Best in the West Sale: Navajo Jewelry, Art, Cowboy

Best in the West Sale: Navajo Jewelry, Art, Cowboy

Saturday, October 9, 2021  |  9:00 AM Mountain
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Best in the West Sale: Navajo Jewelry, Art, Cowboy

Best in the West Sale: Navajo Jewelry, Art, Cowboy

Saturday, October 9, 2021  |  9:00 AM Mountain
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North American is proud to invite you to our October 9th, 2021, Live and Online Best in the West Fall Auction. The sale has nearly 750 items of rarity including outstanding historic Western Art, Montana History, Western Antiques, American Indian Beadwork and Weapons along with Navajo and Zuni Jewelry, Navajo Rugs, Art and Luxury Diamond and Precious Gemstone Jewelry.

This will be a LIVE Auction with Online Live Bidding along with Absentee and Phone Bidding. The auction will include a Live In-Person bidding with free lunch at our Auction Gallery. Come out and support your local Montana auction house and bid in-person or bid online from the convenience of your home.

Preview Friday October 8th from 10-5pm Mountain Time at 34156 E Frontage Rd. Bozeman, MT 59715. Call Mark at 800-686-4216 ext. 3 for preview appointment or info.

Auction Saturday October 9th beginning at 9am Mountain Time located at our Auction Gallery 34156 E Frontage Rd. Bozeman, MT 59715.

Invoices will be sent the Sunday to Monday following the sale with a link to pay, pick up...
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Navajo Kingman Turquoise Coral Squash S.C. LARGE

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 745)      

This is an outstanding and large sterling silver squash blossom necklace set with rare Kingman turquoise and red branch coral squash from master Navajo silversmith artist, Shawn Cayatino. This necklace shows excellent traditional Navajo construction with heavy examples of sterling silver beads. The necklace features 8 beautiful concho blossoms with tooled and stamped decoration and a total of 8 oval cut Kingman turquoise cabochons set into the center of the blossoms. The central pendant, called a naga, shows a heavy sterling silver naga design with 7 total rough cut Kingman turquoise cabochons. The sterling silver beads are spaced by rough cut red branch coral beads with good textures and great coloration. The necklace is finished with sterling silver aglets with 'S' clamp clasp and ring. The artist’s hallmark is shown on the back of the naga pendant with a 'sterling' mark below the hallmark. The condition of this necklace is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurement of this squash blossom is 31" from clasp to clasp and the pendant measures 4" x 3" x 1/2". The necklace weighs 223.5g.
This is an outstanding and large sterling silver squash blossom necklace set with rare Kingman turquoise and red branch coral squash from master Navajo silversmith artist...more, Shawn Cayatino. This necklace shows excellent traditional Navajo construction with heavy examples of sterling silver beads. The necklace features 8 beautiful concho blossoms with tooled and stamped decoration and a total of 8 oval cut Kingman turquoise cabochons set into the center of the blossoms. The central pendant, called a naga, shows a heavy sterling silver naga design with 7 total rough cut Kingman turquoise cabochons. The sterling silver beads are spaced by rough cut red branch coral beads with good textures and great coloration. The necklace is finished with sterling silver aglets with 'S' clamp clasp and ring. The artist’s hallmark is shown on the back of the naga pendant with a 'sterling' mark below the hallmark. The condition of this necklace is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurement of this squash blossom is 31" from clasp to clasp and the pendant measures 4" x 3" x 1/2". The necklace weighs 223.5g.

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Navajo Shawn Cayatino Silver & Turquoise Ring

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this sterling silver and Kingman turquoise ring from Navajo artist Shawn Cayatino. The ring shows a beautiful stamped butterfly decoration with an oval cut Kingman turquoise cabochon and a thick stamped ring band. The artist’s signature is shown on the underside of the ring with a 'sterling' stamp. The condition of this ring is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of this ring are 1 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/8" and the ring size is US 8 1/2. The weight of this ring is 17.4g.
Featured in this lot is this sterling silver and Kingman turquoise ring from Navajo artist Shawn Cayatino. The ring shows a beautiful stamped butterfly decoration with an...more oval cut Kingman turquoise cabochon and a thick stamped ring band. The artist’s signature is shown on the underside of the ring with a 'sterling' stamp. The condition of this ring is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of this ring are 1 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/8" and the ring size is US 8 1/2. The weight of this ring is 17.4g.

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Navajo Shawn Cayatino Silver & Turquoise Earrings

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this pair of sterling silver and Kingman turquoise earrings from Navajo artist Shawn Cayatino. The earrings show a beautiful stamped butterfly decoration with an oval cut Kingman turquoise cabochon set into each earring; the earrings show a dangle design and feature the artist’s hallmark on the back with a 'sterling' stamp underneath the hallmark. The condition of this pair of earrings is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of these earrings are 2 1/4" x 1" and the collective weight is 23.4g.
Featured in this lot is this pair of sterling silver and Kingman turquoise earrings from Navajo artist Shawn Cayatino. The earrings show a beautiful stamped butterfly dec...moreoration with an oval cut Kingman turquoise cabochon set into each earring; the earrings show a dangle design and feature the artist’s hallmark on the back with a 'sterling' stamp underneath the hallmark. The condition of this pair of earrings is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of these earrings are 2 1/4" x 1" and the collective weight is 23.4g.

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Navajo White Buffalo Sterling Repousse Cuff D.G.

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this sterling silver and white buffalo turquoise bracelet from Navajo artist D. Gordon. This bracelet was wonderfully and professionally constructed with embossed shoulders and a unique decorated bordering of the center stone, which shows a rough cut white buffalo cabochon. The artist’s hallmark is shown on the underside of the bracelet with a 'sterling' stamp to the left of the hallmark. The condition of this bracelet is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of this bracelet are 2 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 1 3/4". The collective weight of this bracelet is 85.2g.
Featured in this lot is this sterling silver and white buffalo turquoise bracelet from Navajo artist D. Gordon. This bracelet was wonderfully and professionally construct...moreed with embossed shoulders and a unique decorated bordering of the center stone, which shows a rough cut white buffalo cabochon. The artist’s hallmark is shown on the underside of the bracelet with a 'sterling' stamp to the left of the hallmark. The condition of this bracelet is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of this bracelet are 2 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 1 3/4". The collective weight of this bracelet is 85.2g.

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Zuni Micro Inlaid Shadowbox Sterling Silver Buckle

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this Zuni micro inlaid shadowbox sterling silver buckle. The buckle features an absolutely opulent decoration of multicolor micro inlay geometric and sunbursts patterns with multiple layers of decoration along the rolling rim. The decoration features stones of fire opal, jet, spiny oyster, mother of pearl, malachite, dry creek turquoise, orange carnelian, and more. This buckle is of the best quality available to the public. The condition of this buckle is good. The measurements of this Zuni buckle are 3" x 4 1/4" x 1". The overall weight of this buckle is 113.7g. Provenance: Property from the Estate of Robert Forest Coman, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Featured in this lot is this Zuni micro inlaid shadowbox sterling silver buckle. The buckle features an absolutely opulent decoration of multicolor micro inlay geometric ...moreand sunbursts patterns with multiple layers of decoration along the rolling rim. The decoration features stones of fire opal, jet, spiny oyster, mother of pearl, malachite, dry creek turquoise, orange carnelian, and more. This buckle is of the best quality available to the public. The condition of this buckle is good. The measurements of this Zuni buckle are 3" x 4 1/4" x 1". The overall weight of this buckle is 113.7g. Provenance: Property from the Estate of Robert Forest Coman, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Crow Parfleche Beaded Child's Vest c. 1890

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 745)      

This is an outstanding Crow Native American Indian parfleche polychrome painted vest with beadwork, circa 1890. The piece is crafted from parfleche envelope remnants deco...morerated with polychrome mineral pigment paints and beautiful geometric and floral glass trade seed beadwork. The beads are all original 19th Century examples in colors of faceted semi-transparent green, semi-transparent greasy yellow, sky padre light blue, red, semi-transparent red, cobalt, greasy yellow, and salmon/orange. The vest is sewn with sinew and trade thread and shows two rawhide pockets on the front and a red ochre/ocher painted border. Inside the vest is a polychrome pigment painted remnant design and symbols of tipis (teepee), horseback warriors, and more. The front shows the vine-like floral, arrowhead-like design, which flows over the shoulders on the back down to two round medallions with a five-point star and circle at the center. This is truly a fantastic early piece in well-preserved, slightly stiff condition. Provenance: From a large American Indian and Cowboy collection outside of Billings, Montana; it was purchased from an old South Dakota collection. When closed and flat, the vest measures 13.5" by 13.5".

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Haida Tlingit Frog Totem Tobacco Mortar 19th C.

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 745)      

This is an outstanding and rare Northwest Coast Haida-Tlingit Frog Effigy Totem tobacco mortar pottery bowl dating from the 19th Century. Provenance: Purchased from DuMou...morechelles from Detroit, MI for over $2,000 and found to be an authentic early example by one of the most notable private collectors of American Indian artifacts in Billings, Montana. The piece is notably similar to the example sold by Bonhams Auction as a Haida Northwest Coast frog effigy tobacco mortar bowl, which brought $65,000 in Los Angeles, CA. The bowl is hand crafted from pottery and shows a recognizable frog effigy totem at one end with face pointed away from the bowl and Haida effigy totem man at the other end facing inward. The bowl itself has a common elongated elliptical shape with pointed ends, sometimes referred to as marque, seen on other tobacco mortar and grease bowls from the Haida. The piece is further decorated on the outsides with rich Haida Northwest Coast totem geometric patterns. This is truly a unique and rare example, very uncommonly seen in pottery form. Measures overall 10.25”L by 6.5”W by 4.75”H.

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Cheyenne Fully Beaded Flat Bag c. 1900-

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 745)      

This is a nice hide and trade fabric flat bag or mirror/ration card bag from the Cheyenne Native American Indians, dating to the early 1900’s. The piece shows a calico fl...moreoral trade cloth lining with heavy cloth structure and Indian tanned hide backing with Indian tanned hide fringe, ties, and top strap. The entire front and flap are covered in early period correct glass trade seed beads in a traditional geometric Cheyenne pattern. The beadwork includes colors of chalk white, semi-transparent amber, brown, and dark brown. The front shows a heavy, large, Venetian type 1800’s wound glass trade bead and hide fringe with rolled tin jingle cone ends. The piece is in good condition, with little to no bead loss and striking pattern. Measures overall 19.5” L (including the top strap), with the beaded bag itself being 8.5” x 6”.

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Art Deco Aquamarine Diamond & 14k Gold Ring

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this art deco aquamarine diamond and 14k white gold ring. The ring shows a wonderfully crafted 14k white gold vintage design with a total gold weight of 4.97GM. The center stone shows an oval cut aquamarine with a total weight of 2.34 carats. The vintage and halo design are decorated with 12 baguette diamonds weighing 0.11 carats and 20 round brilliant diamonds weighing 0.22 carats. The total diamond weight is 0.33 carats. The ring features the Color Jewels Inc. hallmark with a 14k gold stamp shown on the inside of the ring band. The ring size is US 7.
Featured in this lot is this art deco aquamarine diamond and 14k white gold ring. The ring shows a wonderfully crafted 14k white gold vintage design with a total gold wei...moreght of 4.97GM. The center stone shows an oval cut aquamarine with a total weight of 2.34 carats. The vintage and halo design are decorated with 12 baguette diamonds weighing 0.11 carats and 20 round brilliant diamonds weighing 0.22 carats. The total diamond weight is 0.33 carats. The ring features the Color Jewels Inc. hallmark with a 14k gold stamp shown on the inside of the ring band. The ring size is US 7.

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Tanzanite Emerald & Diamond 18k Gold Necklace

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this tanzanite, emerald, and diamond, 18k yellow gold necklace. The necklace shows a wonderfully crafted 18k yellow gold double strand chain and a lovely art nouveau style pendant with a gold weight of 7.80GM. There is a beautiful oval tanzanite cabochon set into a four prong setting with a total weight of 7.38 carats; it is profusely decorated with 56 round brilliant diamonds with a total weight of 0.55 carats. There are 13 total emeralds (total overall weight of 1.32 carats), with 4 inlaid into the necklace chain, a large oval cut emerald set into the pendant connector, and 8 decorating the border of the pendant. The necklace shows the Color Jewels Inc. hallmark and an 18k stamp next to the hallmark. The measurement of this necklace from clasp to clasp is 18 1/4".
Featured in this lot is this tanzanite, emerald, and diamond, 18k yellow gold necklace. The necklace shows a wonderfully crafted 18k yellow gold double strand chain and a...more lovely art nouveau style pendant with a gold weight of 7.80GM. There is a beautiful oval tanzanite cabochon set into a four prong setting with a total weight of 7.38 carats; it is profusely decorated with 56 round brilliant diamonds with a total weight of 0.55 carats. There are 13 total emeralds (total overall weight of 1.32 carats), with 4 inlaid into the necklace chain, a large oval cut emerald set into the pendant connector, and 8 decorating the border of the pendant. The necklace shows the Color Jewels Inc. hallmark and an 18k stamp next to the hallmark. The measurement of this necklace from clasp to clasp is 18 1/4".

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Edgar Alwin Payne (1883-1947) In the Misty Alps

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 745)      

This is a phenomenal authentic, original Edgar Alwin Payne (1883-1947) oil on board called "In the Misty Alps." This oil on board painting features a beautiful scene of numerous peaks of the Swiss Alps. The artist’s signature is shown in the bottom left hand corner of the painting. Edgar Payne was born in Washburn, Missouri and quickly became one of the foremost plein-air landscape painters of California in the early 1900's. He was self-taught, except for a brief period at the Art Institute of Chicago. In the 1923 Paris Salon, Payne won an Honorable Mention, which was significant recognition because of the numerous pieces of artwork that were exhibited. The condition of this oil painting on board is good, with natural wear to the frame and shown as exterior wear; there is a slight orange marking believed to be the only discrepancy. The measurements of this piece framed are 18 3/4" x 21 3/4" and the visible art measures 11 3/4" x 14 3/4". Similar paintings of content sold for $100,000 to $140,000 featured in Bonhams and Toomey & Co. Auctioneers.
This is a phenomenal authentic, original Edgar Alwin Payne (1883-1947) oil on board called "In the Misty Alps." This oil on board painting features a beautiful scene of n...moreumerous peaks of the Swiss Alps. The artist’s signature is shown in the bottom left hand corner of the painting. Edgar Payne was born in Washburn, Missouri and quickly became one of the foremost plein-air landscape painters of California in the early 1900's. He was self-taught, except for a brief period at the Art Institute of Chicago. In the 1923 Paris Salon, Payne won an Honorable Mention, which was significant recognition because of the numerous pieces of artwork that were exhibited. The condition of this oil painting on board is good, with natural wear to the frame and shown as exterior wear; there is a slight orange marking believed to be the only discrepancy. The measurements of this piece framed are 18 3/4" x 21 3/4" and the visible art measures 11 3/4" x 14 3/4". Similar paintings of content sold for $100,000 to $140,000 featured in Bonhams and Toomey & Co. Auctioneers.

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Elegant Lady Amethyst 10K & 925 Necklace by C.C.

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 745)      

This is an outstanding handmade work of art by Carolyn Chiappetta M.F.A. a Montana and Iowa master silversmith featuring a shadowbox sterling silver and 10 karat gold constructed necklace set with Brazilian Amethyst and a custom clasp set with Watermelon Tourmaline all in the shape of a woman angelically embracing the neck of the wearer. The necklace features a emerald cut bi color watermelon tourmaline gemstone with measurements of 5.61mm x 4.03mm x 2.82mm and features yellow and purple bi-color watermelon tourmaline and set in a four prong setting of 10k gold with a collective weight of 0.50 carats (This stone was calculated in setting with measurement calculator). The woman features a face of oval facet step cut pavilion purple amethyst with measurements of 18.45mm x 12.83mm x 9.95mm and features good clarity and purple translucent coloration with a overall weight of 12.13 carat (This stone was calculated in setting with measurement calculator). Carolyn J Chiappetta waas educated at Drake University in DesMoines, Iowa where she earned her Master's Degree in Silver smithing and Jewelry making in 1975. Since that time she has had her own business as a Master Goldsmith. She now resides in Bozeman, MT. Carolyn has made Custom Designed Jewlery for over twenty years. The measurements of this necklace overall from clasp to pendant tip are 9 3/4" and the pendant measures 5" x 3 1/8". The overall weight of this item is 145.1g
This is an outstanding handmade work of art by Carolyn Chiappetta M.F.A. a Montana and Iowa master silversmith featuring a shadowbox sterling silver and 10 karat gold con...morestructed necklace set with Brazilian Amethyst and a custom clasp set with Watermelon Tourmaline all in the shape of a woman angelically embracing the neck of the wearer. The necklace features a emerald cut bi color watermelon tourmaline gemstone with measurements of 5.61mm x 4.03mm x 2.82mm and features yellow and purple bi-color watermelon tourmaline and set in a four prong setting of 10k gold with a collective weight of 0.50 carats (This stone was calculated in setting with measurement calculator). The woman features a face of oval facet step cut pavilion purple amethyst with measurements of 18.45mm x 12.83mm x 9.95mm and features good clarity and purple translucent coloration with a overall weight of 12.13 carat (This stone was calculated in setting with measurement calculator). Carolyn J Chiappetta waas educated at Drake University in DesMoines, Iowa where she earned her Master's Degree in Silver smithing and Jewelry making in 1975. Since that time she has had her own business as a Master Goldsmith. She now resides in Bozeman, MT. Carolyn has made Custom Designed Jewlery for over twenty years. The measurements of this necklace overall from clasp to pendant tip are 9 3/4" and the pendant measures 5" x 3 1/8". The overall weight of this item is 145.1g

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Navajo Jeffery Nelson Silver Turquoise Bracelet

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this sterling silver and Royston turquoise bracelet by Navajo artist Jeffery Nelson. The bracelet features a very heavy sterling silver construction with extremely fine embossed and tooled face tot he bracelet. The stones featured on the face of the bracelet feature semi rough pear cut Royston turquoise cabochon. The artist hallmark and a sterling stamp can be seen on the underside of the bracelet; and features a very unique and beautifully crafted stamped under gallery where the hallmark is present. The condition of this bracelet is good with no obvious signs of damage and in good overall condition. The measurements of this bracelet are 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 1 7/8; the circumference is 5 1/8". The collective weight of the bracelet is 135.9g.
Featured in this lot is this sterling silver and Royston turquoise bracelet by Navajo artist Jeffery Nelson. The bracelet features a very heavy sterling silver constructi...moreon with extremely fine embossed and tooled face tot he bracelet. The stones featured on the face of the bracelet feature semi rough pear cut Royston turquoise cabochon. The artist hallmark and a sterling stamp can be seen on the underside of the bracelet; and features a very unique and beautifully crafted stamped under gallery where the hallmark is present. The condition of this bracelet is good with no obvious signs of damage and in good overall condition. The measurements of this bracelet are 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 1 7/8; the circumference is 5 1/8". The collective weight of the bracelet is 135.9g.

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Navajo L. Yazzie Silver & Turquoise Squash Blossom

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this Sterling Silver & Kingman turquoise squash blossom from Navajo artist Larry Yazzie. The squash blossom features sterling silver construction with 14 total blossoms with kingman turquoise adorning the tips and a beautiful naga pendant with three examples of sterling silver adorning the tip points of the pendant. The condition of this necklace is good with no obvious signs of damage and in good overall condition. The measurements of this necklace from clasp to clasp are 23 1/2"; the pendant measure 3 3/4" x 2 1/2". The collective weight of this necklace are 148.3g.
Featured in this lot is this Sterling Silver & Kingman turquoise squash blossom from Navajo artist Larry Yazzie. The squash blossom features sterling silver construction ...morewith 14 total blossoms with kingman turquoise adorning the tips and a beautiful naga pendant with three examples of sterling silver adorning the tip points of the pendant. The condition of this necklace is good with no obvious signs of damage and in good overall condition. The measurements of this necklace from clasp to clasp are 23 1/2"; the pendant measure 3 3/4" x 2 1/2". The collective weight of this necklace are 148.3g.

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Navajo L. Yazzie Sterling Silver Squash Earrings

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this pair of sterling silver squash blossom earrings from Navajo artist Larry Yazzie. The earrings show a traditional blossom design with rough cut kingman turquoise adorning the tips of the blossoms. The condition of this pair of earrings is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of these earrings are 1 5/8" x 1/2" x 1/2". The earrings’ weight is 6g.
Featured in this lot is this pair of sterling silver squash blossom earrings from Navajo artist Larry Yazzie. The earrings show a traditional blossom design with rough cu...moret kingman turquoise adorning the tips of the blossoms. The condition of this pair of earrings is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of these earrings are 1 5/8" x 1/2" x 1/2". The earrings’ weight is 6g.

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Great Lakes Woodlands Beadwork Sampler Board c1900

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 745)      

This is an excellent and rare beadwork sampler board from the Great Lakes Woodlands Native American Indians dating to early 1900’s. The board has a hard backing art board...more or cardboard, which is wrapped in a leather or hide. The beadwork is all loom beaded in a geometric pattern sewn with trade thread and done in glass trade seed beads in colors of Cheyenne pink, semi-transparent rose, butterscotch yellow, black, greasy blue, and semi-transparent green. A sampler board is very uncommon and is a representation of the artist’s total abilities, a showcasing. The piece shows slight bead loss and some fraying of the fringes. Provenance: Found to be an authentic original by an expert in Billings, Montana and from an astounding collection of American Indian beadwork and artifacts from Sheridan, Montana. Measures 15 3/8” by 10 3/8”.

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Sioux Fully Top Beaded Moccasins c. 1870-1880's

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 745)      

This is an excellent pair of authentic circa 1870-1880’s beaded Buffalo hide and hard soled moccasins from the Sioux Native American Indians of South Dakota. Provenance: ...moreFrom the ex-collection of Dale Harrison out of Cincinnati, Ohio; these were collected from the previous family owner from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The set shows a Great American Bison Buffalo Indian tanned hide construction with hard soled parfleche rawhide soles with the top and sides / back of the foot being covered in period correct 1800’s glass trade seed cen beads in a geometric pattern with plaid like pattern on the top in greasy green and red white hearts having a border around the entire foot with background of chalk white and triangle tipi like and cross patterns in red white hearts greasy sky blue, cobalt and greasy yellow. The hide is slightly stiff from age and has the original hide ankle with hide tongue being held together with what appears to be the original hide tie straps intact. The set is stuffed with old newspaper by a previous collector and adorned with a five-point star vintage calico clothe. Provenance: From Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the ex-collection of Dale Harrison, Cincinnati, Ohio. Each measures 9 ½ inches long along the sole by 3 ½ inches wide at the foot.

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Navajo Tommy Singer Spiny Turquoise Necklace

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this sterling silver and 14k gold overlay, multi stone necklace from Navajo artists Tommy and Rose Singer. This signed necklace features a string of orange spiny oyster, turquoise, tiger’s eye gemstones, as well as a few other stones. The necklace is tipped with marked sterling aglet tips. The orange spiny oyster beads are separated by discoidal turquoise and silver beads. The signed rectangular pieces carry a traditional Navajo design and are stamped "T&R Singer". Tommy Singer was a Navajo silversmith who specialized in chip-inlay jewelry. He died on May 31, 2014. After his death, his wife, Rose, continued to create jewelry using designs Singer created prior to his passing. Tommy and Rose did come up with a new hallmark before he passed, which is “T&R Singer”. Any item marked T&R Singer was made after Tommy’s passing. The condition of this necklace is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurement of this necklace from clasp to clasp is 28 1/2". The collective weight of this necklace is 152.7g.
Featured in this lot is this sterling silver and 14k gold overlay, multi stone necklace from Navajo artists Tommy and Rose Singer. This signed necklace features a string ...moreof orange spiny oyster, turquoise, tiger’s eye gemstones, as well as a few other stones. The necklace is tipped with marked sterling aglet tips. The orange spiny oyster beads are separated by discoidal turquoise and silver beads. The signed rectangular pieces carry a traditional Navajo design and are stamped "T&R Singer". Tommy Singer was a Navajo silversmith who specialized in chip-inlay jewelry. He died on May 31, 2014. After his death, his wife, Rose, continued to create jewelry using designs Singer created prior to his passing. Tommy and Rose did come up with a new hallmark before he passed, which is “T&R Singer”. Any item marked T&R Singer was made after Tommy’s passing. The condition of this necklace is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurement of this necklace from clasp to clasp is 28 1/2". The collective weight of this necklace is 152.7g.

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Hopi Poseyesva Silver Geometric Ranger Buckle

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this silver geometric shadowbox ranger buckle from Hopi artist Poseyesva. The range buckle includes all three segments with geometric shadowbox design to the face of the buckle and segments and shows wonderfully crafted silver construction. The artist’s hallmark can be seen on the back of the buckle. A self-taught artist, Phil Poseyesva started making jewelry at the age of thirteen and mastered the technique of traditional Hopi overlay as a young silversmith. The condition of this buckle is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of each piece of the ranger buckle are 1 7/8" x 1 7/8" x 1/8", 1 3/8" x 1/2" x 5/8", and 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1/8". The overall weight of this ranger buckle is 56.7g.
Featured in this lot is this silver geometric shadowbox ranger buckle from Hopi artist Poseyesva. The range buckle includes all three segments with geometric shadowbox de...moresign to the face of the buckle and segments and shows wonderfully crafted silver construction. The artist’s hallmark can be seen on the back of the buckle. A self-taught artist, Phil Poseyesva started making jewelry at the age of thirteen and mastered the technique of traditional Hopi overlay as a young silversmith. The condition of this buckle is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of each piece of the ranger buckle are 1 7/8" x 1 7/8" x 1/8", 1 3/8" x 1/2" x 5/8", and 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1/8". The overall weight of this ranger buckle is 56.7g.

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Hebron Turkey Tail Point 4,000 - 2,500 B.P.

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this Hebron Turkey Tail point from the Late Archaic to Early Woodland Period and aged from 4,000 - 2,500 B.P. This is a thin, large side notch poi...morent with flattened cross section. The blade is excurvate with a leaf shape. This point has parallel notches low on the blade, almost at the base. The shoulders are horizontal. The stem expands to a point on the notch and then contracts, ending at a point. The construction of this point is of hornstone flint material. The condition of this point is good, with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of this point are 5 3/8" x 1 1/4" x 1/4".

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Marilynn Dwyer-Mason "The Last Run" Ski Bears Art

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 745)      

Featured in this lot we have a limited edition Marilynn Dwyer-Mason skiing bear art titled "The Last Run" set into a Birchbark frame. "Marilynn Dwyer-Mason American artist located in Southwest Montana and is an accomplished artist and Illustrator she is a master in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pen & ink". Dwyer-Mason is known for her depiction of bears. This piece displays a mother and cub on a ski lift with traditional wooden skis. The background displays a wonderful colorful sunset with a snow covered mountain side and a group of log cabins in the bottom left hand corner. The print is signed in the bottom left hand corner reading "Marilynn Dwyer-Mason #474/500" and numbered indicating its limited edition. The print is set into a wonderful and rustic birchbark frame. The piece shows good condition overall with some light wear across the frame. The frame measures 41 1/2" wide by 52" tall with the art measuring 28 1/4" wide by 38 1/2" tall.
Featured in this lot we have a limited edition Marilynn Dwyer-Mason skiing bear art titled "The Last Run" set into a Birchbark frame. "Marilynn Dwyer-Mason American artis...moret located in Southwest Montana and is an accomplished artist and Illustrator she is a master in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pen & ink". Dwyer-Mason is known for her depiction of bears. This piece displays a mother and cub on a ski lift with traditional wooden skis. The background displays a wonderful colorful sunset with a snow covered mountain side and a group of log cabins in the bottom left hand corner. The print is signed in the bottom left hand corner reading "Marilynn Dwyer-Mason #474/500" and numbered indicating its limited edition. The print is set into a wonderful and rustic birchbark frame. The piece shows good condition overall with some light wear across the frame. The frame measures 41 1/2" wide by 52" tall with the art measuring 28 1/4" wide by 38 1/2" tall.

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M. Dwyer-Mason Bernese Mountain Dog Ski Patrol Art

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 745)      

Featured in this lot we have a limited edition Marilynn Dwyer-Mason print of Bernese Mountain Dogs titled "Ski Patrol". "Marilynn Dwyer-Mason American artist located in Southwest Montana and is an accomplished artist and Illustrator she is a master in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pen & ink". Dwyer-Mason is known for her depiction of bears and other animals. This print depicts two Bernese Mountain dogs resting on a partially snow covered ski lift. The ski lift is set over a mountain side with a colorful sunset in the background. The piece is signed in the bottom right hand corner reading "Marilynn Dwyer-Mason #24/500". The piece is set into a wonderful birchbark frame. The piece shows good condition overall with some light wear across the frame. The frame measures 41 1/2" wide by 51 3/4" tall with the visible art measuring 28 1/2" wide by 38" 1/2" tall.
Featured in this lot we have a limited edition Marilynn Dwyer-Mason print of Bernese Mountain Dogs titled "Ski Patrol". "Marilynn Dwyer-Mason American artist located in S...moreouthwest Montana and is an accomplished artist and Illustrator she is a master in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pen & ink". Dwyer-Mason is known for her depiction of bears and other animals. This print depicts two Bernese Mountain dogs resting on a partially snow covered ski lift. The ski lift is set over a mountain side with a colorful sunset in the background. The piece is signed in the bottom right hand corner reading "Marilynn Dwyer-Mason #24/500". The piece is set into a wonderful birchbark frame. The piece shows good condition overall with some light wear across the frame. The frame measures 41 1/2" wide by 51 3/4" tall with the visible art measuring 28 1/2" wide by 38" 1/2" tall.

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1839 Karl Bodmer (1809-1893) Herd of Bison's

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this lithograph from Tab. 40 by artist Karl Bodmer, born 1809 and passed in 1893; and circa 1839. The lithograph features a profusely decorative depiction of a herd of bison travelling out of the wetlands and into the highlands of the high desert. Johann Carl Bodmer (1809-1893) a Swiss-French printmaker, etcher, lithographer, zinc engraver, draughtsman, painter, illustrator and hunter. Karl Bodmer was known in literature and paintings, as a Swiss and French citizen, his name was recorded as Johann Karl Bodmer and Jean-Charles Bodmer, respectively. The condition of this hand colored litho is good with no obvious signs of damage and in good well preserved condition. The measurements of this framed lithograph is 28 1/4" x 31" and the visible art measures 14 1/4" x 17 1/2". Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection and collected by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector, Bruce also was the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art Gallery in Bozeman, which was both part museum and gallery.
Featured in this lot is this lithograph from Tab. 40 by artist Karl Bodmer, born 1809 and passed in 1893; and circa 1839. The lithograph features a profusely decorative d...moreepiction of a herd of bison travelling out of the wetlands and into the highlands of the high desert. Johann Carl Bodmer (1809-1893) a Swiss-French printmaker, etcher, lithographer, zinc engraver, draughtsman, painter, illustrator and hunter. Karl Bodmer was known in literature and paintings, as a Swiss and French citizen, his name was recorded as Johann Karl Bodmer and Jean-Charles Bodmer, respectively. The condition of this hand colored litho is good with no obvious signs of damage and in good well preserved condition. The measurements of this framed lithograph is 28 1/4" x 31" and the visible art measures 14 1/4" x 17 1/2". Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection and collected by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector, Bruce also was the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art Gallery in Bozeman, which was both part museum and gallery.

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Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) In San Ildefonso

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this Photograph numbered Plate 589 by Edward S. Curtis, born in 1868 and passed in 1952; and circa 1925. The photograph features a scene of a Native American man of San Ildefonso and his sons climbing the ladder of their pueblo housing to the second story. The title is shown in the bottom left hand corner of th photograph and the plate number is in the top left hand corner. Edward Sheriff Curtis was an American photographer and ethnologist whose work focused on the American West and on Native American People's. The condition of this framed photograph is good with no obvious signs of damage and in good overall condition. The measurements of this framed photograph are 22 3/4" x 26 1/2" and the visible art measures 12 1/2" x 16 3/4". Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection and collected by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector, Bruce also was the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art Gallery in Bozeman, which was both part museum and gallery.
Featured in this lot is this Photograph numbered Plate 589 by Edward S. Curtis, born in 1868 and passed in 1952; and circa 1925. The photograph features a scene of a Nati...moreve American man of San Ildefonso and his sons climbing the ladder of their pueblo housing to the second story. The title is shown in the bottom left hand corner of th photograph and the plate number is in the top left hand corner. Edward Sheriff Curtis was an American photographer and ethnologist whose work focused on the American West and on Native American People's. The condition of this framed photograph is good with no obvious signs of damage and in good overall condition. The measurements of this framed photograph are 22 3/4" x 26 1/2" and the visible art measures 12 1/2" x 16 3/4". Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection and collected by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector, Bruce also was the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art Gallery in Bozeman, which was both part museum and gallery.

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Pugsley & Cia. Tooled Salesman Sample Saddle 1950

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 745)      

Featured in this lot is this undercut high swell salesman sample saddle from Brazilian saddle makers, Pugsley & Cia, circa mid 1900's. The saddle shows a wonderfully and ...moreprofessionally crafted salesman sample from Brazilian company, Pugsley & Cia. The saddle features undercut high swells with a profusely decorated seat, fenders, latigo, and cantle of basket woven design. The saddle features professionally crafted tapaderos and shows the saddle maker’s mark on the underside of the skirt, along with an identifying sticker. The condition of this saddle is good overall, with slight wear to the saddle strings; the right front saddle strings broken. The measurements of this salesman sample are 8 1/4" x 6 3/4" x 5 1/4".

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