Excellent condition thirty-six stone Zuni row bracelet c. 1950s. Bracelets like this were made for a trading post/shop. All of the stones are a beautiful blue with no chips or cracks. The stamping is also in superb condition showing virtually no wear. I left it as found and those who like it polished may polish. The face measures 7/8" + a hair wide, inside is 5 5/16" with a 1 1/16" gap. It weighs 45.2 grams or 1.45 troy ounce.
Elegant inlaid bands of turquoise separated with bands of mother of pearl. The bezel is surrounded with a fine twisted wire and three raindrops on each end. The ring is c.1950-60s. The stones are in mint condition with no cracks or chips. It is unsigned and the face measures 1 5/8" x 3/8". Size is about a 5 1/4.
Fine original photo of the Dermont's Indian collection of art & taxidermy coyote or wolf. Nellie & her husband were early settlers in Arizona. The photo is dated on the back 03/19/07. For more information on the Dermonts see cip.azlibrary.gov/Institution.aspx?InsID=580. The mount measures 10" x 12" and the photo 8 1/8" x 6". There are some pin pricks in the mount and the upper left side of the photo. They are not noticeable for normal viewing...
Adze cut canoe backsplash with beautifully carved birds from Trobriand Islands, PNG. It might have been made for an adolescents canoe. Carved from hard wood with a rich brown patina c. 1960. A fine piece of tribal art. It measures 15" high x 11 1/2" at its widest point.
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.
Fine grade $10.00 dollar note, 4th issue, September 2, 1862, Richmond, VA. Commerce leaning on cotton, with bust of R.M.T. Hunter, confederate cabinet member in the lower right. Note is cut cancelled. It measures 3 1/16" x 7 1/4".
Nice Confederate States of America $20 dollar note dated April 6th, 1863 from Richmond, VA. The bill is the 6th issue and in very good condition for its age. It measures 6 15/16" x 2 7/8".
Nice 1882 photo of a Calvary officer during the Indian Wars. It is dated 1882 at the bottom in ink (barely visible). There is no studio/photographer mark. The photo is in very clear with some minor scratches and edge wear. Please see the photos. It measures 3" x 8 1/4".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1930 item #1154378
From Minnesota, a Great Lakes region pair of child's high-top moccasins. I am not sure of the exact tribe (Ojibwa? Chippewa?). Hide is still very soft and flexible. They measure 4 7/8" long and 3 3/8" from the top of the high top to the center bottom (laying flat). Plenty of room to wrap the feet or use heavy socks for the cold winters in Minnesota. Nice old beads, Native tanned hide, unbleached muslin lining. c. 1930 or earlier, the beads date earlier). Very good condition.
Whimsical and very well done carved wood cigarette dispenser with a perched bird. In excellent condition and it works with regular length cigarettes. I believe it was made c. 1940s or earlier. The piece came from Canada, however, I do not know the carver or where it actually originated. If you know please advise me. Measurements: T.C.
Nifty pre 1950s Maisel's souvenir made for sale to the tourists ashtray. This is the original kachina used by the trading post. The kachina was up-dated around 1950 (they were closed for a period of time)and is still used today. Maisel's is still a tourist attraction in Albuquerque, NM. The ashtray was used and has some wear -please see photos. I will be happy to email you more if you wish. It measures 3 1/2" long x 2 13/16" at its widest point.
Delightful and beautiful super small Paiute(?) basket in mint condition. The piece measures 7/8" wide and 1/2" high. Look inside and see how tiny the stitches are. I cannot date this accurately but the plant fiber has some age, I have another miniature that the plant fiber is not as brown. It is simply a really super little basket. The basket came with several other miniature Native American baskets. I will be listing those when time allows. Colors are pale pink, purple, and green...