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Up for bid May 14 at Turner Auctions + Appraisals: Southwest jewelry, pottery, art & collectibles
Southwest gold belt buckle. David Dear vintage pawn handmade belt buckle (all marked 18K). The largest example is approximately 2 1/4 inches. Approximate total weight: 77 g. Estimate: $2,000-3,000.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- On May 14, 2017, Turner Auctions + Appraisals will offer over 230 lots of Southwest jewelry, pottery, art, collectibles and reference books – Part 3 of the private collection from a major Southern California dealer/collector, plus items from several estates and other sources. Jewelry offerings, many vintage pawn of sterling or coin silver and embellished with turquoise, include works from the Navajo, Zuni and Santa Domingo. Among the diverse range of items are belt buckles, belts, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, bolo ties, rings, hat bands, money clips and watch cuffs. The pottery – jars, bowls, pitchers, wedding jars, and other vessels – come from various tribal entities, cultures or pueblos, such as Hohokum, Anasazi, Hopi, Casas Grandes, San Ildefonso, Tularosa, Laguna, Acoma, San Juan, Santa Clara and others. Artwork offered includes Navajo and other rugs, masks by Gene Brabant (plus two masks from Africa), sculpture, paintings, framed art hangings and prints, and Navajo sand paintings. Collectibles include handtooled leather goods, katsina dolls, Mexican spurs, Apache Ranger law badges, El Rancho china, Navajo-style tableware, stone animal fetishes, stone/spear points and turquoise stones. Reference books (the remainder of the Jim Haas Collection, who retired from Bonhams) focus on ethnic arts – Southwest, Indonesian, Pre-Columbian, Tribal and Oceanic.

Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online sale Sunday, May 14 at 10:30 am PDT; sale items can be previewed online until the sale starts. The online auction is featured live on Invaluable and LiveAuctioneers. Turner Auctions + Appraisals also recently launched its own mobile site for viewing and bidding. Bidders can download the app from the App Store or Google Apps ("Turner Auctions").

Highlights of this sale include (please visit catalog for lot details; see below for more about the jewelry collector and collection):

LOT 1: Zia polychrome pottery jar; Height: 9 inches. Width: 10 1/2 inches. Estimate: $275 - $450.

LOT 97: Dan Namingha painting. "Ancestors Silhouetted by the Sun," signed lower right, framed and matted. Artwork: 21 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches. Frame: 29 3/4 x 34 3/4 inches. Estimate $9001,200.

LOT 65: Navajo rug. 83 x 49 1/2 inches. Estimate: $175200.

LOT 148: Southwest vintage pawn jewelry. Consisting of two pairs of silver and turquoise earrings (one marked sterling) and four heartshaped silver and turquoise pins. Largest example: 1 3/4 inches. Approximate total weight: 55 g. Estimate: $150-250.

LOT 1: Zia polychrome pottery jar; Height: 9 inches. Width: 10 1/2 inches. Estimate: $275 - $450.

LOT 97: Dan Namingha painting. "Ancestors Silhouetted by the Sun," signed lower right, framed and matted. Artwork: 21 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches. Frame: 29 3/4 x 34 3/4 inches. Estimate $9001,200.

LOT 65: Navajo rug. 83 x 49 1/2 inches. Estimate: $175200.

LOT 148: Southwest vintage pawn jewelry. Consisting of two pairs of silver and turquoise earrings (one marked sterling) and four heartshaped silver and turquoise pins. Largest example: 1 3/4 inches. Approximate total weight: 55 g. Estimate: $150-250.

LOT 31: Hohokam pottery bowl. Height: 2 1/2 inches. Width: 4 inches. Estimate: $70-90.

LOT 54: Twelve pairs of Mexican spurs. Estimate: $150-175.

LOT 4: Southwest gold belt buckle. David Dear vintage pawn handmade belt buckle (all marked 18K). The largest example is approximately 2 1/4 inches. Approximate total weight: 77 g. Estimate: $2,000-3,000.

LOT 2: Tusayan or Kayenta black-on-white pottery canteen. Height: 4 inches. Width: 4 3/4 inches. Estimate $275-350.





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