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American Indian and Western Art

Friday, March 25, 2011  |  10:00 AM Eastern
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Pottery, weavings, paintings, sculpture, beadwork, baskets, Eskimo carvings, and more.
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Bering Sea Eskimo Ivory Pipe with Pipe Tamper 

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 578)

Golden patina; incised using black and red ink to depict seals, wolves, walrus, dogfish, caribou; hatched designs and concentric circles decorate body of pipe; separate carved bowl with hinged lid; tamper carved in the form of a seal, length 18 in.
late 19th century 

Condition: One portion of tamper holder broken; hinge on bowl missing original tie or peg, small part of hinge broken - but still works; tight, old stress cracks at tamper supports - on one side.

(EST $7000 - 9000)...more

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Greenland Eskimo Tupilak 

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 578)

mother and child with transformation detailing; baleen eyes, height 5 in.
early 20th century 

Condition: Excellent.

(EST $800 - 1000)...more

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Greenland Eskimo Tupilak 

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 578)

Transformation figure with spiked spine and tail; baleen eyes, length 4.75 in.
early 20th century 

Condition: Excellent.

(EST $800 - 1000)...more

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Greenland Eskimo Tupilaks 

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 578)

Lot of 3, all with toothy grins and pointed heads; two have faces emerging from their bellies; baleen eyes, heights 3.5 in. to 5 in.
first - second quarter 20th century 

Condition: Large figure does not have baleen eyes and is loose on base; second tallest has split base.

(EST $800 - 1000)...more

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Nunivak Island Walrus Ivory Cribbage Board 

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 578)

Board carved into an open-mouthed salmon; sides scrimshawed with arctic wildlife; four pegs, length 14 in.
second quarter 20th century 

Condition: Ivory has appeared to have spawled at one leg insert.

(EST $800 - 1000)...more

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Eskimo Carved Walrus Ivory Cribbage Board 

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 578)

Inked incising details board with delicate vignette of a rabbit and ptarmigans on reverse; four ivory pegs included, length 20.5 in.
ca 1900
 

Condition: Near excellent.

(EST $800 - 1000)...more

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Nunivak Island Eskimo Carved Walrus Ivory Cribbage Board 

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 578)

Carved with an otter, seal, and three fish, length 18 in.
early 20th century 

Condition: End of tusk has old break.

(EST $600 - 700)...more

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Greenland Eskimo Umiak with Rowers 

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 578)

Wooden frame with walrus skin shell; four carved and dressed wooden rowers with carved wooden paddles, ivory tipped harpoon, grease lamp, and other accouterments fill boat, length 28 in.
ca 1900
 

Condition: One rower missing a boot; one oar broken and reglued; scattered light repairs. Overall, a nice piece.

(EST $1000 - 1500)...more

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Greenland Mother and Child Doll 

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 578)

Carved wood with articulated limbs and with traditional seal skin parka and embroidered walrus skin leggings and boots; child also carved of wood and dressed in green cotton jacket, height 15.5 in.
first quarter 20th century
 

Condition: Light loss of fur on mother's jacket, else excellent.

(EST $700 - 900)...more

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Mrs. George Ahgupuk Eskimo Dolls 

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 578)

Lot of 2. Family with softly carved and inked wooden faces; sealskin summer parkas detailed at hems, lengths 11 in.
second quarter 20th century

Included is a United States Army envelope with note on face These dolls were made by Mrs. George Ahgupuk, wife of the famed native artist. 

Condition: Some small holes in hide; mother missing hair; string on father's bow broken.

(EST $500 - 700)...more

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Inupiat Eskimo Whalebone Figures 

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 578)

Lot of 3, includes a fisherman by Walter Keokuk with ivory face, baleen inlay, and with a carved fish, height 17.25 in.; PLUS a hunter by Pat Nayokpuk with ivory and baleen inlay, height 19.25 in.; AND another hunter with large harpoon, ivory face, and ivory and baleen inlay by John Weyiouanna, height 22 in.
second quarter 20th century 

(EST $800 - 1000)...more

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Turaq Ragee (b.1963) Eskimo Soapstone Sculptures 

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 578)

Lot of 2, both openwork soapstone illustrating transformation, signed in syllabics, height 10 in. and 13 in.
fourth quarter 20th century 

Condition: Excellent.

(EST $1000 - 1500)...more

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Eskimo Wooden Mask 

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 578)

Hand-carved with black painted hair and red lips; holes along sides for hanging; label pasted on back is a portion of a letter reading Fort Geo. Wright, Wa./ Nov. 27, 15/ My dear Mr. Perkins--Have been intending to drop you a line for some time...; red inked accession number, length 18 in. x width 11.75 in.
ca 1900 

Deaccessioned from a Midwestern Historical Society

Condition: Age cracks; wood has been lacquered.

(EST $1000 - 1500)...more

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Tlingit Chilkat Child's Blanket 

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 578)

Woven of mountain goat wool in colors of blue, yellow, and black; central panel depicts a man surrounded by totemic imagery; fringe, composed of wool and cedar bark, frames sides of blanket and trails along lower edges; checkerboard signature of yellow and black are bound to side fringe, length 27 in. x width 32.5 in.
late 19th century 

Condition: Front has fading; back with basted strip of Velcro for hanging.

(EST $10000 - 15000)...more

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Haida Carved Wooden Bowl 

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 578)

Eagles with abalone eyes flank sides of bowl; bone disks decorate rim, length 12 in. x width 7 in.
ca 1900 

Condition: Small chip in one of eagle's "ear".

(EST $1000 - 1500)...more

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Northwest Coast Carved Raven Rattle 

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 578)

Carved of cedar and painted in red, black, and green, length 15 in.
first quarter 20th century 

Condition: Near excellent.

(EST $600 - 800)...more

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Tlingit Figural Halibut Hook 

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 578)

Carved from two pieces of wood and held together with cedar wrapping; iron hook; one side carved with an eel, length 11.5 in. x width 5.5 in.
19th century 

Condition: Some cedar lashing broken; else nice patina.

(EST $1000 - 1500)...more

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Northwest Coast Carved Wooden Spoon 

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 578)

Carved with totemic handle; figure's eyes enhanced with brass tacks, length 11 in.
ca 1900 

Condition: Spoon may have been cleaned at some point.

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Nootka Carved Stool 

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 578)

Carved with a Thunderbird on seat; sides with other animal figures; legs fully carved; figures with abalone inset eyes; old typed label pasted to underside of stool, The Thunderbird Wishing Seat, As used by the Nootka Indians of British Columbia... All of the Indian tribes of Alaska and British Columbia are skilled wood carvers and their villages are all adorned with massive carved wood totem poles in commemoration of their tribal history... In addition that Indian chief of each tribe had in his lodge elaborate late car would just seats and settees and invariably a wishing seat his seat was elaborately carved with the various animals such as the Thunderbird, whale, frog, bear etc.… All of which control the life and destiny of the Indians in special honored guests of the chief were invited to sit on the wishing seat and make one wish to be granted within the year, as it was presumed that the spirits of the various animals in totemic figures (as carved on the seat) would grant their request.; height 22 in. x width 20 in.
ca 1900 

Condition: Couple eyes missing; else excellent.

(EST $1000 - 1500)...more

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Northwest Coast Painted Totem 

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 578)

Three figure totem painted in blue, red, orange, and black; mounted on painted base, height 20.5 in.
second quarter 20th century 

John Wesley Snyder Collection (1895-1985, President Truman’s Former Secretary of the Treasury)

(EST $1000 - 1200)...more

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Nugget Shop Walrus Ivory Raven Flood Totem 

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 578)

Carved walrus ivory and tinted with red and black ink; Nugget Shop, Juneau, Alaska label on back, height 10.25 in.
first quarter 20th century

Pole illustrates a flood myth where when the flood came, the raven flew to heaven with children in his arms, saving them from demise. Pole accompanied by a Nugget Shop postcard. 

Condition: Fissure in lower third - does not go through; one wing appears to have small amount of glue.

(EST $800 - 1000)...more

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Northwest Coast Three Piece Ivory Carving Set 

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 578)

Marked sterling plus maker's hallmark for Joseph Mayer and Brothers (established 1895-1945, Seattle, Washington); all with walrus ivory handles decorated with Chief Shakes Totem depicted on one side of handle, and another totem on opposite; set includes a carving knife, meat fork with attached rest, and sharpener; silver plated collar with hallmark on each, lengths 14 in. to 11.25 in.
ca 1900 

Condition: Some age cracks in ivory.

(EST $1000 - 1500)...more

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West Coast Salish Imbricated Storage Basket 

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 578)

Large basket with bold zigzag imbricated designs executed in red, black, and cream; decorated lid; two handles on side, length 26 in. x width 14 in. x height 16 in.
first quarter 20th century 

Condition: Light loss of imbrication; else excellent.

(EST $1500 - 2000)...more

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Salish Lidded Imbricated Baskets 

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 578)

Lot of 2, both imbricated with red, cream, and black geometric designs; larger with vertical decorations, lid continues the motif, height 11.75 in. x diameter 10 in.; smaller basket with floral patterns on body; decorated lid, height 6.5 in. x diameter 8 in.
ca 1900 

Condition: Insignificant imbrication loss.

(EST $1500 - 2000)...more

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Salish Imbricated Baskets 

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 578)

Lot of 2, includes on with delicate geometrics and leather handles integrated into the rim, height 6 in. x length 12 in.; AND a lidded rectangular basket with imbricated diamond designs on all four sides and lid, height 8 in. x length 14.5 in.
ca 1900 

Condition: Light imbrication loss; rim on lidded basket in good shape; leather handled basket missing stitches at base

(EST $700 - 800)...more

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