Native American Kiowa cradleboard could realize $20,000-$40,000 at Allard Auctions, Aug. 9th-10th A full-size, all-original Native American Kiowa cradleboard, with beaded accents and original boards, is expected to sail past its pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$40,000 Aug. 9-10 at Allard Auctions.
and beautiful San Ildefonso pottery jar, by Popovi Da (1922-1971). The signed, double-necked black-on-black wedding vase, circa 1964, should hit $15,000-$30,000.
A beautiful late 19th century 8 inch by 10 inch original gold tone photograph by Edward S. Curtis (1868), titled At the Old Well of Acoma, signed and in the original frame with the original Curtis Studio label on the back, is expected to realize $4,000-$8,000. Also, a signed original casein painting by Harrison Begay (1914-2012), depicting the Yei Bei Chai dancers below the invoked Yei deities, done around the mid-1900s, framed, should bring $2,000-$4,000.
A rare and gorgeous sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded saddle drape, executed in the early 1900s in the traditional style, in very good condition and measuring 62 inches by 29 ½ inches, carries a pre-sale estimate of $4,000-$8,000. Also, a yellow cedar mask expertly carved by the high-end coast Salish carver Darryl Baker, titled An Eagle’s Vision of Life and Death, done circa 2002 and measuring 17 inches by 11 inches by 10 inches, should hit $3,000-$6,000.
An exceptional Plateau dentalia buckskin dress in very good condition, done with seed beads, pony beads, tube beads, cut-in fringed edges and yoke, completely covered front and back with thousands of dentalium shells, circa 1930s-‘40s, should breeze to $3,500-$7,000; and a rare old-style straight feather bonnet with canvas cap, sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded brow band, bright pink yarns and feather quill top-knot (legal feathers) is expected to reach $2,500-$5,000.
A fully beaded Sioux cradleboard from around 1900 in very good condition and with traditional Sioux designs, 10 inches by 27 inches by 11 inches, has a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$6,000. Also, an outstanding vintage blouse/sash Navajo pin with matching hand-cut green turquoise stones, crafted in the 1940s and in very good condition, should garner $700-$1,400.
A late 19th century Great Lakes early trade cloth and fabric bandolier bag with flowing beaded forms and intricate geometrics on the body and strap with some unique symbols and figures, 40 inches by 11 inches, should hammer for $2,500-$5,000; and a large and colorful two-sided traditional Nez Perce cornhusk bag with striking geometric designs on both sides and done in fine woolens, made circa 1920 and 21 inches by 16 inches, should climb to $2,000-$4,000.
A classic design Plains buckskin war shirt from the 1970s, with matching beaded strips, front, back, sleeves, medallion neckpiece and long fringe, in very good condition, has a pre-sale estimate of $2,500-$5,000; and a classic old fully beaded Sioux buckskin vest, circa 1900, sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded, with traditional Sioux symbols, should command $2,500-$5,000.
A large and shallow Apache basket with seven-point star, arrowheads, weaver’s comb, checkers Xs and other designs, slightly faded but otherwise good, from the early 1900s, should sell for $2,500-$5,000; and a sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded Sioux tepee bag with traditional bold geometric design on the front and up the sides, circa 1930S, should coast to $2,000-$4,000.