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 large meticulously detailed bowl dates Ca.850 A.D -1000 A.D. It measures 9 3/4” in diameter by 4 1/2” in height. The outstanding attention to detail is evident and very clear in the attached photos. The exterior is a tan/brown with “fire clouds” in various areas around the rim on the exterior. The interior is smudged a deep charcoal black and highly burnished. It is an unparalleled example of the type...
A small, finely woven covered basket with woven decoration. Probably Tlingit People, Northwest Coastal North America. Good condition. Diameter, about 5 inches.
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. 1000 - 1250 A.D...
A visually stunning work of Mimbres ceramic art from Southern New Mexico dating Ca. 1000 - 1250 A.D.
This fine bowl measures 8” in diameter and combines a plethora of Mimbres geometric designs including enclosed vertical and horizontal fine line perfectly drawn elements, narrow zig-zagged stepped panels, solid and hatched hanging triangles, and narrow slanted quadrangles. The clever use of the elements combined with a large white center section brings the bowl to life and gives it a visually...
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.
Woodlands, northeastern US, eastern Canada. Cottage industry made in New England. Brass, size 9 1/4, somewhat adjustable with broad overlapping terminals allowing the trader to size the ring for the Indian purchaser. The Shoulders expanded and inscribed with angular bars. The bezel with opposing geometry. Particularly thick broad form with good green age patina.
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.
A rare early inscribed horn with iron and leather fittings, made for something portable, Navajo Indians, 1800-1850.
Interesting massive buffalo horn with iron mounts and a leather thong. Made for carrying something affordable or important for the tribe. Inscribed all along the rim and elsewhere with strong to more faint letters and including an engraved cross and a row of three tipies etc.
Size: 25 cm.
Condition: Very fine and intact, original lid missing?. Fine...
A high quality and unusual Brass and steel Pipe Tomahawk, Plains Indians, Sioux, Late 19th. century.
A remarkable presentation quality Tomahawk with the Pipe head or hammer shaped as an Indian head. Brass pipe tomahawk with dove-tailed steel bit; The original finely patinated haft, hollowed for smoking.
It was originally purchased by the American
collector Laurtiz Geber, Texas from the estate auction of colts from the Samuel collection. Reportedly it was made to a Sioux ...
White face mask with triangular hachured ares or red spots on cheeks. Chin painted with lines radiating from the mouth, and each triangle so made is painted with a different color. Elaborate tableta. Costume may be a white, embroidered ceremonial robe and a kilt worn like a blouse, or a black dress and a amiden's shawl. The feet are usually bare and painted yellow.
Fewkes, 1903; Stephen, 1936; Earl and Kennard, 1938.
height: 14 3/4"
Width: 3 1/2"
A rare secular version of a Hopi Chief or Priest with traditional hair style, wearing a necklace and jaclas
Width: 2 1/2"
Remnants from the Hopi Villages Label on the back of the blue kilt.
Mounted on what appears to be a Keams Canyon Black Base.
This Katsina has bug eyes, snout, orange ears, circles on the case mask, circles on the chest, unknown doll. Possibly an animal. C. 1930
Height: 10 1/2"
Widest Width: 4"
White or green case mask with cow horns on top, red hair, cow ears or flower ears. and cow-like snout. Douglas fir ruff, Kilt, sash, fox skin, and red moccasins. Body paint can be any color to resemble that of a cow. Carries rattle and bow and arrows. Appears in ordinary kachina dances. Said to be a Zuni kachina that first appeared at Oraibi in 1911, but known at First Mesa at the time Fewkes was there. Fewkes,1903
Widest Width: 2 1/2"
Navajo Regional Rug from the crystal area. C.1900-1910
Height 32 Inches, Width 67 inches
Both Sides Excellent vintage condition
Angwusnasomtapq or Tumas Crow Mother
Green case mask with crow wings on the side. Fox skin ruff. She wears a woman's dress and ceremonial robe with green moccasins. At Oraibi she carries a yucca whip. at Second Mesa a tray of corn.
The Crow Mother is mother of the Hu Kachinas and appears in the Bean Dance. By some Hopis she is considered to be the mother of all the kachinas. Her Hopi name translated means "Man with Crow Wings Tied to."
Fewkes, 1894, 1903; Stephen, 1936; Earl and Kennard, 19...
This is a Pre-Historic ~ Pre-Columbian ~ Native American Indian ANASAZI Terracotta Polychrome Anthropomorphic VESSEL, from the Southwest Four Corners ( Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico), c 1,100 - 1200 A.D. It measures about 6
" X 6" X 7 1/2" ( 15.3 cm X 15.3 cm X 19.1 cm ).
fourth quarter 19th century
Provenance: ex Joe Rivera Collection; ex Eric Sandler Collection
A deck of antique Fred Harvey "Souvenir Playing Cards - The Great Southwest" circa 1911-1912. Full deck (52 cards plus a Joker and a Map). Each card displays a different photograph, including destinations, places, and native people of the Southwest. The back of each card shows a scene of Indians on horseback. Golden-edged cards. Almost mint Condition.
A pair of early 19th century beaded deer hide moccasins. Seed beads, deer skin, clear beads, silk ribbon. The moccasins are probably from Niagara Falls area. c. 1830-40
Provenance: Owned by Thomas Wistar (1798-1876) a Quaker, who was commissioned by President Grant to arrange treaties with Indian tribes. His papers are in the collection of Haverford College.
Sale 1262 Lot 167, Freeman's Auction House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 18, 2006.
c. 1890. Exceptionally large pair of men's buffalo hide moccasins with metal-faceted beads. Excellent condition, supple hide. Calico cloth around the top edges. Approximately 11" in length. Provenance: Collected in 1918 in the Edina, Minnesota area.
Each with a hard parfleche soles, sinew sewn in dark blue, white, greasy yellow, and pink against a white lazy stitched ground. Showing a typical lightning pattern. c. 1890 Length 9 1/4" X Width 3 1/2"
Case mask painted black with green mark on forehead representing a snipe track and white moon symbols on cheeks, snout with teeth, wildcat skin ruff. Velvet shirt, white trousers. Carries a knife. Chaveyo may come at any time during the spring months if Hopi children are particularly bad. "The boogie man will get you if you don't watch out."
Voth, 1901; Fewkes, 1903; Stephen, 1936; Nequatewa, 1948, p. 60.
Chaveyo with half moon marks is from First Mesa.
Height 11 1/...
Origin: Southern New Mexico
Age: Ca. 950 - 1250 A. D.
A group of 6 classic Mimbres black-on-white and red-on-white pottery sherds along with four intact arrowheads. The largest of the sherds measures 2 1/3” by 2”. The arrowheads are delicate “bird points” flaked from various local flint and quartzite. The longest is 1” in length The sherds and arrowheads
have recently been collected from a private ranch with the permission of the ranch owner and
Origin: Southern New Mexico
Age: Ca. 950 - 1250 A. D.
A group of 6 classic Mimbres black-on-white and red-on-white pottery sherds along with two intact bone awls. The longer of the two awls measures 4 1/2” in length. The sherds and awls have recently been collected from a private ranch with the permission of the ranch owner and
are legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws and a COA will be provided. A number of the many imaginative geome...