Desert West Auction Jan. 29th, 30th & 31st

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Desert West is pleased to be presenting items from the living estate of Tim & Joan Donovan. Joan & Tim were extensive world travelers & collected numerous unusual items & various works of Art. They are down-sizing and we are happy to present several items from the Islands, Africa, & Papua New Guinea.

Also included in our Jan. 2016 auction are various Native American Rugs, Art, Jewelry, Kachinas, Baskets, Folk Art, Fetishes & Pueblo and Prehistoric Pottery.

Museum Quality Mata Ortiz Pottery some by Luis Ortiz, Briana & Gaby V. S. & Daniel Gonzales. Mexican Southwestern Rugs, Oaxacan Alebrijes, Pottery & Jewelry.

Original Acrylic Paintings and Beadwork by Kathy Kills Thunder.

Estate Antiques & Collectibles.
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Vintage Carved Ironwood Eagles1995 - Vintage Carved Ironwood Eagles
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Vintage Carved Ironwood Eagles, measures 17'' x 16'' x 23'', foot has been repaired on one of the eagles
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Navajo Red Shell Teardrop Bead and Heishi Necklace1995A - Navajo Red Shell Teardrop Bead and Heishi Necklace
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Native American Navajo Red Shell Teardrop Bead and Shell Heishi Necklace, measures 22'' end to end and largest tab bead measures 1''L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Original Acrylic Painting by Kathy Kills Thunder1996 - Original Acrylic Painting by Kathy Kills Thunder
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2016 Original Acrylic Painting ''Akecheta'' (Fighter) by Kathy Kills Thunder, measures 20'' x 20'', signed by artist...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to lottaburger for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Pair of Paper Mache Animal Masks by Gwa Twax1997 - Pair of Paper Mache Animal Masks by Gwa Twax
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Pair of Vintage Paper Mache Animal Masks by Gwa Twax, made in Thailand, largest measures 10'' x 16''
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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1980 Navajo Silver & Spiny Oyster Bracelet, Victor1997A - 1980 Navajo Silver & Spiny Oyster Bracelet, Victor
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1980 Native American Navajo Sterling Silver & Spiny Oyster Bracelet by Darrell Victor, inside measures 7 1/8'' which includes opening x ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Native American Navajo Textile Rug1998 - Native American Navajo Textile Rug
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Native American Navajo Textile Rug, measures 18'' x 18'', four cornered tassels intact
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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1960-70 Hopi Sterling Bear Barrette by L. Qumawunu1998A - 1960-70 Hopi Sterling Bear Barrette by L. Qumawunu
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1960-70 Native American Hopi Sterling Bear Barrette by Loren Sakeva Qumawunu, hallmarked and stamped sterling, measures 3.25''L x .5'...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Acoma Traditional Hand Painted Pottery Jar1999 - Acoma Traditional Hand Painted Pottery Jar
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Native American Acoma Traditional Hand Painted Pottery Jar, measures 6.5'' x 8'', shelf wear on bottom, and small nip on side
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to Coloskier for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Pulled Spout Jar by Velia Reyes2000 - Mexican Mata Ortiz Pulled Spout Jar by Velia Reyes
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Pulled Spout Jar by Velia Reyes, measures 7.5''H x 5''W, signed by artist and features cream geometric and abstra...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Mexican Polychrome Jar by Aurelia Regino Porras2001 - Mexican Polychrome Jar by Aurelia Regino Porras
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Mexican Polychrome Jar by Aurelia Regino Porras, measures 9.5'' x 12'', signed by artist, flower motif, beautiful jar, FYI: '...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Tracks Afield II by Bob Sopchick Limited Ed. Knife2002 - Tracks Afield II by Bob Sopchick Limited Ed. Knife
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Tracks Afield II by Bob Sopchick Limited Edition Knife, comes in presentation box and with provenance, measures 4''L closed and 7'' ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Collection of 3 Books by D McCullough & Page Smith2003 - Collection of 3 Books by D McCullough & Page Smith
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Collection of 3 Books by D McCullough & Page Smith, #1 John Adams by Pulitzer Prize Winning Author David McCullough c. 2001 by Simon & Schus...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Vintage African Beaded Bangle Bracelet2004 - Vintage African Beaded Bangle Bracelet
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Vintage African Beaded Bangle Bracelet, fits a wrist size 8.5'' and is 1.5''W
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by L. G. Rios2005 - Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by L. G. Rios
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Lorena Gonzalez Rios, signed by artist and measures 7.5''H x 6.5''D, features Paquime' insp...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Eocene Age Fish Fossil2006 - Eocene Age Fish Fossil
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Eocene Age Fish Fossil, measures 3'' x 4.5'', paper label on back reads ''Knightia (Eocene Age) Green River Formation Farson...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Estate PreColumbian Pottery Animal Head Throws2007 - Estate PreColumbian Pottery Animal Head Throws
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From the Eiserman Estate, we have a Collection of PreColumbian Pottery Animal Head Throws, largest measures 2.5'' x 2.5'', Acquired ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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1920 Navajo Fred Harvey Style Cuff Bracelet2007A - 1920 Navajo Fred Harvey Style Cuff Bracelet
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1920 Native American Navajo Fred Harvey Style Cuff Bracelet, inside measures 6.5'' which includes opening x .5''W, arrow concho moti...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to lottaburger for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Collection of Fossils and Fossil Jewelry2008 - Collection of Fossils and Fossil Jewelry
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Collection of Fossils and Fossil Jewelry, largest measures 2 7/8'' x 2''
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to Auction2129 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Miniature Tohono O'odham Lidded Basket2009 - Miniature Tohono O'odham Lidded Basket
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Miniature Native American Tohono O'odham Lidded Basket, measures 1.5''H x 2.5''D
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Sterling Silver Lapis and Coral Ring, Size 8.52011 - Sterling Silver Lapis and Coral Ring, Size 8.5
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Sterling Silver Lapis and Coral Ring, Size 8.5
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to Oasis52 for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Acoma Miniature Pottery Vase and Shallow Bowl2011A - Acoma Miniature Pottery Vase and Shallow Bowl
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From the Whittredge Estate, we have a Native American Acoma Miniature Pottery Vase signed LS and Shallow Bowl by Divine Routzen, largest measures 2&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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1950 Zuni Petit Point Turquoise Corn Pin2012 - 1950 Zuni Petit Point Turquoise Corn Pin
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950 Native American Zuni Petit Point Turquoise Corn Pin, measures 1'' x 1.5'', 4.3g in total wt.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Pine Needle & Pine Cone Basket2013 - Pine Needle & Pine Cone Basket
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Pine Needle & Pine Cone Basket, measures 7'' x 9'' x 11''
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Navajo Sterling Silver Inlay Buffalo Head Pendant2014 - Navajo Sterling Silver Inlay Buffalo Head Pendant
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Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Inlay Buffalo Head Pendant, stamped sterling, measures 3'' x 2'', 13.1g in total wt.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Paquime Inspired Jar2015 - Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Paquime Inspired Jar
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Paquime' Inspired Jar, measures 6.5''H x 6''D, geometric and abstract designs on marbleized clay
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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2 Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jars, Signed2016 - 2 Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jars, Signed
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2 Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jars, Signed, #1 Pulled Spout by Lorena Gonzalez Rios and #2 Eye Dazzler by Angelica Bugarini (repaired chip in rim),
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Trikke Technologies Roadster 12 Cambering Vehicle2016A - Trikke Technologies Roadster 12 Cambering Vehicle
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Trikke Technologies Roadster 12 Three-Wheel Cambering Vehicle, MUST PICK UP OR ARRANGE FOR YOUR OWN SHIPPING, comes with instructional DVD, owner...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Navajo Silver Turquoise Cross Pendant on Neck Wire2017 - Navajo Silver Turquoise Cross Pendant on Neck Wire
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Native American Navajo Silver Turquoise Cross Pendant on Neck Wire, cross pendant measures 2.5'' x 1'', 20.9g in total wt. Stunning ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to Oasis52 for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Antique 1900 Coal Burning Iron2018 - Antique 1900 Coal Burning Iron
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Antique 1900 Coal Burning Iron, measures 4'' x 7.5'' x 8'', wood handle is chipped
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Estate PreColumbian Pottery Fetishes2019 - Estate PreColumbian Pottery Fetishes
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From the Eiserman Estate, we have a Collection of PreColumbian Pottery Fetishes, largest measures 3'' x 2''
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Antique Solid Sterling Bracelet from Afghanistan2019A - Antique Solid Sterling Bracelet from Afghanistan
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Antique Solid Sterling Bracelet from Afghanistan, inside measures 8.75'' which includes opening x .25''W, 49.9g in total wt.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by L. G. Rios2020 - Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by L. G. Rios
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Lorena Gonzalez Rios, signed by artist and measures 7.5''H x 6.25''D, features Paquime' ins...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Set of Chas. D. Briddell Stainless Steel Knives2021 - Set of Chas. D. Briddell Stainless Steel Knives
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Set of Chas. D. Briddell Carvel Hall Stainless Steel Knives, comes in original box, knives measure 9''L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Collection of 4 Stone and Bead Necklaces2022 - Collection of 4 Stone and Bead Necklaces
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Collection of 4 Stone and Bead Necklaces, #1 Morenci Turquoise Nugget Necklace, sterling silver beads, measures 24''L #2 Flame Agate with A...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Jemez Polychrome Seed Jar by R. Toya2023 - Jemez Polychrome Seed Jar by R. Toya
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Native American Jemez Polychrome Seed Jar by R. Toya, signed by artist and measures 3'' x 3''
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Vintage African Carved Wood Mask2023A - Vintage African Carved Wood Mask
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Vintage African Carved Wood Mask, embellished with feathers, measures 8'' x 9'', ready to hang
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Native American Acoma Polychrome Shallow Bowl2024 - Native American Acoma Polychrome Shallow Bowl
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Native American Acoma Polychrome Shallow Bowl, measures 4.75''D x 1.25''H
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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1960 Zuni Traditional Overlay Thunderbird Necklace2024A - 1960 Zuni Traditional Overlay Thunderbird Necklace
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1960 Native American Zuni Traditional Overlay Thunderbird Necklace, pendant measures 1.75'' x 1.25'', beautiful hand wrought chain m...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by L. G. Rios2025 - Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by L. G. Rios
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Lorena Gonzalez Rios, measures 7.5''H x 6.5''D, features Paquime' inspired lines and designs
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Jacinto Gaona2025A - Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Jacinto Gaona
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Jacinto Gaona, pulled spout, flared rim, eye dazzler designs, signed by artist and measures 9''H x 6...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Shallow Deer Bowl by Gonzalez2026 - Mexican Mata Ortiz Shallow Deer Bowl by Gonzalez
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Shallow Deer Bowl by Jose Gonzalez, measures 9''W x 2''H, signed by artist, features deer inside of bowl and on t...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Collection of 5 Navajo Sand Paintings2027 - Collection of 5 Navajo Sand Paintings
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Collection of 5 Navajo Sand Paintings, measures 12'' x 12'' x 12'', #1 Male Whirling Rainbow by Walter H. Chee #2 T-Bird by...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Black on Black Jar by S. Reyes2028 - Mexican Mata Ortiz Black on Black Jar by S. Reyes
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Black on Black Geometric Jar by Socorro Reyes, flared eliptical rim, signed by artist and measures 5.25''H x 7.25'...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Native American Navajo Carved Pottery Jar, Signed2028A - Native American Navajo Carved Pottery Jar, Signed
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Native American Navajo Carved Pottery Jar, Signed by artist, measures 9'' x 11'', features carved pueblos on each side
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Authentic Ice Fishing Fish Decoy2029 - Authentic Ice Fishing Fish Decoy
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Authentic Ice Fishing Fish Decoy, measures 8''H x 17''L, beautifully painted, metal fins
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Set of 3 Softback Reference Books on Masks2029A - Set of 3 Softback Reference Books on Masks
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Set of 3 Softback Reference Books on Masks of Mexico and Guatemala, from the Dewey Galleries Thursday, October 31, 2002 thru Thursday, November 28, 20
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Estate PreColumbian Decorative Face & Ear Plugs2030 - Estate PreColumbian Decorative Face & Ear Plugs
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From the Eiserman Estate, we have a Collection of PreColumbian Decorative Face & Ear Plugs, largest measures 1.5''L x 1''W
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome by Daniel Gonzalez2030A - Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome by Daniel Gonzalez
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome by Daniel Gonzalez, signed by artist and measures 7''H x 6.5''W, textured neck, very busy jar indicati...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Eye Dazzler Seed Jar by R Gaona2030B - Mexican Mata Ortiz Eye Dazzler Seed Jar by R Gaona
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Eye Dazzler Seed Jar by Rosa Gaona, measures 4''H x 6''D, stylized feather designs, signed by artist
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Collection of 5 Native American Fetishes2031 - Collection of 5 Native American Fetishes
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Collection of 5 Native American Zuni & Navajo Fetishes, largest measures 1.5''L, features horned toad with turquoise eyes, jet bear with...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
 
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