Native American Art & Related Artifacts - Best of Santa Fe 2017

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Please join us in exciting Santa Fe the week before Indian Market this August for what promises to be an historic event!

We are featuring the collection of long time collector, hobbyist, Indian trader, and feather artist Bob Wills from Dumont, NJ. We are honored to have Bob's beadwork collection to offer along with other interesting things he's gathered over the years.

We are also very happy to be selling an old collection of beadwork, baskets, cornhusks, horse gear, and other great pieces all collected in the Columbia River Basin in the 50s and 60s. All pieces are documented in the original owner Tommy Thompson's ledger, with interesting notes and stories.

In addition, we have accumulated some really great pieces for this auction! There are more fantastic beadwork pieces, a huge assortment of quality baskets, several high-end Navajo rugs, some very rare old Pueblo pottery, and the best group of NW Coast and Eskimo items we have ever had!

And as always, lots of great Indian jewelry , some really rare original Native and Western art, a collection of Apache items, kachinas carvings, Santa Fe antiques, antique tradebeads, and a number of interesting and hard to find antique, western, and Mexican collectibles - over 800 pieces in all!

Previews both days begin at 8:00 am (MDT). Auction times are Saturday at noon and Sunday at 10:00 am. Live online, absentee, and phone bidding are all available.

Full-color catalog available for $30 - includes prices realized.
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F.A. Rinehart Photo640 - F.A. Rinehart Photo
Allard Auctions Inc.
Late 1800s, Beautiful antique photo of "Bartelda - Apache." @ 1899. In very good condition. Loose in acrylic sleeve. 9" x 7"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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American Indian Art - Norm Feder641 - American Indian Art - Norm Feder
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Ca. 1960s, THE world famous book for collectors of Indian art, with 60 hand-tipped full color plates plus 24 black and white illustrations. First edit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to comanche6 for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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2 Iriquois Quilled Baskets642 - 2 Iriquois Quilled Baskets
Allard Auctions Inc.
Mid/Late 1900s, Pair of beautiful lidded birch bark baskets, both covered entirely in porcupine quills and featuring flowers on the lids, the smaller
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Iroquois Quilled Basket643 - Iroquois Quilled Basket
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Mid/Late 1900s, Great oval shaped lidded birchbark trinket basket covered completely in plain and colored porcupine quills with maple leaves on the li
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 225.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Karok Basket Hat644 - Karok Basket Hat
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Late 1800s, Very early finer weave traditional woven basketry cap with wonderful polychrome geometric design. Good condition, with one repair. 4-1/2...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 450.00 - 900.00
Sold to tracyOXV for (475.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 570.00
 
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Buffalo Lap Robe645 - Buffalo Lap Robe
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Early/Mid 1900s, Great old squared buffalo hide sleigh or stagecoach lap robe with wool blanket backing and scalloped red wool trim. good usable condi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Woodlands Wooden Implement646 - Woodlands Wooden Implement
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Early 1900s, Great early hand carved hardwood ladle/scraper with unique Indian figure on the handle. Very good condition, shows a lot of use. 12-1/2...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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NW Coast Maskette - Jack James647 - NW Coast Maskette - Jack James
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Ca. 1970s, Smaller traditional hand carved and painted red cedar owl maskette with hook nose and cornhusk bow. Very good condition, minor scuffs. 7&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to rmaldermn for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Iroquois False Face Mask648 - Iroquois False Face Mask
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Mid 1900s, Vintage hand carved and dyed wooden false face mask with tin clad eyes, protruding features, horsehair, cornhusk, and two teeth. Very good
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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NW Coast Mask - Peter Prevost649 - NW Coast Mask - Peter Prevost
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Ca. 1987, Beautiful hand carved and painted "thin carved" alderwood moon mask. Very good condition, minor warp. Great example of carving. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Hopi Kachina Carving650 - Hopi Kachina Carving
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Early/Mid 1900s, Early hand carved and painted cottonwood root Koshare Clown doll shown in traditional striped attire. Good condition, some minor repa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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Antique Dance Bells651 - Antique Dance Bells
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Early/Mid 1900s, Pair of heavy leather mounted bronze/bass sleigh bells used as a fancy dancer's leg bells because of their loud volume. Very go...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Dew Claw Hand Rattle652 - Dew Claw Hand Rattle
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Mid/Late 1900s, Hand carved and green ochred wooden handle loaded with deer dew claws and used as a dancer's noisemaker. Very good condition. 14...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Southwest Ceremonial Item653 - Southwest Ceremonial Item
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Early 1900s, Single string-wrapped husk-covered wooden marker or stick with feather decorations, marked "Zuni Prayer Stick." Good conditio...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to MacFairley for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Sioux Stone Club654 - Sioux Stone Club
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Early 1900s, Early short-handled (ladies'/children's) small rawhide-wrapped wood handled stone club with some of the original beaded section...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Antique Indian Gun655 - Antique Indian Gun
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 1863, Rare model 1861 "U.S. Norwich" percussion muzzle loader adorned with brass tacks in the Indian style. An excavated non-firing pi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
 
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Plains Dance Roach656 - Plains Dance Roach
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early 1900s, Outstanding finely woven porcupine hair dancer's head piece with rare four-color woven deer hair base. This has been perfectly stor...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to MacFairley for (425.00 + 85.00) x 1 = 510.00
 
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Navajo Rug/Weaving657 - Navajo Rug/Weaving
Allard Auctions Inc.
Mid 1900s, Beautiful finer weave Crystal rug with fish hooks and other geometric elements and done in natural earth tone colors. Very good condition,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Vintage Tradebeads658 - Vintage Tradebeads
Allard Auctions Inc.
Various Ages, Including a strand of red black-core Venetians, 1920 colored plastics, and light blue glass dots. Very good condition. Largest 48"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Trade Bead Necklace659 - Trade Bead Necklace
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Early 1900s, Extra-long two-strand necklace made from old interior colored tubular glass tradebeads spaced with small round faceted pink Peking glass
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Vintage Costume Beads660 - Vintage Costume Beads
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early/Mid 1900s, Five strands of small powder blue glass/composite round beads, very popular in making dance regalia and other items. Very good condit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Tradebead Necklace661 - Tradebead Necklace
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early 1900s, Extra-long four-strand necklace made from rare black faceted (1"+) tubular beads and with wrapped neck. Very good condition, few c...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Tradebead Display662 - Tradebead Display
Allard Auctions Inc.
Various Ages, Including a double strand of hollow brass beads, a triple strand of glass "shell" barrel beads, and a double strand of black...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 225.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Pueblo Silver Necklace663 - Pueblo Silver Necklace
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early/Mid 1900s, Wonderful hand wrought all-silver squash blossom necklace made from benchmade beads and with a sand cast Spanish Colonial influence c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
 
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3 Hopi Baskets664 - 3 Hopi Baskets
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 1930s-1940s, Framed display containing three beautifully aged Hopi 2nd Mesa coil weave plaques, two with kachina heads. All in good, well-used con
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Acoma Pottery Bowl665 - Acoma Pottery Bowl
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early 1900s, Early flared polychrome bowl with incurved rim and stylized bird/eagle figure and other avian symbols. Sturdy and intact, glued but not r
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to suekesey for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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Pair of Vintage Cuffs666 - Pair of Vintage Cuffs
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 1940-1960, Includes a hand stamped German silver cuff with arrowhead overlay, plus a tapered brass ketoh with Navajo repousse' silver medall...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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2 Eskimo Ivory Carvings667 - 2 Eskimo Ivory Carvings
Allard Auctions Inc.
Mid 1900s, Pair of hand carved fossilized ivory items including a two-sided pendant and a fancy two-sided billikin. Both in very good condition. Penda
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to comanche6 for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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4 Beaded Bags668 - 4 Beaded Bags
Allard Auctions Inc.
Various Ages, Four all-buckskin bags including an early 1900s two-sided Apache, a small newer single-sided Apache, and early/mid 1900s two-sided Sioux
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Paiute Beaded Gauntlets669 - Paiute Beaded Gauntlets
Allard Auctions Inc.
Mid 1900s, Large pair of smoked elkhide gloves, the flared cuffs with colorful beaded symbols and arrows and fringed edging. Very good condition. 14...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Woodlands Beaded Baby Moccasins670 - Woodlands Beaded Baby Moccasins
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early 1900s, Two pairs of traditional beaded child's moccasins including a pair of Iroquois puckered toe and a pair with center seam, both with ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Sioux Beaded Bag671 - Sioux Beaded Bag
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early 1900s, Traditional, rounded bottom, sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded, two-sided fringed buckskin bag with flared cross on one side, geometrics
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Sioux Beaded Moccasins672 - Sioux Beaded Moccasins
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early/Mid 1900s, Traditional pair of sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded man's buckskin moccasins with hard soles and classic checkered diamond mo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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Sioux Quilled Hair Drops673 - Sioux Quilled Hair Drops
Allard Auctions Inc.
Mid 1900s, Classic pair of fully quilled hair ornaments, both with tin cone tips, brass bells, and feather fluffs. Very good condition, some quill los
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to tracyOXV for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Sioux Quilled Arm Bands674 - Sioux Quilled Arm Bands
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early 1900s, Traditional pair of buckskin-backed rawhide strips covered with flattened, dyed red porcupine quills. Very good condition with a few dama
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to barnegat-6 for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Cree Beaded Rifle Case675 - Cree Beaded Rifle Case
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early 1900s, Traditional moosehide scabbard with four floral beaded bands, each with fringed suspensions. Very good condition. A rare find. 38"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 720.00
 
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Cheyenne Beaded Leggings676 - Cheyenne Beaded Leggings
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early/Mid 1900s, Fine pair of early 1900s sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded buckskin strips (on their 2nd or 3rd use) now attached to a pair of mid 19
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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4 Antique Indian Dolls677 - 4 Antique Indian Dolls
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early/Mid 1900s, Four beautiful examples of hand work including two Seminole dolls and two Navajo dolls, all in traditional clothing. Good well-used c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Child's Beaded Moccasins678 - Child's Beaded Moccasins
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early/Mid 1900s, Traditional pair of early 1900s Sioux sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded hard soled moccasins with two-color design, plus a pair of mi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Sioux Child's Moccasins679 - Sioux Child's Moccasins
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early/Mid 1900s, Two pairs of traditional sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded hard soled buckskin child's moccasins, each with simple flared cross...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to preston5LL for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Iroquois Beaded Pouch680 - Iroquois Beaded Pouch
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early 1900s, Wonderful U-shaped pouch/bag with classic colorful floral forms done on a white field of tiny 20/0 white beads on cloth. Originally had e
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to MLux for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Cree Beaded Gauntlets680A - Cree Beaded Gauntlets
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early/Mid 1900s, Outstanding pair of fancy hand crafted moose hide parade gloves with elaborate beaded florals on the large cuffs and back hand, and w
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to preston5LL for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Zuni Pottery Jar681 - Zuni Pottery Jar
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 1900, Unique and rare early Zuni polychrome pottery olla with traditional black base, large butterfly figures, and great patina. Very good conditi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to MLux for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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Zuni Pottery Jar682 - Zuni Pottery Jar
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 1900s, Amazing rather large and interesting water jar with rare double deer figures and floral forms, and Acoma/Laguna influence hatched orange ba
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00 + 500.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
 
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Hopi Pottery Bowl683 - Hopi Pottery Bowl
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early 1900s, Huge red Piki bread bowl from Shongopavi, done in a cruder utility style. Sturdy and intact with a large glued crack. 6" x 15"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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Acoma Pottery Jar684 - Acoma Pottery Jar
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early 1900s, Great early polychrome pottery jar with bold orange lightning band plus traditional black forms with hatched elements. Good condition, so
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to batab for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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2 Hopi Pottery Jars - Tom Polacca685 - 2 Hopi Pottery Jars - Tom Polacca
Allard Auctions Inc.
Late 1900s, Colorful pair of contemporary hand carved and painted pottery jars, the larger with a dancer, corn plant, and cactus, the smaller with an
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to bestboy for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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San Ildefonso Pottery Jar - Blue Corn686 - San Ildefonso Pottery Jar - Blue Corn
Allard Auctions Inc.
Mid 1900s, Graceful matte black-on-black pottery jar with beautiful radiating feather design on the shoulder. Very good condition. 8" x 7"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to comanche6 for (900.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,080.00
 
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Santa Clara Pottery Jar - Chris Martinez687 - Santa Clara Pottery Jar - Chris Martinez
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 2000s, Beautiful deep carved redware jar with Avanyu serpent. Very good condition. 9" x 8"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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2 San Ildefonso Pottery Bowls - Blue Corn688 - 2 San Ildefonso Pottery Bowls - Blue Corn
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early 1900s, Pair of classic matte black-on-black bowls, the smaller with traditional geometric design, the larger featuring the popular Avanyu serpen
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (425.00 + 85.00) x 1 = 510.00
 
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