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May Pohut (Foothill Yokuts, 20th century) Polychrome Basket Deaccessioned from the Hopewell Museum, Hopewell, New Jersey
Lot # 43 - May Pohut (Foothill Yokuts, 20th century) Polychrome Basket Deaccessioned from the Hopewell Museum, Hopewell, New Jersey
"bundle coiled of grasses with two horizontal design bands of black diamonds separated by two diagonal zigzag bands.  Basket with eight lanes of twisted fiber stitched from bottom center and up flaring walls for two and a half inches, height 9.25 in. x diameter 17.25 in.  
Basket with original label reading: Made by May Pohut, Reservation just back of Wood Lake--3  families left Yokut Tribe of Indians #68 DMXZ. Photo of Mary Pohut, (possibly May) a Foothill Yokuts Indian in Heizer, H., ed., 1978, Handbook of North American Indians, California, v. 8, p. 477.  Today this group lives on the Tule River Reservation in California.  
second quarter 20th century

Dr. David Blackwell Hill (1887-1979)

Dr. Hill purchased American Indian art long before it was fashionable, in fact long before there were books written to educate the public about the beautiful objects America’s first peoples made. We can only speculate about how Dr. Hill knew to purchase some of the best of the best. Perhaps, as a Manhattanite, he saw the successful 1931 Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts at the Grand Central Art Gallery in New York City. This was the first exhibit designed specifically to show Indian cultural material (pottery, weavings, beadwork, etc.) as “Art.” Amelia Elizabeth White was one of the organizers of this watershed exposition and, at that time, already owned an Indian shop, Ishauu, later named the Gallery of American Indian Art, on Madison Avenue. One wonders if some of the items might have come from her store.

Hill was born in Hopewell, Mercer Co., NJ. After graduating from medical school in 1910, he married Janet A. Hurd and worked as a physician in New York City until 1952. The Hills resided on the Upper West Side, later moving to the Upper East Side. Upon Hill’s retirement the couple moved to Altadena, CA, where Hill died on May 9, 1979. Hill gave his American Indian art collection to the Hopewell Museum in 1966. "
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Hopi <i>Yunya</i>, Prickly Pear Cactus Katsina Doll from a Dallas Collection
Lot # 296 - Hopi Yunya, Prickly Pear Cactus Katsina Doll from a Dallas Collection
carved with pop eyes, elongated red ears, green yarn ruff, and prickly pear head gear, height 14.5 in.
third quarter 20th century
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Eugene Courteille (French, 19th/20th Century)
Lot # 106 - Eugene Courteille (French, 19th/20th Century)
Feeding Chickens
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1881, l.r.
24 x 15 in. (sight)
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Old Master Copy after Rembrandt Van Rijn
Lot # 108 - Old Master Copy after Rembrandt Van Rijn
Portrait
early 19th century
oil on canvas
unsigned
18 x 23.5 in. (sight)
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Helgy White (American, 1925-2011)
Lot # 74 - Helgy White (American, 1925-2011)
Hondo in May
oil on board
signed l.l.
titled on reverse
framed
(sight) 7.75 x 9.5 in.
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Central Plains Beaded and Quilled Hide Awl Case From the Monroe Killy (1910-2010) Collection, Minnesota
Lot # 58 - Central Plains Beaded and Quilled Hide Awl Case From the Monroe Killy (1910-2010) Collection, Minnesota
thin, tapering form with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of white, red white-heart, dark blue, and green; tin cones filled with orange horsehair; quill-parfleche drop, overall length 12 in.
late 19th century
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Sioux Beaded Hide Tobacco Bag from the Collection of Forrest Fenn, Santa Fe
Lot # 94 - Sioux Beaded Hide Tobacco Bag from the Collection of Forrest Fenn, Santa Fe
thread and sinew-sewn; elongated form lightly beaded with imagery of stars, pipes, horse tracks, crosses, feathered bonnets, and dragonflies; with Fenn Collection tag and old typed label glued to interior, length 31 in. x width 7 in.
fourth quarter 19th century

Published: James Hanson's Spirits in the Art: From the Plains and Southwest Indian Cultures (1994: 121, fig. 123).
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English <i>Hepplewhite</i> Demilune Sideboard in Mahogany
Lot # 96 - English Hepplewhite Demilune Sideboard in Mahogany
English, 19th century. A Hepplewhite sideboard in mahogany, having a demilune top above a conforming center drawer flanked by two deep drawers and two cabinets, the fronts embellished with crotch grain veneer and oval inserts and with brass pulls, all rising on square tapered legs; ht. 36, wd. 78.25, dp. 32.25 in.
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<i>Franz Schmidt Simon & Halbig</i> Flirty Eyes Doll
Lot # 281 - Franz Schmidt Simon & Halbig Flirty Eyes Doll
German, 20th century. A Franz Schmidt Simon & Halbig bisque head doll with bent composition body, open mouth with upper teeth, and brown flirty sleep eyes. Marked 1296 / F.S. & C. / SIMON & HALBIG /  Made in / Germany / 50 on back of head; ht. 21 in.
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William Curtis (British, 1746-1799)
Lot # 202 - William Curtis (British, 1746-1799)
British, 18th century. Eight hand-colored mezzotint engravings on laid paper from The Botanical Magazine; Or, Flower-Garden Displayed, an illustrated publication printed by Stephen Couchman from 1789 to 1826; (plate, each) 5.5 x 8.75 in. 
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George Bowman (American, 1935-2006)
Lot # 143 - George Bowman (American, 1935-2006)
Mountain Landscape with Deer
oil on canvas
signed l.r.
housed in a metallic painted frame
23.25 x 29.5 in. (sight)
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