Native Americans have used art as a form of expression for thousands of years. They are known for their pottery, baskets, jewelry, beadwork, dolls, paintings. They drew their inspiration from their spirituality and from mother nature. From using rocks and clay to express themselves to using turquoise, silver, glass and fabric materials, it was a way of life for them. So, the art they created is often made to honor or to protect others, incorporating symbols or objects that involve nature, such as the moon, the sun, bears and birds. The art and the tools have also evolved over time, and the Native American Jewelry Auction by Whitley’s Auctioneers pays homage to their past and present.
A piece that reflects Native American history is a framed picture of Geronimo in a Headdress at Fort Marion, circa 1890. Enjoy a reproduction of a ceremonial breastplate armor made of three hardened tanned leather pieces and decorated with carved horn, bells, colorful beads and fringe trim or a Native American bow and quiver made with fur and feather accents. A limited-edition print of a silhouetted boy with his guardian eagle spirit in a wooded red mahogany stained frame is also available.
Among the jewelry, in the auction, is a beautiful Mark Chee armband handmade using a single large piece of turquoise along with a pair of elegant triangular-shaped Navajo earrings made of sterling silver and white buffalo turquoise. Visit Bidsquare to view the entire Native American catalog and to place a bid today.
# of Lots:356
Price Range:$40 - $3000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|MARK CHEE LARGE SILVER TURQUOISE NAVAJO BRACELET|| Estimate: |
|NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBAL HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPH|| Estimate: |
|NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBAL BOW AND ARROWS, WITH QUIVER|| Estimate: |
|NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBAL LEATHER BREASTPLATE ARMOR|| Estimate: |
|LIMITED EDITION OF A NATIVE AMERICAN BOY AND EAGLE|| Estimate: |
|NAVAJO STERLING SILVER WHITE BUFFALO TURQUOISE EARRINGS|| Estimate: |