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!
Anasazi Pottery Jar589Anasazi Pottery Jar
Huge and impressive black-on-white small-necked Chaco Socorro olla with rare finger hold indentations near bottom and bold negative vertical zigzag ba
Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (5,500.00 + 1,100.00) x 1 = 6,600.00
Anasazi Pottery Duck590Anasazi Pottery Duck
Very rare Four Mile polychrome pottery vessel in good condition. Featured in Arizona Highways February 1974. Purchased from Chesley in 1975 for $1,050
Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,700.00 + 340.00) x 1 = 2,040.00
Sioux Quilled Armbands591Sioux Quilled Armbands
Rare pair of bright red quilled armbands with matching quilled suspensions with tin cones, feathers, and horsehair. Ex: Borglum collection. Purchased
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 140.00) x 1 = 840.00
Plains Coup Stick592Plains Coup Stick
Rare rawhide wrapped stone club with tradecloth casing, sinew, bells, and decorated with horsehair tuft. Purchased from Dewey in 1978 for $950; apprai
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,600.00 + 320.00) x 1 = 1,920.00
Sioux Arm Bands593Sioux Arm Bands
Rare pair of early deer hide bands, one with a round mirror with incised deer hooves and quilled suspensions with tin cones and feather ends. Ex: Alla
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
Sioux Quilled "Society" Bag Panel/Wrapping594Sioux Quilled "Society" Bag Panel/Wrapping
Rare Elk Dreamer Society bag panel (no back) with stylized animal head and rows of red done in quillwork, lazy stitch beaded accents, and horsehair an
Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00 + 400.00) x 1 = 2,400.00
Sioux Quilled "Society" Bag Panel/Wrapping595Sioux Quilled "Society" Bag Panel/Wrapping
Basically the same as above with a different colored head. This piece was turned upside down and made into a bag or pouch. The beadwork looks added al
Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 220.00) x 1 = 1,320.00
Plains Horse Dance Stick596Plains Horse Dance Stick
Hand carved pine dance wand with axe-type handle and long horsehair tufts. This is probably a newer patinated piece. Purchased from Fenn in 1979 for $
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
Kiowa Bandolier Necklace597Kiowa Bandolier Necklace
Very rare four-strand brass bead necklace with beaded medallion, rolled otter fur, gourd stitch with buckskin and silver fringe - plus an attached bea
Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (6,000.00 + 1,200.00) x 1 = 7,200.00
Pueblo Amulet Necklace598Pueblo Amulet Necklace
Very rare bandolier/medicine necklace (possibly Apache) with 16 strands of twisted hide with shells and bundles attached and with claws, bone, elk tee
Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,250.00 + 850.00) x 1 = 5,100.00
Crow Medicine Necklace599Crow Medicine Necklace
Rare warrior's necklace with beaded concretion stone at bottom with beads attached, ochred ermine drops, and bead and buckskin trim. Ex: Emmons and Ho
Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 260.00) x 1 = 1,560.00
Apache Hoop Drum - No-Lo-Se-To600Apache Hoop Drum - No-Lo-Se-To
Traditionally constructed rawhide covered hand drum with buffalo head on one side, male figure holding a lance on the other. Purchased from Williams i
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Hopi Kachina Doll - Wilfred Tewaiwena601Hopi Kachina Doll - Wilfred Tewaiwena
Rare large sided hand carved and painted cottonwood root Nimen (Hemis) doll with watermelon, rattle, and foliage. Purchased from Bob Ward in 1977 for
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (650.00 + 130.00) x 1 = 780.00
Five Mojave/Yuma Clay Dolls602Five Mojave/Yuma Clay Dolls
Collection of two female and three male unfired clay dolls with traditional painted details, cloth clothing, and horsehair. Purchased from Turney in 1
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to peteliska for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
Comanche Flute603Comanche Flute
Very rare, old, carved wooden flute covered with buffalo intestine and with small fully beaded animal fetish, cloth bands, and adjustable pitch slide.
Start Price : 1,200.00 | Estimates : 2,500.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,900.00 + 380.00) x 1 = 2,280.00
Zuni Fetish Pot & 3 Fetishes604Zuni Fetish Pot & 3 Fetishes
Rare old blackened pottery jar with drilled holes, four bone and feather fetishes attached to the outside, and three more loose fetishes inside. Purch
Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,250.00 + 650.00) x 1 = 3,900.00
Hopewell Bowl and Pipe605Hopewell Bowl and Pipe
Traditional turtle bowl with etched detailing (some cracks, head glued) and a clay pipe with a serpent wrapped around it. good condition. Identified a
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 200.00) x 1 = 1,200.00
Zuni Bear Fetish606Zuni Bear Fetish
Rare, large hand carved stone fetish in bear (or buffalo) form with shell disc inlay eyes. 6" x 3" x 2" Pre-1900
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 140.00) x 1 = 840.00
Zuni Stone Fetish607Zuni Stone Fetish
Carved of red stone in human form with inset turquoise eyes. 8-1/2" Pre-1900
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to omicron360 for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
Stone Fetish Collection (Full Listing Available)608Stone Fetish Collection (Full Listing Available)
Unbelievable collection of 37 very old hand carved Zuni, Hopi, and other Pueblo fetish carvings in different forms. Ex: Rex Arrowsmith private collect
Start Price : 12,500.00 | Estimates : 25,000.00 - 50,000.00
Three Carved Fetish Objects609Three Carved Fetish Objects
Extremely rare esoteric figures in human, bird, and fish/whale forms made from carved stone wrapped in parchment. Ex: Arrowsmith collection. Purchased
Start Price : 3,000.00 | Estimates : 6,000.00 - 12,000.00
Sold to floor for (950.00 + 190.00) x 1 = 1,140.00
Two Pueblo Items610Two Pueblo Items
An early 1900s Navajo medicine gourd rattle/drum with painted symbols plus a 1920s Laguna carved wooden fetish done in human male form. 7" high...
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (475.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 570.00
Crow-Style Medicine Piece611Crow-Style Medicine Piece
Rare Tobacco Society amulet - a polished stone covered with laced buckskin with beaded edging and adorned with several small medicine bundles. Apprais
Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 1,250.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
Crow-Style Sundance Doll612Crow-Style Sundance Doll
Extremely rare beaded buckskin doll with medicine pouches, ermine and ribbon trim, two-color beaded head, dew claws, and sinew. Provenance states that
Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to peteliska for (1,800.00 + 360.00) x 1 = 2,160.00
Crow-Style Beaded Medicine Piece613Crow-Style Beaded Medicine Piece
Rare bead-covered sacred rock with two hide-wrapped medicine bundles and bead, buckskin, and hair suspensions, all done in red ochre. Purchased from A
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 260.00) x 1 = 1,560.00
Sioux Beaded Cradleboard614Sioux Beaded Cradleboard
Fantastic fully beaded cradle cover with interesting geometric designs done on white ground on body and top tab - buckskin, sinew sewn, and beaded in
Start Price : 5,000.00 | Estimates : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold to floor for (9,500.00 + 1,900.00) x 1 = 11,400.00
Sioux Quilled Cradleboard615Sioux Quilled Cradleboard
Fantastic old quilled cradleboard (on newer slats) with solid top, two-sided tab, and red rows on the sides. Bottom is an old patch quilt. Purchased f
Start Price : 3,750.00 | Estimates : 7,500.00 - 15,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00 + 600.00) x 1 = 3,600.00
Crow Parfleche Cradleboard616Crow Parfleche Cradleboard
Rare painted and shaped rawhide pieced cradle with Sioux beaded saddle bag strips on front and top, beaded edge, bells, bead and quilled dangles, tin
Start Price : 2,500.00 | Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,500.00 + 700.00) x 1 = 4,200.00
Plains Headdress617Plains Headdress
Rare Southern Plains tunic-style headdress made from (now bare) deer skin with beaded medallion and fob with feather drops. Purchased from Allard in 1
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Navajo Buffalo Headdress618Navajo Buffalo Headdress
Rare hide (wolf) headdress with painted hard leather "horns" with string and feather ties. Three wooden pahos on top with feather adornmen...
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
Two Beaded Items619Two Beaded Items
A colorful open beaded apron plus a fully beaded liquor flask with wool tufts. Appraisal value $1,100. 10" x 36" and 3" x 5" Mid...
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
Plateau Beaded Leggings620Plateau Beaded Leggings
Classic pair of flat beaded leggings with geometric forms on white field. Purchased from ACL in 1975 for $125; appraisal value $1,000. 8-1/2" x...
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to wilsonplumbing52 for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
Papago Figured Basket621Papago Figured Basket
Large, lidded storage basket with rare scorpion and eagle(?) figures. Purchased from Duncan's in 1973 for $312. Condition: good. 15" high x 13&...
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (650.00 + 130.00) x 1 = 780.00
Apache Basket622Apache Basket
Classic design western Apache tray with rare human figures and rattlesnake diamonds. Purchased from Austin in 1975 for $200; appraisal value $4,000. C
Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 140.00) x 1 = 840.00
Hopi Basket623Hopi Basket
Beautiful polychrome coiled 2nd Mesa tray or meal plaque with red and black deer surrounding a central floral motif. Purchased from ACL in 1975 for $1
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
Pima Basket624Pima Basket
Large classic-shaped basketry bowl with quadrant design done with black devils claw. Purchased from Guidon in 1975 for $150; appraisal value $950. Con
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 540.00
Tohono O'odham Figured Basket625Tohono O'odham Figured Basket
Rare straight-sided oval bowl with human figures encircling the sides. Purchased from Turney's in 1982 for $350; appraisal value $1,200. Condition: ve
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
Mission Basket626Mission Basket
Beautiful low profile oval basketry vessel with interesting polychrome figures (humans, babies(?)) and diamonds. Purchased from Turney's in 1982 for $
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 160.00) x 1 = 960.00
Apache Burden Basket627Apache Burden Basket
Large traditional design basket with color bands of red and black on exterior. Purchased from Hogan Shop in 1976 for $150; appraisal value $2,500. Con
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
Apache Burden Basket628Apache Burden Basket
Rare traditional tightly woven burden basket with diamond designs and buckskin fringe. Purchased from Orley in 1975 for $1,100; appraisal value $2,200
Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 1,200.00 - 2,400.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 140.00) x 1 = 840.00
Navajo Wedding Basket629Navajo Wedding Basket
Classic tight weave polychrome basketry tray with traditional design. Purchased from Nutrioso in 1974 for $130; appraisal value $1,200. Condition: ver
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to joshalden for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
Two Hopi Plaques630Two Hopi Plaques
Set of beautiful finely woven 3rd Mesa mealing trays, one with Hopi maiden, the other a black eagle. Purchased in 1970 for $180; appraisal value $1,30
Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to quailrun for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
5 Tesuque Rain Gods6315 Tesuque Rain Gods
Collection of traditional seated pottery figures holding pots, some with different expressions, some with painting. Purchased from Don Poblo in 1973 f
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
Anasazi Pottery Mug/Pitcher632Anasazi Pottery Mug/Pitcher
Beautiful black-and-white Chaco pottery pitcher/mug with rectilinear wings and horizontal stripes on handle. Purchased from Ashton in 1975 for $183.75
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 450.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (425.00 + 85.00) x 1 = 510.00
Mississippian Storage Jar633Mississippian Storage Jar
Huge Quapaw storage jar with four handles (one broken off) and fancy rim exterior. Ex: Durham collection. Purchased in 1982 for $2,750; appraisal valu
Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
Miniature Anasazi Pottery Collection634Miniature Anasazi Pottery Collection
Great collection of nine miniature black-on-white pottery vessels including pitchers, a donut jar, canteens, etc. Condition: some with minor restorati
Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 160.00) x 1 = 960.00
Mimbres Pottery Bowl635Mimbres Pottery Bowl
Rare black-on-white bowl with fineline rim design and hummingbird figure. Purchased from Hinkley in 1975 for $385; appraisal value $750. Condition: ve
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to yelraf for (1,500.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 1,800.00
Mimbres Pottery Bowl636Mimbres Pottery Bowl
Rare thin-walled black-on-white bowl with lizard design in center. Purchased from ACL in 1975 for $250; appraisal value $1,200. Some professional rest
Start Price : 450.00 | Estimates : 900.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to hambytex for (1,500.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 1,800.00
Casas Grandes Effigy Pot637Casas Grandes Effigy Pot
Very rare polychrome figural vessel with winged design. Purchased from Redding in 1977 for $300; appraisal value $2,400. Professional restoration. 6...
Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 260.00) x 1 = 1,560.00
Anasazi Effigy Vessel638Anasazi Effigy Vessel
Very rare black-on-white Tularosa figural vessel with ram head effigy. Purchased from Arlotta in 1982 for $725; appraisal value $2,500. Condition: ver
Start Price : 850.00 | Estimates : 1,750.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,600.00 + 320.00) x 1 = 1,920.00