Lot 223    

Hubbell Trade Bead Necklaces,
2004, American Indian Art Auction / Sept 18-19
lot of 2. Both of European manufacture and made to appeal to the Southwestern Indians love of turquoise. One is of pale, translucent turquoise beads separated by twenty-four opaque balls and eight opaque pear shaped beads from which is suspended a pendant of a larger pear bead and a smaller one, length 27"; AND another of eleven melon beads separated white glass balls with a black disc on either side, length 17.5".

Provenance:  
Ex First People's Museum of the American Indian and Eskimo


Condition:  
Excellent.
Sold: $575.00
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Karok Polychrome Basket,
Lot # 8 - Karok Polychrome Basket,
with simple overlay decoration of eight groups of light triangles pointing toward a central band. Each group has dark and light checker work in the center for added interest, height 4" x diameter 6.75". > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Picture Frame with Cross,
Lot # 336 - Sioux Beaded Picture Frame with Cross,
thread-sewn hide beaded in red white heart, white, pink seed beads, faceted cobalt, amber, and green. Center opening designed with Christian cross and looped edge-beading, hourglass design on back, red quilled drops with tin cones and purple feathers at corners, length 3.75" x width 2.5". > Item Details
Tony and Juanita Peña, San Ildefonso Vase,
Lot # 519 - Tony and Juanita Peña, San Ildefonso Vase,
stone-polished black-on-black jar with gourd-shaped body and long triangular feathers extend down the attenuated neck, Avanyu slithers around base, signed "Tony & Juanita/ S.I.P.," height 12" x diameter 7.5". Both Antonio and Juanita have their work published in El Palacio Dec. 1945(12):271-72 and ... > Item Details
Eastern Woodlands Moccasins,
Lot # 699 - Eastern Woodlands Moccasins,
thread and sinew-sewn, with vamps beaded in amber, black, cobalt, light blue, greasy yellow in a stylized flower against a white ground, black velveteen tongue with red ribbon edging and backed with striped cotton, cuffs with curvilinear couched beadwork in colors of pink, greasy yellow, light blue,... > Item Details
Northeast Woodlands Lidded Hamper,
Lot # 682 - Northeast Woodlands Lidded Hamper,
plaited with wood splints and with bands of "porcupine twist," height 32" x width 16". > Item Details
Nez Perce Corn Husk Flat Bag,
Lot # 592 - Nez Perce Corn Husk Flat Bag,
false embroidered in black, yellow, fuchsia, purple, orange, red, blue, brown, and green dyed corn husk all against a natural ground. Nested diamonds with stepped triangle outer border on one side, opposite with internally serrated hourglass, opening wrapped in string, muslin drawstring closure, len... > Item Details
Eskimo Spoons,
Lot # 767 - Eskimo Spoons,
lot of 2. Includes one beautifully carved wooden spoon resembling a stylized bird, "muk-mok" written in bowl, length 8.5"; AND one fossilized antler or bone spoon, length 7.75". > Item Details
Cheyenne Dice, Counters, and Tray,
Lot # 657 - Cheyenne Dice, Counters, and Tray,
lot of 3, includes five bone dice, three ovals enhanced with red spots, length 1.25 x width .5", and two squares with red and black stripes, length .5"; PLUS thirty-five wooden counters with turkey feather fletching and sinew binding, average length 13". And a sturdy coiled willow with striped cotto... > Item Details
Plains Beaded Scissor Case,
Lot # 339 - Plains Beaded Scissor Case,
thread-sewn hide with an adorable scissor design on front panel in amber, white, and cobalt against a light blue ground, soft hide fringe at bottom, length (including fringe) 8.5" x width 2.25". > Item Details
Eskimo Fossilized Bone or Ivory Harpoon Parts and Other Implements,
Lot # 755 - Eskimo Fossilized Bone or Ivory Harpoon Parts and Other Implements,
lot of 22. Includes an ulu with a slate blade and 21 pieces of either fossilized ivory or bone with undetermined function for either kayaks or hunting weapons and one pair of fossilized walrus pieces that fit together, again unknown function. Remember the Eskimos were masters of the harshest environ... > Item Details
Eskimo Scrimshaw Walrus Ivory Pieces,
Lot # 822 - Eskimo Scrimshaw Walrus Ivory Pieces,
lot of 28. These items serve as a testimonial to Eskimo ingenuity. Includes a crochet hook emerging from a spotted fish's mouth (hook will crochet), 7.25"; PLUS a cigar holder with carved walrus head on top, length 2"; PLUS a cigarette holder with polar bear astride holder, length 3"; PLUS a letter ... > Item Details
Stone Pipes,
Lot # 250 - Stone Pipes,
lot of 2. Both purchased at Elmo, Montana in 1962. Includes a catlinite(?) elbow pipe with a wooden stem and bone mouthpiece, length 5"; AND another stone elbow pipe with a reed stem with label stating that pipe was made by Chief Matias and sold by his son, length 5.5". > Item Details
<i>Polik Mana</i> Katsina Grinding Corn,
Lot # 574 - Polik Mana Katsina Grinding Corn,
wonderful cottonwood figure with traditional woman's painted black dress, painted woven red belt, and a machine-sewn black, red, and white canvas manta; with white painted face, corncob on forehead, and a large brightly colored tableta with central image of Polik Mana. She sits at a grinding bin wit... > Item Details
Cree Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 268 - Cree Beaded Hide Moccasins,
sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of greasy yellow, red white heart, green, corn yellow, pink, white, and light blue forming a floral design on vamps, pinked cuffs, rawhide soles, hide thong ties, length 10". > Item Details
Birch Bark Container and Ash Split Basket,
Lot # 358 - Birch Bark Container and Ash Split Basket,
lot of 2. Includes a lidded birch bark container with rectangular bottom graduating into circular opening laced with fibrous strips, running stitch along seams, hide strap handle rim; lid with bent handle and laced edging, inside lid "Rat River Reserve/ Near Kenora Ont.," with note "Collected by Mur... > Item Details
Eastern Woodlands Pipe Tomahawk,
Lot # 686 - Eastern Woodlands Pipe Tomahawk,
illustrated in Peterson 1971, Fig 211. Late 18th century, with dovetailed steel bit, shallow rounded bowl decorated with chevron wreath around top and base and raised horizontal moldings across eye. Starburst and floral engraving on each face of eye, teardrop eye with pointed end towards bit, width ... > Item Details
<i>Battle of Little Bighorn. The Dead Sioux</i>, BAE Print,
Lot # 447 - Battle of Little Bighorn. The Dead Sioux, BAE Print,
taken from the Tenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1888-'89 published in 1893. Plate is between pages 576 and 577. Red Horse, a prominent Sioux chief who participated in "Custer's massacre," gave his unique account of the 25 June 18... > Item Details
Pueblo Sashes and Butterfly Cocoon Rattle,
Lot # 169 - Pueblo Sashes and Butterfly Cocoon Rattle,
lot of 4. Includes a pair of red, green, and white wool leg garters with fringe at ends, approximate length (including fringe) 36" each, one with old tag "Old Navajo Leg Dress/ Worn only by the old Navajo Medicine Man;" PLUS a red, green, and white leg garter with twisted red/ white and red/ green f... > Item Details
Northwest Coast Button Blanket,
Lot # 875 - Northwest Coast Button Blanket,
ca 19th century, red cutout image of dogfish outlined in white ceramic buttons against a navy blue wool ground, red wool border, framed length 50" x width 40.5". > Item Details
Eskimo Ivory Pipe,
Lot # 785 - Eskimo Ivory Pipe,
probably walrus tusk. Elaborately decorated pipe with incised bottom depicting fishing scene, geometric designs throughout. Walruses, sea turtles, and sled dogs are carved in high relief along sides, totem faces along top, details inked in red and black, length 8.5" (Sturtevant 1978, 5:301, 353). > Item Details
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