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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Wooden Death Figure,
Lot # 168 - Wooden Death Figure,
carved from a single piece of hardwood, possible cherry, face with slit eyes, creased lips, and penciled mustache, 17" high x 4" wide. > Item Details
Hopi Plaques and a Navajo Wedding Basket,
Lot # 86 - Hopi Plaques and a Navajo Wedding Basket,
lot of 5. Includes 3 wicker plaques and 1 wicker bowl- basket, one in a whirling design woven in aniline colors of red, blue, yellow-green, and natural, 12.5" diameter; PLUS one with a fret motif in aniline red with natural, 13.5" diameter; PLUS one with aniline colors of green and pale orange with... > Item Details
Northern California Twined Basket,
Lot # 639 - Northern California Twined Basket,
incorporates open twining combined with overlay technique in a motif of triangles. The different techniques give the basket a lacy effect; rim is wrapped in different natural plant fibers, height 3.75" x diameter 5.5". > Item Details
Sioux Quilled and Beaded Three-Sided Hide Pouch,
Lot # 594 - Sioux Quilled and Beaded Three-Sided Hide Pouch,
ca 1895, with fringe and a tie at the top and with aniline dyed porcupine quills in colors of red, purple, and yellow worked in narrow stripes with pictures of Indians above the bands. Beadwork in a pattern of running triangles in colors of cobalt, translucent rose, and red on a white ground also e... > Item Details
Northwest Coast Bighorn Sheep Spoon,
Lot # 700 - Northwest Coast Bighorn Sheep Spoon,
has engraved designs of circles, ellipses, and cross-hatches that have been darkened. Spoon has a paper label that reads: "Hyde Exploring Expedition Indian Goods, (partial N) Mexico, Arizona, New York," length 11.25". > Item Details
San Ildefonso Black-on-Black Plate,
Lot # 121 - San Ildefonso Black-on-Black Plate,
painted in matte over a polished black ground, with frieze of "negative" feathers, signed on base, "Marie and Julian"; 13" diameter. > Item Details
Chippewa Beaded Pipe Bag,
Lot # 663 - Chippewa Beaded Pipe Bag,
is made of black velveteen with red accents and hide fringe. Design on both sides has attractive outlined flower; bag has cotton pinstripe lining, hide ties at throat, 23 x 7.25". > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Pants,
Lot # 470 - Sioux Beaded Hide Pants,
with fully beaded fronts in a wonderful deep sky blue with 4 yellow stars with cobalt centers on each leg. Beadwork is sinew-sewn and pants are machine-sewn with a button fly and red and beige calico lining; 32" waist, 28" inner seam. > Item Details
Crow Beaded Belt,
Lot # 303 - Crow Beaded Belt,
20th century, heavy "harness" type leather, the margins decorated with robin's egg blue beads stitched in two diagonal lanes, with the interior decorated with rows of brass tacks and alternating panels rectangles and crosses of red, green yellow mauve and blue beads. An exceptionally long belt (67... > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 243 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1925 with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of dark red, black, yellow, white, and blue. Design on the vamps consists of a "U" with a large cross in the center and with tabs on either side of the motifs. Cuff has a pinked edge and small triangles decorate the edges of the soles, 9" long. > Item Details
Paiute Ration Case,
Lot # 652 - Paiute Ration Case,
ca 1870. Beaded in blues, greasy yellow, white, and red "white hearts" with a triangular pattern on one side, and geometric design on other. Handle made of hide wrapped with beads. Included is an old note stating, "Card case for carrying the issue cards made by Paddycap's sister. Paddycap is chief o... > Item Details
Edward Curtis Photogravures of Northwest Indians,
Lot # 455 - Edward Curtis Photogravures of Northwest Indians,
lot of 2. From The North American Indian, Folio XIII, 1926. Includes "Fish-Weir Across Trinity River - Hupa" (Plate 459) and "The Wokas Season - Klamath" (Plate 462). 1923 copyright (Curtis), photogravures produced from copper plates by Suffolk Engraving Co., Cambridge, MA. Image size for both is 1... > Item Details
Eskimo Ivory and Bone Kayak Model,
Lot # 331 - Eskimo Ivory and Bone Kayak Model,
depicts a soapstone hunter unaware that a goose is following him. Kayak is decorated in delightful dot pattern, 7.75". > Item Details
Eastern Woodlands Beaded Moccasin Tops,
Lot # 193 - Eastern Woodlands Beaded Moccasin Tops,
lot of 2. Includes one beaded on velvet in image of a rabbit holding a balloon; 5.5" long; AND another beaded on rose wool in image of an eagle perched on a flag; 5.5" long. > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 580 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1900, each with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of tan, medium blue, black, yellow, and greasy yellow on a white background; designs consist of a checked pattern on the vamps divided by a white lane with stepped triangles down center and around soles, length 10". > Item Details
Tohono O'odham Basket,
Lot # 380 - Tohono O'odham Basket,
is coiled of yucca and has 5 devil's claw animals that appear to be mice decorating sides of large container, rim is wrapped with devil's claw in a criss-cross pattern; 11.5 " high x 11" diameter. > Item Details
Santa Clara Black Ware Wedding Vase,
Lot # 107 - Santa Clara Black Ware Wedding Vase,
collected in 1916. Stone polished footed vessel with squat bulbous body and two fluted spouts; 11" high x 7" diameter. > Item Details
Photograph of Sioux Women, by Fiske,
Lot # 614 - Photograph of Sioux Women, by Fiske,
gelatin silver print, signed and titled on print, F.B. Fiske Fort Yates N.D Sioux Women Beside The Missouri. A wistful image of two women, wrapped against the cold, seated on the bank of the Missouri River with ice flows, 13.5" x 16.5", mounted in original mahogany frame, 15.7" x 19.25". Frank B.... > Item Details
Northwest Coast Basket,
Lot # 62 - Northwest Coast Basket,
probably Quinault/Salish, is twined and has 4 simple bands rotating around basket, 11.5" high x 9" diameter. > Item Details
Powell Survey Linguistic Volumes,
Lot # 52 - Powell Survey Linguistic Volumes,
lot of two both folio in brown cloth boards, includes Vols. VI & VII of U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, Editor J.W. Powell, G.P.O., Washington D.C., 1890. Tiles include The Cegiha Language by J.O. Dorsey; AND Dakota-English Dicyionary by S.R. Riggs > Item Details
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