Lot 7    

Eskimo Decorated Bone and Ivory Knife Handles
2010, American Indian & Western Art, September 10
Lot of 2
both with deeply incised linear decorations; one with old iron blade, lengths 6.75 in. AND 5.5 in.

Captain Clifford J. MacGregor (1904-1985), a meteorologist, is best known for the MacGregor Arctic Expedition to Etah, Greenland, a 15 month long mission (July 1, 1937- October 3, 1938) spent gathering weather data, understanding the effects of the aurora borealis on radio transmissions, and clearing up the question of Crocker Land which Peary placed on the maps more than 30 years ago and which we found to be nonexistent (MacGregor 1939: 366). MacGregor believed that by studying the movement of air masses in the Artic, he would be able to more accurately predict the weather in the northern hemisphere.


Provenance:  
Collected by Captain Clifford J. MacGregor
Sold: $117.50
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

Zuni Inlay and Navajo Turquoise Ring
Lot # 245 - Zuni Inlay and Navajo Turquoise Ring
Lot of 4. Includes a Zuni ring with Knife Wing figure inlaid with mother-of-pearl, red shell, turquoise and jet, size 4; PLUS a Zuni Knife Wing figure inlaid with orange shell, mother-of-pearl, jet, and turquoise, and with silver bars for a bolo tie, length 2.5 in.; PLUS a Zuni pin with Rainbow fig... > Item Details
Karl Bodmer Aquatint Engraving:  Tab 12, <i>Noapeh and Psihdja-Sahpa</i>
Lot # 309 - Karl Bodmer Aquatint Engraving: Tab 12, Noapeh and Psihdja-Sahpa
With Bodmer's blindstamp, published by Ackermann & Co. 96 Strand, November 1840,13 in. x 18.25 in. > Item Details
Laguna Handled Jar
Lot # 172 - Laguna Handled Jar
Utilitarian; with two lug handles on sides of bulbous body; concave base; height 11.5 in. x diameter 9.5 in. ca 1900 > Item Details
Navajo Transitional Weaving
Lot # 282 - Navajo Transitional Weaving
Hand-spun wool using colors of orange, light brown, red, cream, and gray; with bands of stepped diamonds filling ground, length 85.5 in. x width 71 in. ca 1900 > Item Details
John Hauser (American, 1859-1918)
Lot # 306 - John Hauser (American, 1859-1918)
Indian Portraitoil on canvassigned and dated 93 l.r.11.5 in. x 18 in.Indian is holding a Hudson Bay Trade Musket, which was also known as a Serpent Rifle. > Item Details
Menominee Beaded Pouch
Lot # 468 - Menominee Beaded Pouch
Thread-sewn using small seed beads of white, rose, pony trader blue, pea green, and opalescent; beaded on velveteen and edged with polished cotton, length 4.5 in. x width 5 in. ca 1900 > Item Details
An American Indian Bookend
Lot # 639 - An American Indian Bookend
Artist J.L. Lambert, polychrome painted plaster, signed and copyrighted at base; 8.5 in. high. > Item Details
Navajo Klagetoh Weaving
Lot # 292 - Navajo Klagetoh Weaving
Hand-spun wool with colors of red, brown, cream, and black; traditional design of elongated diamond filling central field and bordered with stepped zigzags, 99 in. x 68 in. second quarter 20th century > Item Details
Rosemary Apple Blossom Lonewolf Santa Clara Miniature Seed Jar
Lot # 157 - Rosemary Apple Blossom Lonewolf Santa Clara Miniature Seed Jar
with sgraffito designs of a butterfly surrounded by flowers; signed on base Apple Blossom, diameter 2 in. x height 2 in. 1974 > Item Details
Plateau Cradle with Hide Doll
Lot # 118 - Plateau Cradle with Hide Doll
Possibly Umatilla; wood backboard with circular beaded designs in green light blue and navy blue, outlined in pink or green beads against a print cloth background, length 10 in. late 19th century > Item Details
Navajo Ganado Weaving
Lot # 290 - Navajo Ganado Weaving
Hand-spun wool woven in colors of gray, red, orange, and cream; with bands of serrated zigzags; length 90 in. x width 56 in.; first quarter 20th century. > Item Details
Pueblo Figural Rasp
Lot # 265 - Pueblo Figural Rasp
Painted in red, black, yellow, orange; end carved with a figure of a rabbit, length 15 in. ca 1900 > Item Details
Shona Hah Northwest Coast Chief with Sun Mask
Lot # 68 - Shona Hah Northwest Coast Chief with Sun Mask
With removable carved and painted mask; doll wears a wool button blanket and painted hide apron, signed on base, height 15 in. third quarter 20th centuryExhibited:1995-1996 Mitchell Museum of the American Indian at Kendall College, Evanston, Illinois. > Item Details
Zuni Bracelet with Inlay Sun-Face
Lot # 687 - Zuni Bracelet with Inlay Sun-Face
And matching ring. Sun-faces with soft contour that shapes to wrist and finger. Bracelet with inside length 5.25 in. x width 1.5 in.; ring size, 8.ca 1970s > Item Details
Navajo Western Reservation Weavings
Lot # 297 - Navajo Western Reservation Weavings
Lot of 2, both woven using red, black, brown, and gray; one with serrated diamonds, 53.5 in. x 32 in.; AND another banded weaving with edge finished in a serrated zigzag, 59 in. x 29 in. second quarter 20th century > Item Details
Karl Bodmer Aquatint Engraving:  Tab. 14, <i>Mato-Tope</i>
Lot # 312 - Karl Bodmer Aquatint Engraving: Tab. 14, Mato-Tope
An outstanding impression with original coloring, with Bodmer's blindstamp, published by Ackermann & Co. 90 Strand, 1st January 1839 17.25 in. x 12 in. > Item Details
Australian Aboriginal Group
Lot # 506 - Australian Aboriginal Group
Lot of 6. Includes a wooden message stick with incised geometric carving, length 5.25 in.; PLUS another wooden message stick with pitch on one end, length 2.25 in.; PLUS a wooden boomerang grooved and covered with red ochre and positioned on a display stand, length w/o stand 19 in.; PLUS a wooden w... > Item Details
Augustine Lovato Navajo Bracelet
Lot # 237 - Augustine Lovato Navajo Bracelet
With five Bisbee turquoise stones set in open shank cuff, inside length 5.5 in. x width 1 in.fourth quarter 20th century > Item Details
Eskimo Carved Walrus Ivory Napkin Rings
Lot # 18 - Eskimo Carved Walrus Ivory Napkin Rings
Set of 6 of graduated size and carved with a weighty walrus in relief; edges of rings with rope design, average diameter 2 in. x 1.5 in. first quarter 20th century > Item Details
Roland Reed <i>Shepherd of the Hills</i> Photogravure
Lot # 121 - Roland Reed Shepherd of the Hills Photogravure
8.5 in. x 12.5 in. print of an older Navajo or Pueblo man, wearing a concho belt and squash blossom necklace, with a bandolier of Mercury dimes across his chest. Title and Reed's copyright on margin below image. Currently framed and glazed to 17 in. x 21.75 in. > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: