35, Polychrome wood face mask, Eskimo, 14 1/2 inches high
Lot 35 is an
impressive Eskimo polychrome wood face mask that is 14 1/2
inches highand was once in the collection of the Heye Foundation and
subsequntly was deaccessioned to Julius Carlebach in New York
It has an estmate of $30,000 to $50,000. It sold for $74,500.
Polychromed wood headdress, Tlingit, 6 1/2 inches high
Lot 9 is a
"superb" Tlingit polychromed wood headdress that is 6 1/2 inches high.
The catalogue entry notes that "the recurved beak
image refers to either a raven or hawk." The lot
has an estimate of $150,000 to $200,000. It sold for $158,500.
"Yup'ik or Kuskokwim River polychrome wood mask, 14 1/2 inches high
Lot 33 is a
marvelous polychrome wood mask from the Yup'ik or Kuskokwim River.
It is 14 1/2 inches high and was once in the collection of
Robert Gierke and the catalogue entry shows a photograph of a wall of
similar masks handing in his store. It has an
estimate of $70,000 to $100,000. It sold for $74,500.
36, Painted hide hunting coat, Naskapi, 39 inches long
Lot 36 is a
"rare and important" Naskapi painted high hunting coat that is 39
inches long with high collar, narrow waist and flaring skirt sewn of
tanned caribou hide. The catalogue entry notes that a similar
coat is in the British Museum. The Naskapi lived in Quebec.
It has an estimate of $250,000 to $350,000. It sold for $278,500.
Lot 5, Doll, polychrome wood,
Haida, 19 inches high
Lot 5 is a
Haida polychromed wood doll that is 19 inches high. It was
collected in Puget Sound by Captain William Martain in 1828 and is
proeprty of the Woburn Public Library. The catalogue entry
states that it is one of four dolls and one mask by the "Jenna Cass"
carver, one of the great Haida artists of the early 19th Century,
adding that a closely related example is in the Peabody-Essex
Museum. It has an estimate of $50,000 to $70,000. It sold for $254,500.
61, effigy pipe, Missippian stone, 6 1/2 inches high
Lot 61 is a
Missippian stone effigy pipe in the form of a bird with an old label
that indicated it was from Wayne County, Kentucky. It has an
estimate of $7,000 to $10,000. It sold for $17,500.
Lot 70, "Painted pictorial
buffalo hide," Sioux, 105 3/4 inches long
Lot 70 is an
impressive Sioux painted pictorial buffalo hide that is 105 3/4 inches
long and was once in the collection of the Heye Foundation whose
catalogue card on the lot indicated that it had been "bought by
Corporal Louis E Clave, 332 M.D., Casual Company, U.S. Marines, in 1887
from Indian who said he killed the buffalo northwest of Cheyene.
The lot was also in the collection of the Zeilinski
Collection in Berlin, Germany. It has an estimate of $90,000
to $120,000. It
sold for $110,500.
Lot 16, Tshimshian polychromed wood lidded dish, 12 3/4 inches high
16 is a very nice Tshimsian polychromed wood lidded dish in the form of
a halibut with a bald eagle cover. It is 12 3/4 inches high.
It has an esitmate of $25,000 to $35,000. It sold for $31,250.
"Northwest Coast Whalebone Club," probably Haida, 25 1/2 inches long
Lot 1 is a
handsome Northwest Coast Whalebone Club that is probably Haida.
It is 25 1/2 inches long and was collected by John Moresby,
for whom an island south of Queen Charlotte Island is named and who
wrote an account in 1908 of his voyage to the area where he
met the Skittaget Tribe that the catalogue states is "now recognized as
the finest, most advanced in the arts of any of the Northwest Coast
tribes." The lot has an estimate of $25,000 to $35,000. It sold for $104,500.