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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Classic Books in American Archaeology,
Lot # 43 - Classic Books in American Archaeology,
lot of 3. Includes Powell, J.W. Contributions to North American Ethnology, Vol. V. Washington (DC): Dept. of the Interior (USGS), G.P.O., 1881. Folio in full calf boards, 237 pp with all plates, maps, etc. The volume includes the following: Rau, Charles. "Observations on Cup-Shaped and Other Lapida... > Item Details
Navajo Germantown Regional Weaving,
Lot # 139 - Navajo Germantown Regional Weaving,
ca 1890, wool woven in vibrant colors of green, purple, orange, and cream against a red ground, diamond pattern, multicolored fringe on edges; 24" long x 15" wide. > Item Details
Sioux Hide and Beaded Sewing Bag,
Lot # 563 - Sioux Hide and Beaded Sewing Bag,
ca 1890, is sinew-sewn cow hide, decorated at margins with rolled lane of diamonds of blue, green and red "white heart" beads against a mauve ground. Flap type closure decorated with a panel of "flying bird" and "rain clouds" in dark blue and green beads against mauve. Corners of bag, and closure ... > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Child's Mittens,
Lot # 535 - Sioux Beaded Child's Mittens,
made of thread-sewn hide. Delightful little mittens with cuffs decorated in blue, white, and red "white heart" seed beads. Front side of cuff with white zigzags against red ground with blue beaded "bow", reverse side with alternating blue and red rectangles. Fringe on outer edge; 5.75" long. > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 577 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of red, white, cobalt, and medium blue. Design on vamps consists of a large diamond pointing toward toes and with small triangles running along the sole, length 10.5". > Item Details
Sioux Quilled Breast Plate,
Lot # 522 - Sioux Quilled Breast Plate,
ca 1910, quilled slats in vivid colors of yellow, purple, red, and green designed with geometric devices, horizontal bands on purple cotton with tin disks and black beads alternating with green feathers. Drops on bottom made of tin cones and green feathers; neck closed with large black, green, and ... > Item Details
Plains Quilled Armbands and Hair Drop,
Lot # 319 - Plains Quilled Armbands and Hair Drop,
have a rawhide foundation covered with aniline dyed red porcupine quills with spots of blue for interest. Bands have lengthy tassels of leather wrapped with aniline dyed red quills accented with tin cones stuffed with feathers, tassels are 13.5" long. Hair drop has identical image, but cones are s... > 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
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
Lot of Three Plains Catlinite Pipes,
Lot # 288 - Lot of Three Plains Catlinite Pipes,
all in traditional "T" shape, including one that is 3.6" high x 7" long, showing use; PLUS 2.25" high x 4.8" long, also showing use and with short non-traditional wood stem; AND 2.5" high x 4.8" long, showing some use. > 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
Three Woven Hopi Sashes,
Lot # 406 - Three Woven Hopi Sashes,
ca 1900. Woven in Germantown wools of green, black, white, and blue against a red ground. All with brocaded center band, inverse design on opposite; first 99" long x 4" wide, second 78" long x 4" wide, third 50" long x 2.5" high. > Item Details
Iroquois Split Ash Trunk,
Lot # 673 - Iroquois Split Ash Trunk,
has a body of broad splints and a lid of broad and narrow splints. Some splints are stamped with a curlicue design resembling a quotation mark while others are stamped with dots or elliptical motifs or solid ovals placed together to resemble an abstract flower, length 16" x height 10" x width 13". > Item Details
Quilled and Beaded Leg Bands,
Lot # 530 - Quilled and Beaded Leg Bands,
ca 1890, on cotton with cotton and sinew-stitching. Quilled rawhide slats designed with purple and blue zigzag through center with white, purple, and red crosses in cruxes, against an orange ground. White and green bead fringe on bottom. Each with two hide ties; 14.5" long x 7" wide. Likely Hidatsa... > 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
Hopi Katsina Doll,
Lot # 88 - Hopi Katsina Doll,
carved of cottonwood and said to have belonged to Catherine Timeche has been much loved and used and is void of any identifying features. Thus it is not possible to identify the katsina; height 11". > Item Details
Jicarilla Apache Hide Pouches,
Lot # 310 - Jicarilla Apache Hide Pouches,
lot of 2. Thread-sewn hide beaded in colors of white, red, green, and blues, decorated in geometrics with small closing flap at top, fringed sides, tin cones and fringe on bottom, 4.5 x 3" and 3.5 x 3" (excluding fringe and tin cones). > Item Details
Half Stereoview Card of
Lot # 344 - Half Stereoview Card of "Sioux Chiefs",
albumen studio photograph of three Northern Plains Sioux in traditional dress seated on a fallen log with painted canvas backdrop, titled along bottom margin as above, with imprint of J.H. Hamilton, Sioux City, Iowa. > Item Details
Two Puebloan Figurines,
Lot # 132 - Two Puebloan Figurines,
includes a typical Tesuque Rain God with painted face and chest holding a decorated pot between his legs; 5.5" high; AND a Santo Domingo spotted effigy bird bottle; 4.5" long x 3.5" high. > Item Details
Acoma Wedding Vase,
Lot # 387 - Acoma Wedding Vase,
beautifully decorated with symmetrical design of rain birds on neck of spouts and angular geometric patterns on body. Handle painted with black rectangles. Collected at Laguna, N.M. in August, 1916; 15" high x 11.5" maximum diameter. Unique to find a wedding jar of this scale. > Item Details
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