Artfact Welcomes Heritage Auction Galleries to Artfact Live! Bid online exclusively through Artfact Live! in the Heritage Auction Galleries' Signature American Indian Art Auction on June 12. Don't miss over 350 lots from Navajo, Hopi, Sioux and many others.
News-Antique.com - Jun 04,2010 - (Boston MA) Artfact is pleased to announce that Heritage Auction Galleries, of Dallas, Texas, has partnered with Artfact to present their auctions online exclusively through Artfact Live!.
Heritage Auction Galleries have distinguished themselves as the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer and have been an industry leader in Internet marketing. Established in 1976, Heritage maintains extensive specialist departments in fine art, coins, comics, currency, entertainment memorabilia, historical artifacts, stamps, jewelry & timepieces, movie posters, natural history, rare books and sports collectibles. Boasting over 500,000 online bidder-members, Heritage is committed to developing a strong internet presence, now enhanced by their adoption of the Artfact Live! Platform. Rod Funston, President of Artfact, says, “Heritage has demonstrated their commitment to quality and we are pleased to welcome them as a member of Artfact’s exclusive community of the world’s leading auction houses.”
The first Heritage auction with online bidding on Artfact Live! will be their Signature American Indian Art Auction on June 12, 2010. The sale offers over 350 lots including: blankets, clothing, ceramics and other artifacts from the Navajo, Hopi, Sioux and other North American Indian tribes. If you can’t join the live auction action in Dallas Texas, visit Artfact.com, or its sister site in the UK, Invaluable.com, to login or register free to bid live online at this exceptional auction. If you’re not ready to bid, simply watch the activity live from the auction floor using the Artfact Live! console.
Highlights of the sale include:
Lot 55023, a late classic Navajo child’s wearing blanket, c. 1865. The blanket is finely and tightly woven of native handspun and raveled wool yarn, in natural ivory, shades of indigo blue and green, cochineal-dyed red, and synthetic-dyed pale red. The pattern consists of a series of five crosses through the center, flanked by stepped zigzag bands and narrow stripes and a series of serrated motifs on either end. This lot is accompanied by a copy of the red dye test results and measures 55 x 33 inches. Bidding will open at $12,000. Note: Lot 55024 is a very similar Navajo child’s wearing blanket with the same opening bid.
Lot 55152, a Potawatomi beaded and fringed hide jacket, c. 1860. Each side of the jacket features stylized floral designs, stitched in various shades of opaque and translucent glass seed beads. Hide fringe accents decorate the coat’s seams. This jacket is made by American Indians, but shows definite influence of Euro-American style, thus it constitutes an intriguing blend of both cultures. Minimum Bid for this piece is $10,000.
Lot 55065, a large Zia polychrome storage jar, c. 1925. The jar is painted in black and orange over a tan slip, with a series of three broad panels, each featuring a bird enclosed within floral and feather motifs, over a banded orange underbody. Bidding for this item will begin at $10,000.
To view upcoming Heritage catalogs or to research American Indian Art, view over 57 million auction price results at http://www.artfact.com and search the industry’s leading auction database. Typing “Navajo blanket”