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.
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.
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.
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
Barbara Balgaard Indian Arts and Antiques
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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...
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
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1950 item #1153517
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.
Beautiful sterling "rose" salt and pepper by well known Mexican silversmith Ezekial Fuego, c.1950. Hallmarked, they measure 1 /58" high and 1 5/8" in diameter. They weigh 35.8 g.
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.
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...