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Native American jewelry, pottery and collectibles go up for bid at Turner Auctions + Appraisals
ACOMA POLYCHROME POTTERY STORAGE JAR. Lolita Concho, 1984, a four-color example. Height 14 1/4 inches, diameter 18 inches. Estimate: $700-1,000.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present over 280 lots of fine Southwest items from three major collectors – including jewelry, pottery, and a wide range of collectibles – on Sunday, December 17, 2017. This very diverse sale features extensive offerings of jewelry, including bracelets, squash blossom and heishi necklaces, men’s and ladies’ rings, concho and other belts, belt buckles, bolos, hat bands and ketohs. Most are Native American with sterling or coin silver, many with turquoise, coral or other embellishments. Pottery jars and figures are from the Navajo, Hopi, Santa Clara, Acoma, Santa Domingo, Laguna, Pueblo, Anasazi, Casas Grandes, Matsaki, Mimbres and others; several basketry items come from the Navajo, Pomo, Nez Perce and others.

Diverse clothing includes moccasins, gauntlets, arm bands, leggings, pouches and adornments. Among the wide selection of collectibles are decorative silver items, dolls, stone effigies, saddles, cradles and cradle boards, baby carriers, bladder pouches, quivers, beaded roundels, Mexican spurs, rugs, blankets, textiles, and a drum. Artwork includes paintings and sculpture. While most items are Native American, there are some African and Pre-Columbian pieces as well. The sale also offers various reproduction pieces, such as a headdress, hunting lance, hide shield, quiver, dance stick, tobacco bag, jacket, belts, fetishes, plaques and more.

Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Sunday, December 17 at 10:30 am PST; sale items are available for preview and bidding now. The online auction will be featured live on four platforms: LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, eBay and Turner Auctions + Appraisals’ free mobile app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Apps ("Turner Auctions"). All are easily accessed through ‘Upcoming Auctions’ at the company’s website.

Here are some highlights of the upcoming sale on Sunday, December 17:

LOT 218: THREE SALADO STONE EFFIGIES. Including a green-stone striped bear; another of rough grey sandstone, with red paint in the mouth and a conical hole drilled into its back; and a dark green stone example rudely worked, possibly representing a mountain lion. According to documents accompanying this lot, they were excavated in 1979 on private land in Mule Creek, New Mexico, by Dale Drummond, former president of the Grant County Archeological Society and member of other such societies. Included are drawings of the effigies, a certified statement attesting to their authenticity, photos of the pieces at the site, and a copy of an article entitled "the Mule Creek Bears" from Indian Artifact Magazine, August 1986. Length 6, 6 1/2 and 3 1/2 inches. Estimate: $2,0004,000.

LOT 138: TWO NAVAJO SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACES. One with stamped beads and no naja. Length 16 and 9 inches. Estimate: $400-600.

LOT 15: A NAVAJO CONCHO BELT. 12 discs. Disc Size: 2" x 1 3/4". Size: 38". Maker’s and sterling mark. Estimate: $500$700.

LOT 52: PAIR OF CHEYENNE OR LAKOTA BEADED MOCCASINS. Length: Approximately 11 inches. Estimate: $100-150.

LOT 18: THREE TURQUOISE BELT BUCKLES. Largest example: 2 3/4" x 3 1/4" approximate. Total weight: 218 g approximate. Three marked sterling. Estimate: $300-400.

LOT 211: MISSION POLYCHROME SNAKE BASKET. Height: Approximately 3 inches Width: Approximately 10 1/2 inches. Estimate: $1,0001,500.

LOT 231: NEZ PERCE/ASSINIBOINE/OJIBWA ALABASTER SCULPTURE. Doug Hyde, "Fourth Person at the Hunter's Dance", inscribed on the bottom with the artist's name, the title and "Fenn Gallery, Santa Fe." Height 12 1/2 inches, length 11 1/4 inches. Estimate: $800-1,200.

LOT 234: NAVAJO OVAL PICTORIAL BASKET. Length 21 1/2 inches, width 26 1/2 inches. Estimate: $350-450.

LOT 273: NAVAJO TEEC NOS POS-STYLE STORM PATTERN RUG. Along with a copy of the catalogue for an exhibition of Teec Nos Pos rugs from the Belikove collection at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 2003, Santa Fe, NM. Size approximately 4 feet 2 inches x 2 feet 10 inches. Estimate: $600-800.

LOT 220: HOPI CREAMWARE POTTERY SEED JAR. Al Qoyawayma, date abraded and partially illegible, what the artist calls a "Three-corn Sikyatki" jar. Height 7 1/2 inches, diameter 18 in. Estimate: $1,500-2,000.

LOT 252: INUPIAT FIGURAL WHALE BONE AND WALRUS IVORY SCULPTURE. By T. Tiulan, King Island, "King Island Mask Set". Height 6 1/2 inches, width 10 1/4 inches. Estimate: $200-300.

LOT 6: NATIVE AMERICAN TURQUOISE SILVER CUFF BRACELET. A Southwest turquoise and silver cuff bracelet. Size: 4 1/4". Cuff size: 7 1/2" with wrist gap. Weight: 174 g. Estimate: $500-700.

LOT 219: ACOMA POLYCHROME POTTERY STORAGE JAR. Lolita Concho, 1984, a four-color example. Height 14 1/4 inches, diameter 18 inches. Estimate: $700-1,000.





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