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The Lifetime Collection of Forrest Fenn, Part II

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  • Hudson Bay Trade Silver Armband

    Hudson Bay Trade Silver Armband

  • English Fur Trade Era Silver Plated

    English Fur Trade Era Silver Plated

  • 1809 James Madison Silver Peace Medal

    1809 James Madison Silver Peace Medal

  • 1837 Martin Van Buren Silver Peace Medal

    1837 Martin Van Buren Silver Peace Medal

Lot: 1 - Hudson Bay Trade Silver Armband

Hudson Bay Trade Silver Armband ca 1800 engraved with the Hudson Bay coat of arms and motto Pro pelle cutem (a pelt for a skin); hallmarked Montreal diameter 3-3/4 inches x height 2-3/4 inches

Lot: 2 - English Fur Trade Era Silver Plated Gorget

English Fur Trade Era Silver Plated Gorget 18th century engraved with the English crown length 4-1/4 inches x width 3-7/5 inches

Lot: 3 - 1809 James Madison Silver Peace Medal

1809 James Madison Silver Peace Medal drilled twice for attachment 62 mm and 34 mm

Lot: 4 - 1837 Martin Van Buren Silver Peace Medal

1837 Martin Van Buren Silver Peace Medal pierced through for suspension and strung with large, faceted cobalt beads diameter of medal 62 mm, 66.2 dwt.

Lot: 5 - I & H Sorby Dag Knife Blade

I & H Sorby Dag Knife Blade 19th century stamped on tang length 11 inches

Lot: 6 - Northern Cree Quilled Hide Knife Sheath

Northern Cree Quilled Hide Knife Sheath mid-19th century thread-sewn smoke-tanned hide; having finely quilled strip around opening which is further decorated using larger blue beads and quill-wrapped fringe overall length 18 inches This style of bag... is often identified as a knife sheath.   The rounded end and gathered middle, however, are typical of eastern and northern gun cases. This bag bears an uncanny resemblance to the pistol bags in which new arms were regularly shipped to America.   During the War of 1812, an American officer commented that he knew the pro-British Indians just had received new weapons because their guns were still in cloth cases.   Probably from the Northern Cree, this pouch is decorated with a woven quill band at the opening.   The fuchsia-dyed quillwork around the middle is an aniline color, an artificial coal tar dye developed in the 1840s.   This piece probably was made just after 1850 (Hanson 1994: 253). Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 253, plate 263) Ex H.B. Bompas Collection (July 12, 1937)

Lot: 7 - Wrought Iron Strikers

Wrought Iron Strikers 19th century lot of 3, includes one made of a file lengths 2-1/4 inches - 3-1/2 inches  

Lot: 8 - Prairie / Great Lakes Trade Silver Ear Bobs

Prairie / Great Lakes Trade Silver Ear Bobs 19th century 50 count, lengths range from 1/2 inch - 2 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 255, plate 265)

Lot: 9 - Dutch Clay Trade Pipes, Found at Fort Orange, Albany, New York

Dutch Clay Trade Pipes, Found at Fort Orange, Albany, New York ca 1620 lot of 2, lengths 6-1/2 inches and 5-1/2 inches

Lot: 10 - Ho Chunk Decorated Wood Pelt Stretcher

Ho Chunk Decorated Wood Pelt Stretcher fourth quarter 19th century crescent-shaped cutouts with engraved outlining; red pigment; inked collection history on verso overall length 12-3/4 inches x width 4-1/2 inches Ex Wilford Chandler Collection Ex Joe Rivera Collection

Lot: 11 - Seneca Black Tanned Quilled Moccasins

Seneca Black Tanned Quilled Moccasins third quarter 18th century thread and sinew-sewn; brightly quilled vamps, with linear designs; quilled cuffs, edged with red cloth and beaded with white seed beads length 9-5/8 inches To the right is a pair of Iroquois moccasins, probably of Revolutionary War vintage, but possibly from as early as the French and Indian War. (Hanson, 1994: 252) Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 252, plate 262)

Lot: 12 - Upper Missouri Beaded Hide Moccasins

Upper Missouri Beaded Hide Moccasins third quarter 19th century thread and sinew-sewn, one with recycled parfleche sole; beaded abstract geometric design in colors of cobalt, white, translucent green, translucent red, translucent marigold, pea green, and greasy yellow length 9-3/4 inches This plate shows three pairs of Indian-decorated shoes, all patterned differently than any Indian footwear. On the left are upper-Missouri-style men's slippers, most likely made by the Arikara. One is turned to show the sole of buffalo rawhide, cut to the white man's preferred pattern. (Hanson 1994: 141) Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 141, plate 144) With a copy of a letter dated 1865, referencing the gifting of this pair of moccasins.

Lot: 13 - European Upper Missouri Wax Figures, Modeled After Karl Bodmer's Mandan  

European Upper Missouri Wax Figures, Modeled After Karl Bodmer's Mandan   mid-19th century lot of 2 male figures; heights 17-1/2 inches and 17-1/4 inches When Prince  Philip Maximilian of Germany brought the painter Carl Bodmer to America in 1832, they traveled west to the Rocky Mountains on a mission to document the natural history and  native peoples of the area. Two years later Maximilian returned home with 427 of Bodmer's watercolor paintings under  his arm.. He was welcomed by an immense interest in what he had seen and done in the new world. These two male dolls, which were made as three-dimensional reproductions of some of Bodmer's Indian portraits, are faithful to the clothing styles of the Mandan and other tribes that  he visited. In 1945 these dolls were acquired by the Trapp Hagen School  of Fashion in New York, which later deaccessioned them. The lance, arrows, and feather fan have been restored Published: Historic American Indian Dolls (Fenn 2007: 106-109, plate 33)

Lot: 14 - Osage or Delaware Hide Doll

Osage or Delaware Hide Doll ca 1800 thread-sewn hide body, with embroidered eyebrows and mouth; doll wears tin and copper earrings, floral calico blouse with three buckles, navy trade wool skirt, and red and gold cotton leggings with hide moccasins   height 10-1/8 inches Published: Historic American Indian Dolls (Fenn 2007: 138, plate 48)

Lot: 15 - Nuu-chah-nulth Wood Doll  

Nuu-chah-nulth Wood Doll   early 20th century seated figure wears a patterned cotton cloth tunic and carved and painted hat   height 4-5/8 inches Ex Amundsen Collection

Lot: 16 - Blackfeet Beaded Hide Vest

Blackfeet Beaded Hide Vest late 19th century thread-sewn softly tanned hide beaded in colors of light blue, greasy yellow, red white-heart, pink, pea green, and translucent green; studded with tacks and brass buttons length 22 inches x chest 17 inches The vest... shows the floral tradition that developed across Canada west to the Pacific coast and north to the Subarctic. This style originated in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the East where French nuns and settlers taught fancy embroidery and weaving to the Hurons and disaffected Iroquois. These people migrated west.   Many Iroquois men worked in the Rocky Mountain fur trade.   In the 1820's, some Iroquois women were captured by the Blackfeet and lived with them. Thus the Iroquois spread their adopted art style across the continent. This vest probably dates to the 1890's and has an interesting decorative pattern of iron tacks that are clinched on the back to hold them in place (Hanson, 1994: 55). Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 55, plate 54)

Lot: 17 - Metis Quilled Hide Vest

Metis Quilled Hide Vest fourth quarter 19th century thread-sewn and quilled on front with imagery of birds and flowers; mother-of-pearl buttons; lined with pattern cotton length 21 inches x chest 17 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 55, plate 53)

Lot: 18 - Prairie Beaded Wool Leggings

Prairie Beaded Wool Leggings fourth quarter 19th century thread-sewn and beaded with colors of pumpkin, pony trader blue, and white; decorative brass buttons   length 16 inches

Lot: 19 - Apsaalooke [Crow] Imitation Bear Claw Necklace, with Trade Beads

Apsaalooke [Crow] Imitation Bear Claw Necklace, with Trade Beads third quarter 19th century 19 mountain sheep horn pendants carved to mimic grizzly bear claws are strung on a hide thong with Venetian black and white "skunk" beads necklace length 19 inches; average pendant length 5 inches Ex Putt Thompson Collection, Montana

Lot: 20 - Northern Plains Shell Breastplate

Northern Plains Shell Breastplate late 19th century cow horn disks, small shell, brass, and faceted cobalt beads overall length 23 inches x width 13 inches

Lot: 21 - Plains Bone Hairpipes

Plains Bone Hairpipes late 19th century lot of 51, average length 4 inches

Lot: 22 - Plains Copper Armbands

Plains Copper Armbands third quarter 19th century pair,  internal circumference 6 inches x width 2 inches

Lot: 23 - Athapaskan Loom Quilled Belt

Athapaskan Loom Quilled Belt first quarter 20th century brightly quilled with alternating butterfly and stacked diamond design length 23 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 258, plate 267)  

Lot: 24 - Sioux Quilled Hair Drop

Sioux Quilled Hair Drop fourth quarter 19th century with quilled cross design overall length 27-1/2 inches

Lot: 25 - Cheyenne Beaded Hide Leggings, with Lizards

Cheyenne Beaded Hide Leggings, with Lizards fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn softly tanned hide; decorated with glass beads in colors of cobalt and white; large red white-heart, blue padre, and dew claws on fringe length 35 inches While green represented the earth, yellow symbolized the sun, the deity that sustained Plains Indian culture.   Every Plains tribe used both colors, but green was more common on the Southern Plains while yellow was dominant among the Cheyennes north and south... These Cheyenne leggings have dainty lizards beaded on the batwing flaps.   They are a prayer that the warrior wearing the leggings will be as quick and elusive as the lizard that darts to and from, seldom seen and difficult to catch.   White heart beads are used as pendants to define the shape of the leg.   The side and bottom fringes are tinted green, perhaps to represent the horizon (Hanson 1994: 60). Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 60, plate 60) Converging Streams: Art of the Hispanic and Native American Southwest (Wroth & Gavin, 2010: 183, plate 45)   Ex Joseph Henry Sharp Collection

Lot: 26 - Cheyenne Beaded Hide Leggings

Cheyenne Beaded Hide Leggings fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn softly tanned hide, with yellow and red pigments; small glass beads in colors of cobalt, white, and rose decorate ankles; interior with additional red pigment overall length 20-1/4 inches

Lot: 27 - Hidatsa Doll, with Beaded and Quilled Dress

Hidatsa Doll, with Beaded and Quilled Dress fourth quarter 19th century thread-sewn cloth body and hide head; and beaded facial features; the hide dress, with fringed edges, features a quilled yoke accented with beaded lanes in colors of white, greasy yellow and translucent red; further embellished with a necklace resembling a peace medal, and a wood and glass mirror board     height 14-1/4 inches Published: Historic American Indian Dolls (Fenn 2007: 54-55, plate 8) Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 131 & 132, plate 131 & 131a)

Lot: 28 - Sioux Beaded Hide Doll

Sioux Beaded Hide Doll ca 1900 thread and sinew-sewn softly tanned thick hide; beaded using colors of light blue, red, greasy yellow, cobalt, and white; yoke of dress with yellow pigment; long triple-strand bead earrings finish with an abalone shell drop height 20-1/2 inches Ex Nina Meyers Collection

Lot: 29 - Sioux Doll, with American Flags

Sioux Doll, with American Flags late 19th century thread and sinew-sewn cloth body with hide head; dress features a fully beaded yoke with flag and rainbow; cinching the dress at the waist is a beaded belt, complete with awl case, sewing kit, and turtle fetish   height 16-1/4 inches

Lot: 30 - Sioux Beaded Hide Doll

Sioux Beaded Hide Doll fourth quarter 19th century thread-sewn muslin body with hide head; beaded eyes and mouth are accented with red paint; fringed dress has yellow pigment and is decorated with lanes of periwinkle seed beads; tacked harness leather belt and drop   height 13 inches Published: Historic American Indian Dolls (Fenn 2007: 138, plate 48) Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 131, plate 131)

Lot: 31 - Sioux Beaded Doll, with Necklace

Sioux Beaded Doll, with Necklace fourth quarter 19th century thread-sewn cloth body; navy trade wool dotted with white glass beads; quilled choker, tooth necklace, concha belt with drop, and beaded hide boot moccasins   height 15-1/2 inches A striking feature on this doll is the necklace made of fifty-two teeth from a small, carnivorous animal, maybe a weasel. Each tooth is separated by a white seed bead, and the necklace is fastened in back by a hand-shaped shell button (Fenn 2007: 72).   Published: Historic American Indian Dolls (Fenn 2007: 72-73, plate 17)

Lot: 32 - Sioux Doll, with Red Trade Wool Dress

Sioux Doll, with Red Trade Wool Dress fourth quarter 19th century thread-sewn cotton body and hide head; red dress has cotton edging and beaded lanes height 13-1/4 inches Published: Historic American Indian Dolls (Fenn 2007: 112-113, plate 35)  

Lot: 33 - Cheyenne Beaded Hide Dress, with Brewer Made Doll

Cheyenne Beaded Hide Dress, with Brewer Made Doll fourth quarter 19th century AND late 20th century dress is thread and sinew-sewn with beaded yoke and remnants of red pigment height 13 inches In 1976 I found this nice old dress in an antique shop, but it came without a body. The problem was solved a few years later when Bill and Cathy Brewer, the great restoration experts, made a doll for me....So that no one in the future would think she is as old as the dress, I wrote the Brewers' names on the back of her right leg. (Fenn 2007: 126) Published: Historic American Indian Dolls (Fenn 2007: 126-127, plate 42) Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 136, plate 136)

Lot: 34 - Cheyenne Beaded Doll

Cheyenne Beaded Doll fourth quarter 19th century thread-sewn cotton body with hide head; dress beaded in colors of red white-heart, cobalt, greasy yellow, and white   height 10-1/4 inches Published: Historic American Indian Dolls (Fenn 2007: 122-123, plate 40)  

Lot: 35 - Cheyenne Doll, with Painted Dress

Cheyenne Doll, with Painted Dress fourth quarter 19th century thread-sewn cloth body; face with beaded eyes and mouth is accentuated by painted designs; dress with yellow, red, and blue pigment   height 14-1/2 inches Published: Historic American Indian Dolls (Fenn 2007: 74-77, plate 18) Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 134, plate 134)

Lot: 36 - Apsaalooke [Crow] Male Doll

Apsaalooke [Crow] Male Doll fourth quarter 19th century thread-sewn hide doll with an elongated torso; traditional pompadour hairstyle; beaded features and button earrings; clothed with a beaded hide vest layered with a calico tunic  cinched at the waist with a hide thong belt and on the biceps with green cloth armbands; peeking out from his beaded red and navy trade wool leggings are a pair of beaded hide moccasins height 17-3/4 inches Published: Historic American Indian Dolls (Fenn 2007: 48-49, plate 5)   Collected by Frank Cody, Buffalo Bill's brother (noted on tag)

Lot: 37 - Apache Doll, with Cactus Kicker Moccasins

Apache Doll, with Cactus Kicker Moccasins late 19th century thread-sewn, the muslin doll features her hair pulled back in a hair bow; the hide dress painted with orange and yellow pigments, accenting the diamond cutouts along the sleeves and lower edge, backed with a red cloth; further embellished with three rows of tin cones; finishing the doll's appearance are the cactus kicker moccasins, coated with yellow pigment and decorated with a triangular pattern on the underneath of the toe Another thing that makes this doll different is that she wears a muslin petticoat under a calico underdress, both of which are gathered to provide fluff. The underdress peeks out from under her buckskin dress...  (Fenn 1994: 94). height 14-1/4 inches Published: Historic American Indian Dolls (Fenn 2007: 94, plate 27) Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 210, plate 211)

Lot: 38 - Apache Doll, with Sunrise Tunic

Apache Doll, with Sunrise Tunic late 19th century her body crafted from wood, featuring a cloth head with beaded features and earrings; dressed in a cotton cloth skirt and hide tunic with fringed edges, further embellished with tin cones, buttons, and a line of beads height 11 inches Published: Historic American Indian Dolls (Fenn 2007: 96-97, plate 28)

Lot: 39 - Sioux Quilled Hide Moccasins

Sioux Quilled Hide Moccasins ca 1900 thread and sinew-sewn on soft hide; the cuff crafted from navy blue trade wool with pinked edges; brightly colored quilled designs decorate vamps   length 10 inches

Lot: 40 - Sioux Fully Beaded Buffalo Hide Moccasins

Sioux Fully Beaded Buffalo Hide Moccasins fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn on hide coated in yellow pigment; fully beaded geometric design in colors of pea green, white, navy blue, translucent burgundy, red white-heart, and faceted brass length 11-1/2 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 64, plate 66 and 67)

Lot: 41 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins

Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins fourth quarter 19th century thread and sinew-sewn, the edges of the cuff lined with a red patterned cotton cloth; beaded in colors of navy blue, pea green, and red white-heart against a white backdrop length 10 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 70, plate 72)

Lot: 42 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins

Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn and beaded in colors of periwinkle, and translucent green on a white backdrop length 9-5/8 inches  

Lot: 43 - Single Cheyenne Beaded Hide Moccasin  

Single Cheyenne Beaded Hide Moccasin   third quarter 19th century sinew-sewn, beaded geometric designs in colors of navy blue, greasy yellow, red white-heart, and light pink on a sky blue background length 11 inches Ex E. Irving Couse CollectionEx Joseph Henry Sharp Collection

Lot: 44 - Blackfeet Beaded Hide Moccasins

Blackfeet Beaded Hide Moccasins fourth quarter 19th century thread and sinew-sewn; the cuffs edged with a pattern red cotton cloth; geometric design beaded in colors of cobalt, yellow, and red white-heart on a pea green background length 10-3/4 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 71, plate 74)

Lot: 45 - Kiowa Child's Beaded Hide Moccasins

Kiowa Child's Beaded Hide Moccasins late 19th century thread and sinew-sewn on hide coated with yellow and red pigment; beaded lanes in colors of white, translucent green, translucent burgundy, translucent navy blue, and red white-hearts; with braided fringe dusters length 4-1/8 inches Ex Richard Pohrt Collection

Lot: 46 - Kiowa Beaded Hide Moccasins

Kiowa Beaded Hide Moccasins fourth quarter 19th century thread and sinew-sewn, hide coated in yellow pigment with a lane of red pigment down the center of the vamps; remnants of hide fringe dusters line the back; beaded lanes in colors of white, pea green, navy blue, and red white-heart accentuated by hide fringe along the outer edge of the vamps length 10-1/2 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 68, plate 70)

Lot: 47 - Kiowa Beaded Hide Moccasins

Kiowa Beaded Hide Moccasins late 19th century thread and sinew-sewn on soft hide, the body and cuffs coated in yellow pigment with a strip of red pigment down the center of the vamps; twisted hide dusters line the back while hide fringe adorns the outer edge of the vamps; beaded lanes in colors of translucent blue, greasy yellow, greasy pink, and red white-heart length 10-3/4 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 67, plate 68)

Lot: 48 - Kiowa Beaded Hide Moccasins

Kiowa Beaded Hide Moccasins late 19th century thread and sinew-sewn with remnants of hide fringe dusters; the vamps decorated with gourd stitched beaded lanes housing a central line of red pigment and further accentuated by hide fringe lining the outer edge; the cuffs and tongue are coated with green pigment, the cuffs with a matching gourd stitched edge and the tongues with a beaded medallion   length 10 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 69, plate 71)

Lot: 49 - Kiowa Beaded Hide Moccasins  

Kiowa Beaded Hide Moccasins   fourth quarter 19th century thread-sewn on softly tanned hide; solitary beaded design on vamps and a single lane edging cuffs length 9-1/4 inches

Lot: 50 - Comanche Beaded Hide Moccasins

Comanche Beaded Hide Moccasins fourth quarter 19th century thread and sinew-sewn on soft, thick hide; beaded lanes of cut beads line the sole, vamps, tongue, and cuffs; a line of brass tacks adorn the center of the vamps length 10-3/4 inches The last pair in the row, probably Comanche, resembles the Osage-style moccasin being made in Indian Territory around the turn of the century. (Hanson 1994: 68) Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 68, plate 70)

Lot: 51 - Comanche Beaded Hide Moccasins

Comanche Beaded Hide Moccasins late 19th century thread-sewn on soft hide, the back lined with twisted hide dusters; the vamps with two parallel beaded lanes housing two rows of tacks and a line of tin cones attached by hide thongs along the outer edge; the cuffs edged with green seed beads and a parallel beaded lane; the tongue with matching beaded edging, featured a beaded medallion with feather and cross design length 10-3/4 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 67, plate 69)  

Lot: 52 - Kiowa Beaded Boot Moccasins

Kiowa Beaded Boot Moccasins fourth quarter 19th century thread-sewn on hide coated with yellow pigment; repeating painted black stripes decorate the back; the front with beaded lanes accentuating the domed German silver buttons; beaded abstract medallion accents the vamps   height 19 inches; moccasin length 9-1/2 inches

Lot: 53 - Kiowa Beaded Boot Moccasins

Kiowa Beaded Boot Moccasins fourth quarter 19th century thread and sinew-sewn on soft hide coated in yellow pigment; twisted hide fringe line the lower edge of the cuffs; beaded lanes house two rows of domed German silver buttons, drawing attention to the abstract floral motif beaded on the vamps height 18 inches, moccasin length 9 inches  

Lot: 54 - Comanche Beaded Hide Boot Moccasins

Comanche Beaded Hide Boot Moccasins fourth quarter 19th century thread and sinew-sewn on hide coated in yellow, green, and red pigment; beaded lanes house two rows of German silver tacks height 18-1/2 inches; moccasin length 8-1/4 inches

Lot: 55 - Comanche Beaded Hide Boot Moccasins

Comanche Beaded Hide Boot Moccasins late 19th century thread-sewn on hide coated with yellow and green pigment; decorated with a beaded medallion on the vamps and beaded lanes housing rows of German Silver tacks height 16-1/4 inches; moccasin length 8 inches

Lot: 56 - Northern Plains Beaded Hide Tobacco Bag

Northern Plains Beaded Hide Tobacco Bag fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn and beaded with colors of red white-heart, green, dark blue, cut brass, and white; throat coated with green pigment; lower edge with triangular tabs and long fringe overall length 27 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 121, plate 123)

Lot: 57 - Sioux Beaded Hide Tobacco Bag

Sioux Beaded Hide Tobacco Bag late 19th century thread and sinew-sewn; beaded using colors of red white-heart, dark blue, pea green, greasy yellow, and brass overall length 34 inches

Lot: 58 - Sioux Beaded Hide Tobacco Bag

Sioux Beaded Hide Tobacco Bag fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn and beaded using colors of cobalt, red white-heart, white, and cut brass; pinked triangular tabs along lower edge overall length 24-1/2 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 121, plate 123)

Lot: 59 - Northwestern Beaded Octopus Bag

Northwestern Beaded Octopus Bag ca 1900 thread and sinew-sewn red trade wool designed with floral elements; tabs dotted with pink glass beads overall length 25 inches x width 9 inches This bag... is known today as an octopus bag because of the four pairs of long tabs at the bottom.   In the nineteenth century, such bags were called fire bags since they were used to store flint, steel, and tinder.   The bag style apparently originated around the Canadian side of the Great Lakes and was probably developed by the mixed-blood Metis... The style spread across the continent.   Late nineteenth century photographs show the octopus bag in use among the Tlingits on the Pacific.   It also enjoyed favor as far north as the Subarctic.   This example, with its asymmetrical beaded design, was probably made around the Great Slave Lake by a Slavey woman about 1900 (Hanson 1994: 259). Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 259, plate 268)

Lot: 60 - Metis Cree Beaded Bandolier Bag

Metis Cree Beaded Bandolier Bag fourth quarter 19th century thread-sewn wool; having a floral design on strap and pouch using an assortment of colors; silk and cotton ribbon edging; backed with polished cotton overall length 35-1/2 inches x width 10-1/4 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 259, plate 268)

Lot: 61 - Southern Cheyenne Painted Hide Shield

Southern Cheyenne Painted Hide Shield fourth quarter 19th century cover is made from softly tanned thin hide cover painted in colors of yellow, red, black, and green and depicting a battle scene; paired dew claws, and dyed horsehair    image is centered and features a galloping stallion and Cheyenne warrior with lance, the warrior wears a long feathered headdress and holds a shield; an enemy warrior (possibly Ute) has his bow and arrow drawn and quiver slung across his back, his hip/abdomen being punctured by the lance of the Cheyenne; below the central image lies a second enemy, outstretched with rifle in one hand and two wounds received to the thigh and knee   diameter 15 inches Published: Converging Streams: Art of the Hispanic and Native American Southwest (Wroth & Gavin, 2010: 184, plate 164)   Ex Richard Pohrt, Sr., Michigan

Lot: 62 - Yankton Sioux Beaded Hide Quiver, with Arrows

Yankton Sioux Beaded Hide Quiver, with Arrows third quarter 19th century sinew-sewn and beaded on both sides in colors of white, red white-heart, pea green, and   cobalt; opening edged with cotton; with nine metal-tipped arrows quiver length 22-3/4 inches; average arrow length 25 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 43, plate 42)

Lot: 63 - Mandan-Hidatsa Painted Wood Quirt

Mandan-Hidatsa Painted Wood Quirt third quarter 19th century having thick hide lashing coated in red pigment and embellished with light blue and red white-heart glass beads and red wool; sinew-sewn buffalo hide wrist strap overall length 42 inches; length of quirt 19-3/4 inches This quirt... was part of the regalia of the Mandan-Hidatsa Lumpwood Society, a warrior fraternity... red horse tracks on one side, to indicate successful horse-stealing raids, and diagonal stripes on the other side, to record coups counted on enemies (Hanson 1994: 39) Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 39, plate 38)

Lot: 64 - Northern Plains Elk Antler Quirt, with Decorations

Northern Plains Elk Antler Quirt, with Decorations third quarter 19th century crossed and semi-circular detailing on upper portion; harness leather lashing with red trade wool; thread and sinew-sewn buffalo hide wrist strap is beaded in colors of greasy yellow, red white-heart, and translucent green overall length 31 inches; length of antler and wrist strap 17 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 39, plate 38)

Lot: 65 - Kiowa Hickory Bow

Kiowa Hickory Bow second half 19th century notched on both ends length 54-1/2 inches The far-right bow is Kiowa. It is shown here from the belly side. It is made of hickory, a favorite wood often hauled in by traders from Missouri to the Plains tribes, who paid as much as a buffalo robe for a cured piece of hickory big enough for a bow. The dark area at the top end is a smoke stain. Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 44 & 45, plate 43)

Lot: 66 - Plains Wood Bow

Plains Wood Bow fourth quarter 19th century length 42-3/4 inches

Lot: 67 - Sioux Catlinite Tomahawk Pipe Bowl, with Horse

Sioux Catlinite Tomahawk Pipe Bowl, with Horse fourth quarter 19th century length 5-1/2 inches x width 5 inches

Lot: 68 - Western Great Lakes Figural Catlinite Pipe Bowl

Western Great Lakes Figural Catlinite Pipe Bowl ca 1900 T-shaped, with the bowl carved into a human head; stem of bowl inscribed with arrows; keel pierced through length 5 inches x height 2-1/4 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 116, plate 120)

Lot: 69 - Western Great Lakes Twisted and Decorated Pipe Stem, with Inlaid Catlinite Bowl

Western Great Lakes Twisted and Decorated Pipe Stem, with Inlaid Catlinite Bowl second quarter 19th century elongated twisted stem with rectangular cutouts; pictographic carvings on one side; opposite with inked collection number UYE4 1830;   bowl is heavily decorated with lead inlay overall length 28 inches; stem length 24-1/4 inches; bowl length 5 inches x height 3 inches [This stem] is probably from the Western Great Lakes.   The series of small incised carvings probably form a prayer in pictographs.   Such messages are often encountered among the Ojibwas.   The sinuous fluted spirals are, of course, carved; but some people believe wrongly that the stem was twisted to form this shape.   This piece could well date before 1800 (Hanson 1994: 116). Stem is Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 116-117, plate 120)

Lot: 70 - Eastern Sioux Quilled Pipe Stem, with Catlinite Bowl

Eastern Sioux Quilled Pipe Stem, with Catlinite Bowl third quarter 19th century stem wrapped with quillwork in colors of white, blue, red, green, and yellow; silk ribbon additions; L-shaped bowl decorated with concentric rings overall length 26 inches; length of stem 21-1/2 inches; length of bowl 5-1/4 inches x height 3 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 116-117) c.f.  Straight Tongue: Minnesota Indian Art from the Bishop Whipple Collections (Casagrande and Ringheim 1980: 58, figs. 28, 29, 32)

Lot: 71 - Plains Tacked Pipe Stem, with Copper Wire Wrapping  

Plains Tacked Pipe Stem, with Copper Wire Wrapping   third quarter 19th century thin stem decorated with brass tacks, red dyed horsehair, and copper wire wrapping length 23-1/4 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 116, plate 120)

Lot: 72 - Sioux Carved and Painted Pipe Stem, with Catlinite Bowl

Sioux Carved and Painted Pipe Stem, with Catlinite Bowl fourth quarter 19th century cylindrical stem carved with four balls and three "cages"; painted in red and yellow; T-shaped catlinite bowl with beveled anterior projection overall length 28-1/2 inches; length of stem 24 inches; length of bowl 6 inches x height 4-3/4 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 118-119)

Lot: 73 - Plains Tacked Mirror Board

Plains Tacked Mirror Board fourth quarter 19th century decorated with 17 brass tacks; inset circular mirror; verso with chip-carved roundel length 10-1/2 inches x width 4-1/4 inches

Lot: 74 - Apsaalooke [Crow] Tacked Wood Mirror Board

Apsaalooke [Crow] Tacked Wood Mirror Board fourth quarter 19th century thick beveled mirror set in a pronged board studded with 35 brass tacks length 11-1/4 inches x width 4-1/2 inches Ex Putt Thompson, Montana

Lot: 75 - Apsaalooke [Crow] Painted Mirror Board

Apsaalooke [Crow] Painted Mirror Board fourth quarter 19th century painted in red and blue; the wood has been studded with approximately 134 brass tacks; center mirror is a Victorian-era lithograph mounted compact   length 18-1/4 inches

Lot: 76 - Buffalo Skull, with Arrowhead

Buffalo Skull, with Arrowhead second half 19th century with a flint arrow lodged above left eye socket length 19 inches

Lot: 77 - Northern Plains Painted Buffalo Hide Robe

Northern Plains Painted Buffalo Hide Robe fourth quarter 20th century faint, yet colorfully painted design includes a village on the edge of a buffalo hunt, with men on foot and horseback charging a herd of buffalo length 73 inches x width 60 inches

Lot: 78 - Sioux Beaded Knife Sheath, with Knife

Sioux Beaded Knife Sheath, with Knife fourth quarter 19th century thread and sinew-sewn, with buffalo parfleche liner; beaded geometric designs in colors of translucent green, greasy pink, greasy yellow, navy blue, cobalt, and red white-heart; knife blade marked LANDERS FRARY & CLARK sheath length 9-5/8 inches; knife length 11 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 25, plate 24)

Lot: 79 - Cheyenne Beaded Knife Sheath, with Knife

Cheyenne Beaded Knife Sheath, with Knife third quarter 20th century made from recycled buffalo hide parfleche; sinew-sewn beaded panel in colors of greasy yellow, greasy pink, and cobalt; hide fringe line the lower edge of beaded panel; knife with horn handle; unmarked blade   sheath length 11-1/4 inches; knife length 12-5/8 inches

Lot: 80 - Sioux Beaded Knife Sheath, with Knife

Sioux Beaded Knife Sheath, with Knife late 19th century crafted from harness leather, the edges laced with hide thongs; sinew-sewn beaded edge; blade with a worn mark, STEEL WORTH A. WORTH AND SONS CUTLERS .... FIELD sheath length 10-1/4 inches; knife 12-1/8 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 26, plate 25)

Lot: 81 - Northern Plains Tacked Knife Sheath, with Knife

Northern Plains Tacked Knife Sheath, with Knife fourth quarter 19th century the sheath, crafted from harness leather and set with 148 brass tacks; the knife, featured a star pewter inlay on either side sheath length 12-1/4 inches; knife length 10-3/4 inches  

Lot: 82 - Assiniboine Knife Sheath, with Knife  

Assiniboine Knife Sheath, with Knife   late 19th century rawhide sheath with triangular cutout and coated in red pigment; copper rivets and laced with hide along the outer edge; includes an unmarked knife with wood handle   sheath length 13 inches; knife length 14-1/8 inches   Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 25, plate 24)   Ex Richard Pohrt, Sr. Collection; Mentioned in published description as ... obtained 50 years ago from an Assiniboine named Strong at Ft. Belknap, Montana. (Hanson 1994: 25)

Lot: 83 - Apsaalooke [Crow] Beaded Parfleche Knife Sheath

Apsaalooke [Crow] Beaded Parfleche Knife Sheath fourth quarter 19th century painted in red pigment on the front and edged with red trade wool; beaded linear and geometric designs along the edge and flap in colors of pea green, navy blue, periwinkle, white, red white-heart, and greasy orange length 13 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 26, plate 25)

Lot: 84 - Apsaalooke [Crow] Beaded Parfleche Knife Sheath

Apsaalooke [Crow] Beaded Parfleche Knife Sheath fourth quarter 19th century the body crafted from parfleche painted in colorful geometric designs; the edges lined with red trade wool and beaded lane in colors of pea green, greasy pink, cobalt, and greasy blue; two beaded buffalo hide drops dangle from lower edge overall length 30 inches; sheath length 14 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 26, plate 25)

Lot: 85 - Athapaskan Beaded Hide Dag Knife Sheath

Athapaskan Beaded Hide Dag Knife Sheath late 19th century thread-sewn and beaded using colors of white, light blue, rose, greasy yellow, and faceted cobalt; edged with pattern cotton and bear fur overall length 19 inches; length of sheath 9-1/2 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 258, plate 267)

Lot: 86 - Apsaalooke [Crow] Beaded Knife Sheath, with Standing Rock Agency Issued Russell  Knife

Apsaalooke [Crow] Beaded Knife Sheath, with Standing Rock Agency Issued Russell  Knife late harness leather liner, laced together with beaded cover; handle of knife branded STANDING ROCK AGENCY USII, hand guard marked RUSSELL sheath length 10-3/4 inches; knife length 15-1/4 inches

Lot: 87 - Heavily Resharpened Butcher Knives

Heavily Resharpened Butcher Knives 19th century lot of 3, unmarked lengths 20-1/4 inches, 10-3/4 inches, and 16-5/8 inches

Lot: 88 - Resharpened Butcher Knives

Resharpened Butcher Knives 19th century lot of 2, unmarked lengths 10-5/8 inches and 11-1/4 inches

Lot: 89 - Plains Knife, with Figural Wood Handle

Plains Knife, with Figural Wood Handle second half 19th century length 13-1/2 inches

Lot: 90 - Heavily Resharpened Butcher Knives

Heavily Resharpened Butcher Knives 19th century lot of 4, includes: one with heavily shaped handle set with bead eyes; blade with heavily worn stamp possibly reads ONIARICK length11-3/8 inches a butter knife, blade marked TILLOTSON SHEFFIEN length 7-1/2 inches a heavily resharpened blade with blunt end; not marked length 6-3/4 inches one blade marked IRON length 7-5/8 inches on blade not marked length 7-7/8 inches

Lot: 91 - Russell Green River Work Antler Handled Knife

Russell Green River Work Antler Handled Knife 19th century blade marked RUSSELL GREEN RIVER WORKS length 9 inches

Lot: 92 - Early Plains Dag Knife

Early Plains Dag Knife 19th century wood handle with brass guard; starburst designs around copper pins length 12 inches  

Lot: 93 - Plains Tacked Telescope and Case

Plains Tacked Telescope and Case fourth quarter 19th century crafted from harness leather, with tacked strap   overall length 27-3/4 inches Joseph Henry Sharp painted a portrait of Bill Jones, a fullblood Gros Ventre army scout who wore a virtually identical telescope case with tacked strap around his neck. Sharp wrote that when Jones came into his studio and saw the finished portrait, he demanded five dollars because he couldn't sleep. Sharp asked why, and the Indian replied, "You painted me with my eyes open. How do you expect me to sleep with my eyes open?" (Hanson 1994: 28) Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 28, plate 27)

Lot: 94 - Kiowa Honing Stone in Hide Sheath

Kiowa Honing Stone in Hide Sheath fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn utilitarian hide case with short fringe and inked collection number; quartz honing stone overall length 10 inches; case length 6 inches; stone length 5-1/2 inches

Lot: 95 - Kiowa-Apache Utility Belt

Kiowa-Apache Utility Belt fourth quarter 19th century harness leather belt with attached wet stone case, awl case, beaded strike-a-light bag, mirror, knife and sheath, beaded fetish, and two pouches overall length 35-1/4 inches The belt at the top was purchased from the Kiowa Apache chief, White Man, about 1890. The pouch on the left contains two cow horns. One is filled with cloth tinder; the other contains round lead balls. The awl case has a wooden-handled awl with a fine, round, metal blade apparently made from a large needle. Also attached are a lizard amulet and a knife and sheath. In the center back is a round trade mirror. The strike-a-light bag, in classic Kiowa hourglass shape, contains a well-worn flint hide scraper that is still thickly covered with dried grease. The second awl case contains two matching bone awls tied together with string. The last container is an undecorated strike-a-light pouch. The belt itself is an old cowboy-style cartridge belt with the loops removed. The buckle is made from a pair of saddle cinch rings. (Hanson, 1994: 78) Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 78, plate 82) Illustrated: The Mystic Warriors of the Plains (Mails, 1995 edition: 463, illustrations b-h) Ex Fred Harvey Collection

Lot: 96 - Plains Tacked Belt

Plains Tacked Belt second half 19th century length 41-1/4 inches

Lot: 97 - Kiowa Girl's German Silver Belt

Kiowa Girl's German Silver Belt fourth quarter 19th century seven domed German silver conchas are tied to harness leather belt using hide thongs; first concha is decorated with concentric rings and cutouts overall length 22 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 76, plate 80)

Lot: 98 - Kiowa Beaded Dispatch Case

Kiowa Beaded Dispatch Case third quarter 19th century sinew-sewn commercial leather; front beaded in colors of light blue, white, cobalt, and green; verso with manuscript collection label: Mail Pouch owned by Indian Blanco Charley U.S. Mail Carrier between White C-[illegible] and Fort Stanton, New Mexico.   Obtained from Friedrich Shuth Waterbury Conn. length 9 inches x width 6-3/4 inches Ex Mike Kokin, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Lot: 99 - Sioux Painted Parfleche Case, with Mirror

Sioux Painted Parfleche Case, with Mirror fourth quarter 19th century brightly painted in yellow, blue, green, and black; with tin cone and bead embellishments; heavy rectangular mirror inside length of case 5 inches x width 6 inches From the studio of E.I. Couse, Taos, New Mexico

Lot: 100 - Kiowa Beaded Awl Case, with Awl

Kiowa Beaded Awl Case, with Awl fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn on harness leather; beaded cap in colors of translucent burgundy, white, and greasy blue; awl has been created from a filed down knife   length 6 inches

Lot: 101 - Kiowa Beaded Awl Case

Kiowa Beaded Awl Case fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn on harness leather, with beaded geometric design in colors of translucent burgundy, navy blue, and white; twisted hide fringe wrapped with tin spacers overall length 12 inches

Lot: 102 - Cheyenne Beaded Hide Awl Case

Cheyenne Beaded Hide Awl Case fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn on harness leather, the edges beaded in colors of white, black, greasy blue, navy blue, and light blue; the fringe edges accented with two tin cones filled with dyed horsehair overall length 15-1/2 inches  Published:  Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 93, plate 101)  

Lot: 103 - Apache Beaded Buffalo Hide Awl Case

Apache Beaded Buffalo Hide Awl Case fourth quarter 19th century thread-sewn on soft, thick hide, finished with yellow pigment; beaded lanes and edges accentuate the lines and curves of the case; rows of tin cones attached by hide thongs are spaced throughout overall length 17-1/2 inches

Lot: 104 - Apache Beaded Hide Awl Case

Apache Beaded Hide Awl Case third quarter 19th century sinew-sewn on softly tanned hide; beaded edges and lanes accentuate the rows of tin cone fringe; a silver brooch decorates the lower end and a brass spread eagle button adorns the top   overall length 19 inches All of these cases have metal cones, beadwork, and attractive leather shapes. The third case has an early Eastern Woodland-style silver brooch as decoration on the bottom tab. (Hanson 1994: 209)  Published:  Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 209, plate 210)

Lot: 105 - Apache Beaded Hide Strike-a-Light Bag

Apache Beaded Hide Strike-a-Light Bag fourth quarter 19th century thread and sinew-sewn thick hide; having glass beads in colors of rose, white, greasy yellow, dark blue, and translucent green; fringe with tin cones overall diameter 6 inches Apache strike-a-light pouches seem to come in two silhouettes - rectangular, as the two above, and circular.   This latter shape, also is seen among the Comanches as a representation of a peyote button.   Perhaps there is a connection between the Apache and Southern Plains tribes relating to the procurement of peyote buttons from the Mexican deserts.   There is also a curious parallel between the medium to dark colors of the beads preferred by the Apache and those used by the Kiowas and Comanches (Hanson 1994: 208).   Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 208, plate 209)

Lot: 106 - Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag

Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag fourth quarter 19th century having an hourglass form; sinew-sewn harness leather and beaded in colors of translucent burgundy, cobalt, white, and sky blue; tin fringe framed with long German silver tubular beads overall length 30 inches; bag length 5-1/2 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 88, plate 94)

Lot: 107 - Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag, with Striker

Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag, with Striker fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn and beaded using colors of white, cobalt, rose, and pony trader blue;   brick-stitched heart charm; tin cone fringe; striker contained within overall length 17 inches; bag length 6 inches x width 3-1/4 inches  

Lot: 108 - Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag

Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag fourth quarter 19th century elongated hourglass form; sinew-sewn commercial leather and beaded using colors of pony trader blue, translucent green, rose, white, and greasy yellow; opposite has an image of a house; tin cone fringe with twisted hide wrapped with German silver beads and coated in green pigment; decorated German silver button overall length 18-1/2 inches; length of bag 6 inches x width 3-1/4 inches

Lot: 109 - Kiowa Beaded Hide Strike-a-Light Bag

Kiowa Beaded Hide Strike-a-Light Bag fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn harness leather beaded using red white-heart, cobalt, light blue, and white; domed German silver button; tin cone fringe overall length 10 inches; length of bag 4-1/2 inches x width 3 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 89, plate 95)

Lot: 110 - Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag

Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag third quarter 19th century sinew-sewn harness leather with hourglass form; colorfully beaded on front and back in colors of red white-heart, navy blue, greasy yellow, greasy green, light blue, white, greasy pink, and translucent forest green; tin cones line upper and lower edges; longer hide thongs wrapped in tin with cross-shaped tin pendants overall length 13 inches; bag length 5-1/2 inches x width 3-3/4 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 87, plate 92)  

Lot: 111 - Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Case  

Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Case   fourth quarter 19th century thread-sewn harness leather; beaded in colors of pony trader blue, translucent apple red, white, cut black, cut cobalt, and red white-heart; tin cone fringe hangs from closing flap and lower edge of bag; longer hide thongs have tubular German Silver beads and diamond-shaped pendants overall length 13-3/4 inches; bag length 5-1/2 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 87, plate 92)

Lot: 112 - Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag

Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn and beaded in colors of rose, white, and pony trader blue; tin cones and twisted hide fringe overall length 19 inches; bag length 5-1/2 inches x width 3-1/2 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 86, plate 92)

Lot: 113 - Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag

Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn harness leather; beaded in colors of light blue, rose, red white-heart, pink, and cobalt; tin cone fringe is attached using cotton twine overall length 6-3/4 inches x width 3-1/4 inches Published: Spirits in the Arts (Hanson 1994: 87, plate 92)

Lot: 114 - Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag

Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag fourth quarter 19th century thread and sinew-sewn harness leather; designs on front and back are brick-stitched using small glass beads in colors of rose, pony trader blue, white, and translucent green; tin cones and long twisted hide fringe coated with yellow pigment overall length 16 inches; bag length 6 inches x width 3-1/4 inches

Lot: 115 - Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Case

Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Case fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn harness leather and beaded using colors of white, red white-heart, light blue, dark blue, and "exploding" pony trader blue; rows of tin cones and twisted hide fringe overall length 9 inches; length of bag 5-1/4 inches x width 3 inches   Ex Dennis Lessard Collection 

Lot: 116 - Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag

Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn harness leather beaded with a geometric design in colors of translucent burgundy, goldenrod, and white; engraved German silver button attached to opening flap; tin cone fringe is framed by longer hide thongs dotted with beads overall length 11 inches; bag length 4-1/2 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 88, plate 94)

Lot: 117 - Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag, with Striker

Kiowa Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag, with Striker fourth quarter 19th century diminutive form; with an hourglass form made of sinew-sewn harness leather; stacked diamond beaded design in colors of translucent red, pony trader blue, yellow, and white; tin cone fringe further decorated with sky blue pony beads and brass bead accents; striker contained within overall length 9-1/4 inches; bag length 3-3/4 inches; x width 2-3/4 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 88, plate 93)

Lot: 118 - Cheyenne-Arapaho Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag

Cheyenne-Arapaho Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn harness leather and beaded with triangular designs in colors of translucent burgundy, light blue, pony trader blue, cobalt, white, and greasy yellow; tin cones attached with hide thongs line the lower edge and closing flap; long twisted hide thongs are strung with tubular German silver beads and terminate with rocker engraved German silver pendants overall length 12-1/4 inches; bag length 5-3/8 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 88, plate 94)

Lot: 119 - Central Plains Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag

Central Plains Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag fourth quarter 19th century possibly Cheyenne or Arapaho; sinew-sewn commercial leather beaded with colors of white, cobalt, rose, and pea green; tin cone fringe and button made from a dime length 6 inches x width 4 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson: 89, plate 96)

Lot: 120 - Arapaho Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag

Arapaho Beaded Strike-a-Light Bag third quarter 20th century sinew-sewn harness leather having an elongated hourglass form; beaded using colors of red white-heart, cut black, greasy yellow, pea green, periwinkle, and translucent forest green; large domed German silver button attached to opening flap; longer twisted fringe with German Silver wrappings frame double row of tin cones   overall length 11-1/2 inches; bag length 5 inches  

Lot: 121 - Southern Plains Beaded Buffalo Hide Strike-a-Light Bag

Southern Plains Beaded Buffalo Hide Strike-a-Light Bag fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn thick hide beaded in colors of white, dark blue, red white-heart, and pumpkin; triangular tabs hang from lower edge and are   decorated with a single brass tack; brass beads are strung to closing hide thong overall length 7-1/2 inches x width 2-3/4 inches Ex Harry Thomas Collection

Lot: 122 - Sioux Beaded Hide Strike-a-Light Bag

Sioux Beaded Hide Strike-a-Light Bag fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn and beaded in colors of apple red-white heart, cobalt, cut brass, light blue, and white; copper cone fringe with brass military button and coin length 6 inches x width 4 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 91, plate 99)

Lot: 123 - Southern Plains Beaded Hide Strike-a-Light Bag

Southern Plains Beaded Hide Strike-a-Light Bag fourth quarter 19th century possibly Comanche, sinew-sewn thick hide and beaded using colors white, red white-heart, dark blue, black, greasy yellow, pink, and pea green; further embellished with tin cone fringe and an 1838 Liberty Head Large Cent coin overall length 7 inches An argument rages among the experts about how to differentiate between the work of these two [Kiowa and Comanche] tribes.   The Comanche seem to have preferred white or green backgrounds and simpler designs.   With strike-a-light bags, they may have continued to use the older, rectangular shape into the twentieth century.   However, intermarriage and constant interchange of designs and artifacts have rendered differentiation nearly impossible, unless tribal origin was carefully documented at the time the object was acquired (Hanson 1994: 89). Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 89, plate 95)

Lot: 124 - Fort Peck Assiniboine-Sioux Beaded Hide Strike-a-Light

Fort Peck Assiniboine-Sioux Beaded Hide Strike-a-Light fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn and beaded using colors of red white-heart, greasy yellow, pea green, and light and dark blue; tin cone fringe and German silver beads; old collection labels on verso overall length 11 inches; bag length 5 inches x width 3-1/4 inches This example is from the Fort Peck Assiniboine-Sioux reserve in Montana.   The beaded tabs, rectangular shape, and long tails are Sioux characteristics, while the central design and spot-stitch technique are usually seen on Assiniboine items (Hanson 1994: 90). Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 90, plate 98)

Lot: 125 - Apsaalooke [Crow] Beaded Hide Pouch

Apsaalooke [Crow] Beaded Hide Pouch fourth quarter 19th century sinew-sewn and beaded using colors of   translucent green, light blue, pumpkin, white, dark blue, and rose; brass button closure length 4-1/2 inches x width 3 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 113, plate 118)

Lot: 126 - Pueblo Warrior Bandolier

Pueblo Warrior Bandolier mid-19th century 13 strands of twisted hide; wood flute and hide charm with petrified wood are attached on either side   overall length 41-1/2 inches c.f. Handbook of the North America Indians: Southwest, Vol. 9 (Sturtevant ed. 1979: 402, figure 7)  

Lot: 127 - Pueblo Warrior Bandoliers

Pueblo Warrior Bandoliers mid-19th century lot of 2, includes: one with four strands of twisted hide bound with a hide wrapping; dew claw and bone charms are attached on either side length 21 inches another having twisted and braided hide cord length 19 inches c.f.  Handbook of the North America Indians: Southwest, Vol. 9 (Sturtevant ed. 1979: 402, figure 7)

Lot: 128 - Navajo Bandolier Bag

Navajo Bandolier Bag early 20th century crafted from harness leather, the strap and edge of flap decorated with domed fluted silver buttons; the center of the flap sits a fluted domed concha, set with a turquoise stone overall length 37-1/2 inches This style of bag was originally a man's hunting pouch that held bullets, flints, and other firearms paraphernalia. The prototype of its design, included the concha to help weigh down the flap and the decorative buttons on the strap, most likely came from the Spanish. After muzzle-loaders went out of fashion, men continued to wear such pouches as a convenient pocket or a place to carry a talisman (Hanson 1994: 170) Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 170, plate 172)

Lot: 129 - New Mexican Arrows

New Mexican Arrows second half 19th century lot of 4, average length 32 inches The four longer arrows are believed to have been made by early Spanish colonial New Mexicans. They have hardwood shafts and are much longer than normal Indian arrows. The black paint around the nocks is curious, as are the four sinew wrappings that affix each feather to the shaft. The top arrow point is made from obsidian and the bottom three from old, green bottle glass. All are crudely flaked as to convince one that they are not Indian made. The shafts have no markings, and the points are lashed in such an unusual manner. Each sinew is tied diagonally across the point in front of the shaft. They are also glued in with pitch (Hanson 1994: 182) Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 182 & 183, plate 183)

Lot: 130 - Pueblo Painted Buffalo Hide Shield

Pueblo Painted Buffalo Hide Shield mid-19th century concave form, crafted from 1/2-inch-thick buffalo hide; painted abstract design in colors of yellow, black, and red diameter 19-1/2 inches ...this shield has been repainted several times during its long life. The uppermost coat may represent a diving eagle or other bird of prey, head down and wings folded, splitting the sky and spreading blood with its destructive beak (Hanson 1994: 179). Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 179, plate 180)

Lot: 131 - Western Apache Felt Cap

Western Apache Felt Cap early 20th century height 4-1/2 inches x diameter 7-1/4 inches This cap, which was worn on social occasions, was made in the early part of this century.   It was given to Forrest in 1958 by an elderly Apache woman who said it had been made and used by her father.   Upon his death, the hat was retired to a shelf in her house and was not touched for many years.   A close inspection reveals an exterior that is much faded with time, while the interior remains pristine with the original strong, brown color of the felt looking new (Hanson 1994: 193). Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 193, plate 193)

Lot: 132 - Copper Tobacco Canteen, Commemorating Apache Scout Kayitah

Copper Tobacco Canteen, Commemorating Apache Scout Kayitah fourth quarter 19th century crafted of copper, featuring a U.S. cavalry button on the lid and a central copper button with the inscription: Fort Bowie 4th Cavalry US Army Scout SGT Kyetena 1886 length 3-1/2 inches x width 3-1/4 inches Kayitah (Chiricahua Apache, 1856-1934) scouted for the U.S. Army during the Geronimo Campaign

Lot: 133 - Pair of Early Mexican or Southwestern Powder Horns

Pair of Early Mexican or Southwestern Powder Horns second quarter 19th century lot of 2, includes: one with scrimshawed spread-winged eagle and anchor design; faint and illegibly etched name with date 1842; powder measure attached by hide thong length 7-5/8 inches   another simply decorated with two engrailed bands and a row of brass tacks length 13 inches  

Lot: 134 - Pair of Early Mexican or Southwestern Powder Horns

Pair of Early Mexican or Southwestern Powder Horns second quarter 19th century lot of 2, includes:   one with scrimshawed cross-hatching, and triangular and diamond designs at the spout, center, and butt; the butt engraved P.I. N.A 1839 length 10-1/4 inches   one with engrailed banded decorations and a row of brass tacks along the upper edge length 10-1/2 inches  

Lot: 135 - Southwestern Shot Pouch and Powder Horns

Southwestern Shot Pouch and Powder Horns second half 19th century leather shot pouch with carved bird and geometric decorations; with two powder horns attached with braided leather thongs, the top with pointillist engraved name and date: OEISTH 1883 A.S; also attached by leather thongs are a carved and engraved antler powder measure and a frisson pick overall pouch length 32 iinches; powder horn lengths 7-3/4 inches and 11-1/4 inches

Lot: 136 - Pueblo Heishi and Turquoise Necklaces

Pueblo Heishi and Turquoise Necklaces first half 20th century lot of 2, includes:      a single-strand-necklace strung with rolled turquoise spaced with white heishi, featuring a carved jet pendant    necklace length 26-1/2 inches, drop length 14-3/4 inches, pendant length 1-3/4 inches x width 2-1/8 inches    a single-strand necklace strung with heishi and turquoise tabs  necklace length 38-1/2 inches  

Lot: 137 - Pueblo Child's Wood Cradleboard

Pueblo Child's Wood Cradleboard late 19th century terraced board and bentwood visor   length 25 inches x width 9-1/2 inches

Lot: 138 - Apache Figural Basketry Olla

Apache Figural Basketry Olla fourth quarter 19th century with 13 human figures and bands of vertical rain height 18-1/4 inches x diameter 17-1/2 inches This impressive basket depicts a river with people, trees, and animals along its course. Standing 19 inches tall, it is one of the ollas "captured" by Colonel John Bullis about 1880. Bullis wrote home to his family that he and the doughty Seminole scouts had "swept into the village and captured 6 big Apache ollas filled with grain." Some anthropologists claim that Apache storage jars were made only for sale because they apparently are never seen in old photographs of Apache wickiups. Colonel Bullis' testimony and collection should disprove such a theory. (Hanson 1994: 201) Published: Spirits of the Art (Hanson 1994: 201, plate 201)  

Lot: 139 - Apache Polychrome Pictorial Basket

Apache Polychrome Pictorial Basket ca 1900 profusely decorated with 48 dogs and six humanoid figures height 12-1/4 inches x diameter 10-1/2 inches Published: Spirits of the Art (Hanson 1994: 207, plate 208)  

Lot: 140 - Apache Basket  

Apache Basket   ca 1900 designed with a variety of vertically oriented geometric elements height 13-1/2 inches x diameter 11 inches Published: Spirits of the Art (Hanson 1994: 200, plate 200)  

Lot: 141 - Jeddito Black-on-Yellow Pottery Bowls

Jeddito Black-on-Yellow Pottery Bowls AD 1300 lot of 2, includes: one with checkered interior height 3-1/2 inches x diameter 8-1/2 inches another having Sikyatki-style winged elements height 4 inches x diameter 9 inches  

Lot: 142 - Salado Polychrome Pottery Bowl

Salado Polychrome Pottery Bowl pre-1500 A.D. cream and black on red; interior designed with stylized avian figure height 4-1/4 inches x diameter 9-1/2 inches

Lot: 143 - Ancestral Pueblo Black-on-White Bowl and Ladle

Ancestral Pueblo Black-on-White Bowl and Ladle pre-1500 A.D. lot of 2, includes: a bowl   height 2-1/2 inches x diameter 4-3/4 inches a ladle   length 8-1/4 inches x diameter of scoop 4-1/2 inches

Lot: 144 - San Lazaro Pottery Bowl

San Lazaro Pottery Bowl ca 1650 Glaze E and F transitional; interior with cross; geometrics on outside of rim height 3-1/4 inches x diameter 8 inches Published: Harlow, Francis and Dwight Lanmon "The Colored Pottery of San Lazaro Pueblo" in Secrets of San Lazaro Pueblo (Fenn 2004: 292, bowl 28)

Lot: 145 - San Lazaro Pueblo Pottery Jar

San Lazaro Pueblo Pottery Jar pre-1500 with horizontal handles and painted sunburst design height 2-1/2 inches x diameter 2-3/4 inches Published: The Secrets of San Lazaro Pueblo    (Fenn 2004: 321, jar 174)

Lot: 146 - San Lazaro Pueblo Partial Pottery Rim

San Lazaro Pueblo Partial Pottery Rim pre-1500 height 5 inches

Lot: 147 - **San Lazaro Pueblo Pottery Jar Rim

**San Lazaro Pueblo Pottery Jar Rim pre-1500 height 5-1/4 inches x diameter 11-1/2 inches Published: The Secrets of San Lazaro Pueblo    (Fenn 2004: 324, vessel 50)

Lot: 148 - Group of San Lazaro Pueblo Pukis and Broken Bowls

Group of San Lazaro Pueblo Pukis and Broken Bowls pre-1500   lot of 8, including two with deep ash layers largest piece length 13-1/4 inches

Lot: 149 - Early San Lazaro Pueblo Black-and-White Pottery Sherds and Rim Pieces

Early San Lazaro Pueblo Black-and-White Pottery Sherds and Rim Pieces pre-1350 lot of 29, largest length 4-1/8 inches

Lot: 150 - San Lazaro Pueblo Pottery Rim Pieces

San Lazaro Pueblo Pottery Rim Pieces pre-1500 lot of 14, longest 4-1/4 inches

Lot: 151 - Collection of San Lazaro Pueblo Pottery Sherds, Many with Human, Dragonfly, and Avian Effigies

Collection of San Lazaro Pueblo Pottery Sherds, Many with Human, Dragonfly, and Avian Effigies pre-1500 lot of 23, longest 4-1/4 inches

Lot: 152 - San Lazaro Pueblo Artifacts

San Lazaro Pueblo Artifacts pre-1500 lot of 15, includes: 2 gaming pieces   largest diameter 2 inches 1 spindle whirl diameter 1-5/8 inches 1 flint drill length 1-3/4 inches 1 drilled turquoise pendant   length 5/8 inch 1 broken turquoise bead diameter 1/4 inch 1 shell pendant   length 7/8 inch 1 shell bead diameter 3/8 inch 2 oliva shells longest 5/8 inch 1 broken shell length 1-7/8 inches 1 obsidian point length 1-1/2 inches 1 broken pottery effigy, possibly a dog   length 1-5/8 inches 1 drilled and perforated pottery pendant length 1-1/2 inches

Lot: 153 - San Lazaro Pueblo Pottery Pieces

San Lazaro Pueblo Pottery Pieces pre-1500 lot of 9, includes: 4 human effigy sherds longest 1-5/8 inches 1 spindle whorl diameter 1-3/4 inches 2 gaming pieces longest 1-5/8 inches 1 sherd with avian effigy length 3-3/4 inches 1 broken pipe length 1-3/4 inches

Lot: 154 - Collection of San Lazaro Pueblo Pottery Artifacts

Collection of San Lazaro Pueblo Pottery Artifacts pre-1500 lot of 9, includes: 4 human effigy pottery sherds longest 1-1/2 inches 1 spindle whorl diameter 2-1/4 inches 2 gaming pieces longest 1-3/8 inches 1 pottery sherd with avian effigy length 3-7/8 inches 1 broken pie   length 2-1/2 inches

Lot: 155 - San Lazaro Pueblo Fibrolite Full Groove Axes

San Lazaro Pueblo Fibrolite Full Groove Axes pre-1500 lot of 5, lengths 3-7/8 inches, 3-1/2 inches, 2-3/4 inches, 4 inches, and 5-1/4 inches

Lot: 156 - San Lazaro Pueblo Hardstone Mano and Metate

San Lazaro Pueblo Hardstone Mano and Metate pre-1500 lot of 2, lengths 11-1/4 inches and 6 inches

Lot: 157 - San Lazaro Pueblo Highly Polished Hardstone Mano

San Lazaro Pueblo Highly Polished Hardstone Mano pre-1500 length 8 inches  

Lot: 158 - San Lazaro Pueblo Fibrolite Full Groove Axe

San Lazaro Pueblo Fibrolite Full Groove Axe pre-1500 length 6-1/2 inches

Lot: 159 - San Lazaro Pueblo Bone Artifacts, Personal Finds by Forrest Fenn

San Lazaro Pueblo Bone Artifacts, Personal Finds by Forrest Fenn pre-1500 lot of 12, includes: 2 flutes, one with painted banded elements lengths 4 inches and 5-1/2 inches 4 awls longest 4-1/2 inches 6 beads   longest 4-3/8 inches

Lot: 160 - Spanish Colonial Artifacts, Found at San Lazaro Pueblo  

Spanish Colonial Artifacts, Found at San Lazaro Pueblo   17th century lot of 33, includes: 6 awls / needles longest 3-1/8 inches 2 musket balls diameters 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch 2 horseshoe nails lengths 1-1/2 inches and 1-1/8 inches 2 buttons diameters 1-1/8 inches and 1-1/4 inches 2 fish hooks lengths 1-1/4 inches each 2 horseshoe pieces lengths 3-1/8 inches and 2 inches 1 strike-a-light   length 2-5/8 inches 1 key length 1-7/8 inches 1 piece of chain mail   length 2 inches 1 broken knife   length 2-1/4 inches 12 assorted fragments longest 3-1/2 inches

Lot: 161 - Collection of Prehistoric and Spanish Colonial Artifacts, found at San Lazaro Pueblo

Collection of Prehistoric and Spanish Colonial Artifacts, found at San Lazaro Pueblo pre-1700 lot of 80, includes: small pottery bowl drilled pottery sherds broken points animal bones and teeth flaked obsidian gaming pieces burned corn Apache tears stones scrapers turquoise beads shells crystals piece of mica assortment of Spanish Colonial artifacts longest 5-3/4 inches

Lot: 162 - Collection of Spanish Colonial Artifacts, found at San Lazaro Pueblo

Collection of Spanish Colonial Artifacts, found at San Lazaro Pueblo pre-1700 lot of 17, includes: 2 bells tallest 1-3/4 inches 1 horseshoe fragment length 3 inches 1 bit shank fragment length 2-3/4 inches 1 candlestick holder Published:  The Secrets of San Lazaro Pueblo  (Fenn 2004: 161 fig. 46) height 1-1/4 inches   12 assorted artifacts longest 3 inches

Lot: 163 - Spanish Retablo, Dona eis Requiem

Spanish Retablo, Dona eis Requiem early 19th century carved of wood with a scrolling frame housing a fiery painted scene with three figures; the reverse is painted with the Latin phrase Dona Eis Requiem, loosely translating to give them rest / rest in peace   length 9-1/4 inches x width 7 inches  

Lot: 164 - Massive Ohkay Owingeh Blackware Pottery Storage Jar

Massive Ohkay Owingeh Blackware Pottery Storage Jar ca 1935 height 24 inches x diameter 20 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 237, plate 247)

Lot: 165 - Ohkay Owingeh Pottery Storage Jar

Ohkay Owingeh Pottery Storage Jar first half 19th century large, spherical highly polished jar height 17 inches x diameter 18-1/2 inches  

Lot: 166 - Ohkay Owingeh Blackware Pottery Jar

Ohkay Owingeh Blackware Pottery Jar 1900-1920 having a globular body and fluted rim height 9-1/2 inches x diameter 10-1/2 inches Included is a note of identification from the late Francis Harlow, renowned authority on the evolution of Puebloan ceramic styles, with commentary, Very nice finish.

Lot: 167 - Hano Polychrome Pottery Jar

Hano Polychrome Pottery Jar ca 1900 having large form and painted with eagle tail and wing imagery height 13-1/4 inches x diameter 13-1/2 inches Included is a note of identification from the late Francis Harlow, renowned authority on the evolution of Puebloan ceramic styles: Beautiful form / circa 1900 / Hano Polychrome. Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 228, plate 235)

Lot: 168 - Hano Polychrome Pottery Storage Olla

Hano Polychrome Pottery Storage Olla ca 1900 large form and designed with hooking and winged elements height 13-1/2 inches x diameter 13 inches Included is a note of identification from the late Francis Harlow, renowned authority on the evolution of Puebloan ceramic styles. Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 227, plate 234) The decorative style is Hano polychrome.   Hano, like Polacca, is a town on First Mesa; it was settled by immigrants from San Lazaro in New Mexico (Hanson 1994: 226).

Lot: 169 - Zia Pottery Dough Bowl

Zia Pottery Dough Bowl ca 1900 heavy and large form; decorated with a band of geometrics height 10-1/2 inches x diameter 18-1/2 inches Included is a note of identification from the late Francis Harlow, renowned authority on the evolution of Puebloan ceramic styles, with commentary, Zia Polychrome Dough Bowl / Faint evidence of separate red banding / circa 1900 maybe a bit earlier. Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 230, plate 238)

Lot: 170 - Zia Pottery Dough Bowl

Zia Pottery Dough Bowl ca 1910 large form having a slight out-turned rim; painted with floral and geometric elements around rim height 9 inches x diameter 17-1/2 inches

Lot: 171 - Zuni Polychrome Frog Jar

Zuni Polychrome Frog Jar ca 1940 having a bulbous body and scalloped rim; four applied frogs are placed on shoulder and separated by butterflies height 9 inches x diameter 10-1/2 inches Included is a note of identification from the late Francis Harlow, renowned authority on the evolution of Puebloan ceramic styles. Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 225, plate 231)

Lot: 172 - Kewa Polychrome Pottery Jar, with Birds

Kewa Polychrome Pottery Jar, with Birds first quarter 20th century round body with flared rim; body decorated with three hummingbirds height 8 inches x diameter 8-1/2 inches

Lot: 173 - Kewa Pottery Pitcher

Kewa Pottery Pitcher ca 1935 painted with two wide-eyed birds height 9-1/4 inches x diameter 6-1/2 inches Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 219, plate 222)

Lot: 174 - San Ildefonso Polychrome Pottery Jar

San Ildefonso Polychrome Pottery Jar ca 1900-1905 possibly the work of Crescencio Martinez (1879-1918), large globular form and having two strap handles; painted with six unique birds height 15-3/4 inches x diameter 13-1/2 inches Included is a note of identification from the late Francis Harlow, renowned authority on the evolution of Puebloan ceramic styles, with commentary and suggested attribution: San Ildefonso Polychrome, circa 1900-1905 / Could be painted by Crescencio / Very handsome. Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 234, plate 243)

Lot: 175 - Tunyo Polychrome, San Ildefonso Pottery Jar

Tunyo Polychrome, San Ildefonso Pottery Jar ca 1910 double-handled jar painted using rich colors of deep red and black; interior of rim further decorated with scalloped band height 10 inches x diameter 13-1/2 inches Included is a note of identification from the late Francis Harlow, renowned authority on the evolution of Puebloan ceramic styles.   Tunyo Polychrome / circa 1910 / San Ildefonso / Lots of Cochiti and Tesuque influence / in form and layout / and black rim top.

Lot: 176 - Cochiti Pottery Figure, Singer

Cochiti Pottery Figure, Singer ca 1900 tall, thin figure; painted with a cross necklace, concha belt, and rain clouds on shoulders height 19-1/4 inches

Lot: 177 - Early Cochiti Pottery Storage Jar

Early Cochiti Pottery Storage Jar ca 1850 large, ovoid form painted with sharp, angular designs; pitch repair towards base height 16-1/4 inches x diameter 1-3/4 inches Included is a letter of identification from the late Francis Harlow, renowned authority on the evolution of Puebloan ceramic styles: 8 May 1979 The attached photograph, stamped with my seal, illustrates a fine Cochiti Pueblo Storage jar, about 40 cm tall, probably made about 1860 A.D. This typical example demonstrates a rather unusual mend, accompanied with a pitch-lined material, probably by the Indians themselves shortly after the vessel was fired.   The exterior slip extends over the rim top and approximately 5 cm down inside.   There is no red or black pigment on the rim top, so far as I could see when I examined the jar on 7 June 1978. Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994, 216, plate 217)

Lot: 178 - Large Cochiti Pottery Storage Jar

Large Cochiti Pottery Storage Jar ca 1920 height 17 inches x diameter 18 inches Included is a note of identification from the late Francis Harlow, renowned authority on the evolution of Puebloan ceramic styles. Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 215, plate 216) The horizontal scratches on the neck were caused during use.   It was standard practice to keep mice and other vermin out of a storage jar by inverting a bowl over the top.   Such bowl covers abraded the design, but left an interesting ethnographic record of how the pot was used (Hanson 1994: 215).

Lot: 179 - Cochiti Pottery Storage Jar

Cochiti Pottery Storage Jar height 21 inches x diameter 21-1/2 inches Published: Spirits in the Arts (Hanson 1994: 213, fig. 212)

Lot: 180 - Cochiti Pottery Jar

Cochiti Pottery Jar mid-20th century decorated on body and rim with boxed and angular geometrics   height 9-1/2 inches x diameter 10 inches  

Lot: 181 - Cochiti Pottery Olla

Cochiti Pottery Olla ca 1890 spherical body painted with four birds under arcing bands height 14-1/2 inches x diameter 15 inches Included is a note of identification from the late Francis Harlow, renowned authority on the evolution of Puebloan ceramic styles. Published: Spirits in the Art (Hanson 1994: 217, plate 219)

Lot: 182 - Mata Ortiz Pottery Olla

Mata Ortiz Pottery Olla ca 1900 globular form with rounded base; three large birds with a flower are placed within larger medallions height 14-1/2 inches x diameter 16-1/2 inches

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