Best of Santa Fe 2010

Auction Details

This is going to be a fantastic auction! Please join us in Santa Fe this summer for our big 2-day event. We are featuring the collections of author/historian Ben Thompson, St. Louis, mo, noted western artist Ted Long, N. Platte, NE, a famous highline collection from Santa Fe, and several small private collections. Featured items include an 1880s documented pueblo shield, an historic Winchester that was presented to chief high bear at the Indian Congress, a famous documented pueblo fetish collection from Santa Fe, the famous Judge Hooker’s vest & personal items, and a famous pipe axe from the Cody Sitting Bull collection! We have the best selection of beadwork & quillwork we’ve ever been able to offer: cradles, saddle pads, saddle bags, pipe bags, beautiful moccasins, animal skin bags, society bags, medicine necklaces, possible bags, tipi rests, saddles, vests, bonnets, pipes, parfleche cases, gaming items, scabbards, bandoliers, leggings, bow cases, breastplates, tomahawks, gauntlets, dresses, beaded bags, and several warshirts. We also have a huge group of prehistoric pottery jars, bowls, pitchers, ladles, and rare figures as well as fantastic pueblo pottery including several big name pieces. And, as always, beautiful baskets, old and new kachina dolls, outstanding Navajo rugs and weavings, and a large number of quality jewelry pieces. also in this auction: NW Coast masks, carvings, and baskets, Eskimo ivory, baskets, and relics, signed original art and bronzes, quality limited edition lithographs and prints, old photos, tradebeads, dolls, trade blankets, and a number of other rare, interesting, and hard to find antique, western, and Mexican collectibles. We guarantee you will be impressed! In addition to the above, some of the unique and interesting items include an Eskimo carved ivory chess set, Mexican folk art pottery figures by Candelerio Medrino, a vintage carved carousel horse, several native pottery nativity sets, a collection of superfine miniature Navajo rugs and miniature pueblo pottery, a pueblo snake dance kilt with necklace, five of the finest Two Gray Hills weavings you’ll ever see, a Navajo turquoise and silver urn, six vintage concho belts, and much, much more! Join us at our new location, the Scottish Rites Hall, located at 463 Paseo de Peralta, about three blocks NE of the Plaza, in Santa Fe. Admission is free and the public is invited. A no-host breakfast will be available during both previews which begin at 8:00 am Saturday and Sunday. The auctions begin at noon on Saturday, and at 10:00 am Sunday morning. We hope to see you there!
Sioux Beaded Knife Sheath101Sioux Beaded Knife Sheath
Beautiful sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded hard buckskin knife case with traditional geometric designs. With antique knife. Condition: very good. 7...
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 540.00
Sioux-Style Strike-a-Lite Case102Sioux-Style Strike-a-Lite Case
Fine sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded harness leather case with intricate design, tin cone suspensions, and flap. Condition: very good, some restorat
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
Mandan/Arikara Quilled Pipe Bag103Mandan/Arikara Quilled Pipe Bag
Very rare long bag made from unborn calf hide. With beaded edging and Fort Berthold-style bright pink quilled bottom. Condition: very good. 19"...
Start Price : 1,250.00 | Estimates : 2,500.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,800.00 + 360.00) x 1 = 2,160.00
Sioux Deer Head Medicine Bag104Sioux Deer Head Medicine Bag
Old, rare-style bag constructed from a fetal deer head; with sinew sewn, lazy stitch beaded rosettes and florals. Condition: very good, upper buckskin
Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 140.00) x 1 = 840.00
Plains Pipe Tomahawk105Plains Pipe Tomahawk
Beautiful brass headed pipe/axe with arrowheads and diamonds and a carved hardwood handle with brass tacks. Presented to Ben Thompson by Dale Baring i
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 540.00
Pipe Tomahawk106Pipe Tomahawk
Beautiful polished iron head with crosses and a circular cutout with fine tiger maple stem tipped with horn; with Hudson's Bay Beaver stamp. Condition
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
Cheyenne Horn Wand107Cheyenne Horn Wand
Traditional double-horned medicine man's dance wand with lazy stitch beaded head strap, fully beaded shaft, and pink quilled suspensions. Condition: v
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 720.00
Tribal Bow & Arrow108Tribal Bow & Arrow
Hand carved 5-1/2" yew long bow with green ochred, string-wrapped handle plus a more recent hand carved arrow with wooden tip. Bow 65", ar...
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
Plains-Style Pipe & Stem109Plains-Style Pipe & Stem
Intricate hand carved catlinite two-figure effigy pipe with pewter inlay detailing plus a long oak stem with very fine plaited quillwork wrap. 37-1/...
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (750.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 900.00
Cheyenne Concho Belt110Cheyenne Concho Belt
Classic design heavy leather belt adorned with 2" German silver conchos plus a side belt drop of rawhide with blue ochre and more conchos and h...
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to sungska for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
Osage Dance Bells111Osage Dance Bells
Two straps of old, classic-style, heavy cast brass bells attached to heavy leather; worn down the legs. Condition: very good. 28" each Early 1...
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
Sante Sioux Beaded Gloves112Sante Sioux Beaded Gloves
Traditional pair of old buckskin/leather gloves with beautiful contour floral beading on the hand and cuff. 12-1/2" x 7" Late 1800s
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
Chippewa Moccasins113Chippewa Moccasins
Beautiful pair of puckered toe center seam buckskin moccasins with beaded velvet vamps and laced ankle straps. Condition: very good. 10" x 5&qu...
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
Western Horse Robe114Western Horse Robe
Beautiful rectangular lap/floor robe with heavy green wool backing. 60" x 66" Early 1900s
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
Chimayo Vest115Chimayo Vest
Fine, hand woven man's vest with traditional geometric designs and silver buttons. Made by Ganscraft out of an original red Chimayo blanket. Condition
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to trebbert for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
Archie Castleberry116Archie Castleberry
Beautiful limited edition (#11/30) bronze sculpture - "Singing to the Spirits". Condition: excellent. 14" x 6-1/2" on 2" st...
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 450.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
Antique Plaster Bust - Max Bachman117Antique Plaster Bust - Max Bachman
Famous cast bust (#5766) titled "Indian Brave". Condition: very good but with some chips and dings. 18" x 10" x 7" Ca. 1902
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
Antique Cigar Store Indian118Antique Cigar Store Indian
Large cast and painted "cigar store" Indian figure shown with knife and sheath on belt and holding a cup. Condition: very good. 37" x...
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
Buffalo Bill Wooden Sign119Buffalo Bill Wooden Sign
Colorful rendition of an old show poster done on pinewood, featuring Annie Oakley, Sitting Bull, and Pawnee Bill. Condition: very good, patinated. 4...
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
Historic Color Print120Historic Color Print
Famous print - "Custer's Last Fight" - by Otto Becker; a portion of the original early 1900s Budweiser advertising poster; mounted on card...
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
Acoma Pottery Jar - Lucy M. Lewis121Acoma Pottery Jar - Lucy M. Lewis
Fine polychrome seed jar with bird figures. Condition: very good, some handling. 4" x 5" Ca. 1970
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
Acoma Pottery Jar - Ruby Shroulote122Acoma Pottery Jar - Ruby Shroulote
Large, beautiful, thin-walled pottery jar with traditional polychrome designs. Condition: very good. 10" x 13" Late 1900s
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to janmoffat79 for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
Acoma Wedding Vase - Ruby Shroulote123Acoma Wedding Vase - Ruby Shroulote
Large and beautiful polychrome pottery wedding vase with traditional motif and twist handle. Condition: very good. 16" x 10-1/2" Late 1900s
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
Acoma Pottery Jar - Ruby Shroulote124Acoma Pottery Jar - Ruby Shroulote
Very large thin-walled water jar in olla shape with heartline deer. A rare size for her. Condition: very good, light handling. 14" x 15" C...
Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to janmoffat79 for (900.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,080.00
Acoma Pottery Jar125Acoma Pottery Jar
Traditional thin-walled olla fully covered with classic polychrome designs. Condition: good, shows some use. 7" x 9" Mid 1900s
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
Zuni Pottery Jar - Randy Nahohai126Zuni Pottery Jar - Randy Nahohai
Beautiful coiled olla with pinched base and striking geometric designs. Condition: very good. 10" x 11" Late 1900s
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 160.00) x 1 = 960.00
Acoma Nativity Set - Ethyl127Acoma Nativity Set - Ethyl
Rare hand formed pottery set including Mary & Joseph, Jesus in cradle, lamb, and storyteller figure. Condition: very good. 6" tall.
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
Cochiti Nativity Set - Helen Cordero128Cochiti Nativity Set - Helen Cordero
Very rare 13-piece hand formed and painted nativity scene by this noted Cochiti potter. Condition: very good. 4" to 7" tall. Ca. 1960s
Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 1,250.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (5,000.00 + 1,000.00) x 1 = 6,000.00
3 Cochiti Pottery Figures - Seferina Ortiz1293 Cochiti Pottery Figures - Seferina Ortiz
Collection of three similar seated figurines; each with drum, stick, and open mouths. Condition: very good. 5" tall. Ca. 1970s
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
Cochiti Pottery Figure - Seferina Ortiz130Cochiti Pottery Figure - Seferina Ortiz
A single larger version of the above - this one has rain cloud symbols on it's back. Condition: very good. 8-1/2" tall Ca. 1970s
Start Price : 275.00 | Estimates : 550.00 - 1,100.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
Eskimo Ivory Pipe131Eskimo Ivory Pipe
Exquisite, hand carved, fossilized ivory pipe with beautiful scrimshaw scene, raised bowl, and human face on the end. Condition: very good. 14"...
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (650.00 + 130.00) x 1 = 780.00
Woodlands Crook Knife132Woodlands Crook Knife
Classic old hand carved wooden canoe knife with iron blade and copper wrap. 10" x 3" Early 1900s
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
Eskimo Ivory Needle Case133Eskimo Ivory Needle Case
Rare carved scrimshaw ivory utensil to hold needles which are kept in the folded section of sealskin to which is attached the sliding ivory cover. Con
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
Eskimo Model Harpoon134Eskimo Model Harpoon
Unique hand crafted harpoon with carved bone tips and jute thong. Condition: very good. 20" Mid 1900s
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
Eskimo Woman's Sewing Kit135Eskimo Woman's Sewing Kit
Rare hand crafted utensil used in the same manner as lot #133, this one with two ivory needles. 11" Mid 1900s
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
Eskimo Ivory Chess Set136Eskimo Ivory Chess Set
Very rare hand carved scrimshaw ivory chess set in custom case/board. Each of the pieces represent an Eskimo, animal, or bird. One of a kind. Conditio
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00 + 500.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
Eskimo Ivory Cribbage Board137Eskimo Ivory Cribbage Board
Beautiful large sized scrimshaw ivory showing hunters and fishermen in great detail. Condition: very good, except for one broken (repairable) leg on b
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to poggenpohl-1 for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
Eskimo Ivory Cribbage Board138Eskimo Ivory Cribbage Board
Similar to the previous lot but older and inlaid with baleen circles and dots. Condition: very good, one broken and repaired tip. 20-1/2" x 2&q...
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to poggenpohl-1 for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
Quinault Bird Rattle139Quinault Bird Rattle
Very rare hand carved and painted wooden rattle in bird form. Ex: Orr Collection. Condition: very good, well used, rare. 10" x 2" Late 1800s
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
Northwest Coast Totem Pole140Northwest Coast Totem Pole
Beautiful hand carved and painted four-figure alder wood pole. A tourist piece from the 50s-60s from Sear Totem Store, Wrangell, Alaska (stamped on ba
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
Eskimo Lidded Basket141Eskimo Lidded Basket
Very fine weave globular basket with top-knot lid and simple polychrome design. Condition: very good. 4-1/2" x 3-1/2" Early/Mid 1900s
Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
Tlingit Rattle Top Basket142Tlingit Rattle Top Basket
Exquisite fine weave basket with two color imbricated designs and lid with rattle in the handle. Condition: excellent. 4" x 4-1/2" Ca. 19...
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (950.00 + 190.00) x 1 = 1,140.00
Tlingit Rattle Top Basket - Ida Kadashan143Tlingit Rattle Top Basket - Ida Kadashan
Very fine weave lidded treasure basket with simple polychrome designs. From Hoonah, Alaska. Condition: excellent. 2-1/4" x 3" Ca. 1930s
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
Pit River Basket144Pit River Basket
Round fine weave basketry bowl with encircling black and gold imbricated design. Condition: excellent. 3" x 4-1/2" Early 1900s
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
Pomo Basket145Pomo Basket
Very fine weave miniature "tsai" weave basketry bowl with geometric tree symbols. Condition: very good, old patina. 1-1/4" x 3" ...
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
Pomo Basket146Pomo Basket
Extra fine deep bowl with five-section box design, each section containing three crosses. Condition: very good except for minor rim damage. 2-3/4&qu...
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
Maidu Boat Basket147Maidu Boat Basket
Very fine oval shaped basket with floral designs done in dark, dark red and black. Condition: very good, a few missing rim stitches. 1-3/4" x 6...
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
Pomo Basket148Pomo Basket
Classic old flat bottom "tsai" weave basketry bowl with lightning designs and single rod construction. Condition: very good. 2-3/4" x...
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (425.00 + 85.00) x 1 = 510.00
Salish Basketry Box149Salish Basketry Box
Classic old lidded storage box with black and red imbricated designs. Condition: good, some missing stitches. 4-1/2" x 7-1/2" x 13" E...
Start Price : 110.00 | Estimates : 225.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
Lillooet Basketry Box150Lillooet Basketry Box
Rare, fully imbricated, lidded polychrome box with striking diamond pattern. Condition: overall good to very good, sunken lid and a few missing stitch
Start Price : 160.00 | Estimates : 325.00 - 650.00
Sold to floor for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00