Native American and Western artifacts, art, related collectibles at Big Spring Phoenix, March 11-12 A pair of Native American cradleboards (one Iroquois, one toy Crow), a tanned elk hide Cheyenne men’s war shirt and an early 1900s 3rd Phase Navajo chief’s blanket will all come up for bid March 11-12
A beautiful signed oil on canvas painting by William Moyers (1916-2010), titled Supper for a Hunter and depicting an Indian dep in thought by his campfire while he cooks his meal, 16 inches by 20 inched (sight, less frame), should bring $2,500-$5,000. From the jewelry category, a mammoth display squash blossom pendant, made circa the 1970s and Best in Show ribbon winner at the 1989 Pasadena Indian Show, should hit $3,000-$6,000.
An early-to-mid 1900s Plateau beaded women’s dress, finely made from hand-cut buckskin and elk hide, with classic flowing contour beaded yoke, cut-in fringe, yellow ochring and highly decorated suspensions front and back, should rise to $2,500-$5,000; while a Sioux boy’s buckskin vest from the late 1800s, with wonderful early sinew sewn and lazy stitch beading front and back and traditional geometric designs, is expected to hit $2,500-$5,000.
Rounding out just a few more of the auction’s expected star lots, an early 1900s fine-weave Panamint basket with fantastic vertical rattlesnake bands and ticked rim sections, in great condition, should sell for $2,500-$5,000; and a late 19th century Lakota/Brule quilled cradle – a very fine sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded buffalo hide baby carrier with the rare style “Elk Dreamer Society” figure on the top, is expected to finish at $2,500-$5,000.
Phone and absentee bids will be accepted. The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites are located at 1600 South Country Club Drive in Mesa. A buyer’s premium of 15% will be applied to all purchases (20% for phone and Internet bidders). To order a full color catalog, please call 888-314-0343.
Allard Auctions’ next big sale after this one will be Best of Santa Fe, slated for August 12-13 at Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple in Santa Fe, N.M. The auction will feature hundreds of American Indian artifacts, art and related collectibles. Watch the Allard Auctions website as summer nears.
Allard Auctions, Inc. has been selling exclusively American Indian artifacts and art at auction since 1968. The firm is always accepting quality merchandise for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece, an estate or an entire collection, you may call them at (406) 745-0500 or toll-free at (888) 314-0343; or, you can send them an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Allard Auctions, Inc. and the upcoming Big Spring Phoenix Auction scheduled for March 11th and 12th, visit www.allardauctions.com. Updates are posted often.