A group of Penobscot Maine baskets of small size. Each features the use of sweetgrass and various natural dyes. The condition of each is excellent, with good color and little or no splits, etc.
The baskets are as follows:
m1007: a lidded amphora shaped basket with blue dye 5 1/4" height, 6 1/2" diameter
m1008: a lidded round basket with orange and blue dyes 1 3/4" height, 3 7/8" diameter
m1009: a lidded thimble case with orange dye 1 1/8" height, 1" diameter
Two baskets are being offered here and both are from the Northeast, most probably from the Penobscot of Maine. They are lidded, made of splint ash, and use natural dyes of green and orange.
Basket 1, although it has a square base, is 14 3/4" in diameter and 11 1/2" in height. They are about 3 smallish splint breaks as shown in the photos, but the basket is structurally sturdy.
Basket 2 has a medial sweetgrass braid and a dyed interior. The 4 3/4" in diameter and 2 1/2" in height.
A very pretty provenanced collection of ca. 135 US midwest silex spears and arrows, all native Indian items and likely ancient most of them.
The collection was bought together, ca. 1920s by L. P. Wulff of Tennesee. with his stamped envelopes included and ink and pencil inventory numbers plus a lot of old individual tags that would have to be matched again.
The Collection consists of a great mixture of types of smaller to larger spears and arrows, in finely patinated silex...
A selection 5 old and ancient native American silex arrowpoints.
These are difficult to date but surely very old and likely ancient. Native Types with fine patinas.
Sizes from 2,8 to 4 cm.
Ex. Okholm Collection
This is a frame of 100 Columbia river gem points. There are 31 agatized petrified wood points. There are also 2 extremely rare glass points, one clear and one purple. There are 77 G-10s and the others are 9s with a couple of 8s. True G-10s are 1 in 10,000 points. Also included are the 5 Columbia river gem points that are listed on this site for $10,000 including the only precious opal point from Oregon known to exist. All are translucent except 9 are jasper...
This incredible Rabbit Island Dart arrowhead was found on Sauvie's Island, Oregon by Carroll Howe's sister while hunting with Carroll. I purchased the point from him on 12-13-90. Carroll wrote 4 books on Northwest material. It is made from gorgeous highly translucent orange agate. It has beautiful serrated edges and is flawless. The chipping is the finest. It has no stacks, curves or bends. It is 2 1/4". I believe it to be the finest Rabbit Island ever found and is certainly one of the largest...
This is an incredible, extremely rare, plains Indian copper beads and bird claws necklace. It is from the late 1800's. It has 33 rolled copper beads, 40 trade beads and 8 claws. It is about 32". The copper beads have dark patina and are all about 3/4". The claws are all sharp and the necklace is in pristine condition. This is not a married concoction. It may have been handed down through generations. I purchased it from HD Enterprises in Denver in 1985. It is from the Bob Rock collection...
This extremely rare Mimbres reed arrow with a foreshaft and a translucent flint point is 35" long. Everything is original including all the sinew and some feather residue. There has been no restoration or repair. It was found in the four corners area on private property. Cached in caves, bows and arrows from the prehistoric Southwest have survived the ravages of time and weather. It dates to around 1100AD. I purchased it from the Bob Rock collection in 1988...
This outstanding Mimbres bowl measures a full 11 1/2” in diameter and further defines the unparalled ceramic art created in Southern New Mexico dating Ca...
very nice old beaded choker/armband in good condition. measures 2.25 x 13.5 inches
A large-size Native American pottery olla from Acoma pueblo, Zuni tribe, New Mexico. The pot is hand-coiled and shard fired and painted in red and black on white with encircling bands of stylized figures of deer and roadrunners. Circa 1910-1915. Size: 19.5 inches ht. x 16.5 inches in diameter. Very good condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. Name of the original owner written in light pencil on the inside of the rim. Rare to find an olla of this large a size and in such wonderful condition....
This is a very nice bone fish hook found in Bracken County, Kentucky. It is 1 1/4" long. It is very well made with no damage. The point is sharp. It has beautiful patina.
A Native American Iroquois pin cushion decorated in colored glass beads with a bird motif applied on red and pink velvet. Circa 1890. Size: 6 in. x 8 in. Nice original condition.
Iroquois/Mohawk Native American beaded pin cushion in the form of a boot or shoe. Circa 1890. Size: 10 in. x 5.5 In. Excellent condition with beaded glass fringe.
In my 40+ years of collecting, I have seen many bone fish hooks and have owned over 30. This one is the best I have ever seen. It is a G-10+, museum quality. I will put this one up against anyone in existence. This one is so well made that it goes beyond being utilitarian and was probably a family keepsake and worn as an effigy pendant according to Robert Butler who authenticated it. It is from Bracken County, Kentucky, Turtle Creek Village Site. It is 1 7/16" x 11/16. It is made from highly pol...
This is an extraordinarily rare unique turtle shell maskette. It is 2 5/8" X 2 1/2". It was found in Southern Illinois. It dates to the Mississippian Period, 1000AD. It has a hairline reminiscent of the Southeastern Shell Masks. I know of only one other example which is pictured in Lar Hothem's 'Antler, Bone & Shell Artifacts', page 309. It has beautiful patina and is a no-brainer for authenticity. It is solid and not fragile. Could be used for modern wear. This is a top shelf artifact and anoth...
A Beaded Maliseet Baby Cap in red wool with a metallic design border (c.1890)
6"H X 6".5W in excellent used condition.
An interesting early Sioux Indian, pouch sewn from thick hide, ca. 1800-1850.
The bag or pouch decorated with beads and strips of hide with beads etc.
A rare early piece, likely made to carry firemaking tools(?).
Length: Nearly 26 cm. incl. the beaded decorative 'tail', 16 cm. for the bag alone.
Condition: Choice for type and age, some beads in decoration lost.
Ex. Egeskov Fine Arts, Egil H. Lund collection, 1997.