Lot 242    

Plains Lance
3/25/2011 - American Indian & Western Art
Wooden handle augmented with red and green wool attached with tacks; sinew-sewn hide grip; metal-tipped blade, total length 71 in.
19th century

William A. (Bill) Sheka Jr.: Bill, a U.S. Army Veteran, has been a Professional Hunting and Fishing Guide for 30 Years. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and after his Military Service, college, and working on the Trans Alaska Pipeline, he returned to Corpus Christi and worked for Baroid Logging Systems, quickly advancing to Operations Manager and then Senior Sales Rep. Sheka realized that he wanted to guide full time and did so. He is one of the most celebrated guides on the Gulf Coast, with numerous TV appearances and magazine articles.

Bill’s interest in Native Culture began with his mother, who had majored in Archaeology from Texas University. He found his first arrowhead in a field near Leakey, TX at the age of 6. In 1990, Sheka became an active relic dealer and collector and has been a long standing member of the Genuine Indian Relic Society. Many pieces of his have been published in the Prehistoric American Journal. Recently, Bill passionately branched out into Plains Indians items.


Provenance:  
From the Collection of Bill Sheka, Texas; Ex Don Vaughn Collection, Pennsylvania


Condition:  
With wear, no real patina on wood.
Sold: $2,467.50
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

don't miss

an opportunity to bid. You can't win if you're not in.

sign up to bid

what's it worth?

ask the experts

sell your item

start selling
Pomo Basket
Lot # 32 - Pomo Basket
Decorated with two bands of zigzags, height 3.5 in. x diameter 9.5 in. first quarter 20th century > Item Details
Zuni Signed Jewelry with Inlay Horses
Lot # 511 - Zuni Signed Jewelry with Inlay Horses
Lot of 6. Pieces signed with Zuni last name Simplicio, but with different beginning initials. This was a large family of Zuni silversmiths. Lot includes two belt buckles, each length 3 in. x width 2 in.; PLUS a bolo, length 2 in.; PLUS two unsigned rings with matching horses, sizes 8.5 and 8; AND ... > Item Details
Navajo Concha Belt
Lot # 92 - Navajo Concha Belt
Classic sterling silver belt with traditional Navajo repousse and stamping, seven conchas and eight butterflies, concha length 2.5 in.; belt length 41 in.third quarter 20th century > Item Details
Eskimo Bone, Ivory, and Wood Awls and Net Shuttle
Lot # 305 - Eskimo Bone, Ivory, and Wood Awls and Net Shuttle
Lot of 6 lengths 7 in. to 10.25 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 ... > Item Details
Mrs. George Ahgupuk Eskimo Dolls
Lot # 10 - Mrs. George Ahgupuk Eskimo Dolls
Lot of 2. Family with softly carved and inked wooden faces; sealskin summer parkas detailed at hems, lengths 11 in. second quarter 20th centuryIncluded is a United States Army envelope with note on face These dolls were made by Mrs. George Ahgupuk, wife of the famed native artist. > Item Details
Western Great Lakes Catlinite Figural Pipe
Lot # 275 - Western Great Lakes Catlinite Figural Pipe
Carved of a single piece in the form of a claw hammer; length 10.25 in. late 19th century A similar example can be found in the collections of the American Museum of Natural History (Catalogue Number 50/2085). > Item Details
Two Mexican Yei Weavings
Carson Anderson (American, 20th Century)
Lot # 206 - Carson Anderson (American, 20th Century)
The Strategistoil on canvassigned and dated 1963 l.r.27.25 in. x 37.25 in.with additional painting, signature and address of artist on verso. > Item Details
Sioux Child's Beaded Hide Vest
Lot # 264 - Sioux Child's Beaded Hide Vest
Sinew-sewn using bead colors of red white-heart, dark blue, pea green, and marcasite; hide closing thongs wrapped with red and white quills, length 10.5 in. x chest 27 in. late 19th century > Item Details
Karl Bodmer (Swiss, 1809-1893)
Lot # 178 - Karl Bodmer (Swiss, 1809-1893)
Massika and Wakussi with Bodmer's blindstamp, published by Ackermann & Co. 90 Strand, London 15.5 in. x 18.75 in. > Item Details
Southwestern Silver and Turquoise Concha Belt
Lot # 502 - Southwestern Silver and Turquoise Concha Belt
11 stamped conchas with buckle, concha length 2 in. x width 1.75 in.; total length 30.5 in. mid 20th century > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins
Lot # 254 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins
Sinew-sewn with small glass beads in colors of light blue, greasy yellow, red white-heart, black, and white; checkerboard motif on vamp, length 9.5 in. late 19th century > Item Details
Margaret Tafoya Santa Clara Carved Blackware Jar
Lot # 96 - Margaret Tafoya Santa Clara Carved Blackware Jar
Body deeply carved with a band of organic shapes neatly nesting into each other; signed on base, height 10.75 in. x diameter 8 in. mid 20th century > Item Details
San Ildefonso Blue Corn Blackware Bowl
Lot # 120 - San Ildefonso Blue Corn Blackware Bowl
Decorated with painted scallops around rim; signed on base, height 1.5 in. x diameter 3.5 in. mid-20th century > Item Details
Plateau Beaded Hide Full Size Cradle
Lot # 171 - Plateau Beaded Hide Full Size Cradle
Thread-sewn using glass beads of faceted pink, light and medium blue, and rose; hood composed of red wool and green felt ribbon, height 38.25 in. x width 15.25 in. ca 1900 > Item Details
Navajo Pendants with Turquoise
Lot # 482 - Navajo Pendants with Turquoise
Lot of 2. Includes one with a large stone surrounded by sterling leaves, signed TP length 2.75 in.; AND another pendant with baroque turquoise, coral, and a bear claw, signed FB length 2.7 in.fourth quarter 20th century > Item Details
Navajo Jewelry with Beautiful Turquoise
Lot # 512 - Navajo Jewelry with Beautiful Turquoise
Lot of 5, includes a pair of cuff links, signed Handmade Sterling, length 1 in. x width .75 in.; PLUS a pair of round screw-back earrings, diameter .75 in.; AND a ring, size 10.5 in.mid 20th century > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins
Lot # 255 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins
Sinew-sewn using glass beads dark blue, red white-heart, cobalt, translucent green, and greasy yellow, length 11.5 in. fourth quarter 19th centuryWilliam A. (Bill) Sheka Jr.: Bill, a U.S. Army Veteran, has been a Professional Hunting and Fishing Guide for 30 Years. He was born in Corpus Christi, Tex... > Item Details
Philip R. Goodwin (American, 1882-1934)
Lot # 188 - Philip R. Goodwin (American, 1882-1934)
Four campground lithographs: We're Going Home, signed in print l.l. with lithographer's mark l.r.; An Interrupted Duel, signed in print l.r with lithographer's mark l.r.; Uninvited Guest, signed l.l. with lithographer's mark l.r.; and The Cruisers, signed and dated 1909 in print l.l., with lithograp... > Item Details
Navajo Ganado Weaving
Lot # 379 - Navajo Ganado Weaving
hand-spun wool with central serrated diamond; corners with squash blossoms, 62.5 in. x 32 in. second quarter 20th century > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: