Barbara Balgaard Indian Arts and Antiques
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1910 item #1155134
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...
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 : 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 : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Currency : Pre 1900 item #1154637
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".
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Currency : Pre 1900 item #1154632
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".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1154607
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".
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1154171
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.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1950 item #1153701
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...
This Navajo pill box has quite elaborate stampwork with a cross in the middle. I was told the Navajo pill box was purchased around 1985 to 1987 at the Indian Market. The inside of the lid is marked Sterling and hallmarked with a E. The camera picked up the E but the sterling stamp is very light and may not show in the photo. The piece is in excellent condition. Diameter: 1 9/16". Weight: 22.2 g.
Wonderful Zuni ring hallmarked BST and Zuni. Inlay is Turquoise, Jet, and coral. The ring is in excellent condition and very wearable. Size 5 1/2. Face measures 1 1/2 inch x 1 inch. Weight: 7.9 g.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1950 item #1153651
Large petrified wood stone with a burnt orange, lavender grey, brown, and black coloration. The stone is set in a classic Harvey era setting. The face measures 1 1/16" x a hair short of 3/4". Size: 7 or 7 1/8.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1950 item #1153645
Late 30s or early 40s (WWII) era landscape petrified wood stone surrounded by a very fine twisted wire and a scalloped rim. It looks like a swamp to me. It is about a size 4 3/4 but can be sized to fit. Colors are a peach tinted grey , black, with a red streak in the sky. In excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Pre 1950 item #1153562
Late 1930s to 1940s chisel cut coin silver large cuff. It is set with a beautiful Fox mine turquoise stone in int condition. The coin silver was pulled through a swedge and has the streaking on the inside of the band. It measures 1" high in the center and tapers to 1/2" at the terminals. The inside measurement is __ and the gap measures 1 5/8". It is in very good wearable condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1153546
Shown by appointment only at Bank of the West, Safety Deposit Dept., Albuquerque, NM. Early (1790-1828)Caribou hide with quilled birchbark embroidery, cotton embroidery, Native made copper and hematite beads, tree pitch beads, and traded steel coated beads from the late 1700s. McCrone Laboratory, Chicago, IL analyzed and dated the paint. The colors are vermilion & brown iron earth, yellow ochre, natural ultra-marine, chrome yellow, and alizaron. All colors contain chalk and white lead...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Pre 1950 item #1153528
Elegant Navajo ring c. late 30s to early 40s. Petrified wood was used in place of turquoise while the mines were shut down during WWII. This stone is a burnt orange or a reddish brown depending upon the light. Beautiful ring in superb condition. Size: 6 1/2
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.