Alan Kessler Gallery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1372008 (stock #167b)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Hide, natural and dyed porcupine quills, glass seed beads, painted rawhide, cotton cloth, sinew, 18" overall, c.1890 Provenance: collected by Major Charles Beverly Ewing, a medical doctor in the U.S Army, 7th Cavalry who was also known as The Fighting Doctor Accounts Voices of Wounded Knew by Williams S. E. Coleman. Through the family be descent. Capt. Ewing tended the wounded on the day of the Battle of Wounded Knee Creek, dodging bullets in a light wagon when the fighting began...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1372009 (stock #167c)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Hide, natural and dyed porcupine quills, glass seed beads, painted rawhide, cotton cloth, sinew, c.1890, 11" each Provenance: collected by Major Charles Beverly Ewing, a medical doctor in the U.S Army, 7th Cavalry who was also known as The Fighting Doctor Accounts Voices of Wounded Knew by Williams S. E. Coleman. Through the family be descent. Capt. Ewing tended the wounded on the day of the Battle of Wounded Knee Creek, dodging bullets in a light wagon when the fighting began...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1123399 (stock #168)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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A rare large pictorial beaded Iroquois animal whimsey, circa 1890. Depicting what looks like a mythological deer or elk figure. A great folk art piece. One of the largest and most spectacular whimseys known. With a great sculptural relief, and beaded in white, blue, green, copper, light tan, numerous beaded suspensions with tubular beads, sequins. Excellent Condition. 11 1/8" wide; 12 1/2" tall; 15 3/8" tall (w/suspensions).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1102422 (stock #200)
Alan Kessler Gallery
$400.00
Iroquois moccasins circa 1880-1890. Puckered toes, floral designs, and peco beading along the edges. Good condition for their age, with soft leather and some soiling on the bottom. Dimensions: 9 1/4" long
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1077339 (stock #201)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Circa 1875-1880. Depicting a warrior killing or scalping another man, the warrior holding an elaborate war shield with long feather decorated panel hanging from its center and followed by his horse. The word "Owl" above. On the reverse is written, "This drawing was from a book shown by Robert Miller Gallery N.Y. 1970's. I think it is Southern Cheyenne. George Terasaki sold the book to Miller. Modern artists like David Hockney and Janet Fish received drawing from this book...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1077313 (stock #202)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Sioux saddle blanket with beadwork, hide, and hawk bell and fringe suspensions, circa 1870-1880. Original hide central panel with Native repairs. The majority of saddle blankets have a central canvas or muslin panel as a replacement to the worn out hide. This hide panel is original. Provenance: Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri; museum number: 31-125/121. Dimensions: 79" length (total including fringe); 43" length (central panel): 26" width (total); 5 3/4" width (beaded band)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1085337 (stock #203)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Circa 1840-1850. Buffalo hide quiver with traces of red and green pigment. Contains seven arrow shafts, four with metal points. Ash bow with original animal hair and fiber string. Provenance: Mordecai Thomas Bertram (1843-1904) collected c. 1860-1870 on the Sauk and Fox reservation, then descended within the family.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #633352 (stock #203)
Alan Kessler Gallery
$1250.00
First purchased at Chautauqua in New York State in 1908. The doll is c. 1890. 10.25"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1104985 (stock #204)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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An Eskimo mask circa 1890. Made of an unknown type of driftwood, and painted with red ochre, white, and remnants of black pigment. Said to be the bad spirit of the mountain. Dimensions: 9" tall x 5 1/2" wide (at widest point).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #633693 (stock #204)
Alan Kessler Gallery
$700.00
3" tall x.5.5" long x 4" wide. Collected in 1940s by T. Valwenk of Lacon, Illinois. Has black crows (ravens) and long boats. c. 1900-1920.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #859481 (stock #205)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Sioux Beaded and Hide Male Doll c.1890-1900. 16 1/2" in height, 4" at shoulder width. A doll of exceptional size, with horse hair coiffure, beaded hair ties with hide ties at the end of the long braids. With a warrior shirt, commercial leather belt with suspended pipe bag, blue trade cloth breech clout with a white salvage edge. Beaded hide leggings and moccasins, beaded hide face, cotton muslin body.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1029312 (stock #213)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Rare Kiowa belt with 10 German silver conchos on a harness leather strip with buckskin tie suspensions and rectangular cutouts on each end of the leather strip. Belt is 34" long x 3" wide. Conchos are 2 7/8" in diameter. One Concho has different design elements from the other 9. Most likely a man's belt. Circa 1900.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1085347 (stock #215)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Circa 1880. Extremely rare beaded Apache necklace. Made from a rifle shell to hold contraband, including, but not limited to, bullets on the reservation. Provenance: Obtained at Fort Sill from an Apache Indian Agent in the early 1900s. Descended in the family of James Crawford, Oklahoma Territory. Anadarko, OK.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1119102 (stock #601)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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A New Mexican straw-overlay black-stained pine document box circa 1850. Provenance: Al Luckett Collection, sold at Sotheby's "American Furniture and Decorative Arts from Spain's Northern Colonial Frontier", New York, Thursday January 15, 1998, Lot No. 39. Extremely Fine Condition considering the age. 16 1/8" long, 10 3/8" wide, 7 1/4" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #839263 (stock #633307)
Alan Kessler Gallery
$745.00
c.1930-1940 female palmetto Seminole doll. 15" h. Excellent condition. Large blue glass beads around the neck, beaded hair. Very minor fabric loss on cape, otherwise excellent condition. $745.00
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #839270 (stock #633308)
Alan Kessler Gallery
$295.00
c.1930-40 Seminole palmetto female doll with hands. 12" h. Glass beads around the neck, yarn hair, embroidered facial features, embroidered white ears, beads in back of head. Some palmetto loss, some minor staining within material, wide bands of fabric. Ruffled at skirt waist. Some separation of palmetto at base. $295.00
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1910 item #1122566 (stock #633309)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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This a rare doll from the Southeast, circa 1900. Made of wood, with articulated arms, legs, & knees held with nails, buckskin breechclout, tobacco hair, glass bead necklace, and pigment. Very Good Condition. A rare find. 15" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #839307 (stock #633311)
Alan Kessler Gallery
$745.00
Rare Seminole all palmetto female doll c.1930-40. 19" h, acorn eyes- one missing, some palmetto loss otherwise good condition. Exceptionally large size. All palmetto dolls seem to exist in fewer number than their patchwork counterparts. $745.00