Lot 15    

Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports,
2003 American Indian Arts. Sept. 12-13
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 Report for 1903-04, publ. 1907, 296 pp plus 129 plates. PLUS 34th Annual Report for 1912-13, publ. 1922, 281 pp. PLUS 41st Annual Report for 1919-24, publ. 1928, 626 pp. AND 48th Annual Report for 1930-31, publ. 1933, 1220 pp. These six reports deal with Native American baskets and other topics such as Mexican prehistory, Eskimos, prehistoric trephining in the Americas, cliff ruins at Canyon De Chilly, Tusayan Snake Dance, Native American games, prehistoric Caribbean culture, and the "Index" for the entire B.A.E. Annual Report series.

Provenance:  
Ex Libris, Dr. Kent D. Vickery


Condition:  
All complete with all plates, maps, etc. 1st with moderate shelf wear, light even toning, VG; 2nd with damp stains at margins, toned and moderate shelf wear, G; 3rd & 4th as 1st, VG; 5th light shelf wear & light even toning, VG+; 6th chipped spine, taped tear on front wrap, still VG.
Est $300 - $400
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Northern Plains Catlinite Pipe and Wood Stem,
Lot # 509 - Northern Plains Catlinite Pipe and Wood Stem,
fine simple "L" shaped with raised rib at .75" below bowl, at angle and 1.5" from stem, shows moderate use, 5.2" long x 4.7" high with plain polished maple stem, 21.75" long; total length 26.5". > 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
Four Beaded Hide Pouches,
Lot # 722 - Four Beaded Hide Pouches,
includes one Athapaskan with a floral motif on each side in colors of blue, red, rose, green, turquoise, and translucent with black fabric drawstring top and fringed border, length 14.5". PLUS an Apache drawstring pouch with large center diamond filled with checked motif on each side and a simple bo... > Item Details
Apache Double Water Bottle,
Lot # 81 - Apache Double Water Bottle,
is coiled over rods, some visible, 17" high. > 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
Navajo Saddle Blanket,
Lot # 432 - Navajo Saddle Blanket,
ca 1940s, handspun wool woven in natural colors of browns, cream, speckled gray, and aniline dyed red, with a bold central storm pattern, three of four corner ties; 47" long x 33" wide. > Item Details
WPA Western Oil Painting,
Lot # 350 - WPA Western Oil Painting,
anonymous genre painting of a western mill works with coal train pulling into factory, while an American Mill worker/owner bargains with two Mexicans next to their pack mule. Oil on canvas, 14.25" x 26.25", in modern frame, 17" x 29". > Item Details
Eskimo Model Kayaks,
Lot # 332 - Eskimo Model Kayaks,
lot of 2. Both beautifully rendered of wood, hide, and bone. Includes one made of sealskin and with fine hide strings threaded through small bone beads on the top of kayak. A wooden figure with a painted face and wearing a parka completes the model, 17" long; AND another sealskin model with identi... > Item Details
Acoma Water Bottle,
Lot # 96 - Acoma Water Bottle,
ca 1900-1920. Wonderful black on white geometric design on body and bottom, two strap handles, corrugated orange neck with large black zig-zag crossing corrugations; 9" high x 7" diameter. > 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
Eskimo Whalebone Pin,
Lot # 712 - Eskimo Whalebone Pin,
with handsome carved top knob of four diamonds, each centered with a "dot." Lower end tapers to a point; object was possibly part of a fishing implement or a net making tool, 20.5" long. (For similar examples see, Nelson: Pl. LI.) > Item Details
Horse Tooth Beaded Necklace,
Lot # 727 - Horse Tooth Beaded Necklace,
twenty-one horse incisors with green wash, with green and blue glass bead spacers, strung on leather, length 16" hanging as worn. > Item Details
<i>Certain Mounds and Village Sites In Ohio</i>,
Lot # 27 - Certain Mounds and Village Sites In Ohio,
Mills, Wm. C. Columbus (OH): The F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1923. Volumes II-IV (missing Vol. I), limited edition of 500 each, 4to in red cloth boards. Rare and hard to find Ohio prehistory books. > Item Details
Sioux Triangular Beaded Hide Tobacco Bag,
Lot # 269 - Sioux Triangular Beaded Hide Tobacco Bag,
ca 1890, rare, with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of cobalt, blue, red, white, green, greasy yellow, turquoise, translucent chartreuse, pink, and tan-orange in an overall pattern of stylized flowers and leaves. Wrapped beadwork edging in all the colors and with a tie near the neck and tassel at the ... > Item Details
Watercolor Paintings of Katsinas,
Lot # 443 - Watercolor Paintings of Katsinas,
lot of 2. Anonymous, beautifully painted full-length portraits; 8" x 16", in black wood frames; 14" x 21". > Item Details
Navajo Regional Weaving,
Lot # 138 - Navajo Regional Weaving,
ca 1940s, handspun wool woven in brown, indigo, and aniline dyed red against a natural cream ground. Two red stripes outlined in indigo band the top and bottom of the rug, center designed with diamond pattern, original corner ties; 62" long x 50" wide. > Item Details
Apache Basket,
Lot # 363 - Apache Basket,
coiled of willow with devil's claw designs in simple curvilinear arches radiating out from a dark center. Rim wrap alternates willow and devil's claw stitches; 2.5" high x 10" diameter. > Item Details
Hopi Rain Sash,
Lot # 407 - Hopi Rain Sash,
lot of 2, ca 1900, is tightly woven in natural cream-colored wool, tassels with knots respresenting clouds knocking together and bringing rain, symbolized by the fringe; 114" long x 5.5" wide; AND smaller cream sash tightly woven with raised diamond pattern; 60" long x 2.25" wide. > 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
Anasazi Ruins by Ben Wittick,
Lot # 460 - Anasazi Ruins by Ben Wittick,
lot of 2, both untitled albumen; 7.5" x 9.5", mounted on larger cardstock; 10" x 12", including one signed and titled in negative, and with blind stamp on cardstock mount, entitled "The Navajo Church 'Tseh-O-Ve' of the Navaho's old land mark near ????, N.M.," image showing a dismounted white man lea... > Item Details
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