One of the oldest inhabited communities in North America — the Acoma Pueblo, also known as “Sky City” — is known for its distinct pottery style. The inhabitants have been practicing the craft since the city’s establishment in 1150. Lucy Martin Lewis, a Native American potter from Acoma Pueblo, was considered one of the matriarchs of American Indian pottery. Starting at the age of eight, Lewis learned the traditional pottery methods from her great aunt. Inspired by Anasazi and Mimbres culture, her whimsical and Minimalistic designs appeal equally to tourist markets and collectors. A pottery jar by Lewis will be featured in the upcoming Online Only Native American auction, offered by Pook & Pook Inc. The sale will include a selection of fine art, jewelry, and textiles from Native American communities.
Adolph Heinze’s Roamers of the Ranch painting is also featured in the sale. Heinze, an American artist, is known for his mountain and seasonal landscape works. The available piece shows a Western scene with grazing horses. Other lots of interest include Zuni fetishes. Believed to hold magical powers, Zuni fetishes often show six animals — the mountain lion, badger, bear, wolf, mole, and eagle — each guarding one of the six directions. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full catalog and register to bid.
Lot Categories:American Indian & Ethnographic (363)
# of Lots:363
Price Range:$40 - $3,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Punuk Eskimo fossilized walrus ivory male figure|| Estimate: |
|Plains Indian pewter inlaid catlinite smoking pip|| Estimate: |
|Adolph Heinze (American 1887-1958) oil on canvas|| Estimate: |
|Lucy Lewis Acoma Indian pottery jar|| Estimate: |
|Navajo Indian rug|| Estimate: |