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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Stone Clubs,
Lot # 283 - Stone Clubs,
lot of 3, includes on beaded Sioux war club with rawhide- wrapped wood handle with two color blue and white bead wrapping, 14" long; PLUS an ancient American 3/4 grooved stone axe, mounted on a modern wooden handle, 15" long, axe is 4.5" long; AND a bead covered wooden handle from unknown item, 10" ... > Item Details
Plains Indian Drum and Stick,
Lot # 595 - Plains Indian Drum and Stick,
constructed of a cylinder of wood and a membrane of rawhide. Simple painted designs in primary colors of red and yellow, some designs are outlined in green, height 2.5" x diameter 8". Wooden stick has leather beater and leather strap, length 9.75". > 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
Early Ohio Antiquarian Books,
Lot # 30 - Early Ohio Antiquarian Books,
lot of four. Includes Atwater, Caleb. The Writings of Caleb Atwater. Columbus: Scott & Wright Printers, 1833. Small 8vo, worn calf boards, 408 pp with 5 maps. PLUS Read, M.C. Archaeology of Ohio . Cleveland: The Western Reserve Historical Society, 1885. 8vo, worn navy cloth boards, 199 pp with all p... > Item Details
African Polychrome Carved Wood Mask,
Lot # 733 - African Polychrome Carved Wood Mask,
hand-carved from a single piece of softwood and polychrome painted in red and black on white ground. Four drilled holes at rear sides for mounting straps and open mouth for vision while wearing, height 23". Includes a custom-made mounting stand. > Item Details
Catlinite Eagle Talon Effigy Pipe,
Lot # 299 - Catlinite Eagle Talon Effigy Pipe,
carved and engraved single piece pipe bowl in form of eagle claw, clutching long oval bowl with engraved saw tooth band near top, 3" long x 2.8" high. Shows considerable use. Inked paper tag with "These effigy pipes were popular and expensive at the time. Eagle talons clutching an egg fish looks ... > Item Details
Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Trunk,
Lot # 549 - Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Trunk,
or "lunchbox" is painted in primary colors of red, blue, yellow and green. Some designs are outlined in black; box closes along the sides and across the top with narrow strips of leather, length 11.5" x height 6.25". > Item Details
Sioux Cross and
Lot # 322 - Sioux Cross and "Tipi" Motif Beaded Legging Strip,
ca 1895, is sinew-sewn in colors of dark blue, amber and translucent red with "white heart" beads against a bright white ground, 32" x 2.5". Bottom in photograph (top: lot 573). > Item Details
Silver Print Photograph of Indian Craft Display,
Lot # 338 - Silver Print Photograph of Indian Craft Display,
7 x 13.5" image presents an insight into Indian arts and crafts in 1919. Photograph is of an exhibit of David Aaron embroideries held at the "Museum of Natural History" in New York. The show features embroidery motifs that have been adapted from Indian pottery and basketry designs; the artifacts a... > 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
Kidder's <i>Pecos</i> Volumes on the Southwest,
Lot # 5 - Kidder's Pecos Volumes on the Southwest,
lot of 4. Kidder, Alfred V. Includes The Pottery of Pecos Vol. I & II; PLUS The Artifacts of Pecos; AND An Introduction to the Study of Southwestern Archaeology. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1931, 1936, 1932, & 1924 respectively. 4to, green cloth. Includes all plate and foldout photographs. So... > Item Details
Puebloan Drum,
Lot # 161 - Puebloan Drum,
ca 1920, rawhide heads, strapping and handle with single piece cottonwood (probably) form in original red, white and black paint. Both heads, stained black. Signed on side No. 745 Watthelos; oval 14.2" long x 12.25" wide x 16" high, ca. 1920. > Item Details
Zuni Polychrome Frog Effigy Jar,
Lot # 384 - Zuni Polychrome Frog Effigy Jar,
ca 1900, black and red-on-tan. Jar has round body and lug handles which are made into frogs' heads. Bodies painted red with black spots. Alternate panels have black stylized rain birds; 4.25" high x 6.5" diameter. > Item Details
Navajo Double Saddle Blanket,
Lot # 433 - Navajo Double Saddle Blanket,
ca 1930, handspun wool woven in natural colors of brown and cream against a gray border, with two "squash blossoms" at opposite ends and geometric shape in center, three corner ties; 58" long x 30" wide. > Item Details
Cherokee Split Cane Basket,
Lot # 166 - Cherokee Split Cane Basket,
twilled plaited technique. Ash or hickory bent wood handle with cane wrap extending entirely around basket and with stepped & modified herringbone design in natural, red and brown; 11.5" high x 9" diameter. > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 262 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1925, with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of red, white, blue, and greasy yellow creating a large triangle filled with a "ribbon" motif and whirling logs on the vamps. Parallel diagonal lines decorate the broad lanes along the soles. Cuffs are bound with a tiny woven checked fabric, 10.5" long. > Item Details
Plains Indian's Courting Flute,
Lot # 597 - Plains Indian's Courting Flute,
ca. 1890, has a two-piece construction. Engraved with geometric designs, red wash with green or faded blue in engraved areas and ornamented with leather thong wrappings with hanging fringe. A thin piece of sheet lead is mounted to the top near tone slide, length 14". > Item Details
Sioux Cow Horn Effigy Spoon,
Lot # 601 - Sioux Cow Horn Effigy Spoon,
terminating in a likeness of a bird and with the handle covered in calico that has been thread-sewn in place, length 10". > Item Details
Plains Cree Beaded Hide Rifle Scabbard,
Lot # 538 - Plains Cree Beaded Hide Rifle Scabbard,
has two bands of floral beadwork along the outer edge and in the middle. Bead colors include blue, cobalt, green, red, and white; scabbard ends in fine twisted fringe and has additional fringe near the band; 45" long with fringe. > Item Details
Acoma and Isleta Ceramics,
Lot # 93 - Acoma and Isleta Ceramics,
lot of 2. First, black on white Acoma vessel with simple geometric design, restricted opening, two strap handles; 4" high x 7" diameter. Second, Isleta black and red on white bowl, band of hatched geometric patterns on top, lower half has an organic design, inside painted red; 4.5" high x 8.25" diam... > Item Details
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