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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Original Huichol Yarn Painting, Benitez & Cruz995 - Original Huichol Yarn Painting, Benitez & Cruz
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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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Casas Grandes Hooded Effigy Jar Reproduction996 - Casas Grandes Hooded Effigy Jar Reproduction
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1960's Casas Grandes Polychrome Hooded Effigy Jar Reproduction, measures 6.25"D x 7.5"H
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Vintage Huipil Textile Poncho998 - Vintage Huipil Textile Poncho
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Vintage Huipil Textile Poncho from Southern Mexico or Northern Guatemala, some fraying
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Prehistoric Native American Mimbres Pottery Jar999 - Prehistoric Native American Mimbres Pottery Jar
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Prehistoric Native American Mimbres Utilitarian Pottery Jar, measures 2.75"H x 3"D, Acquired in accordance with all State and Federal Regu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Vintage Carved Bone Totem Pole1000 - Vintage Carved Bone Totem Pole
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Vintage Carved Bone Totem Pole, measures 8''H x 1.25''W x 1.25''Deep
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Estate Ethnic Friendship Basket1001 - Estate Ethnic Friendship Basket
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From the Whittredge Estate, we have an Ethnic Friendship Basket, measures 5'' x 9''
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 Mexican Tile Trays1002 - Vintage Mexican Tile Trays
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Vintage Mexican Tile Trays, largest measures 8.5'' x 9''
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Navajo Sterling Silver Horse Pendant Necklace1002A - Navajo Sterling Silver Horse Pendant Necklace
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Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Horse Pendant Necklace, hand wrought chain measures 18'' end to end, horse pendant measures .75'&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to RangerPride for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Pair of Mexican Textile Hangings1004 - Pair of Mexican Textile Hangings
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Pair of Mexican Textile Hangings, largest measures 30'' x 60'', can be rolled to ship
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to youngawd for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Hand Beaded Tray, Decanter, and Cordial Glasses1005 - Hand Beaded Tray, Decanter, and Cordial Glasses
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Hand Beaded Tray, Decanter, and Cordial Glasses by Kathy Kills Thunder, decanter measures 9.5''H and tray measures 12''D, Artist Bio...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to cfdcwcdydfps for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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1982 Tigua Polychrome Jar by Lucy F. Rodela1006 - 1982 Tigua Polychrome Jar by Lucy F. Rodela
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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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to cfdcwcdydfps for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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7 Corbell & Co. Silver Plated Cordial Cups1007 - 7 Corbell & Co. Silver Plated Cordial Cups
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7 Corbell & Co. Silver Plated Cordial Cups, measures 3.25''H x 1.5''D, FYI: Corbell is known for their silver plated reproduicti...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Metal Wall Art Gecko1008 - Metal Wall Art Gecko
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Metal Wall Art Gecko, measures 19.25''L x 9''W x 1.75''H
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Vintage Carved Water Buffalo Horn Heron1009 - Vintage Carved Water Buffalo Horn Heron
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Vintage Carved Water Buffalo Horn Heron, measures 15''H x 2''W x 3''L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to waterman215 for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Navajo Sterling Inlay Bear Pendant Necklace, Smith1009A - Navajo Sterling Inlay Bear Pendant Necklace, Smith
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Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Inlay Bear Pendant Choker Necklace by Germaine Smith, hallmarked G and stamped sterling, pendant measures 2&#...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to cfdcwcdydfps for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Vintage Cedar Wood Keepsake Box, Copper Hardware1010 - Vintage Cedar Wood Keepsake Box, Copper Hardware
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Vintage Cedar Wood Keepsake Box, Copper Hardware, measures 10.5''L x 6.25''W x 5''H
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Hand Painted Mexican Coyote, Bear, and Owl Figures1011 - Hand Painted Mexican Coyote, Bear, and Owl Figures
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Hand Painted Mexican Coyote, Bear, and Owl Wood Figures, largest measures 8''H
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to pebblesnpi.. for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Estate Hand Beaded Textan Leather Belt1012 - Estate Hand Beaded Textan Leather Belt
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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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Original 1948 Preston McCrossen Drawing1013 - Original 1948 Preston McCrossen Drawing
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Original 1948 Preston McCrossen (1894-1981) Drawing, visual measures 11'' x 17'', can be rolled to ship
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to arttrader949 for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Collection of Shell Jewelry1014 - Collection of Shell Jewelry
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Collection of Shell Jewelry, includes 2 pairs of earrings, 2 brooches, 3 bracelets, and 3 necklaces, longest necklace measures 22'' end to end
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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3 Cloisonne Enamel Dragonflies1015 - 3 Cloisonne Enamel Dragonflies
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3 Cloisonne Enamel Dragonflies, measure 3''L x 3.25''W, 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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Ethnic Pictorial Basket1016 - Ethnic Pictorial Basket
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Ethnic Pictorial Basket, measures 8.25''H x 6''D
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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People of the Mesa by Powell & Gumerman, Book1017 - People of the Mesa by Powell & Gumerman, Book
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People of the Mesa: The Archaeology of Black Mesa, Arizona by Shirley Powell & George J. Gumerman, Hardback Book, c. 1987 Southern Illinois Univ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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1960 Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Bracelet1017A - 1960 Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Bracelet
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1960 Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Bracelet, vintage all sterling silver set with natural turquoise cabochons, inside measures 6...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to djh5830 for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Pair of Vintage Hammered Copper Wildlife Plaques1018 - Pair of Vintage Hammered Copper Wildlife Plaques
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Pair of Vintage Hammered Copper on Wood Bear and Deer Plaques, measures 11'' x 14''
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Tribal Green Striped Melon Bead Necklace on Raffia1018A - Tribal Green Striped Melon Bead Necklace on Raffia
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Tribal Green Striped Melon Bead Necklace on Raffia, measures 22'' end to end, beads measure .75''L
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 Pulled Spout Jar by A. Soto1019 - Mexican Mata Ortiz Pulled Spout Jar by A. Soto
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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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to cfdcwcdydfps for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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TAG Coronado 4 Piece Grey Lightweight Luggage Set1020 - TAG Coronado 4 Piece Grey Lightweight Luggage Set
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TAG Coronado 4 Piece Grey Lightweight Luggage Set, 1200d polyester body/170T polyester lining, Recessed push-button locking handle system and inline s
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Navajo Hammered Sterling Silver Ring, Size 7.251020A - Navajo Hammered Sterling Silver Ring, Size 7.25
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Native American Navajo Hammered Sterling Silver Ring by Richard and Rita Begay, Size 7.25, measures 1'' x .5'', hallmarked RB, 8.8g ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Mexican Tarahumara Collectibles1020B - Mexican Tarahumara Collectibles
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Mexican Tarahumara Collectibles, largest measures 10''L x 6.5''H x 2''W, features 2 baskets and one carved wood goat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Southwestern Glass Eagle & Metal Candle Sconce1021 - Southwestern Glass Eagle & Metal Candle Sconce
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Southwestern Glass Eagle & Metal Candle Sconce, measures 12''H
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 Native American Beaded Dance Rattle1022 - Estate Native American Beaded Dance Rattle
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From the Whittredge Estate, we have a Native American Beaded Dance Rattle, measures 16''L, embellished with beads, feathers, leather, and ra...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to pebblesnpi.. for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Native American Hopi Clown Kachina, Ted Francis Jr1023 - Native American Hopi Clown Kachina, Ted Francis Jr
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Native American Hopi Clown Kachina, Ted Francis Jr., measures 6''H x 2.5''W x 2''Deep, signed by artist
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Zuni Carved Septarian Nodule Bear Fetish1024 - Zuni Carved Septarian Nodule Bear Fetish
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Native American Zuni Carved Septarian Nodule Bear Looking Down Fetish, turquoise eyes, measures 1.75''L x 1.75''H x 5/8''W, ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring, Size 51024A - Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring, Size 5
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Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring, Size 5
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Collection of 8 Navajo Miniature Kachinas1025 - Collection of 8 Navajo Miniature Kachinas
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Collection of 8 Native American Navajo Miniature Kachinas, largest measures 5''H which includes feathers, includes: Clown (signed by artist)...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Navajo Sterling & Multi-Stone Bracelet by A Skeets1026 - Navajo Sterling & Multi-Stone Bracelet by A Skeets
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Native American Navajo Sterling Silver & Multi-Stone Bracelet by Anthony Skeets, inside measures 6.5'' which includes opening x 1.5'...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Navajo Sterling Silver and Hematite Ring, Sz 7.251027 - Navajo Sterling Silver and Hematite Ring, Sz 7.25
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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.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Navajo Sterling Coral and Shell Heishi Necklace1028 - Navajo Sterling Coral and Shell Heishi Necklace
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Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Double Strand Coral and Shell Heishi Necklace, measures 26'' end to end, silver cones and findings, e...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Zuni Carved Horned Toad Fetish1029 - Zuni Carved Horned Toad Fetish
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Native American Zuni Carved Horned Toad Fetish, measures 2.5''L x 1.25''W, green eyes
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Prehistoric Casas Grandes Polychrome Pottery Jar1030 - Prehistoric Casas Grandes Polychrome Pottery Jar
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Prehistoric Casas Grandes Polychrome Pottery Jar, has not been cleaned, measures 6.5"D x 5.75"H, features geometric lines and designs, com...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Estate Southwestern Pottery Canteen1031 - Estate Southwestern Pottery Canteen
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From the Whittredge Estate, we have a Southwestern Pottery Canteen, measures 9'' x 10'', comes with jute hanger, the back is flat
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 Hand Carved & Painted Turtle and Cat1032 - Mexican Hand Carved & Painted Turtle and Cat
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Mexican Hand Carved & Painted Turtle and Cat, largest measures 9'' x 9'', vibrantly painted
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to pebblesnpi.. for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Chinese Hans Dynasty Pottery Pitcher Replica1033 - Chinese Hans Dynasty Pottery Pitcher Replica
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Chinese Hans Dynasty Pottery Pitcher Replica, measures 9'' x 12''
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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2 Native American Navajo Carved Bear Fetishes1034 - 2 Native American Navajo Carved Bear Fetishes
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2 Native American Navajo Carved Bear Fetishes, largest measures 3''L x 2''H x 1''Deep, both have spirit packs, one is white ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Native American Collectibles1035 - Native American Collectibles
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Native American Collectibles, largest (Apache Tus Basket) measures 6''H x 7''D, includes: Apache Tus Woven Water Basket Apache (the ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to pebblesnpi.. for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Large Vintage Iron Art Bronze Viking Ship1036 - Large Vintage Iron Art Bronze Viking Ship
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Vintage Large Iron Art Bronze Viking Long Boat/Ship Sculpture 18'' Long, Copenhagen Denmark, Wood Stand, Danish Modern. This huge viking shi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Black on Black Jar by Gonzalez1037 - Mexican Mata Ortiz Black on Black Jar by Gonzalez
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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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to djh5830 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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14K Gold Citrine Garnet Amethyst Ring, size 8.251038 - 14K Gold Citrine Garnet Amethyst Ring, size 8.25
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14K Gold Citrine Garnet Amethyst Ring with Diamond Accents, size 8.25, marked 14K MEDA and China, 6.47g in total wt.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
 
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Zuni Mountain Lion Fetish by Alex Tsethlakai1039 - Zuni Mountain Lion Fetish by Alex Tsethlakai
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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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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