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.
Original Huichol Yarn Painting, Benitez & Cruz995Original Huichol Yarn Painting, Benitez & Cruz
Original Huichol Yarn Painting by Ceferino Diaz Benitez and Teresa Medina de la Cruz, description of work is hand written on back of piece, The Huicho
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
Casas Grandes Hooded Effigy Jar Reproduction996Casas Grandes Hooded Effigy Jar Reproduction
1960's Casas Grandes Polychrome Hooded Effigy Jar Reproduction, measures 6.25"D x 7.5"H
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
Vintage Huipil Textile Poncho998Vintage Huipil Textile Poncho
Vintage Huipil Textile Poncho from Southern Mexico or Northern Guatemala, some fraying
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Prehistoric Native American Mimbres Pottery Jar999Prehistoric Native American Mimbres Pottery Jar
Prehistoric Native American Mimbres Utilitarian Pottery Jar, measures 2.75"H x 3"D, Acquired in accordance with all State and Federal Regu...
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Vintage Carved Bone Totem Pole1000Vintage Carved Bone Totem Pole
Vintage Carved Bone Totem Pole, measures 8''H x 1.25''W x 1.25''Deep
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
Estate Ethnic Friendship Basket1001Estate Ethnic Friendship Basket
From the Whittredge Estate, we have an Ethnic Friendship Basket, measures 5'' x 9''
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Vintage Mexican Tile Trays1002Vintage Mexican Tile Trays
Vintage Mexican Tile Trays, largest measures 8.5'' x 9''
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Navajo Sterling Silver Horse Pendant Necklace1002ANavajo Sterling Silver Horse Pendant Necklace
Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Horse Pendant Necklace, hand wrought chain measures 18'' end to end, horse pendant measures .75'&...
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to RangerPride for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
Pair of Mexican Textile Hangings1004Pair of Mexican Textile Hangings
Pair of Mexican Textile Hangings, largest measures 30'' x 60'', can be rolled to ship
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to youngawd for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Hand Beaded Tray, Decanter, and Cordial Glasses1005Hand Beaded Tray, Decanter, and Cordial Glasses
Hand Beaded Tray, Decanter, and Cordial Glasses by Kathy Kills Thunder, decanter measures 9.5''H and tray measures 12''D, Artist Bio...
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to cfdcwcdydfps for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
1982 Tigua Polychrome Jar by Lucy F. Rodela10061982 Tigua Polychrome Jar by Lucy F. Rodela
1982 Native American Tigua Polychrome Jar by Lucy F. Rodela, measures 10.5''W x 8.5''H, FYI: ''Lucila F. Rodela from the Ysl...
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to cfdcwcdydfps for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
7 Corbell & Co. Silver Plated Cordial Cups10077 Corbell & Co. Silver Plated Cordial Cups
7 Corbell & Co. Silver Plated Cordial Cups, measures 3.25''H x 1.5''D, FYI: Corbell is known for their silver plated reproduicti...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Metal Wall Art Gecko1008Metal Wall Art Gecko
Metal Wall Art Gecko, measures 19.25''L x 9''W x 1.75''H
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Vintage Carved Water Buffalo Horn Heron1009Vintage Carved Water Buffalo Horn Heron
Vintage Carved Water Buffalo Horn Heron, measures 15''H x 2''W x 3''L
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to waterman215 for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Navajo Sterling Inlay Bear Pendant Necklace, Smith1009ANavajo Sterling Inlay Bear Pendant Necklace, Smith
Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Inlay Bear Pendant Choker Necklace by Germaine Smith, hallmarked G and stamped sterling, pendant measures 2&#...
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to cfdcwcdydfps for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
Vintage Cedar Wood Keepsake Box, Copper Hardware1010Vintage Cedar Wood Keepsake Box, Copper Hardware
Vintage Cedar Wood Keepsake Box, Copper Hardware, measures 10.5''L x 6.25''W x 5''H
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
Hand Painted Mexican Coyote, Bear, and Owl Figures1011Hand Painted Mexican Coyote, Bear, and Owl Figures
Hand Painted Mexican Coyote, Bear, and Owl Wood Figures, largest measures 8''H
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to pebblesnpixie for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Estate Hand Beaded Textan Leather Belt1012Estate Hand Beaded Textan Leather Belt
From the Whittredge Estate, we have a Hand Beaded Textan Leather Belt, measures 32'' end to end, belt is embellished with 3 beaded feather d...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Original 1948 Preston McCrossen Drawing1013Original 1948 Preston McCrossen Drawing
Original 1948 Preston McCrossen (1894-1981) Drawing, visual measures 11'' x 17'', can be rolled to ship
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to arttrader949 for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Collection of Shell Jewelry1014Collection of Shell Jewelry
Collection of Shell Jewelry, includes 2 pairs of earrings, 2 brooches, 3 bracelets, and 3 necklaces, longest necklace measures 22'' end to end
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
3 Cloisonne Enamel Dragonflies10153 Cloisonne Enamel Dragonflies
3 Cloisonne Enamel Dragonflies, measure 3''L x 3.25''W, ready to hang
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Ethnic Pictorial Basket1016Ethnic Pictorial Basket
Ethnic Pictorial Basket, measures 8.25''H x 6''D
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
People of the Mesa by Powell & Gumerman, Book1017People of the Mesa by Powell & Gumerman, Book
People of the Mesa: The Archaeology of Black Mesa, Arizona by Shirley Powell & George J. Gumerman, Hardback Book, c. 1987 Southern Illinois Univ...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
1960 Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Bracelet1017A1960 Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Bracelet
1960 Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Bracelet, vintage all sterling silver set with natural turquoise cabochons, inside measures 6...
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to djh5830 for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
Pair of Vintage Hammered Copper Wildlife Plaques1018Pair of Vintage Hammered Copper Wildlife Plaques
Pair of Vintage Hammered Copper on Wood Bear and Deer Plaques, measures 11'' x 14''
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Tribal Green Striped Melon Bead Necklace on Raffia1018ATribal Green Striped Melon Bead Necklace on Raffia
Tribal Green Striped Melon Bead Necklace on Raffia, measures 22'' end to end, beads measure .75''L
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
Mexican Mata Ortiz Pulled Spout Jar by A. Soto1019Mexican Mata Ortiz Pulled Spout Jar by A. Soto
Mexican Mata Ortiz Pulled Spout Eye Dazzler Jar by Alejandra Soto, measures 5.25''H x 5.5''D, signed by artist, flared rim, stylized...
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to cfdcwcdydfps for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
TAG Coronado 4 Piece Grey Lightweight Luggage Set1020TAG Coronado 4 Piece Grey Lightweight Luggage Set
TAG Coronado 4 Piece Grey Lightweight Luggage Set, 1200d polyester body/170T polyester lining, Recessed push-button locking handle system and inline s
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
Navajo Hammered Sterling Silver Ring, Size 7.251020ANavajo Hammered Sterling Silver Ring, Size 7.25
Native American Navajo Hammered Sterling Silver Ring by Richard and Rita Begay, Size 7.25, measures 1'' x .5'', hallmarked RB, 8.8g ...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Mexican Tarahumara Collectibles1020BMexican Tarahumara Collectibles
Mexican Tarahumara Collectibles, largest measures 10''L x 6.5''H x 2''W, features 2 baskets and one carved wood goat
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Southwestern Glass Eagle & Metal Candle Sconce1021Southwestern Glass Eagle & Metal Candle Sconce
Southwestern Glass Eagle & Metal Candle Sconce, measures 12''H
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Estate Native American Beaded Dance Rattle1022Estate Native American Beaded Dance Rattle
From the Whittredge Estate, we have a Native American Beaded Dance Rattle, measures 16''L, embellished with beads, feathers, leather, and ra...
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to pebblesnpixie for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Native American Hopi Clown Kachina, Ted Francis Jr1023Native American Hopi Clown Kachina, Ted Francis Jr
Native American Hopi Clown Kachina, Ted Francis Jr., measures 6''H x 2.5''W x 2''Deep, signed by artist
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
Zuni Carved Septarian Nodule Bear Fetish1024Zuni Carved Septarian Nodule Bear Fetish
Native American Zuni Carved Septarian Nodule Bear Looking Down Fetish, turquoise eyes, measures 1.75''L x 1.75''H x 5/8''W, ...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring, Size 51024AZuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring, Size 5
Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring, Size 5
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
Collection of 8 Navajo Miniature Kachinas1025Collection of 8 Navajo Miniature Kachinas
Collection of 8 Native American Navajo Miniature Kachinas, largest measures 5''H which includes feathers, includes: Clown (signed by artist)...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
Navajo Sterling & Multi-Stone Bracelet by A Skeets1026Navajo Sterling & Multi-Stone Bracelet by A Skeets
Native American Navajo Sterling Silver & Multi-Stone Bracelet by Anthony Skeets, inside measures 6.5'' which includes opening x 1.5'...
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
Navajo Sterling Silver and Hematite Ring, Sz 7.251027Navajo Sterling Silver and Hematite Ring, Sz 7.25
Vintage Native American Navajo Sterling Silver and Hematite Ring, Sz 7.25, measures 1.25''L x 5/8''W, 9.73g in total wt.
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Navajo Sterling Coral and Shell Heishi Necklace1028Navajo Sterling Coral and Shell Heishi Necklace
Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Double Strand Coral and Shell Heishi Necklace, measures 26'' end to end, silver cones and findings, e...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Zuni Carved Horned Toad Fetish1029Zuni Carved Horned Toad Fetish
Native American Zuni Carved Horned Toad Fetish, measures 2.5''L x 1.25''W, green eyes
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Prehistoric Casas Grandes Polychrome Pottery Jar1030Prehistoric Casas Grandes Polychrome Pottery Jar
Prehistoric Casas Grandes Polychrome Pottery Jar, has not been cleaned, measures 6.5"D x 5.75"H, features geometric lines and designs, com...
Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
Estate Southwestern Pottery Canteen1031Estate Southwestern Pottery Canteen
From the Whittredge Estate, we have a Southwestern Pottery Canteen, measures 9'' x 10'', comes with jute hanger, the back is flat
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Mexican Hand Carved & Painted Turtle and Cat1032Mexican Hand Carved & Painted Turtle and Cat
Mexican Hand Carved & Painted Turtle and Cat, largest measures 9'' x 9'', vibrantly painted
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to pebblesnpixie for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
Chinese Hans Dynasty Pottery Pitcher Replica1033Chinese Hans Dynasty Pottery Pitcher Replica
Chinese Hans Dynasty Pottery Pitcher Replica, measures 9'' x 12''
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
2 Native American Navajo Carved Bear Fetishes10342 Native American Navajo Carved Bear Fetishes
2 Native American Navajo Carved Bear Fetishes, largest measures 3''L x 2''H x 1''Deep, both have spirit packs, one is white ...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
Native American Collectibles1035Native American Collectibles
Native American Collectibles, largest (Apache Tus Basket) measures 6''H x 7''D, includes: Apache Tus Woven Water Basket Apache (the ...
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to pebblesnpixie for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
Large Vintage Iron Art Bronze Viking Ship1036Large Vintage Iron Art Bronze Viking Ship
Vintage Large Iron Art Bronze Viking Long Boat/Ship Sculpture 18'' Long, Copenhagen Denmark, Wood Stand, Danish Modern. This huge viking shi...
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
Mexican Mata Ortiz Black on Black Jar by Gonzalez1037Mexican Mata Ortiz Black on Black Jar by Gonzalez
Mexican Mata Ortiz Black on Black Fish Jar by Jose Gonzalez, signed by artist and measures 9''H x 8''D, features 4 concave medallion...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to djh5830 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
14K Gold Citrine Garnet Amethyst Ring, size 8.25103814K Gold Citrine Garnet Amethyst Ring, size 8.25
14K Gold Citrine Garnet Amethyst Ring with Diamond Accents, size 8.25, marked 14K MEDA and China, 6.47g in total wt.
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
Zuni Mountain Lion Fetish by Alex Tsethlakai1039Zuni Mountain Lion Fetish by Alex Tsethlakai
Native American Zuni Carved Mountain Lion Fetish by Alex Tsethlakai, measures 2.5''L x 1.75''H x .5''W, signed by artist, tu...
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00