Best of Santa Fe 2011

Auction Details

Please join us in Santa Fe again for our big 2-day auction event! Featured items include an historic 1880s chilkat blanket, a rare 2nd phase Navajo chief's blanket, a ring and bracelet by Charles Loloma, large original paintings by Fred Lucas, David Johns, Greg Perillo, and many others, plus many pieces of late 1800s Sioux and Plains beadwork. Also included in this auction: Pueblo pottery by Maria, Fannie Nampeyo, and others; a great assortment of Anasazi pottery; a collection of 10 rare early Plains beaded buckskin dolls, some fantastic signed high-end jewelry, and 200 beautiful Indian baskets! Nearly 1000 items total in all collecting categories, featuring the collections of Charles Johnson, Modesto, CA, Dr. Jim Burks, Phoenix, AZ, Robert Millican, Prescott, AZ, Joan Towne, Scottsdale, AZ, plus several others. Join us online or in Santa Fe!
Navajo Buckle Set & Belt824Navajo Buckle Set & Belt
Circa Mid 1900s, Vintage heavy silver buckle with fancy shape and stampwork adorned with nine turquoise stones, plus engraved Western style keepers
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
Zuni Inlay Buckle Set & Belt825Zuni Inlay Buckle Set & Belt
Circa 1960-1970, Classic vintage channel inlay Ranger buckle set with turquoise, silver, mother-of-pearl, jet, and spondulus, plus a stamped 1&quo...
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
Navajo Concho Belt826Navajo Concho Belt
Circa 1940s, Classic vintage hand stamped silver ladies concho belt with eleven diamond cut-out conchos plus a matching buckle. Very good condition
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 450.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
Navajo Concho Belt827Navajo Concho Belt
Circa Mid 1900s, Fine vintage all silver belt with eleven sandcast conchos plus matching buckle all with a single turquoise stone. Very good condit
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (475.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 570.00
Zuni Necklace Set828Zuni Necklace Set
Circa 1970s, Very fine Zuni needlepoint turquoise and silver pendant with matching earrings. Very good condition, 173 individually hand-cut and set
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
Hopi Bracelet829Hopi Bracelet
Circa 1970s, Fine contemporary design all silver hollowwork overlay bracelet with a single beautiful turquoise stone. Very good condition. 6"...
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
Navajo Bracelet830Navajo Bracelet
Circa 1960, Classic heavy gauge two-band silver bracelet set with five beautiful turquoise stones. Very good condition. 5-1/4" x 1-3/8"...
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
Eskimo Basket Lantern831Eskimo Basket Lantern
Circa Early 1900s, One of a kind vessel, this three-piece "kerosene lantern" has a removable lens, oil basin, and plate with handle. Ve...
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
Klamath/Modoc Basket Hat832Klamath/Modoc Basket Hat
Circa 1900, Beautiful soft weave basketry hat with swirling stepped triangle design and remnants of the original red tradecloth trim on rim. Very g
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 450.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
Eskimo Baleen Basket- Omnik833Eskimo Baleen Basket- Omnik
Circa 1968, Beautiful small lidded single rod whale baleen basket with carved ivory polar bear and hunter on lid. Very good condition, signed insid
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 200.00) x 1 = 1,200.00
Eskimo Basket- Jeannie Inuk-puk834Eskimo Basket- Jeannie Inuk-puk
Circa 1958, Larger lidded basketry vessel with elongated six-point stars and carved soapstone seal as a handle. Very good condition. 12" x 9...
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to comanche6 for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
Eskimo Ivory Cribbage Board835Eskimo Ivory Cribbage Board
Circa Mid 1900s, Beautiful medium sized ivory walrus tusk with fine scrimshaw fish, seals, and a human bust plus drilled holes for cribbage play.
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,080.00
Eskimo Ivory Cribbage Board836Eskimo Ivory Cribbage Board
Circa Early/Mid 1900s, Fantastic larger walrus tusk with cribbage peg holes and very fine scrimshaw scenes; seals, walrus, hunters, boats, polar bea
Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,080.00
Tlingit Speakers' Staff837Tlingit Speakers' Staff
Circa Early/Mid 1900s, Beautiful hand carved cedar ceremonial speaker's staff (cane) with several carved figures and beautiful well used patina. Ve
Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 1,250.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 260.00) x 1 = 1,560.00
Tlingit Horn Spoon838Tlingit Horn Spoon
Circa Early/Mid 1900s, Very fine traditional goat and sheep horn spoon with intricately carved handle containing several totemic figures. Very good
Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 1,250.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,600.00 + 320.00) x 1 = 1,920.00
Tlingit Carved Pipe839Tlingit Carved Pipe
Circa Late 1900s, Outstanding hand carved two-figure short pipe with copper bowl and abalone inlay features. Very good condition, made from stone-l
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 540.00
Hopi Pottery Bowl840Hopi Pottery Bowl
Circa 1915, Classic early wide pottery bowl with slightly curled rim and traditional polychrome avian figure on the interior. In very good conditio
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,700.00 + 340.00) x 1 = 2,040.00
Hopi Jar841Hopi Jar
Circa 1890, A fine early Hopi jar with cream slip and classic geometric designs on shoulder. Excellent condition. 4-1/2" x 8"
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 140.00) x 1 = 840.00
Pottery Tile842Pottery Tile
Circa 1930, Beautiful polychrome pottery tile with thunderbird motif. A very visual design. 7-1/4" x 7-1/2"
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (850.00 + 170.00) x 1 = 1,020.00
Pair of Pottery Animals - Margaret & Luther843Pair of Pottery Animals - Margaret & Luther
Circa 1960s, Exceptional pair of polychrome frog and duck by Santa Clara brother and sister artists. Excellent condition. Duck 5" x 3", ...
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
Hopi Vase - Joy Navasie844Hopi Vase - Joy Navasie
Circa 1960s, Pristine Hopi polychrome cylinder vase with classic bird and geometric motif. With Frog Woman hallmark. 8" x 6"
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,080.00
Santa Clara Jar - Anna Archuleta845Santa Clara Jar - Anna Archuleta
Circa Late 1900s, Exceptional Santa Clara carved redware jar on cream with cavrved stepped neck and design elements. Reference Page 5 in Schaaf Biog
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to seajay for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
San Ildefonso Seed Bowl - Maria Poveka (1887-1980)846San Ildefonso Seed Bowl - Maria Poveka (1887-1980)
Circa Mid 1900s, Superb black polished seed bowl by San Ildefonso's most famous Indian potter. Pristine condition. 4" x 4-1/2"
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,080.00
Hopi Pottery Seed Jar - Adelle Nampeyo (B-1959)847Hopi Pottery Seed Jar - Adelle Nampeyo (B-1959)
Circa 1980, A fine Hopi polychrome seed jar with classic bird motif. Excellent condition. 3-1/4" x 4-3/4"
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
Hopi Pottery Bowl - J.P.848Hopi Pottery Bowl - J.P.
Circa Late 1900s, Classic Hopi bowl with polychrome bird and geometric motif. Hallmarked. Pristine condition. 4-1/2" x 7-1/2"
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
Zuni Pottery - Faye Kallestewa849Zuni Pottery - Faye Kallestewa
Circa Mid 1900s, Marvelous Zuni prayer meal pottery basket decorated with dragonflies and tadpoles and stepped rim on black and white slip, hallmark
Start Price : 160.00 | Estimates : 325.00 - 650.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
Pottery Plate - Fritz Scholder (1937-2005)850Pottery Plate - Fritz Scholder (1937-2005)
Circa 1970, Rare shield motif pottery plate in blue, green, and brown on gray ground. Scholder was a painter, sculptor, lithographer, and outstandin
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 160.00) x 1 = 960.00
Athbascan Sled Bag851Athbascan Sled Bag
Circa Early 1900s, Rare patchwork sealskin, bear hide, and moose hide flap bag used to hang from a sled. Very good condition. 12-1/2" x 12&q...
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
Eskimo Doll852Eskimo Doll
Circa 1970s, Fine hand crafted doll with full seal fur costume, mukluks, ivory tipped spear, and carved ivory face. Very good condition. 11"...
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
Athabascan Babiche Bag853Athabascan Babiche Bag
Circa 1900, Very rare net/woven babiche (fine sinew or gut thong) bag with moose hide top and strap and woven in glass beads. Very good condition.
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
Argellite Totem Pole- McGuire854Argellite Totem Pole- McGuire
Circa 1970, Fine hand carved single figure totem pole marked "McGuire, Skidegate, 70." Very good condition. 4" x 1"
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
Northwest Coast Totem Pole855Northwest Coast Totem Pole
Circa 1920, Classic early 1900s hand carved and painted cedar three-figure totem pole from the Old Curiosity Shop in Seattle. Very good used condit
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
Sioux Beaded Doll856Sioux Beaded Doll
Circa Early 1900s, Traditional old fully costumed sinew sewn beaded buckskin doll with war shirt, leggings, moccasins, and chest bag. Very good con
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (750.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 900.00
Plains Beaded Doll857Plains Beaded Doll
Circa Early/Mid 1900s, Beautiful female doll sinew sewn and beaded on buckskin with dress, moccasins, leggings, human hair, and dentilium drops. Ve
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
Plains Beaded Doll858Plains Beaded Doll
Circa Early/Mid 1900s, Fine hand crafted doll with commercial buckskin dress, moccasins, leggings, dentilium yoke, and human hair. Very good condit
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 450.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
Blackfeet/Crow Beaded Dolls- Jackie Larson859Blackfeet/Crow Beaded Dolls- Jackie Larson
Circa Late 1900s, Pair of newer beaded buckskin dolls in full costume decorations, one with a burgundy trade cloth dress. Both very good condition.
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to campfire61 for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
Plains Beaded Doll860Plains Beaded Doll
Circa Mid/Late 1900s, Traditional beaded buckskin doll with dress, moccasins, leggings, thread hair, and beaded facial features. Very good conditio
Start Price : 170.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
Smithsonian Photograph861Smithsonian Photograph
Circa Late 1800s, Beautiful reprint of their famous C.M. Bell photograph of "Mohinukmahait, Cheyenne." Very good condition. 10" x ...
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
Sioux Beaded Fetish862Sioux Beaded Fetish
Circa Late 1900s, Fully beaded umbilical cord lizard fetish with tin cone and horsehair suspensions. Very good condition. 7" x 3"
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to j.a.payne for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
Sioux Beaded Fetish863Sioux Beaded Fetish
Circa Late 1900s, Beautiful beaded buckskin turtle fetish with fringed extremities and large bead eyes. Very good condition. 6-1/2" x 4"
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
Arapaho Knife Case864Arapaho Knife Case
Circa Late 1900s, Classic design lazy stitch beaded rawhide and buckskin sheath with old trapper's knife. Very good condition. 8-1/2" x 2-1/...
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
Plains Doll865Plains Doll
Circa 1900s, Rare early painted rawhide covered doll with "buffalo horn" headdress and dentilium breast plate. Good condition, stiff. 1...
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to comanche6 for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
Framed Ledger Drawing866Framed Ledger Drawing
Circa Mid/Late 1900s, Done on ledger paper with colored pencils and showing five fighting figures, two on horseback. Very good condition. 7" ...
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
Navajo Concho Belt867Navajo Concho Belt
Circa 1970s, Classic sand cast silver belt with ten oval rosette conchos plus buckle, all set with a single turquoise stone. Very good condition. 2
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
Zuni Inlay Buckle with Belt868Zuni Inlay Buckle with Belt
Circa 1960s, Unique rectangular stone-to-stone inlay buckle in silver with turquoise, jet, shell, malachite, and spondulus shell. Very good conditi
Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
Zuni Inlay Watch Bracelet869Zuni Inlay Watch Bracelet
Circa 1971, Classic turquoise and silver channel inlay bracelet with good patina and (replaceable) Longines watch. Very good used condition. 5-3/...
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
Navajo Bracelet870Navajo Bracelet
Circa 1970s, Classic shadowbox design all silver hollowwork bracelet set with three aged turquoise stones. Very good used condition. 5-1/2" ...
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
Navajo Rug/Weaving871Navajo Rug/Weaving
Circa 1970s, Exceptional earth tone color classic Two Gray Hills rug in very good condition. 60" x 36" From the Millican Collection.
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
Navajo Rug/Weaving- Susie Nez872Navajo Rug/Weaving- Susie Nez
Circa 1980s, Fine weave earth tone modified storm pattern rug. Very good condition, retail- $1295.00. 64" x 38" From the Millican Co...
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 720.00
Navajo Rug/Weaving873Navajo Rug/Weaving
Circa Late 1900s, Beautiful hand woven Klagetoh rug with interesting brick colored accent. Very good condition. 58" x 38"
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to fosterboss for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00