Navajo silver and turquoise bracelet with four turquoise stones and two twisted wire foundations.
A heavy bracelet.
1 1/4" widest width terminating to 9/16",
1 3/16" open space in the back
Rocker engraved, gloved hands, and floral motifs. The letter A on the left side, undecipherable name written in cursive on the right side.
ca. 1880, 1" width, 1" open space in the back
Coin silver bracelet ca. 1920-30, with geometric arrow motifs
1" width, 1 3/16" open space in the back
Navajo coin silver bracelet with three diamond areas of repousse. Deep oxidized stamps with a thunderbird stamp on each side.
1" width, 1 1/4" Open space at the back
It is made of Maple Wood, which appears to be carved and wood-burned. It represents human figure with its mouth open. The other side has incised T-like shapes and minor wood loss. Exact age is unknown.
8 3/4 " diameter, 1" diameter of the central hole
An early wood articulated Inuit doll, wearing a seal skin coat and hood. The head moves and the feet move. The face has baleen eyes. The bottom part of the feet is missing, but it is not a distraction, because the doll has a great presence.
Provenance: Descended in family of Gracella S. Woodruff. The doll was brought back from Nome c.1910
by Frederick E. Scotford, who worked for an advertising company. He left Seattle July 1910 for Nome, AK.
Early wood Seminole doll with a carved up-swept hairdo with glass pony-beaded eyes. 19 century calico, fabric arms, two thin bands of applied material across the green skit, stuffed fabric arms, blue beads around the neck. the wood head and cylindrical body are all one piece. A very early late 19 century Seminole doll probably representing an African-American.
10 1/2" height x 2 3/4" width at the widest point
A Hano style clown attributed to the carver Wilson Tewaquotewa(1871-1960), the last chief of Old Oraibi. He produced Kachina dolls which are a combination of many dolls and figments of his own imagination. He believed that you didn't carve actual Kachinas for the tourist market. His dolls are usually monochromatic in color (brown, ochre and white and black). He also uses a device of putting many dots in an area, to contrast with a solid area of color...
The rarer Katsinas of the some of the Rio Grande Pueblos are stylistically similar to Hopi figures, though often made of pine wood. Hopi Katsinas are made of cottonwood and more simply painted. This doll has great provenance: Dorothy Louise Luhrs, PhD. She taught at UNM School of Field Research. She was born in 1910 and she died in 1972. This doll was purchased from her estate and sold by Case Auctions, Memphis, Tennessee.
c.1920, 14" height x 2 3/4" width, 9 1/2" width of tableta
A rare polychrome secular figure from Zia Pueblo. Her hands extended upward, carrying a burden strap, a real pottery canteen on her back. Carvings are rarely made at Zia. This is the first one that I have seen that came out of the Pueblo.
c.1920, 14" height x 3 3/4" width
Native American Indian
Bowl, possibly Zunni.
Native American Indian
Bowl, possibly Zunni.
"Some of the most interesting dolls are the attenuated dolls or "old skinnies". These dolls, undoubtedly the work of a single individual, are Zuni-like in proportion. However, despite their linear proportions, the dolls are Hopi Kachinas and undoubtedly carved at least 100 years ago."Printing 1975
- From Kachinas the Barry Goldwater Collection at the Heard Museum...
White face mask with secular eyes hachured areas or red spots on the cheeks. Butterfly and feathers on the tableta. Earrings below the tableta. Costume may be a white and embroidered, ceremonial robe and a kilt worn like a blouse. A black dress with a yellow maiden's shawl. The feet are wearing moccasins.
Fewkes, 1983. Steven, 1936. Earl Kennard, 1938.
15 1/2" height x 4 1/4" width, c.1920
Case mask with one half face painted green and one half red, tubular mouth; no ears, blossom on one side and tuft of red hair and feathers on the other. Douglas fir ruff. Kilt, sash, fox skin, and green moccasins. Body painted any common katsina style. Carris staff tipped with feathers, and a rattle. Appears in regular katsina dance...
Okay, so this is not the best Scottsbluff you will find, but the price is not $5000 either. Here is a chance to fill a space in your paleo/archaic collection that is made from extremely rare translucent Novaculite. This is what I did when my knife river flint Scottsbluff was stolen. It was found in Cleveland County, Arkansas by Marcus Hayes. It is 1 3/4 " X 7/8" and has been heavily used and resharpened . There is good patination and mineralization. It comes with a Baker COA rating it a 7.5...
Overstreet states the Agee points are "the finest, most exquisite arrow point made in the United States". They are both 1 7/8". They are both made from translucent novaculite. They were found near the area of the Crenshaw Site. The name of the finder goes to the purchaser. I purchased both on 8-2-92 from Ray Stanford. Agee points of this quality are never seen on the open market. They are extremely rare and hoarded.
Holbrook Black on White Very large Oval pouring bowl 1050 to 1150 ad., it has no restoration. It is a large 5-1/2"high X 11"long X 8-1/2"wide. It is broken and re-glued, it is missing a couple shards per pictures. I acquired this in a trade with a friend.
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