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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Pima Basket739 - Pima Basket
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Early 1900s, Large flared deep basketry bowl with great stepped geometric box design. Good condition, sturdy and intact with a few blemishes. 8"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
 
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Apache Basket740 - Apache Basket
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Ca. 1930s, Classic flared tray with large double blossom/star design and downward arrow points coming from the black rim. Very good condition. 3-1/2...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Eskimo Ivory Knife & Sheath741 - Eskimo Ivory Knife & Sheath
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Mid 1900s, Outstanding hand carved Siberian Eskimo knife and matching sheath with polar bear scene on sheath, and a mid-1900s seal figure on the handl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 160.00) x 1 = 960.00
 
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Eskimo Ivory Knife & Sheath742 - Eskimo Ivory Knife & Sheath
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Ca. 1970s, Very fine hand carved Greenland Eskimo knife with walrus handle, sheath with polar bear/walrus scene, and colored scrimshaw figures on back
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 450.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 160.00) x 1 = 960.00
 
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Siberian Eskimo Pipe743 - Siberian Eskimo Pipe
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Late 1800s, Traditional hand carved two-piece wood or bone stem wrapped with hide strips and holding a basketry-type forged metal bowl. Very good cond
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (475.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 570.00
 
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NW Coast-Style Rattle744 - NW Coast-Style Rattle
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Ca. 1970s-1980s, Outstanding hand carved and painted spirit transformation rattle showing a bird, mountain goat, and a witch being pulled by the hair
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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NW Coast-Style Rattle745 - NW Coast-Style Rattle
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Ca. 1970s-1980s, Beautiful hand carved and painted bird rattle showing a spirit transformation on top and with additional figures on the belly. Very g
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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NW Coast Powder Horn - Rich Lavalle746 - NW Coast Powder Horn - Rich Lavalle
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Ca. 1960s-1970s, Rare hand carved buffalo powder horn with inlaid abalone features, traditional figures, brass tip, and custom wooden cap and heel. Ve
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to princessat.. for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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NW Coast Rattle - Rich Lavalle747 - NW Coast Rattle - Rich Lavalle
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Ca. 1960s-1970s, Fine hand carved and painted yellow cedar rattle featuring a human face and elaborate hooked headdress. Very good condition. 12"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 720.00
 
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Eskimo Bentwood Bucket748 - Eskimo Bentwood Bucket
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Late 1900s, Fine hand carved bentwood bucket with stitched seam, etched polar bear scene and rim bars, and buckskin laced carved ivory handle. Very go
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to preston5LL for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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NW Coast Bentwood Box - Stan Wamiss749 - NW Coast Bentwood Box - Stan Wamiss
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Ca. 1980s, Beautiful four-sided yellow cedar bentwood box with beaver and other traditional figures finely carved in to the surfaces and with rough go
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
 
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Kwakiutl Bentwood Box - Stewart Webber750 - Kwakiutl Bentwood Box - Stewart Webber
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Ca. 1970s, Beautiful hand carved four-sided red cedar box with bear figures, wide base, and rough gouged lid. Very good condition with a few scuffs. 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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Copper Bracelet Collection751 - Copper Bracelet Collection
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Ca. 1940s-1980s, Great group of seven popular machine stamped Curio Shop copper cuff bracelets all with southwest motifs. All in very good condition.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Navajo/Zuni Earring Collection752 - Navajo/Zuni Earring Collection
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Mid/Late 1900s, Group of nine all-silver earrings, all but one with turquoise, some with coral or mother of pearl, and includes Zuni inlay, petit poin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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Navajo Necklace Set753 - Navajo Necklace Set
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Mid 1900s, Classic vintage all-silver squash blossom necklace with three matching hair (or barrette) pins, matching earrings, and single Red Mountain
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (425.00 + 85.00) x 1 = 510.00
 
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Hopi/Laguna Earrings - Duane Maktima754 - Hopi/Laguna Earrings - Duane Maktima
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Ca. 1980s, Fine original design tufa cast all-silver dangle earring with oval lapis and rectangular moss agate stones. Excellent condition. Signed. 1-
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Navajo Bracelet755 - Navajo Bracelet
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Ca. 1970s, Large extra-heavy gauge all-silver bracelet with five matching light blue softened turquoise nugget stones. Very good condition. 5-1/2&qu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 325.00 - 650.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Navajo Bracelet - Tommy Moore756 - Navajo Bracelet - Tommy Moore
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Ca. 1980, Classic wide all-silver cuff bracelet with rope and file work and 18 large matching light blue softened turquoise nuggets. Very good conditi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 275.00 - 550.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Vintage Navajo Silver Items757 - Vintage Navajo Silver Items
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Early/Mid 1900s, Group of six hand wrought all-silver pieces including three small stamped bells, a larger conical bell, a pair of eagles over silver
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Navajo Claw Jewelry758 - Navajo Claw Jewelry
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Ca. 1970-1980, All done on silver with turquoise, coral, and claws. Includes 3" x 4" buckle signed "JMC," a 2-1/2" x 4-1/2&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Navajo Necklace759 - Navajo Necklace
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Ca. 1960s, Small finer ladies' all-silver squash blossom necklace with 20 matching blossoms and hand wrought horseshoe pendant. Very good condit...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
 
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Zuni/Navajo Bracelet760 - Zuni/Navajo Bracelet
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 1960s-1970s, Unique all-silver cuff bracelet with mosaic inlay turquoise top. Very good condition. 5" + 1-1/4" x 7/8"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to batab for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Tlingit Rifle Scabbard761 - Tlingit Rifle Scabbard
Allard Auctions Inc.
Early/Mid 1900s, White caribou hide gun case with sealskin trim and attaching loops, made with no design except for the later added inked figures. Ver
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Plains Beaded Knife Sheath762 - Plains Beaded Knife Sheath
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 1930s, Classic older sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded shaped rawhide knife holder with interesting geometric design and Valero star near the top.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Sioux Beaded Awl Case763 - Sioux Beaded Awl Case
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Early/Mid 1900s, Traditional shaped rawhide case with wrap beaded body, sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded flap, and extra long quilled tin cone/horseh
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Apache Beaded Watch Case764 - Apache Beaded Watch Case
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Early 1900s, Lazy stitch beaded buckskin belt pouch with American flag rosette and eagle strip. These were used tucked over a belt to hold a pocket wa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Plateau Beaded Gauntlets765 - Plateau Beaded Gauntlets
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 1970s, Traditional pair of unworn smoked buckskin gloves with beautiful red roses on the uppers and simple bars on the hands. Excellent condition.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 450.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Sioux-style Strike-A-Lite Bag766 - Sioux-style Strike-A-Lite Bag
Allard Auctions Inc.
Mid/Late 1900s, Classic design hard leather flap bag with sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded front panel and tin cone fringe. With stone inside. Very g
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Plateau Girl's Beaded Belt767 - Plateau Girl's Beaded Belt
Allard Auctions Inc.
Mid/Late 1900s, Very finely made 1-1/4" wide traditional leather panel belt with lazy stitch beaded edges and a row of small brass conchos down...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 225.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Flathead Necklace & Headband768 - Flathead Necklace & Headband
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Ca. 1970s, Beautiful fully beaded cloth-backed headband (or belt?) with matching 17" pendant necklace, both done on light pink ground in a fine...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Flathead Girl's Dress769 - Flathead Girl's Dress
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Early 1900s, Classic hand crafted navy all-wool tradecloth little girl's dress with ribbon trim and traditional cowry shell decorations. Very go...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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Flathead Wampum Neck Piece770 - Flathead Wampum Neck Piece
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 1900, Wonderful graduated hand honed bone "wampum" bead necklace with tiny brass buttons and tacks on the leather spacers and rare etc...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to preston5LL for (425.00 + 85.00) x 1 = 510.00
 
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Navajo Rug/Weaving771 - Navajo Rug/Weaving
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Ca. 1980s, Fine weave Yei figured rug with unique tracked edging. Very good condition. 36" x 28"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Navajo Rug/Weaving772 - Navajo Rug/Weaving
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Ca. 1970s, Beautiful serrated Ganado eye dazzler done in red, white, black, and gray. Very good condition. 46" x 29"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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Navajo Rug/Weaving773 - Navajo Rug/Weaving
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Ca. 1970s, Small fine weave Crystal pictorial sample with interior basket or pottery figure. Very good condition. 31" x 31"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Navajo Rug/Weaving774 - Navajo Rug/Weaving
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Ca. 1980s-1990s, Small fine weave Ganado tapestry with classic red field. Very good condition. 30" x 23"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Vintage Saltillo Blanket775 - Vintage Saltillo Blanket
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Ca. 1920s-1930s, Fine Mexico hand woven all-wool center seam blanket with serrated diamond-in-box design. Good condition, some wear-through. 69"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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Navajo Rug/Weaving776 - Navajo Rug/Weaving
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Ca. 1980s, Unique double rug done in a reversible twill weave except the pictorial center, which is traditional weave with different designs on each s
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Navajo Rug/Weaving777 - Navajo Rug/Weaving
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Ca. 1970s, Fine weave Wide Ruins rug with wavy line bands and serrated diamonds. Very good condition. 47" x 26"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Navajo Rug/Weaving778 - Navajo Rug/Weaving
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Ca. 1970s, Heavy double weave twill double saddle blanket. Very good condition. Minor use. 59" x 33"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 225.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Navajo Rug/Weaving779 - Navajo Rug/Weaving
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Ca. 1970s, Small fine weave three-figure Yei rug with non-typical border. Very good condition. 22" x 19"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Navajo Rug/Weaving780 - Navajo Rug/Weaving
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 1950s, Small homespun table runner with banded design. Fair condition, bleed, and corner/end damage. 35" x 16"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Ted Kaluza (b.1923)781 - Ted Kaluza (b.1923)
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 1968, Signed original watercolor on paper depicting a baby in a cradleboard titled "Morning Star." Kaluza is a Spokane artist and was ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Troy Anderson, Cherokee (b.1948)782 - Troy Anderson, Cherokee (b.1948)
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Ca. 1980s, Signed original gouache on art board depicting two figures and two birds. Very good condition. 14" x 9" (21" x 16" fr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Fred Cleveland, Navajo (b.1943)783 - Fred Cleveland, Navajo (b.1943)
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Ca. 1972, Signed original pastel on brown paper depicting a stylized peyote bird above a kettle durm. Very good condition. 15" x 11" (20&q...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Frank Vigil, Jicarilla Apache (1922-1979)784 - Frank Vigil, Jicarilla Apache (1922-1979)
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Ca. 1957, Signed original gouache on artboard depicting a pair of boisterous stallions. Very good condition. 14" x 13" (21" x 20"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to princessat.. for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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David "Chethlahe" Paladin, Navajo (1926-1984)785 - David "Chethlahe" Paladin, Navajo (1926-1984)
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 1964, Fine signed original gouache on paper depicting a stylized landscape/still life of probably Navajo Land. Very good condition. 12" x 9...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to ijamar23 for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Robert McMurtry, Comanche (1950-2012)786 - Robert McMurtry, Comanche (1950-2012)
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 1975, Signed original gouache on colored paper depicting a buckskin clad Southern Plains hunter with bow, arrows, quiver, and fur hat. Very good c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to ijamar23 for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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J C H (?)787 - J C H (?)
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Ca. 1941, Signed original gouache on gray linen paper depicting two eagle dancers in action. Very good condition. 14" x 18" (22 "x 26...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Jimmy Yepa, Jemez (20th Century)788 - Jimmy Yepa, Jemez (20th Century)
Allard Auctions Inc.
Ca. 2000s, Original acrylic on canvas - "Child of Snow." Signed on back (?). 16" x 20" unframed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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