Lot 19    

Birdstones of the North American Indians,
2003 American Indian Arts. Sept. 12-13
Townsend, Earl C., Jr. Indianapolis: privately printed, 1959. 4to, illustrated paperboards, 719 pp. With presentation inscription by the author to Dr. Kent D. Vickery. A monumental and exhaustive work on this subject with 297 photographic plates illustrating thousands of different birdstones.

Provenance:  
Ex Libris, Dr. Kent D. Vickery


Condition:  
Spine slightly discolored from sun, else VG+.
Est $800 - $1200
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Bannock Beaded Hide Gloves,
Lot # 627 - Bannock Beaded Hide Gloves,
have identical abstract floral motifs in colors of dark green, purple, cobalt, red, white, tan-orange, and clear yellow. Fringe extends from cuff, length 11". > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 244 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1925, with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of medium green, red, cobalt, greasy yellow, white, and crystal clear. Design on vamps consists of a large rectangle filled with small rectangles and with two short rectangular tabs on either side of large one. Small stepped triangles decorate soles and ... > Item Details
Iroquois Split Ash Trunk,
Lot # 676 - Iroquois Split Ash Trunk,
has open top with old newspaper lining, cut potato decoration, length 16" x height 12" x width 12". Nice old patina. > Item Details
Acoma Polychrome Jar,
Lot # 393 - Acoma Polychrome Jar,
ca 1900. McCarty's polychrome style, painted in hues of reddish orange and yellowish red with black accents. Elegant design of interconnecting ovals around shoulder; 11" high x 11.5" diameter. > Item Details
Sioux Buffalo Horn Cup,
Lot # 306 - Sioux Buffalo Horn Cup,
ca 1900, 8.5" long polished horn with open end decorated with leather band with fringe and beadwork, also with hanging tin cones with horsehair and quillwork. The top edge had blue calico cotton fabric attached. Horns such as these were used in various Lakota ceremonies to "feed" honored guests con... > Item Details
Pima/Tohono O'odham Basket,
Lot # 74 - Pima/Tohono O'odham Basket,
coiled of willow with devil's claw designs consisting of small rectangles stepping up and down from a solid lane of the same material. Rim is wrapped in devil's claw and basket resembles an upside down hat, 1.5" high x 7" diameter. > Item Details
Navajo Sandpainting Weaving,
Lot # 424 - Navajo Sandpainting Weaving,
ca 1930, tightly handspun wool woven in natural ivory, brown, indigo, black, yellow, green, and aniline dyed orange against a natural speckled gray ground with black border, decorated with five attenuated Yei figures each holding feathers, original corner ties; 66" long x 37.5" wide. > Item Details
Iroquois Curved Wooden War Club,
Lot # 190 - Iroquois Curved Wooden War Club,
19th century, with red and black geometric relief carving, drilled hole in handle; 23" long. > Item Details
Chippewa Beaded  Bandolier Bag,
Lot # 654 - Chippewa Beaded Bandolier Bag,
is beaded in blues, greens, reds, and yellows against pearl opalescence on black velveteen. Bag has an elaborate floral pattern with white and yellow zigzag border, mauve beaded loops under straps, matching beaded fringe with red cotton yarn tassels at bottom, 45.5 x 18". > Item Details
Acoma Polychrome Jar,
Lot # 392 - Acoma Polychrome Jar,
20th century. Black and red-on-white slip, geometric pattern alternating between red blocks divided by black horizontal lines and white blocks containing two black elongated triangles. Interior rim painted red with black lip; 8.25" high x 9.5" diameter. > Item Details
Acoma Jar,
Lot # 97 - Acoma Jar,
black and red on white slip. Two double-headed birds painted on opposite panels separated by stepped geometric design. Interior rim painted red with black lip, signed on bottom; height 5.25" high x diameter 8". > Item Details
Beaded Bands,
Lot # 307 - Beaded Bands,
lot of 2. Includes one Ojibwa flap for a bandolier bag, ca 1885, with thread-sewn beadwork in colors of pink, red, and dark red with white, crystal, blue, and medium green in a curvilinear floral design on black wool. Striped calico backs the strip that is bound with a blue silk ribbon, 11" long. ... > Item Details
Beaded and Quilled Bags,
Lot # 205 - Beaded and Quilled Bags,
lot of 3. Includes one calf hide bag that is wrapped on edges with dyed porcupine quills and is bound on flap with red calico. Tin cones hold magenta yarn; closure ornament is quill wrapped rawhide; 9.5' long x 7" wide; PLUS a drawstring leather pouch with fringed edges and a simple beaded design ... > Item Details
Arapaho Porcupine Tail Hairbrush,
Lot # 328 - Arapaho Porcupine Tail Hairbrush,
is of made the animal's tail. Museum label reads "Arapahoe, Wind River Res. Arapahoe, Wyo. July 1919." > Item Details
Micmac Beaded Bag,
Lot # 695 - Micmac Beaded Bag,
ca 1870. Designed in colors of white, pink, green, and red, main panels of black velveteen with internal floral lining. Satin tape handle with matching outer border, delicate beadwork accentuates bag shape, length 5.5 x width 5.5". > Item Details
Pima/ Tohono O'odham Basket,
Lot # 69 - Pima/ Tohono O'odham Basket,
is of finely coiled willow and has a devil's claw motif of a 3-pointed flower joined by parallel bands. Large center and braided rim are also of devil's claw, 2.5" high x 14" diameter. > Item Details
Sioux Stone War Club,
Lot # 543 - Sioux Stone War Club,
massive stone head with rawhide covered wood handle and dark horsehair tassel; 48" long including tassel, ca. late 19th century. Includes inked museum card with "No. 5 War Club. Handle Wound With Leather Dark Horse Tail At End. Dark Stone 6" Long Sioux. Pine Ridge Res. Chadron, Neb. Jan. 1911", ca... > Item Details
Catlinite Effigy Pipe,
Lot # 662 - Catlinite Effigy Pipe,
is elbow type with full figure of a man on front of bowl, inked museum type accession number "5203," paper label with "Marquette Co., Wisconsin," 3.6" high x 2.3" long, fine old patina. > Item Details
Northern California Twined Basket,
Lot # 638 - Northern California Twined Basket,
has simple decoration of triangles and forked rectangles along the rim; two lattice-twined rods reinforce center of decorative motif. Body of basket is light brown, decorative motifs are yellow; rim warps are cut flush, height 3" x diameter 6.25". > Item Details
Sioux Miniature Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 241 - Sioux Miniature Beaded Hide Moccasins,
have a traditional motif in colors of light green, red, and greasy yellow, but these are doll size. Museum catalogue card reads: "Sioux. Pine Ridge Res. Chadron, Neb. Sept. 1911.," 3.25" long. > Item Details
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