The second session of the Arts of the American West auction, offered by Hindman, will feature Native American art and jewelry from designers such as Jesse Monongya and Yazzie Johnson. Monongya is a Navajo/ Hopi jeweler based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. He often uses lapis, jade, malachite, and diamonds to create designs of the galaxies and heavens. Featured in the auction is a gold and cobblestone inlay cuff bracelet by Monongya. The bracelet is gold with accents of red, brown, purple, orange, and turquoise.
Yazzie Johnson is also a Navajo artisan, based in New Mexico. He and his wife, Gail Bird, have worked together to design and fabricate jewelry since 1972. The couple uses materials such as pearl, opal, and dinosaur bones in their pieces. Highlighted in this sale is a turquoise and silver pendant necklace with a 14-karat gold chain designed by Johnson. The chain is 36 inches long and the pendant is 1.25 inches in length. Decorative artworks such as glass blown vessels, weavings, belts, and memory aids are also featured in this event. To view the entire catalog and to place a bid, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (14), Decorative Arts (78), Furniture (24), Jewelry (60), Couture & Textiles (8)
# of Lots:185
Price Range:$250 - $20,000.
Interesting lots include:
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|Jesse Monongya (HOPI / DINE, B. 1952) Gold and Cobblestone Inlay Cuff Bracelet|| Estimate: |
|Commissioned Navajo Weaving, with Photograph |
142 x 83 1/4 inches
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|Nathan Youngblood and Chris Tarpley (SANTA CLARA, B. 1954 and CHOCTAW/KIOWA/CHEROKEE, B. 1972) Maroon and Rose Gold Blown Glass Vessel|| Estimate: |
|Yazzie Johnson (DINE, B. 1946) Turquoise, Silver, and Gold Pendant, on a 14k Gold Chain|| Estimate: |
|Arnold Blackgoat (DINE, 20TH CENTURY) Sterling Silver Belt Buckle, PLUS|| Estimate: |
|Bruce or Dennis Hathale (DINE, B. 1956 / B. 1961), attributed Painted Muslin Memory Aid|| Estimate: |