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

Auction Details

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.
Vintage Carved Ironwood Eagles1995Vintage Carved Ironwood Eagles
Vintage Carved Ironwood Eagles, measures 17'' x 16'' x 23'', foot has been repaired on one of the eagles
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
Navajo Red Shell Teardrop Bead and Heishi Necklace1995ANavajo Red Shell Teardrop Bead and Heishi Necklace
Native American Navajo Red Shell Teardrop Bead and Shell Heishi Necklace, measures 22'' end to end and largest tab bead measures 1''L
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
Original Acrylic Painting by Kathy Kills Thunder1996Original Acrylic Painting by Kathy Kills Thunder
2016 Original Acrylic Painting ''Akecheta'' (Fighter) by Kathy Kills Thunder, measures 20'' x 20'', signed by artist...
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to lottaburger for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
Pair of Paper Mache Animal Masks by Gwa Twax1997Pair of Paper Mache Animal Masks by Gwa Twax
Pair of Vintage Paper Mache Animal Masks by Gwa Twax, made in Thailand, largest measures 10'' x 16''
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
1980 Navajo Silver & Spiny Oyster Bracelet, Victor1997A1980 Navajo Silver & Spiny Oyster Bracelet, Victor
1980 Native American Navajo Sterling Silver & Spiny Oyster Bracelet by Darrell Victor, inside measures 7 1/8'' which includes opening x ...
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
Native American Navajo Textile Rug1998Native American Navajo Textile Rug
Native American Navajo Textile Rug, measures 18'' x 18'', four cornered tassels intact
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
1960-70 Hopi Sterling Bear Barrette by L. Qumawunu1998A1960-70 Hopi Sterling Bear Barrette by L. Qumawunu
1960-70 Native American Hopi Sterling Bear Barrette by Loren Sakeva Qumawunu, hallmarked and stamped sterling, measures 3.25''L x .5'...
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
Acoma Traditional Hand Painted Pottery Jar1999Acoma Traditional Hand Painted Pottery Jar
Native American Acoma Traditional Hand Painted Pottery Jar, measures 6.5'' x 8'', shelf wear on bottom, and small nip on side
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to Coloskier for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Mexican Mata Ortiz Pulled Spout Jar by Velia Reyes2000Mexican Mata Ortiz Pulled Spout Jar by Velia Reyes
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...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Mexican Polychrome Jar by Aurelia Regino Porras2001Mexican Polychrome Jar by Aurelia Regino Porras
Mexican Polychrome Jar by Aurelia Regino Porras, measures 9.5'' x 12'', signed by artist, flower motif, beautiful jar, FYI: '...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Tracks Afield II by Bob Sopchick Limited Ed. Knife2002Tracks Afield II by Bob Sopchick Limited Ed. Knife
Tracks Afield II by Bob Sopchick Limited Edition Knife, comes in presentation box and with provenance, measures 4''L closed and 7'' ...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Collection of 3 Books by D McCullough & Page Smith2003Collection of 3 Books by D McCullough & Page Smith
Collection of 3 Books by D McCullough & Page Smith, #1 John Adams by Pulitzer Prize Winning Author David McCullough c. 2001 by Simon & Schus...
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
Vintage African Beaded Bangle Bracelet2004Vintage African Beaded Bangle Bracelet
Vintage African Beaded Bangle Bracelet, fits a wrist size 8.5'' and is 1.5''W
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by L. G. Rios2005Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by L. G. Rios
Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Lorena Gonzalez Rios, signed by artist and measures 7.5''H x 6.5''D, features Paquime' insp...
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Eocene Age Fish Fossil2006Eocene Age Fish Fossil
Eocene Age Fish Fossil, measures 3'' x 4.5'', paper label on back reads ''Knightia (Eocene Age) Green River Formation Farson...
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Estate PreColumbian Pottery Animal Head Throws2007Estate PreColumbian Pottery Animal Head Throws
From the Eiserman Estate, we have a Collection of PreColumbian Pottery Animal Head Throws, largest measures 2.5'' x 2.5'', Acquired ...
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
1920 Navajo Fred Harvey Style Cuff Bracelet2007A1920 Navajo Fred Harvey Style Cuff Bracelet
1920 Native American Navajo Fred Harvey Style Cuff Bracelet, inside measures 6.5'' which includes opening x .5''W, arrow concho moti...
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to lottaburger for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
Collection of Fossils and Fossil Jewelry2008Collection of Fossils and Fossil Jewelry
Collection of Fossils and Fossil Jewelry, largest measures 2 7/8'' x 2''
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to Auction2129 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Miniature Tohono O'odham Lidded Basket2009Miniature Tohono O'odham Lidded Basket
Miniature Native American Tohono O'odham Lidded Basket, measures 1.5''H x 2.5''D
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Sterling Silver Lapis and Coral Ring, Size 8.52011Sterling Silver Lapis and Coral Ring, Size 8.5
Sterling Silver Lapis and Coral Ring, Size 8.5
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to Oasis52 for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
Acoma Miniature Pottery Vase and Shallow Bowl2011AAcoma Miniature Pottery Vase and Shallow Bowl
From the Whittredge Estate, we have a Native American Acoma Miniature Pottery Vase signed LS and Shallow Bowl by Divine Routzen, largest measures 2&...
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
1950 Zuni Petit Point Turquoise Corn Pin20121950 Zuni Petit Point Turquoise Corn Pin
950 Native American Zuni Petit Point Turquoise Corn Pin, measures 1'' x 1.5'', 4.3g in total wt.
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Pine Needle & Pine Cone Basket2013Pine Needle & Pine Cone Basket
Pine Needle & Pine Cone Basket, measures 7'' x 9'' x 11''
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Navajo Sterling Silver Inlay Buffalo Head Pendant2014Navajo Sterling Silver Inlay Buffalo Head Pendant
Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Inlay Buffalo Head Pendant, stamped sterling, measures 3'' x 2'', 13.1g in total wt.
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Paquime Inspired Jar2015Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Paquime Inspired Jar
Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Paquime' Inspired Jar, measures 6.5''H x 6''D, geometric and abstract designs on marbleized clay
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
2 Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jars, Signed20162 Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jars, Signed
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),
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Trikke Technologies Roadster 12 Cambering Vehicle2016ATrikke Technologies Roadster 12 Cambering Vehicle
Trikke Technologies Roadster 12 Three-Wheel Cambering Vehicle, MUST PICK UP OR ARRANGE FOR YOUR OWN SHIPPING, comes with instructional DVD, owner...
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
Navajo Silver Turquoise Cross Pendant on Neck Wire2017Navajo Silver Turquoise Cross Pendant on Neck Wire
Native American Navajo Silver Turquoise Cross Pendant on Neck Wire, cross pendant measures 2.5'' x 1'', 20.9g in total wt. Stunning ...
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to Oasis52 for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
Antique 1900 Coal Burning Iron2018Antique 1900 Coal Burning Iron
Antique 1900 Coal Burning Iron, measures 4'' x 7.5'' x 8'', wood handle is chipped
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Estate PreColumbian Pottery Fetishes2019Estate PreColumbian Pottery Fetishes
From the Eiserman Estate, we have a Collection of PreColumbian Pottery Fetishes, largest measures 3'' x 2''
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
Antique Solid Sterling Bracelet from Afghanistan2019AAntique Solid Sterling Bracelet from Afghanistan
Antique Solid Sterling Bracelet from Afghanistan, inside measures 8.75'' which includes opening x .25''W, 49.9g in total wt.
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by L. G. Rios2020Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by L. G. Rios
Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Lorena Gonzalez Rios, signed by artist and measures 7.5''H x 6.25''D, features Paquime' ins...
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Set of Chas. D. Briddell Stainless Steel Knives2021Set of Chas. D. Briddell Stainless Steel Knives
Set of Chas. D. Briddell Carvel Hall Stainless Steel Knives, comes in original box, knives measure 9''L
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Collection of 4 Stone and Bead Necklaces2022Collection of 4 Stone and Bead Necklaces
Collection of 4 Stone and Bead Necklaces, #1 Morenci Turquoise Nugget Necklace, sterling silver beads, measures 24''L #2 Flame Agate with A...
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
Jemez Polychrome Seed Jar by R. Toya2023Jemez Polychrome Seed Jar by R. Toya
Native American Jemez Polychrome Seed Jar by R. Toya, signed by artist and measures 3'' x 3''
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Vintage African Carved Wood Mask2023AVintage African Carved Wood Mask
Vintage African Carved Wood Mask, embellished with feathers, measures 8'' x 9'', ready to hang
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Native American Acoma Polychrome Shallow Bowl2024Native American Acoma Polychrome Shallow Bowl
Native American Acoma Polychrome Shallow Bowl, measures 4.75''D x 1.25''H
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
1960 Zuni Traditional Overlay Thunderbird Necklace2024A1960 Zuni Traditional Overlay Thunderbird Necklace
1960 Native American Zuni Traditional Overlay Thunderbird Necklace, pendant measures 1.75'' x 1.25'', beautiful hand wrought chain m...
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by L. G. Rios2025Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by L. G. Rios
Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Lorena Gonzalez Rios, measures 7.5''H x 6.5''D, features Paquime' inspired lines and designs
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Jacinto Gaona2025AMexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Jacinto Gaona
Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Jacinto Gaona, pulled spout, flared rim, eye dazzler designs, signed by artist and measures 9''H x 6...
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
Mexican Mata Ortiz Shallow Deer Bowl by Gonzalez2026Mexican Mata Ortiz Shallow Deer Bowl by Gonzalez
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...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
Collection of 5 Navajo Sand Paintings2027Collection of 5 Navajo Sand Paintings
Collection of 5 Navajo Sand Paintings, measures 12'' x 12'' x 12'', #1 Male Whirling Rainbow by Walter H. Chee #2 T-Bird by...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Mexican Mata Ortiz Black on Black Jar by S. Reyes2028Mexican Mata Ortiz Black on Black Jar by S. Reyes
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'...
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Native American Navajo Carved Pottery Jar, Signed2028ANative American Navajo Carved Pottery Jar, Signed
Native American Navajo Carved Pottery Jar, Signed by artist, measures 9'' x 11'', features carved pueblos on each side
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
Authentic Ice Fishing Fish Decoy2029Authentic Ice Fishing Fish Decoy
Authentic Ice Fishing Fish Decoy, measures 8''H x 17''L, beautifully painted, metal fins
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
Set of 3 Softback Reference Books on Masks2029ASet of 3 Softback Reference Books on Masks
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
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Estate PreColumbian Decorative Face & Ear Plugs2030Estate PreColumbian Decorative Face & Ear Plugs
From the Eiserman Estate, we have a Collection of PreColumbian Decorative Face & Ear Plugs, largest measures 1.5''L x 1''W
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome by Daniel Gonzalez2030AMexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome by Daniel Gonzalez
Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome by Daniel Gonzalez, signed by artist and measures 7''H x 6.5''W, textured neck, very busy jar indicati...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
Mexican Mata Ortiz Eye Dazzler Seed Jar by R Gaona2030BMexican Mata Ortiz Eye Dazzler Seed Jar by R Gaona
Mexican Mata Ortiz Eye Dazzler Seed Jar by Rosa Gaona, measures 4''H x 6''D, stylized feather designs, signed by artist
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
Collection of 5 Native American Fetishes2031Collection of 5 Native American Fetishes
Collection of 5 Native American Zuni & Navajo Fetishes, largest measures 1.5''L, features horned toad with turquoise eyes, jet bear with...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00