An early Chaco or Reserve mug/pitcher, Ca. 950 - 1175 A.D.
This small pitcher or mug has Chaco and Reserve influence. The straight spout and dimpled bottom point to Chaco. There is a checkerboard like pattern around the bottom and stripes on the spout. The design carries onto the handle. 5" by 5".
This is a Native American Indian NAVAJO Sterling Silver CONCHA Belt from the 1920's. It measures about 32 1/2" long ( 82.9 cm ). The largest Concha (shell) measures about 2 3/8" X 1 1/2" ( 6.1 cm X 3.8 cm ). The other Conchas measure about 1 5/8" X 1 1/8" ( 4.2 cm X 2.9 cm ).
This is a Native American Indian NAVAJO Male BREASTPLATE Choker from the 1920's. It is made of buffalo bones, turquoise beads, and other beads. It measures about 3 1/2" X 12 1/2" ( 8.9 cm X 31.9 cm ).
This is a Native American Indian NAVAJO Turquoise & Silver BRACELET from the 1920's. It measures about 1 3/4" X 2 1/2" X 2" ( 4.5 cm X 6.4 cm X 5.1 cm ).
Coiled rattlesnake with projecting tongue of fine grained basalt. Likely used as a mortar for Ceremonial offerings. Old collector numbers present on bottom. Found legally on private property. Arizona. 7 1/4" diameter by 2" height.
An Anasazi Red Mesa pitcher, Ca. 1050 - 1175 A.D.
This little Red Mesa pitcher has design elements that show both Reserve and Snowflake influence. Very well executed designs and beautiful shape. 4" by 4".
Beautiful and vibrant Anasazi Mesa Verde mug, Ca. 950 - 1150 A.D.
This wonderful Mesa Verde mug has vibrant paint and a stunning design. The opening is shaped into an oval like shape. This could have been deliberately shaped this way to make it pour a certain way, or it is possible it slumped in firing. The checkerboard like design is duplicated on the handle. From a California collection. 4-3/4" by 4-1/4".
Large beautifully flaked transitional Paleo Sloan Dalton blade. Slightly fluted with indented base. Excellent condition. Found in Davis Creek, Lafayett Co., MO. Jackson and Motley COAs. 4" Length.
Colorful rectangular Hopewell Gorget of Granite found in a garden in Dola, Ohio in 1972. Jackson COA. 3 3/8" length by 1 3/4".
This is a Vintage Pacific Northwest Coast Rattle. Carved out of Red Cedar, it is hand painted black and white, with glass eyes attached with pins. The mouth is painted red. It depicts a Killer Whale or Orca with a wolf riding on his back. It is unpainted where you grip on to. It has a soft rattle when shaken. Whales are the central part of life of the Makah Culture. I believe this one is circa 1920- -40. There is a chip on one of the wolf's ear. I have seen another one very similar before...
Prehistoric pipe in the form of a mountian lion carved from finegrained sandstone. A nicely detailed animal effigy block pipe diagnostic of Fort Ancient Culture from Ohio. Ex Collection Howard Bell. Large and heavy. 5" length.
Limestone pipe with two snakes consuming one other. This high level of Mississippian artistry is rare and truly "museum quality". A turn of the century lable states the pipe is from Kentucky. Measures 3 1/8" height.
A banded slate bar amulet with an exceeingly rare artistic depiction of a duck carved in relief. Detailed eyes, nostrils and body. The amulet drilled birdstone-like at both ends. Ex Payne Collection from the 1930's. Tom Davis COA Grade Ten (10). 4 3/4" length.
I currently have another beaded bag listed from the same artist. This is another 19th century Plains or Plateau, Native American Indian Beaded Flat Bag or Friendship Bag. Made by the same woman, it was to compliment a dance costume...
This is a Native American First Nations Pocket Watch Holder. Beadwork, done on black velvet, made with glass and steel beads, with embroidery along the border. It is decorated with roses and leaves, in an abstract native design. It has a front pocket to hold a pocket watch. It appears to made by the Cree, I have seen similar work done by the Metis People, from the same area. Metis are part Cree and early white settlers, fur traders. The steel beads are commonly used around 1890 – 1920...
Cheyenne Beaded Basket, Ca. 1900 - 1920
Beautiful Cheyenne beaded design basket, with black, white, turquoise blue, red and yellow beads. From an Atlanta, Ga. collection.
6-1/2" by 6".
Gorgeous Anasazi Jeddito mug, Ca. 1300 - 1375 A.D.
This beautiful mug is one of the largest and best Jeddito mugs we have ever had. Flawless, with gorgeous paint. The wide stripe at the bottom of the design has a "spirit break" in it. This is usually found in bowls. Stunning piece. 6-1/4" across by 5" high.
An intriguing prehistoric Hohokam stone bowl with two lizards carved in relief. Lizards are a rare, but consistent symbol in Hohokam iconography. The lizards are carved on both ends and their tails meet underneath the bowl. Measures 9" (23 cm) diameter by 3 1/2" height. Heavy.