Barbara Balgaard Indian Arts and Antiques
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...
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 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...
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. Moran. A rooster and Christ's face are on upper right. The crown of thorns is shown in the lower left corner. There is some light paint loss which is common with tin retablos. The corners at top have been slightly bent, bottom corners are in good shape. Overall very good condition. Please see photos. I am happy to send additional photos for your perusal...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1192245
Green and black serpentine earrings from Santo Domingo Pueblo. They measure 3 3/8 inches including the hook and the stone is 2 3/8 inches long by 3/8 inch wide at the base. The hooks are sterling and were replaced about five years ago.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1950 item #1192237
This American sterling clasp has dogs or horses with a three row band of repousse circles. I am guessing it was made around the 1940s. It reminds me of the Fred Harvey Native American made 1930s stamped pieces. Sterling clasp brooch for a coat/suit lapel, or neckline. 2 3/8 inches in diameter and in very good wearable condition. It is unsigned and weighs 22.6 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1192208
Lovely 1940s-50s Navajo screwback butterfly earrings ready to be worn or changed to posts. I did not polish them and will leave that up to you. They measure 1 1/16 inch long by 13/16 inch at their widest point and weigh 5.4 g.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1950 item #1192189
Nifty advertising ice pick for the Wisconsin Ice and Coal Co. that carried the Coolerator and Econmicer. The Duluth(MN.) Refrigerator Co. became the Coolerator Co. in 1932. I have not found information on the ecomicer...
Beautiful Navajo apple green gaspeite cabochon ring with a lovely hand crafted bezel. The ring is hallmarked J. and is in very fine wearable condition. There are no chips or cracks to the stone and it is set firmly in the bezel. It measures 1 3/16 inches in length and 5/8 inch in width and weighs .36 ozt. Size 5 1/2 (see photo for size).
Document signed by General E. D. Townsend authenticating a copy of a record on file. General Townsend was the Assistant Adjutant General during the Civil War and became the Adjutant General after the war. This paper is dated post war, Nov. 18, 1869, and signed in the old faded iron(?) brown ink. The left side was folded back and trimmed to accommodate two metal rings for insertion in a binder. It measures 8 inches wide by 5 1/2" deep. The number 504 was written in pencil on the back and may...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Currency : Pre 1900 item #1159310
Very collectible train with straight steam center top and milkmaid on the left. Dated August 2, 1862. Date and signatures hand inscribed. Two margins intact. Stamped on back INTEREST PAID TO 1 JANUARY, '63 & INTEREST PAID TO 1ST JANUARY '65. Please see photos for condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1940 item #1158982
Charming Mexican folk art nicho dating to the 1930s of the Virgin Mary and angels. She has an angel overhead and one at her feet. Homemade nicho with white trim and aluminum foil on the inside of the doors for illumination. The nicho box is in very good condition, there is some soiling to the inside fabric (see photos) that does not really detract from figure. The glass slides out the top. Measures __ x__ inches (to come).
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 : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1950 item #1158920
Nifty Santo Domingo 1930s-40s Thunderbird pendant in very good condition for its age. At one point a pin back was added and is no longer there. I am guessing the necklace was broken and someone made it into a pin. The original hole for stringing as a pendant is intact. I will apologize for the photo of the hole, I cannot hold it still enough for a clear shot. Measures 2 9/16th inches long x 1 5/8 inches wide.
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 : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Travel : Pre 1960 item #1156010
Menu from the Albuquerque, NM Alvarado Hotel's restaurant. The menu is dated November 20, 1950. Cover shows View from "Duck -on-the-Rock", Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (from a natural color photograph) and has the Fred Harvey logo in the lower right corner. Cowboys on mules in white ride down the menu front. The back advertises the Grand Canyon National Park and the Watchtower at desert View. The menu is in very good condition with minimal damage to the back edges and one small bend t...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1960 item #1155996
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.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1155887
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.