Barbara Balgaard Indian Arts and Antiques
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1900 item #1153357
The set was thought to be stolen but was found at the shop. Collection of accouterments belonging to John Henry Spengler, 45th Wisconsin Infantry, Co. G. Included is a model 1861 .69 caliber cartridge box with the US cartridge box plate and shoulder strap with round eagle breast plate, an early war cap box with square front flap with separately affixed latch tab, a tin with caps, a metal measure, a shot pouch with buckshot, and a thimble...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1990 item #1000653
"Next Stop Santa Fe" is a fine Western oil on canvas painting by Alberto R. Vela. He was born in Mexico (1920-2006)and studied under Diego Rivera and Jose Orozco. He later moved to Illinois and to California. Mr. Vela's subject matter includes the old West, Native Americans, cowboys, bull fights,and figure studies. He also painted murals in California. His sense of color is superb and his figures are action packed...
Fine Tlingit 1890s pictorial bag with an eagle, shield, and floral beadwork. The glass beads are green, pink, blue, white, and yellow along with brass and steel faceted beads. It is lined with a cotton print. I believe Tlingit pictographic beadwork is fairly rare. There are no missing beads, the wool has a few minor moth holes that does not detract from the beadwork (see photos). The hanging loop is missing but could be restored easily. It measures 12" long and 8" across at it widest point...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Eskimo : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1004285
This is a exquisite and finely carved ivory harpoon head of a bird. The Old Bering Sea Culture dates c. 100 BC to 250 AD. The bottom of the beak and the tip is missing but that is not uncommon. They were discarded after they were damaged in the hunt and a new one was made. This piece measures 3 7/8 inches long x 1 inch high and 9/16 inch across the top.
This is a very fine winnowing tray from the Mono tribe of California. The basket is in very good condition considering its use and age. It is c.1940 and measures 20.75 inches in length and 18.75 inches wide. It raises up 8 inches from a level surface on the deep end and 4.5 inches on the shallow end. There are some minor bug chews in the center and a few stitches missing on the rim. This can be restored if you wish. I have many photos...
Wonderful painting of Mater Dolorosa, Our Lady of Sorrows on tin. It is rare to find signed pieces. This piece is signed T.S. on the back. According to Colonial Arts article, they are aware of one other signed T.S. in Texas. The artists name is not known. The artist has used a luminous gold paint on the face. hair, and on the sleeve cuffs. Crucifixion tools, Veronica's veil, and the rooster are to the right. The painting is from the estate of the NM artist, B. Moran...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1900 item #1232724 (stock #2)
Offering a lovely Mexican "Our Lady of Sorrows" (Mater Dolorosa)retablo, pre-1900, from the estate of B...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1900 item #1235050 (stock #26)
Lovely painting on tin of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus (La Sagrada Familia). The Virgin Mary in her blue robe, Saint Joseph in his traditional green and yellow garments and a staff, and Jesus with a basket with a nice foreground. This retablo is from the estate of B. Moran, a NM artist. The piece measures 12 5/8" x 9 1/4" and is in very good condition with minimal paint loss except for the upper right corner and slight bending. There are two hanging holes center top. Free shipping on this within the...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1900 item #1158973
Absolutely original Civil War pair of green and yellow epaulets, as worn by the Federal troops issued the French-pattern chasseur uniform, with rare original box. At the beginning of the Civil War the US Government ordered uniforms and equipment from overseas governments and private contractors to meet the demands of the rapidly expanding army including hundreds of volunteer regiments that needed outfitted. French made chasseur uniforms were issued to the 62nd and 83rd Pennsylvania, the 18th Ma...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1920 item #1232897 (stock #8)
Offered is a wonderful 19th century retablo of Our Lady of Sorrows (Mater Dolorosa). She is on a beige background with gold-brown rays surrounding her head,a rooster to her left, and symbols to her right. Her fingers are outlined giving it a very folk arts feeling. The retablo is from the collection of Betty Moran, a NM artist. This retablo is in very good condition for its age. Slight paint loss and minor corner bending. Please see photos for condition. Email me at jandbrosealb@gmail.com and I...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1155116
Adze hewn canoe backsplash with beautifully carved birds from Trobriand Islands, PNG. Carved from hard wood with a rich brown patina c. 1920-1930s. This piece was recently correctly dated by a well-known and highly respected Santa Fe, NM tribal arts dealer. This information may be obtained by email. A fine piece of tribal art. It measures 15" high x 11 1/2" at its widest point.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1004468
Offered is a pre-1900 Santo from the Phillipines. The figure is carved from hard wood and has a few remnants of gesso remaining. The eyes are glass and one tips downward but is firm in its setting. The base has a drilled hole for a banner stick for parades or use in a procession. He measures 9 1/2 inches tall and the base is 3 1/8 inches wide by 2 1/8 inches deep. The Santo is missing an arm and a portion of the other. On the top of the head there is a small hole where a headdress may have bee...
Offered is a beautifully stamped silver pill box by the acclaimed Navajo silversmith, Fred Peshlakai. c. 1940s Measurements: 1 3/8" W x 1 3/4" L x 1/4" D Attribution: Dr. Fugate, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM Art Tafoya, Art Tafoya Gallery 400 San Felipe, Albuquerque, NM. Mr. Tafoya specializes in Peshlakai's work and studied under Carlos White Eagle, a former student of Peshlakai.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1153386
Native American hand carved birds from shell, with fine heishi, turquoise, catlinite,and onyx or jet spacers. I am attributing this to Mr. Calabaza because his daughter felt the bird carvings were made by her Father. Total length is 36 inches, it will hang 18 inches down from the center back of the neck. I had the necklace Native re-strung for wearing security. All of the elements are original except the string and the loop for the hook at the back.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #1007130
Offered is a beautifully carved/incised blackware pot of the Avanyu (water serpent)by Maria "Barbarita" Naranjo (1916-?). The pot is hand coiled and traditionally polished and fired. The piece is in fine vintage condition. The University of Arizona Museum has an almost identical piece in their collection dated 1960. I have dated this piece similarly. There are no chips or cracks or wear marks. The pot measures 5 1/4 inches in diameter, the opening is 4 1/4 inches across, and it stands 4 3/16 inc...
The mukluks are most likely Southern Athabaskan c. 1935-40. They are cow hide, fur, seal gut and Native tanned hide. They are lined with cotton fabric from the late 30s to early 40s. The gathering on the heels and toes is very tight and finely done. The mukluks were worn and are in excellent condition for their age. They are supple but the ties around the ankle are a little stiff.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #1154700
Wonderful early ex-voto made for Isabel Salazar on tin.about 1900. It reads: Encontrandose Gravemente Emferma la nina Isabel Salazar, invoco con beras de su corazon, al se del hospital, pidiendole le restablecle ra su salud le aria su patente retablo. measurements: 8 1/4" long x 10 1/4" wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1950 item #1151980
This exquisite Navajo pin is expertly crafted with landscape petrified wood and sterling silver by a masterful silversmith. The stone has pale coral hues in the slightly lavender gray sky and a moon(?) at the top. The trees or brush are a dark brown. The stone is in mint condition. The light streaks in the base are part of the stone and are not cracks. The tiny raindrops (approx. 1.5 cm)are set in little silver rings that measure about 2.5 cm. Overall size of the brooch is 2" x 1 5/16" and ...