a case mask with tubular snout and holding an animal skin in one hand, the sole of each foot inscribed “Clitso,” ht. to 11 3/4 in. Provenance: Corporal Edward Pagel, includes three letters from Clitso Dedman to Pagel concerning these kachinas, all from 1944. $2,500-3,500

311 Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Tablita, c. late 19th century, with stepped clouds at top and painted on both sides with sun and blossom motifs on one side, flower and blossoms on the reverse, sinew sewn commercial leather head straps, 17 1/4 x 13 in. Provenance: Collected by itinerant actor Hiram Haskins Horton, late 19th to early 20th century. $2,500-3,500

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312 Southwest Polychrome Carved Wood Tablita, with stepped top and painted with bold designs in red, yellow, white, black, and green, custom stand. $400-600 313 Hopi Polychrome Carved Wood Rasp, the notched rasp with a carved maiden projecting from one end, the stick with a carved woodpecker finial, custom stand. $600-800 314 Pueblo Carved Wood Cradle Board, c. 19th century, with remnant hide lacing, the top with painted design and incised cross at peak, 25 x 9 1/2 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $1,000-1,500 315 Pair of Pueblo Woman’s Boot Moccasins, c. 1920s, with rawhide soles, the high tops with multiple folds and covered with white kaolin, ht. 16, shoe lg. 9 3/4 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $600-800

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316 Bronze Sculpture by Doug Hyde (American, b. 1946), depicting a Crow or Nez couple, signed “D. Hyde, 10/21,” ht. 17, wd. 11 1/2, dia. 5 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $1,500-2,000

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317 Pair of Mexican Silver Mounted Spurs, c. mid-19th century, the spur chains and one rowel replaced at some time, lg. 7 in. $250-350 318 Three Navajo Fetishes, c. 1900-1940, with hide bags, two with prayer sticks, bag lg. to 5 1/2 in. $400-600

319 Three Navajo Fetishes, c. 1900-1940, with hide bags and prayer stick, bag lg. to 6 1/2 in. $400-600

320 Two Southwest Silver and Turquoise Bracelets, a Navajo form with stamped decoration and multiple stones at center, and a Zuni cluster bracelet, wd. to 2 3/4 in. $400-600

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321 Navajo Silver Box, with stamped decoration, the domed lid a ketoh with stamped and repoussĂŠ work, and single oval turquoise setting, ht. 2 3/4, lg. 3 1/2 in. $600-800

322 Large Navajo Silver, Gold, and Turquoise Bracelet, three large bead-framed stones and two small oval stones at the terminals, two gold leaves over center stone, wd. 3 1/2 in. $300-500

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323 Navajo Silver and Turquoise Bracelet, with two heavy twisted bands and two green oval stone settings, wd. 2 1/2 in. $300-500

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324 Navajo Turquoise and Silver Bracelet, c. first quarter 20th century, with stamped decoration and six stone settings, wd. 2 5/8 in. $500-700

326 Navajo Concha Belt, the seven oval closedcenter silver conchas with scalloped edge and raised fluted centers, with ornate buckle and conforming commercial leather belt, conchas lg. 3 3/4, belt lg. 33 in. $2,500-3,500

328 Navajo Turquoise and Silver Squash Blossom Necklace, the naja and blossoms set with various shaped stones, overall lg. 23 in. $400-600

325 Navajo Gold-plated Silver Bracelet, heavy braided wire with five shaped turquoise settings, wd. 2 1/2 in. $400-600

327 Navajo Silver Squash Blossom Necklace and Matching Earrings, the naja with single turquoise pendant, overall lg. 26 in. $400-600

329 Navajo Silver Squash Blossom Necklace, with large globular silver beads, thirty blossoms, and a double carinated naja with shell-like center, lg. 24 in. $2,000-2,500

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330 Hopi Gold Bracelet and Ring, Charles Loloma, the bracelet with textured surface and with deep channel supporting a mosaic band of coral, lapis, turquoise, iron wood, ivory, and four gold spacers, the ring cut square at top and with similar mosaic around the perimeter, bracelet wd. 3, ring wd. 1 in. Provenance: Collected by the present owner from Charles Loloma from 1974-1982. $15,000-20,000

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Prints, Paintings & Photography

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331 Portfolio of Eighteen Signed Silkscreen Prints by Louie H. Ewing, c. 1944, includes Southwest pottery, baskets, jewelry, and preColumbian items, given to the current owner’s grandmother for her membership to the Santa Fe Laboratory of Anthropology in 1944, prints 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. $800-1,200 332 Three Framed Color Lithographs, c. mid-19th century, two by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia, depicting a Delaware chief and a “grand chief of the Sioux,” and a scene titled “Prairie on Fire,” size to 10 x 6 1/2 in. $400-600

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333 Six Framed Silk Tobacco Premiums, all depicting famous American Indians, two frames of three each, premiums 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. $250-350

336 Framed Painting by S.H. Gadoden, possibly American, c. 1886, depicting two Indians fighting over a bound captive, image size 10 x 9 1/2 in. $400-600

334 Twenty-one Books and Indian Art Magazines. $200-250

337 Painting of a Buffalo Hunt by Leonard H. Reedy (1899-1956), watercolor on paper, signed lower right, not examined out of frame, 18 x 13 in. $800-1,200

335 Tonita Peña (1893-1949), Quah Ah, a framed painting depicting a male drummer and female dancer in traditional garments, signed, not examined out of frame, image 12 x 9 in. $600-800

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341 Two Photographs by William Marion Pennington (1874-1940), the first depicting Navajo weavers at their loom, and two Navajo children seated on traditional textiles, framed, not examined out of frame, 10 x 8 in. $300-400

338 Two Framed Paintings by Leonard H. Reedy (1899-1956), watercolor on paper, the first depicting a buffalo jump, (scratches on the surface), the second depicting Navajo travelers, the first 10 3/4 x 8 in., the second 11 x 7 5/8 in. $800-1,200

339 Two Framed Paintings by Leonard H. Reedy (1899-1956), watercolor on paper, the first depicting “Dull Knife’s Band in Flight,” the second a mounted warrior in camp, both signed and dated 1934, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. $800-1,200 340 Framed Painting by Leonard H. Reedy (1899-1956), watercolor on paper, “Horse Roundup,” 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. $400-600

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342 Framed Photogravure by Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952), “Three White Cows Atsina,” carrying a shield and wearing hair bows, 7 5/8 x 6 1/4 in. $300-400 343 Sixteen Miniature Photographs of Indians of Western Canada, 1906, by Byron Harmon (1876-1942), with the exception of a totem pole, all depicting Indians wearing traditional clothing of the period, not examined out of frame, photo 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. $800-1,200

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344 Framed Photograph of a Plains Indian, wearing a feather headdress, war paint, and war whistle, not examined out of frame, image 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $200-250

345 Framed Photograph of an Indian Boy by Hutton Pawnee, O.T., not examined out of frame, image 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $200-250

346 Framed Photograph of an Otoe Delegation, January 1881, all wearing traditional attire including bear claw necklaces, not examined out of frame, image 10 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $300-400

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347 Three Cabinet Cards Depicting Yuma Indians, by Elia A. Bonine (1843-1916), Lamanda Park, Los Angeles Co., California, depicting a standing man, a seated woman holding a basket and pot, and three women in traditional garments. $600-800

349 Three Cabinet Card Photographs Depicting Yuma Indians, by Elia A. Bonine (1843-1916), with California address, the first shows two standing men, one wearing a top hat; an elder below a traditional shelter; and a standing woman with a basket on her head. $600-800

348 Three Cabinet Cards Depicting Yuma Indians, by Elia A. Bonine (1843-1916), the first a standing youth with painted body, two women, and two women holding a basket. $600-800

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350 Three Cabinet Cards Depicting Yuma Indians, 19th century, by Elia A. Bonine (1843-1916), a scout with bow, arrows, and knife, two women with pottery, and a standing woman wearing a dress. $600-800

352 Three Cabinet Card Photographs Depicting Yuma Indians, by Elia A. Bonine (1843-1916), a seated female wearing a fiber (?) skirt, four girls, and a seated woman with beaded necklace. $600-800

351 Three Cabinet Card Photographs Depicting Yuma Indians, by Elia A. Bonine (1843-1916), a man and woman, a seated woman, and two women holding a basket. $600-800

353 Three Cabinet Card Photographs Depicting Yuma Indians, by Elia A. Bonine (1843-1916), a seated woman wearing a beaded necklace and Jew’s harp pendant, two Yuma couples, and a family portrait. $600-800

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354 Navajo Regional Rug, woven with natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, with stepped stacked diamond design on a variegated background, (minor dye run), 86 x 58 in. $500-700

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355 Navajo Pictorial Weaving, a single figure Yei design with multiple borders and variegated background, (some fading to one side), 54 1/2 x 31 in. $600-800

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356 Navajo Regional Rug, woven with natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, with elaborate cross designs and four feathers on a variegated background, (repair), 88 x 53 in. $600-800

357 Navajo Yei Rug, woven with natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, with four dancers and feather devices, some fading to one side, 35 x 25 1/2 in. $400-600

358 Navajo Twilled Double Saddle Blanket, c. 1920s, with a multicolored banded pattern, 48 x 30 1/2 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $800-1,200

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359 Navajo Yei Rug, woven with natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, depicting seven figures on a variegated background, 72 x 49 in. $800-1,200

360 Navajo Red Mesa Rug, c. 1940, with an elaborate multicolored geometric design on a variegated background, 79 x 46 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $1,500-2,000

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361 Large Navajo Storm Pattern Rug, Klagetoh, woven with natural and synthetic dyed yarns, with a serrate border, feather devices, and a variegated background, minor dye run, 125 x 78 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

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362 Navajo Chief’s Pattern Weaving, c. late 19th century, woven with a variant second phase pattern using natural and synthetic dyed homespun wool, (repairs, stains, dye run), 77 x 58 in. $2,000-2,500

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363 Navajo Transitional Weaving, c. 1900, loosely woven with a stepped diamond and cross design on a red background, 71 x 48 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $1,000-1,500

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364 Navajo Blanket, c. last quarter 19th century, woven in a banded pattern with multicolored zigzag motifs using natural and synthetic dyed wool, 51 x 41 in. $2,500-3,500

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365 Navajo Germantown Chief’s-style Weaving, c. last quarter 19th century, with a stepped nine-spot design over a banded background, 74 x 54 1/2 in. $3,000-4,000

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366 Navajo Classic Child’s Blanket, with a striped background overlaid with a concentric stepped cross design, tightly woven in indigo, raveled cochineal-dyed reds, light green, and a light gray-blue, (stains), 49 x 31 in. $12,000-16,000

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367 Anasazi Black-on-white Olla, round form with flared rim and decorated with three bands of negative zigzag design, ht. 9 1/2, dia. 11 1/2 in. $2,000-2,500

368 Tonto Polychrome Jar, redware seed jar with zigzag band and elaborate rectilinear devices, with a band of repeat stepped triangles below the flared rim, (reassembled from pieces), ht. 10 1/4, dia. 15 in. $1,000-1,500

369 Large Prehistoric Polychrome Pottery Bowl, with a black and white repeat bear paw design on the inside, (restoration), ht. 6 3/4, dia. 12 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 370 Two Anasazi Painted Pottery Effigy Vessels, both with stylized animal heads and geometric designs, (damage), lg. to 6 3/4 in. Provenance: The estate of Percival Baxter. $400-600 371 Anasazi Painted Pottery Dipper, decorated with a hatched design, lg. 12 1/2 in. Provenance: The estate of Percival Baxter. $400-600

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372 Anasazi Polychrome Pottery Bowl, painted on the inside with a black and white stepped scroll design, ht. 4, dia. 9 in. $1,000-1,500

373 Two Mimbres Painted Pottery Bowls, one with single fish and triangular hatched band, the second with stylized lightning devices from the rim, (both reassembled from pieces), dia. to 6 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500 374 Mimbres Painted Pottery Bowl, inside decorated with single fish and fine line bands below the rim, (restoration), ht. 3 5/8, dia. 8 3/4 in. $1,500-2,000 373

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375 Anasazi Painted Pottery Bowl, the high shoulder painted with a repeat fret design, (damage to rim), ht. 4 1/2, dia. 7 in. Provenance: The estate of Percival Baxter. $400-600 376 Three Anasazi Black-on-white Mugs, each with a handle and decorated with distinctive geometric designs, ht. to 4 in. Provenance: The estate of Percival Baxter, former governor of Maine, collected by his brother Rupert Baxter in 1891/92. $800-1,200

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377 Three Anasazi Black-on-white Bowls, all with geometric designs on the inside, two with minimal design on the outside, (damage), ht. 3 1/4, dia. to 7 3/4 in. Provenance: The estate of Percival Baxter. $600-800 378 Two Mimbres Pottery Bowls, one undecorated, the other with central concentric rectangle and fine line band below rim, (restoration), dia. to 7 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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379 Mimbres Black-on-white Bowl, c. 600-1100 A.D., inside with a band of serrate design with fine line elements, (reassembled from large pieces with two small holes), ht. 5 3/4, dia. 11 1/2 in. $2,000-2,500 380 Anasazi Black-on-white Pottery Bowl, inside decorated with a geometric band and two circle and dot devices, ht. 4, dia. 9 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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381 Mimbres Black on White Bowl, inside with single band and elaborate abstract thunderbird and lightning with fine line filler, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 10 1/4 in. $1,500-2,000

382 Mimbres Black-on-white Pottery Bowl, inside decorated with a wide band of serrate and fine line fret design, ht. 3 3/4, dia. 8 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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383 Anasazi Painted Pottery Bowl, inside decorated with a black, white, and hachured stepped fret design, ht. 3 3/4, dia. 9 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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384 Large Mexican Black-on-black Pottery Jar, with crimped rim and two bands of stylized decoration, (surface scratches), signed “Vidal Aquilar, S.D.P.� $600-800

386 Four Maricopa Painted Pottery Dolls, one with beaded collar, two with hair and cloth skirts, and one strapped to a cloth and fiber cradle, ht. to 9 in. $600-800

385 Santa Clara Carved Redware Bowl, Margaret Tafoya, carved with a water serpent at the shoulder, ht. 6, dia. 8 in. $2,000-2,500

387 Mojave Painted Effigy Jar, c. 1900, with human head below a handle, and four spouts, body decorated with geometric and spotted motifs, (repair to neck and handle), ht. 8 in. $600-800

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388 Mojave Polychrome Pottery Bowl, with foursection spotted designs on the interior and red track device on white slip on the exterior, ht. 4, dia. 8 in. $250-350 389 Three Southwest Painted Pottery Items, a Hopi canteen with abstract feather design, an Acoma wedding jar, and a small Laguna bowl, ht. to 7 3/4 in. $400-600

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390 Two Southwest Painted Pottery Items, an Acoma polychrome jar with stepped cross design and a small Santo Domingo bowl, largest ht. 9, dia. 9 1/2 in. $600-800

391 Acoma Polychrome Pottery Jar, c. 1920s, with high shoulder and decorated with three parrots and floral devices surrounded by an arch of concentric diamonds, ht. 9 1/2, dia. 12 in. $1,500-2,000

392 Acoma Polychrome Pottery Jar, c. first quarter 20th century, decorated with a curvilinear design including hachuring, abstract feather, and foliate devices, ht. 9 1/4, dia. 10 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 393 Acoma Polychrome Pottery Bowl, c. first quarter 20th century, the outside painted with a red/orange zigzag band and repeat abstract foliate panels, ht. 5 1/2, dia. 11 1/4 in. $800-1,200

394 Kewa Painted Pottery Pitcher, c. 1900, the graceful form with curvilinear design and red band at base, with dark patina of use, ht. 9 1/4 in. Provenance: Ex Teal McKibben Collection. $400-600

395 Acoma Polychrome Pottery Jar, the twohandled form with crimped rim and scroll, floral, and checkered band design, (damage and repairs), ht. 9 1/4, dia. 9 in. $2,000-2,500

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396 Two Acoma Polychrome Pottery Jars, c. early 20th century, one with stylized geometric and foliate design and crimped rim; the second with geometric designs, (the second with hairline crack from the rim), ht. to 7 1/4 in. $800-1,200

399 Zia Polychrome Pottery Jar, c. early 20th century, with a band of elaborate curvilinear stylized foliate motifs, with repeat arched design below rim, ht. 11, dia. 11 in. $2,500-3,500

402 Zia Polychrome Pottery Olla, c. late 19th century, with four large birds perched on flowering branches and two smaller birds below the rim, (crack, indigenous wear around the rim), ht. 10, dia. 12 in. Provenance: Ex Richard Howard Collection. $4,000-6,000

397 Southwest Polychrome Pottery Olla, Acoma, c. late 19th century, the four-color form with graceful scroll, diamond, and hatch marked geometric design, with three framed legless birds, (small hole, surface wear), ht. 10 1/2, dia. 11 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

398 Acoma Polychrome Pottery Olla, c. second quarter 20th century, with slightly flared and crimped rim and painted overall with geometric and curvilinear designs, ht. 13, dia. 13 in. $3,000-4,000

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400 Santo Domingo Polychrome Pottery Olla, c. early 20th century, with concave bottom, high shoulder, and decorated with a band of stylized arches, with floral design below the slightly flared rim, ht. 12 1/4, dia. 11 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000 401 Zia Polychrome Pottery Jar, c. 1900, a trios type with curvilinear foliate design below a band of repeat arches, ht. 10 1/2, dia. 10 1/2 in. $2,000-2,500

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403 Zia Polychrome Pottery Jar, c. 1920s, with high shoulder and painted with stylized designs framing four birds, ht. 7, dia. 9 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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404 Large Zia Polychrome Jar, c. 1900, with four classic Zia birds, flowering plants, and framed with stylized geometric bands, ht. 12, dia. 14 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000

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405 Large Zia Polychrome Dough Bowl, c. early 20th century, the redware form with a single band of abstract geometric and foliate motifs, ht. 8 1/2, dia. 17 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

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406 Zia Four-color Polychrome Olla, c. early 1930s, attributed to Harviana Pino Toribio (1904-1949), daughter of Martina Galvan Pino, decorated in three panels separated by a linked design, each with a bird in flight framed by a stepped geometric and floral design, an inside hairline crack was restored by Andy Goldsmidt.

Literature: The Pottery of Zia Pueblo, by Francis H. Harlow and Dwight P. Lanmon; illustrated in Pottery Treasures, The Splendor of South West Indian Art, 1976, p. 76. $15,000-25,000

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407 Hopi Polychrome Pottery Bowl, the interior decorated with a stylized avian design, the rim with dots, ht. 3 3/4, dia. 11 in. $600-800

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408 Hopi Painted Pottery Canteen, decorated on the front with a circle enclosing a stylized curvilinear foliate device, ht. 8, dia. 6 1/2 in. $400-600

409 Polacca Polychrome Pottery Jar, c. 1870s-80s, with black and white banded design on a cream slip, ht. 4 3/4, dia. 6 1/4 in. $600-800

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410 Polacca Polychrome Pottery Jar, c. second half 19th century, with a bold repeat scroll design at shoulder, and band of stylized birds and flowers below rim, (some surface wear), ht. 6 1/4, dia. 8 1/2 in. $600-800

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411 Polacca Polychrome Pottery Jar, c. last quarter 19th century, with single band showing two double-headed kachina forms, ht. 6 1/2, dia. 9 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

412 San Ildefonso Black-on-red Jar, c. late 19th/ early 20th century, possibly by Domingito Pino, the single band at shoulder with butterflies alternating with a curvilinear device, with a negative meandering band below the rim, (clay loss at rim), ht. 10, dia. 11 1/2 in. $3,000-4,000

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413 Zuni Polychrome Pottery Jar, c. late 19th century, with four heartline deer alternating with a diagonal curvilinear design, repeat scroll design below the rim, (chips to rim), ht. 7, dia. 9 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 414 Pair of Zuni Polychrome Pottery Candlesticks, the handles with frogs in relief, decorated with geometric and curvilinear designs, ht. to 5 1/2 in. $300-400

415 Zuni Polychrome Pottery Bowl, c. 1900, with rounded profile and decorated with abstract geometric and foliate devices, ht. 6 1/4, dia. 8 in. $300-400

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416 Zuni Polychrome Pottery Frog Jar, c. 1900, with four frogs in relief and painted allover with butterflies, tadpoles, and water serpents below rim, ht. 7 3/4, dia. 9 in. $1,500-2,000

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417 Zuni Polychrome Frog Jar, c. 1900, with four spotted frogs in relief, butterflies, and two stylized serpents at the neck, ht. 7 1/4, dia. 9 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

418 Large Zuni Polychrome Frog Jar, c. 1900, with two bands of heartline deer, stepped triangles, foliate devices, and with four frogs in relief, (paper taped repairs on the inside and bottom, damage), ht. 10 3/4, dia. 13 in. $1,500-2,000

419 Zuni Polychrome Frog Jar, c. 1900, the globular form with stylized volutes, dragonflies, and three spotted frogs in relief, ht. 6 1/2, dia. 8 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000

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420 Large Zuni Polychrome Pottery Dough Bowl, c. last quarter 19th century, slightly flared at the rim and painted on the inside with a classic three-part volute design with crosshatching detail, the exterior with a wide band decorated with geometric and curvilinear devices, ht. 6, dia. 15 1/2 in.

421 Zuni Polychrome Pottery Dough Bowl, the interior with sawtooth circle surrounded by a hatched and scalloped band, exterior with a band of split feather and stepped devices, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 13 in. $2,500-3,500

Provenance: Lynn Trusdell Este, New Hope, Pennsylvania. $3,000-4,000

422 Zuni Polychrome Pottery Dough Bowl, c. late 19th century, the inside painted with capped volute designs and a zigzag band below rim, the exterior with a band of stylized stepped decoration, ht. 6, dia. 14 3/4 in. $2,500-3,500

423 Zuni Polychrome Pottery Olla, c. second half 19th century, with large panels containing double-capped scroll devices alternating with curvilinear devices, scalloped rim and four perforations below the rim, (damage), ht. 10 1/4, dia. 11 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

424 Zuni Polychrome Pottery Olla, c. 1870s, with two rows of heartline deer and curvilinear designs, (much surface loss), ht. 9 1/4, dia. 11 1/2 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $800-1,200

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425 Kiapkwa Polychrome Pottery Olla, c. second half 19th century, with a large band of stylized curvilinear design and fine line filler, a repeat scroll band below rim, (minor damage), ht. 9 1/2, dia. 11 in. $3,000-4,000 426 Zuni Polychrome Pottery Jar, c. last quarter 19th century, stylized arches enclosing heartline deer and two large rosettes, (ladle wear at rim), ht. 9 3/4, dia. 11 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

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427 Zuni Polychrome Pottery Olla, c. 1880s, with a series of rain bird motifs with fine line detail, and detailed scroll patterns below the rim, ht. 10 1/2, dia. 13 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000

428 Zuni Polychrome Pottery Olla, c. last quarter 19th century, two bands of stylized arches framing heartline deer alternating with two large rosettes, a fine repeat hatched design below the rim, ht. 10 1/4, dia. 12 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000 429 Large Zuni Polychrome Storage Jar, four-color ovoid form decorated with three large birds, flowering plants, abstract feather devices, and a scalloped band from the rim, ht. 16 1/4, dia. 15 in. $8,000-12,000

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430 Santo Domingo Polychrome Pottery Jar, c. early 20th century, decorated with two large birds alternating with flowers, ht. 10, dia. 9 1/4 in. $1,500-2,000

431 Santo Domingo Painted Pottery Olla, c. 1900, with black-on-cream repeat hexagon design and repeat curvilinear design below the rim, (damage), ht. 11, dia. 11 in. $2,500-3,500 432 Santo Domingo Painted Pottery Jar, c. 1900, with flared rim and decorated with black repeat geometric and foliate devices on a cream slip, (clay loss), ht. 7 3/4, dia. 8 1/2 in. $600-800 433 Santo Domingo Painted Pottery Olla, c. late 19th century, with rounded body, flared rim, and four bands of repeat geometric and foliate designs, (damage), ht. 9 1/2, dia. 11 in. $1,000-1,500

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434 Santo Domingo Painted Pottery Jar, c. early 20th century, with a slightly flared rim and repeat design band on body and neck, ht. 9 1/2, dia. 11 in. $1,500-2,000

436 Santo Domingo Painted Pottery Jar, c. first quarter 20th century, with concave bottom, high shoulder, and flared rim, with three bands of geometric designs in black and white, (surface loss at bottom), ht. 10, dia. 10 1/2 in.

439 Acoma Polychrome Pottery Canteen, the central medallion with abstract curvilinear design and stylized bird below the spout, with the word “Acoma� printed in two places, ht. 9, wd. 7 in. $500-700

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $1,500-2,000 435 Santo Domingo Painted Pottery Jar, c. 1900, with high shoulder, flared rim, and painted with a repeat foliate band on the body and scallop design below the rim, (damage at rim, surface loss at bottom), ht. 11 1/4, dia. 10 in. $2,500-3,500

437 Cochiti Painted Pottery Teacup, c. 1900, the inside with floral pattern from the rim, the outside with negative foliate and rain devices, ht. 2 1/4, dia. 3 7/8 in. $250-350

438 Cochiti Painted Pottery Canteen, c. late 19th century, with central floral-tipped pinwheel design, (minor surface loss), ht. 9 1/2, wd. 10 1/2 in. $800-1,200

440 Cochiti Painted Pottery Canteen, c. late 19th century, with two lugs and spout and painted with a bold banded design in black on cream slip, red stripe at bottom, ht. 8 1/2, wd. 9 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 441 Six Southwest Painted Pottery Birds, three Zuni owls, a Zuni bird, and two Cochiti (?) forms, ht. to 4 1/2 in. $400-600

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442 Two Southwest Polychrome Pottery Bird Vessels, c. last quarter 19th century, a handled Cochiti with stylized painted wings and feet, and a Laguna form with stylized feather and flower design, ht. to 8 in. $800-1,200

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443 Two Cochiti Polychrome Pottery Figures, c. 1890, an open-mouthed quadruped with handle on the back, and a seated human figure holding a bowl, both painted with stylized designs, lg. of animal 10 1/2, human ht. 7 in. Provenance: Animal Charles Shanafelt (b. 1855). $800-1,200 444 Tesuque Painted Pottery Jar, c. late 19th century, the round form with flared rim and painted with a large band of alternating foliate and curvilinear motifs with repeat scallop design below the rim, (hairline crack from rim), ht. 9 1/4, dia. 10 in. $3,000-4,000

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445 Santo Domingo Polychrome Dough Bowl, c. 1900, with repeat design band on body and broad red band at bottom, ht. 8, dia. 15 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

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446 Cochiti Painted Pottery Dough Bowl, c. early 20th century, painted on the inside with stepped triangles, stylized rain clouds, and foliate devices, the exterior with a geometric and foliate design, ht. 6 1/2, dia. 13 in. $2,500-3,500 447 Cochiti Painted Pottery Jar, with black geometric and curvilinear designs on a whitegray slip, (stains), ht. 9, dia. 10 in. $600-800

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448 Large Cochiti Painted Pottery Storage Jar, c. late 19th century, bulbous form with central band of repeat arch devices and linked design at the neck, ht. 13 1/2, dia. 18 1/4 in. $8,000-12,000

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449 Three Plateau Cornhusk Bags, two with multicolored geometric designs done in yarn, one with multicolored dyed designs, (various condition), largest bag 20 x 16 in. $1,200-1,600

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451 Plateau Cornhusk Bag, c. late 19th century, with hide strap and yarn-embroidered geometric designs on both sides, 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $500-700

450 Two Small Plateau Cornhusk Bags, c. early 20th century, both with hide straps and decorated with geometric designs done in multicolored fibers, the smaller bag with corner drops of padre beads, cartridge shells, and red trade cloth, largest 9 x 7 3/4 in. $600-800

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452 Plateau Cornhusk Bag, c. 1900, with differing multicolored geometric designs on both sides done in commercial yarns, hide strap, 7 x 8 in. $300-400

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453 Two Thompson River Polychrome Coiled and Imbricated Baskets, c. last quarter 19th century, a burden basket with flared sides and one rectangular form, both with vertical geometric designs, both with a patina of use, (damage), ht. to 10, lg. to 15 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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454 Nuu-Chah-Nulth (Nootka) Twined Basketry Hat, c. last quarter 19th century, the conical form with inner headband, dark patina, custom stand, (minor edge damage), ht. 6, dia. 11 1/2 in. $600-800

455 Northern California Polychrome Twined Basketry Hat, with geometric decoration in shades of brown, ht. 3, dia. 6 in. $400-600

456 Northern California Polychrome Twined Basketry Hat, c. early 20th century, with typical geometric designs on a brown background, (damage), ht. 3 3/4, dia. 7 in. $400-600

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457 California Coiled Basketry Bowl, the rounded form tapering at the neck and with vertical stacked diamond design, (stitch loss at rim), ht. 6, dia. 7 1/2 in. $600-800

458 Chemehueui Coiled Basketry Bowl, c. first quarter 20th century, with a single checkered band of decoration, ht. 3, dia. 11 3/4 in. Provenance: Francis Xavier Ammann Collection, with code number on the bottom. $1,000-1,500

459 Mono Lake Paiute Basketry Bowl, c. 1920, with a banded zigzag design, ht. 3 1/2, dia. 7 in.

460 Pomo Coiled Basketry Bowl, the compressed form with a diagonal sawtooth design, ht. 2 1/2, dia. 5 3/4 in. $500-700

463 Pima Coiled Basketry Bowl, c. first quarter 20th century, with a double banded scroll design, ht. 5 1/2, dia. 16 3/4 in. $800-1,200

461 Kawaiisu Polychrome Coiled Basket, tightly woven bottleneck form with two diamondback rattlesnake bands and cross devices below the rim, ht. 5 1/4, dia. 8 1/2 in. $3,500-4,500

464 Apache Pictorial Coiled Basketry Tray, c. early 20th century, with concentric six-point star pattern and six human figures below the rim, ht. 1 1/4, dia. 8 1/2 in. $600-800

462 Yokuts Pictorial Lidded Basket, c. 1920, decorated with a rattlesnake design and three human figures, ht. 5 1/2, dia. 6 1/2 in.

465 Pima Coiled Basketry Bowl, with a variegated center and expanding fret design, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 16 1/4 in. $400-600

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $3,000-4,000

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $1,000-1,500

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466 Tohono O’odam Polychrome Pictorial Basket, with flared sides and decorated with alternating lizards and cactus, ht. 8 1/4, dia. 12 1/4 in. $400-600

467 Hopi Pictorial Coiled Basketry Plaque, depicting a kachina wearing an elaborate tablita, dia. 12 in. $300-400

468 Pima Polychrome Lidded Basket, the oval form with a band of stepped triangles and large turtle (?) on lid, ht. 5, lg. 11 1/4 in. $250-350

469 Two Coiled Baskets, a Jicarilla Apache polychrome tray, and a polychrome lidded Eskimo basket, (minor stitch loss to both), dia. of tray 18 1/4, ht. of basket 11 in. Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $600-800

470 Apache Burden Basket, c. early 20th century, with multicolored banded design and hide fringe and bottom, red cloth trim at bottom, ht. 12 1/2, dia. 13 1/2 in.

471 Two Apache Burden Baskets, c. late 19th century, both with hide bottoms and straps, the small one with blue Padre beads on the fringe and traces of red pigment, both with simple striped designs, (some stitch loss), largest ht. 14 1/2, dia. 16 in. $1,500-2,000

472 Two Apache Burden Baskets, c. late 19th/ early 20th century, both with fringed hide straps and decorated with banded designs, ht. to 13 1/2, dia. to 16 in. $1,500-2,000

Provenance: The estate of Joseph J. Rivera. $1,000-1,500

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473 Apache Coiled Basketry Bowl, with fivepetal center and bands of fret and zigzag designs, (minor stitch loss to rim), ht. 4 1/4, dia. 13 1/4 in. $600-800

474 Apache Coiled Basketry Bowl, with two bands of checkered design, ht. 3, dia. 15 in. $800-1,200

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475 Apache Coiled Basketry Bowl, with a banded geometric design, ht. 3 1/2, dia. 10 1/4 in. $600-800

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476 Apache Pictorial Coiled Basketry Bowl, c. early 20th century, with a row of dwellings (?), a row of horses, and a zigzag band at the rim, ht. 2 1/4, dia. 16 in. $1,000-1,500

477 Apache Coiled Basketry Bowl, with a stepped pinwheel design, ht. 2 3/4, dia. 8 1/2 in. $500-700

478 Apache Pictorial Basketry Olla, woven in a diamond latticework pattern with rows of human figures, animals, and geometric devices, (stitch loss, damage to bottom), ht. 24, dia. 21 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

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mt. kearsarge indian museum New Hampshire’s only museum dedicated to Native American art and culture, past and present.

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Directions to Skinner’s Boston Gallery/63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116 617.350.5400 From the West: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to the Prudential/Copley exit located in the Prudential tunnel. Once on the exit ramp, stay in the right hand lane and follow the signs for Copley. The ramp exits onto Stuart Street. Drive straight through five sets of lights and take a left onto Charles Street South. Take your first left off of Charles St. South onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.

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

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

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