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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Mexican Silver Necklace and Clip On Earrings1300 - Mexican Silver Necklace and Clip On Earrings
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Mexican Silver Necklace and Clip On Earrings, necklace measures 14'' 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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Native American Navajo Turquoise Overlay Key1301 - Native American Navajo Turquoise Overlay Key
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Native American Navajo Turquoise Overlay Key, measures 1'' x 2''
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to floor for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
 
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7 Assorted Necklaces, Some Native American1302 - 7 Assorted Necklaces, Some Native American
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7 Assorted Necklaces, Some Native American and Some Sterling, longest measures 19'' end to end
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to pebblesnpi.. for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Collection of Button Covers, Mostly Navajo1303 - Collection of Button Covers, Mostly Navajo
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Collection of Button Covers, Mostly Native American Navajo, largest measures .75''D
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Native American Navajo Silver Coral Ring, Size 61304 - Native American Navajo Silver Coral Ring, Size 6
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Native American Navajo Silver Coral Ring, Size 6, 4.82g in total wt.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to RangerPride for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Antique Navajo Conchos Plus Charms, Some Sterling1305 - Antique Navajo Conchos Plus Charms, Some Sterling
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Antique Native American Navajo Conchos Plus Charms, Some Sterling, largest measures 1''L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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3 Trade Bead Necklaces1306 - 3 Trade Bead Necklaces
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3 Trade Bead Necklaces, largest measures 36'' 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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Native American Navajo & Zuni Jewelry Collection1307 - Native American Navajo & Zuni Jewelry Collection
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Native American Navajo & Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Jewelry Collection, largest piece measures 2''L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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2 PreColumbian Pottery Jars1308 - 2 PreColumbian Pottery Jars
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2 PreColumbian Pottery Jars, largest measures 4.5'' x 2.5'',
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Santa Clara Pottery Rabbit by Marie1309 - Santa Clara Pottery Rabbit by Marie
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Santa Clara Pottery Rabbit by Marie, measures 3.5'' x 2'', signed by artist
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 Polychrome Jar by R. Madrigal1310 - Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by R. Madrigal
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Rafaela Madrigal, measures 7'' x 8'', signed by artist, marbleized clay, features Paquime' ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Sioux Carved Buffalo Horn Rabbit Fetish1311 - Sioux Carved Buffalo Horn Rabbit Fetish
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Native American Sioux Carved Buffalo Horn Rabbit Fetish, measures 2''L x 2.25'' x 1.5''
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Native American Navajo Stacked Fetish Necklace1311A - Native American Navajo Stacked Fetish Necklace
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Native American Navajo Stacked Fetish Necklace, measures 34'' end to end
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
 
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Collection of 6 Strands of Pearls1312 - Collection of 6 Strands of Pearls
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Collection of 6 Strands of Pearls, includes one 15'' string of pearls, three 32'' strings of pearls, one 16'' string of pear...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Native American Navajo Red Shell Heishi Earrings1312A - Native American Navajo Red Shell Heishi Earrings
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Native American Navajo Red Shell Heishi Earrings with silver cones, measure 3'' x 2''
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Zuni Sterling Turquoise Ring by Amy Quandelacy1313 - Zuni Sterling Turquoise Ring by Amy Quandelacy
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Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Double Hummingbird Ring by Amy Quandelacy, hallmarked, 13.01g in total wt.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Vintage Native American Navajo Spirit Bundle1314 - Vintage Native American Navajo Spirit Bundle
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Vintage Native American Navajo Spirit Bundle, measures 5''L and is embellished with shell and turquoise beads
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to peteliska for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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2 Native American Navajo Spirit Bundle Stones1315 - 2 Native American Navajo Spirit Bundle Stones
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2 Native American Navajo Spirit Bundle Stones, longest measures 4''L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to peteliska for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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2 Books on Northwest Coast Art & Artifacts1316 - 2 Books on Northwest Coast Art & Artifacts
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2 Books on Northwest Coast Art & Artifacts, #1 Indian & Eskimo Artifacts of North America by Charles Miles c. 1963 Bonanza Publishing 244 pg...
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 Polychrome Jar by Villapando R.1317 - Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Villapando R.
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Viviana Villapando R., signed V.V.R., marbleized clay, flared rim, features Paquime' inspired lines and des...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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1970s Native American Navajo Pictorial Textile Rug1318 - 1970s Native American Navajo Pictorial Textile Rug
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1970s Native American Navajo Pictorial Textile Rug, measures 27"L x 19"W, 4 cornered tassels intact
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Large Collection of Turquoise Disk Beads1318A - Large Collection of Turquoise Disk Beads
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Large Collection of Turquoise Disk Beads, largest measures 1.25''D
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 Silver Gold Lip Shell Ring, Size 6.51319 - Navajo Silver Gold Lip Shell Ring, Size 6.5
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Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Gold Lip Shell Ring, Size 6.5
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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6 Mexican Mata Ortiz Yarn Wrapped Pottery Rings1320 - 6 Mexican Mata Ortiz Yarn Wrapped Pottery Rings
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6 Mexican Mata Ortiz Yarn Wrapped Pottery Display Rings, various sizes
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to cfdcwcdydfps for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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3 Mexican Mata Ortiz Pottery Display Rings1321 - 3 Mexican Mata Ortiz Pottery Display Rings
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3 Mexican Mata Ortiz Pottery Display Rings, largest measures 4'' across
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to cfdcwcdydfps for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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3 Yarn Wrapped Metal Pottery Display Stands1322 - 3 Yarn Wrapped Metal Pottery Display Stands
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3 Yarn Wrapped Metal Pottery Display Stands, measures 4.75'' across, the yarn keeps your pottery from getting scratched
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to d1949m for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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3 Yarn Wrapped Metal Pottery Display Stands1323 - 3 Yarn Wrapped Metal Pottery Display Stands
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3 Yarn Wrapped Metal Pottery Display Stands, measure 7.75''D, the yarn keeps your pottery from getting scratched
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to d1949m for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Native American Zuni Silver Turquoise Ring, Size 71324 - Native American Zuni Silver Turquoise Ring, Size 7
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Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Petit Point Turquoise Ring, Size 7
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to pebblesnpi.. for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Authentic PreColumbian Pottery Heads1325 - Authentic PreColumbian Pottery Heads
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Authentic PreColumbian Pottery Heads, largest measures 4'' x 5''
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Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Seed Jar by E. Ortiz1326 - Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Seed Jar by E. Ortiz
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Seed Jar by Elisa Ortiz, measures 3.5'' x 6'', signed by artist
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to Coloskier for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Aventurine Beaded Pendant Necklace1327 - Aventurine Beaded Pendant Necklace
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Aventurine Beaded Pendant Necklace, measures 32''L x 2'' x 2''
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Miniature Pottery Jars, Veloz1328 - Mexican Mata Ortiz Miniature Pottery Jars, Veloz
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Miniature Pottery Jars by Carmen Veloz, measure 1''H x 2''D, signed by artist
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 40.00
Sold to cfdcwcdydfps for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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4 Sterling Silver Multi Stone Pendants1329 - 4 Sterling Silver Multi Stone Pendants
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4 Sterling Silver Multi Stone Pendants, largest measures 1.75''L x .5''W
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 Sterling Lapis & Jet Inlay Ring, Size 101330 - Mexican Sterling Lapis & Jet Inlay Ring, Size 10
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Mexican Taxco Sterling Lapis & Jet Inlay Ring, Size 10, hallmarked, 12.11g in total wt.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to CaseyCollins for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Zuni Hand Carved Serpentine Bear Fetish1331 - Zuni Hand Carved Serpentine Bear Fetish
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Native American Zuni Hand Carved Serpentine Bear Fetish, mother of pearl and turquoise spirit pack and turquoise eyes, measures 3''L x .75&#...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to cfdcwcdydfps for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Luis Ortiz1332 - Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Luis Ortiz
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Mexican Mata Ortiz Polychrome Geometric Jar by Luis Ortiz, measures 6'' x 6'', signed by artist
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 30.00
Sold to samforest for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Native American Navajo Sterling Bead Earrings1333 - Native American Navajo Sterling Bead Earrings
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Native American Navajo Sterling Bead Earrings, hand stamped bench made graduated beads
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Native American Navajo Silver Turquoise Ring, Sz 71334 - Native American Navajo Silver Turquoise Ring, Sz 7
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Native American Navajo Silver Turquoise Ring, Size 7, hallmarked
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Native American Navajo Silver Turquoise Ring, Sz 61335 - Native American Navajo Silver Turquoise Ring, Sz 6
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Native American Navajo Silver Turquoise Ring, Size 6,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Antique Navajo Silver Mother of Pearl Necklace1336 - Antique Navajo Silver Mother of Pearl Necklace
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Antique Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Mother of Pearl Pendant Necklace, handmade silver beads measure 26'' end to end and pendant m...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
 
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Antique Navajo Sterling Mother of Pearl Bracelet1337 - Antique Navajo Sterling Mother of Pearl Bracelet
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Antique Native American Navajo Sterling Mother of Pearl Bracelet, inside measures 6.5'' which includes opening x 1.25'', 46.5g in to...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Antique Navajo Sterling Mother of Pearl Ring, 5.51338 - Antique Navajo Sterling Mother of Pearl Ring, 5.5
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Antique Native American Navajo Sterling Mother of Pearl Ring, Size 5.5, measures 1.75
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Navajo Silver Turquoise Butterfly Bracelet, Brown1339 - Navajo Silver Turquoise Butterfly Bracelet, Brown
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Exquisite Native American Navajo Silver Turquoise Butterfly Bracelet by Dean Brown, beautiful all sterling set with green Nevada Turquoise, pupular re
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to michaelsno.. for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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1950 Navajo Fetish & Heishi Necklace1340 - 1950 Navajo Fetish & Heishi Necklace
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1950 Native American Navajo Fetish & Heishi Necklace, measures 28'' end to end, includes serpentine, jet, sterling silver, mother of pea...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Native American Navajo Silver Turquoise Ring, Sz 51341 - Native American Navajo Silver Turquoise Ring, Sz 5
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Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring, Size 5
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Navajo Sterling Silver Bear Bracelet1342 - Navajo Sterling Silver Bear Bracelet
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Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Bear Bracelet, inside measures 7'' which includes opening x 2''W, beautifully hand stamped, 6...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to cfdcwcdydfps for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Authentic PreColumbian Pottery Fetishes1343 - Authentic PreColumbian Pottery Fetishes
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Authentic PreColumbian Pottery Fetishes, largest measures 1.5'' x 1.5''
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Authentic PreColumbian Pottery Jar1344 - Authentic PreColumbian Pottery Jar
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Authentic PreColumbian Pottery Jar, measures 3'' x 3.5
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 Navajo Sterling Turquoise Ring, 111345 - Native American Navajo Sterling Turquoise Ring, 11
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Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring by Albert Cleveland, Size 11, measures 1.75''L, 20g in total wt. hallmarked and stampe...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Native American Mimbres Picture Pottery Replica1346 - Native American Mimbres Picture Pottery Replica
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Native American Mimbres Picture Pottery Replica, measures 2.25"H x 8"D
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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