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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Pueblo Culinary Pots,
Lot # 405 - Pueblo Culinary Pots,
lot of 3, all either late 19th or very early 20th century. Includes a micaceous tempered jar with single loop handle applied at shoulder, notched lip decoration; 6.25" high x 7.5" diameter; PLUS a jar also with single loop handle at shoulder to lip. Heavy fire clouding on body from use; 8.4" high x ... > Item Details
Navajo Geometric Regional Weaving,
Lot # 428 - Navajo Geometric Regional Weaving,
ca 1950's, tightly handspun wool woven in natural black, speckled gray, cream, and aniline dyed red with a bright, eye-catching pattern of 3-dimensional stacked cubes, original corner ties; 61" long x 35" wide. > Item Details
Sioux Catlinite Pipe with Carved and Decorated Wood Stem,
Lot # 504 - Sioux Catlinite Pipe with Carved and Decorated Wood Stem,
pipe bowl with inlaid lead geometric decoration; 6.3" long x 3.25" high. The 24.5" long wood stem has spiral carved stem having alternating red wash and natural color with file branded decoration at peaks of spiral carving. > Item Details
Hopi Katsina Doll,
Lot # 90 - Hopi Katsina Doll,
carved of wood, is the Ho'Ote katsina. Orignal catalog card from the John Short Museum in Fresno, CA, reads: "Kachina (Buffalo)... Hopi. 3rd Mesa. Oraibi, Ariz. Aug. 1916." Right arm is missing from figure, but the lower portion of the same arm is still with the katsina. Katsina retains original ... > Item Details
Horn and Wood Rattle and  an Elk Antler Bone and Steel Hide Scraper,
Lot # 313 - Horn and Wood Rattle and an Elk Antler Bone and Steel Hide Scraper,
lot of two. Includes a rattle with hollowed cattle hoof, wood handle with wood plug, wire nail tacks and leather wrist strap. Probably Plains, ca mid 20th century. Length: 11.5". AND an elk antler flesher with wrought steel blade and new leather mounting wrap. Considerable polish from use, ca late 1... > 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
Sioux  Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 254 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1890, probably Pine Ridge Metis, with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of rose, light blue, green, yellow, cobalt, green, and white in a stylized leaf motif. Moccasins have a pinked cuff, 9" long. > Item Details
Apache Double Water Bottle,
Lot # 81 - Apache Double Water Bottle,
is coiled over rods, some visible, 17" high. > Item Details
Modoc Polychrome Bow,
Lot # 647 - Modoc Polychrome Bow,
hourglass-shaped hardwood with red and black triangular geometric patterns on front, back undecorated, length 39.75" x width 3.5". > Item Details
Navajo Geometric Regional Weaving,
Lot # 426 - Navajo Geometric Regional Weaving,
ca 1940s, handspun wool woven in natural black, cream, speckled gray, and aniline dyed red with geometric, tumbling block pattern in center and a border of stylized arrows, original corner ties; 58.5" long x 36.5" wide. > Item Details
Athapaskan Beaded Velvet on Moose Hide Jacket,
Lot # 709 - Athapaskan Beaded Velvet on Moose Hide Jacket,
ca 1880, has intense floral motif in numerous shades of blue with accents of pink, yellow, and green. Tiny marcasites and brass marcasites add sparkle to the design; velvet bands down front and around cuffs are appliqu├ęd to rawhide and then onto smoked hide. Facings and lining for yoke are from cal... > Item Details
Lillooet Salish Lidded Storage Trunk,
Lot # 703 - Lillooet Salish Lidded Storage Trunk,
is coiled over a flat slat and imbricated in red, black, and cream in a bold geometric motif on the walls of the basket and on the lid. Trunk has a handle on each side, length 17" x height 12" x width 11". > Item Details
Pima/ Tohono O'odham Basket,
Lot # 379 - Pima/ Tohono O'odham Basket,
coiled of willow and with devil's claw designs consisting of frets running vertically on the large "tumbler" style basket. An upright band separates each fret; rim is wrapped with devil's claw; 12" high x 7" diameter. > Item Details
Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports,
Lot # 15 - Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports,
lot of 6. All Washington (DC): G.P.O., small 4to in illustrated green cloth boards with gilt highlights except 48th which is in illustrated paper wraps as issued. Includes the 6th Annual Report for 1884-85, publ. 1888, 675 pp. PLUS 16th Annual Report for 1894-95, publ 1897, 326 pp. PLUS 25th Annual... > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Traveling Bag,
Lot # 592 - Sioux Beaded Hide Traveling Bag,
ca 1895, elaborately decorated on four sides with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of medium blue, translucent pale green, red, cobalt, greasy yellow, and marcasites. Overall geometric design consists of outlined diamonds and triangles; central motif on one side is a cross with split ends and other si... > Item Details
Crayon Drawing of a Buffalo and an Elk by Sam Lone Bear,
Lot # 604 - Crayon Drawing of a Buffalo and an Elk by Sam Lone Bear,
Oglala Lakota Sioux from Pine Ridge Reservation in SD, birth date unknown, has ledger drawings in the collection of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, currently the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (See, Patrick D. Lester, 1995, The B... > Item Details
Tlingit Beaded Pouch,
Lot # 687 - Tlingit Beaded Pouch,
ca 1890, is decorated with blue, white, red, greasy yellow, black, and orange seed beads on hide in a floral motif, two braded blue cotton straps. Note inside pouch, "Squaw pouch, Worn on clan belt, weeds of the forest, note T.L. Examin [sic] the small weed and note there the work of the great spir... > Item Details
Edeard Borein
Lot # 607 - Edeard Borein "Horse-Back Indian with Lance" Etching,
of a mounted Sioux warrior with buffalo headdress and holding a feathered lance, other riders in background, signed in etching lower left, length 10" x width 8", mounted in period frame, length 11.25" x width 9.25". John Edward Borein (1872-1945) born in California, left school at 17 to work as a s... > Item Details
Crystal Style Navajo Weaving,
Lot # 425 - Crystal Style Navajo Weaving,
ca 1940, tightly handspun wool woven in earthtones of cream, brown, and a hint of aniline dyed red, against a gray ground. Central pattern of crosses with "triangular terraces" at corners, terraced zigzag border, original corner ties; 84" long x 45.5" wide. > Item Details
Hupa/ Karok/ Yurok Hat,
Lot # 635 - Hupa/ Karok/ Yurok Hat,
has twined geometric motifs in overlay techniques, which cannot be seen on the inside, height 3.5" x diameter 6.5". > Item Details
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