A plains Cree Beaded Hide Pouch with hide suspensions with the pictorial elements of a bird, flowers and leaves.
Height: 13" including the fringe
Beautifully carved, this soapstone figure really captures the essence of the stately Polar Bear.
He stands 3 3/4" high, 8 1/4" wide, and is 4 3/4" deep, and weighs roughly 4 pounds and 4 ounces.
The soapstone is a mottled brown/green, with spots of black, rust, and tan, and has black inlaid eyes.
The simplified form is just elegant and lovely, and clearly demonstrates the talent of the carver.
In good condition, a few scrapes to the surface, and some colored spots that may or may not be orig...
Large and heavy carved soapstone eagle, with original label, numbers, and initials.
Is 8 1/2" high, 7 1/2" wide, and 4 1/4" deep and weighs just a bit under 10 pounds.
Very stylized form, with hooked beak, incised eyes and long sharp talons, he sits on a rock or stump...
Juan Gil Garcia (Cuban, 1879-1930) Landscape with Palms Oil on Canvas on board Signed, lower right "J. Gil Garcia ". Image 15 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. Overall 19 x 14 inches
Peru Chavin quartz carved snail figure with traces of cinnabar, the figure shows pecking and grinding on the surface the close up pictures are from the bottom . Old Texas collection 1960s purchased 1990s Chip to base see images for condition Otherwise In Good Condition
The Figure has inlaid eyes and cinnabar staining throughout that has stained the surface through the pecking finish . The Figure shows pecking grinding and polishing to the surface. Old Texas collection 1960s purchased 1990s this sculpture has not been tested for authenticity . We bought a large collection of stone and had some authenticated by Frank Preusser formerly of the Getty though the quarts in the collection has and will not be tested sold asis . H approx 6"
A carved and painted wood model of a totem pole of the Tlingit, indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. Depecting a frog, a whale, a bear and a beaver, the back is inscribed in ink and the base is dated New York, U.S.A. June 1931. Dimensions: c. total 40.1 cm high, diameter stand: c. 7.5 cm. Condition: beautiful patina, few tiny chips and minimal wear, the base with little losses to bark.
Kwakiutl Wood mask, mid 19th century, Height 9 1/2" X Width 7 1/4", Provenance: Victor Justice Evans(1865-1931), Deaccessioned Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Before Contact, the eastern region of Canada was populated with the MicMac (aka Mic Mac, Mi'kmaq) tribal group of the Algonquian Nation.
This traditional vintage circular trinket box is made from birch bark and decorated with porcupine quill work. There are a some broken/missing quills around the side of the box.
measure 4.5 inches diameter and 2.5 inches high
DESCRIPTION: A Mexican carved wood sculpture of an indigenous female, used as a processional “pole puppet” during Mexican festivals. The polychrome decorated figure has articulated arms and legs and a hole running through the waist through which a pole or dowel would be inserted. The pole, when mounted with several puppets, would be used in festival processions, with the bouncing of the pole animating the movements of the figures...
DESCRIPTION: A stately santos cage doll (a Virgin Mary bastidor) with blue bodice and hand carved head with glass eyes, the face with a beautiful, peaceful expression. Her arms are articulated at the shoulder and elbow, and eight wooden slats form the frame. A lovely santos, good condition, minor paint chips. DIMENSIONS: 29'' high x 12.5'' wide at the base.
DESCRIPTION: A hand woven flat weave Mexican wool carpet, dating from the mid 20th C, with bright red ground and geometric designs in dark blue and light beige. Originally purchased in Mexico in the 1970’s by an interior designer who stored it for decades, this rug is in like-new condition. From a Scarsdale, NY Estate; rug is reversible. DIMENSIONS: 34” wide x 53” long, plus fringe.
Reddish brown sack mask to which are fastened three gourds, one on top and one over each ear, and painted reddish brown. Rag ruff. Kilt made from a woman's old dress. Body painted with red-brown clay. He carries a feather and a rattle. Koyemsi is the most common Hopi clown. He appears in Mixed Katsina Dances and sometimes a groups of Koyemsi appear in a dance of their own. At First Mesa they are said to sing Zuni songs.
Height 10" X Width at the weight 2 7/8", ca.1940, Alan Kessler Collection
Reddish brown sack mask to which are fastened three gourds, one on top and one over each ear, and painted reddish brown. Rag ruff. Kilt made from a woman's old dress. Body painted with red-brown clay. He carries a feather and a rattle. Koyemsi is the most common Hopi clown. He appears in Mixed Katsina Dances and sometimes a group of Koyemsi appear in a dance of their own. At First Mesa they are said to sing Zuni songs...
Pre Columbian Moche gilt metal snake Belt-Sash hook, rare and very well made with hand worked scales. The metal has not been checked through xrf testing to ascertain metal content, so we are listing this as gilt and not tumbaga. Great condition heavy solid, size just under 2" long weight 18g
Old private Texas collection 1960s purchased late 90s
DESCRIPTION: A painted metal devotional candle holder depicting the Sacred Heart of Christ with a yellow sunburst design behind a heart with flames and crown of thorns. Wall mounted with hanger on reverse; very good condition; Mexican. DIMENSIONS: 12.75” high x 9” wide.
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. Body painted any common katsina style. Carries staff tipped with feathers, and a rattle. Appears in regular katsina dance.
Fewkes, 1894, 1903; Stehphen, 1936. ca.1920
5" Height X 1.5" Width
Provenance: Dorothy Louise Luhrs. PhD. 1910-1972, UNM, School of Field Research
A hand-carved Hopi Katsina doll circa 1930-1940. With two wool hair suspensions hanging from the case mask painted in bluish grey. Red, blue, white, and black painted body, with bluish grey feet wearing moccasins, and carved, split legs.
8" Height X 2.5" Width at the shoulders