shaman’s rattle, probably Tingit, and estimated at $20,000 to $30,000.
The sale also features two very nice Kachina dolls, both Hopi, c. 1900, one estimated at $500 to $700, the other at $2,500 to $3,500, and a fine collection of more than 20 Southwest fetishes ranging in price from $300 on the low end to $1,200 on the high. Textiles are also being offered including two Navajo weavings, one from the second quarter of the 20th century, estimated at $800 to $1,000, and the other from the first quarter of the 20th century, estimated at $1,500 to $2,000. Navajo pictorial weavings expected to draw interest include one c. 1920s estimated at $4,000 to $6,0000; another from the Ex Lynn Trusdell collection, estimated at $5,000 to $7,000; and a variant sandpainting weaving estimated at $6,000 to $8,000. Earlier textiles include a Serape-style child’s blanket, estimated at $8,000 to $12,000 and a third phase chief’s blanket from Fred Harvey Co, with original lead seal and price tag of $65, estimated at $5,000 to $7,000.
Pottery offerings are highlighted by 20 lots of black-on-black pottery by Maria, with estimates ranging from $200 on the low end to $6,000 on the high. Two beautiful, museum-quality Nampeyo pieces will also be up for bid, one a bowl from Paul Hulderman, descended in his family, and estimated at $10,000 to $15,000, the other a jar from the ex-collection of Jerold Collins. Basketry of interest includes two nice pictorial Apache works, one a coiled bowl estimated at $1,000 to $1,500, the other, a tray estimated at $3,000 to $5,000. A historic “Tootsie Dick Sam” coiled bowl, estimated at $4,000 to $6,000, is likely to draw interest, as is a Northern California twined pictorial basket with an elk on each side and estimated at $800 to $1,200.
Catalog, Preview and Event Information
Previews for the auction will be Thursday, January 13th, 12 to 5 p.m., Friday, January 14th, 12 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, January 15th, 8 to 9:30 a.m.
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