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Category: American Indian & Ethnographic

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    Navajo Silver + More

    Considered the “stone of life,” turquoise holds special significance in several Native American cultures, especially for the Navajo people. According to one legend, Estsanatlehi, the Navajo goddess of creation, protection, and abundance, appeared as a drop of turquoise. Santa Fe Art Auction will present several turquoise jewelry pieces in their upcoming…

    A Kenneth Begay Turquoise and Coral Band Cuff
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    Exceptional Private Collection of Asian and Tribal Art

    Avalokiteśvara is widely known as the Buddhist deity of compassion. He is also believed to be the embodiment of the eternal Buddha who offers salvation to humanity. A 16th-century Korean Avalokiteśvara sculpture will be available in the upcoming Exceptional Private Collection of Asian and Tribal Art sale, presented by The…

    Dan Mask with Cowry Shell Headress, Early 20th Century
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    Ancient Resource Auctions' Saturday, Oct. 3rd online auction #87 features fine, authentic antiquities, ethnographic art

    Up for bid are 450 lots of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Holy Land, Byzantine, Asian and Pre-Columbian antiquities, plus examples of ethnographic art. Lovely Roman marble head of a woman from the Julio-Claudian Period (circa early 1st Century BC), in the manner of the Empress Livia Drusilla (aka Julia…

    Ancient Resource Auctions Saturday, Oct. 3rd online auction #87 features fine, authentic antiquities, ethnographic art
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    Traditional Mexican Antiques Auction

    The La Viga road in Iztacalco runs from the center to the south side of Mexico City. The concrete road was built in place of the historic Canal de la Viga, a waterway once used for food supply, recreation, and navigation. In the early 20th century, the canal was ordered…

    Octagonal Base. China, Early 20th century, Carved, inked ivory.
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    1, 2, 3...Sold! Online Only Sale

    Guanyin is a Chinese manifestation of the Avalokiteśvara bodhisattva, a being committed to attaining Buddhahood. Avalokiteśvara embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. Also known as Tara or Jetsun Dölma in Tibet, Avalokiteśvara is a significant figure in Buddhism. One of the noteworthy lots in the upcoming Showplace Antique + Design…

    Assorted Asian Table Articles, Group of 7
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    Autumn Americana Auction

    During the golden era of American carousels, many skilled artisans migrated from Europe to the United States. Among them was Charles Carmel. In 1883, he moved to New York from Russia and started working at Looff, a carousel manufacturing company. His carousels often involved highly decorated, realistic horses. The upcoming…

    Martina and Florentino Montoya San Idefanso Jar
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    Arms & Armor | Ancient - 20th Century

    Nephrite, a type of jade, occurred naturally in remote parts of the South Island, whence it was traded and exchanged throughout New Zealand, barter, and war. Due to its rarity and beauty, nephrite was used to make valued ornaments and working tools, such as adzes, chisels, and short clubs. Even…

    19th C. German Iron Sallet Helmet
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    AC Stickley Arts & Crafts Auction

    The Stickley brothers, Albert, Gustav, Charles, Leopold, and John George, formed the Stickley Brothers Furniture Company in 1891. Beginning in 1900, the company produced chairs and tables in styles ranging from Colonial Revival to early Mission. The company continued to create Colonial American pieces until it ceased production in the…

    Dirk van Erp Hammered Copper & Stenciled Mica Boudoir
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    Artworks by Lichtenstein, Blanchard, Benton, others are in Neue Auctions' Sept. 26th online sale

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Fast on the heels of a highly successful 20th Century & Mid-Century Modern sale in August, Neue Auctions is back on the virtual block with a Fine Art & Antiques auction planned for Saturday, Sept. 26th, at 10 am Eastern time. The online-only auction features a wide…

    Artworks by Lichtenstein, Blanchard, Benton, others are in Neue Auctions Sept. 26th online sale
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    Museum of Wisconsin Art - LIVE Auction

    Artist Rafael Francisco Salas is known for his depictions of life in rural Wisconsin. His influences are taken from American tradition and rural surroundings. He believes his work “speaks to an indignant desire for a dream continually just beyond reach.” One of the highlighted lots in the upcoming Museum of…

    FRED STONEHOUSE, The Sound of Night
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    Estate Jewelry, Art & Collectibles

    Founded by Constantine Sotirios Boulgaris in 1884, Bvlgari is one of Italy’s oldest jewelry houses. Since its inception, the brand drew inspiration from both the Roman and Greek periods and the Italian Renaissance. In the mid-1950s, Bvlgari introduced a jewelry line using a wide range of color combinations and gemstones,…

    Important Bulgari Gemstone Brooch
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    Chinese and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    An Imperial folding fan from the Qianlong period will be offered in the upcoming Chinese and Southeast Asian Works of Art auction, presented by Hindman. The fan was created for the Qianlong emperor of the 18th century by three artisans of the Imperial cabinet: Ji Yun, Liang Shizheng, and Qian…

    A Russet and Pale Celadon Jade 'Chilong' Rhyton Cup Height 5 3-4 in., 14.6 cm.
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    Fine and Decorative Arts: Day 2

    Founded in 1886, Newcomb College was the first women’s coordinate college within an American university. The school, which was famous for its pottery, provided an opportunity for women to acquire industrial skills during the postwar period. The embroidery curriculum, introduced later, offered a quality standard similar to the college’s pottery…

    Chinese Junyao Porcelain Vase Ex Beatty Coll.
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    Clearance - Ancient, Pre-Columbian, Ethno Art

    Under a powerful spell, Hercules killed his wife and children. Upon realizing, he was filled with guilt and went to the Oracle at Delphi and asked for her help. The oracle commanded Hercules to visit and serve his cousin, King Eurystheus, who would give him 12 tasks that Hercules must…

    Etruscan Bucchero Amphora w/ Animals, ex-Christie's
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    Fine Art & Antiques Sessions I and II

    A painting titled Chat-Chat-Chat from Roberto Matta will be offered by Simpson Galleries in the upcoming Fine Art & Antiques sale. Believed to be a portrait of the Chilean artist and his wife Germana Ferrari, the pastel and oil painting from around 1997 shows a courting couple. Matta began his…

    ROBERTO MATTA (Chilean 1911-2002) A PAINTING, Chat-Chat-Chat, 1997
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    Fine Art, Vintage Couture, and Jewelry Auction

    Internationally-acclaimed artist Joan Miró is widely considered a Surrealist. However, he never officially joined the artistic group. A contemporary of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Henri Matisse, Miró combined abstraction with Surrealist fantasy to pioneer a new style of Automatism. His mature style evolved from the tension between his fanciful,…

    Syd Solomon (1917-2004) American, Oils on Panel
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    John Richardson: A Scholar Collects Day Two

    Day two of this Stair event brings to auction more pieces from the collection of Sir John Richardson, the late art historian. This includes a study of two male nudes and a Greek athlete by Swiss-born artist Johann Heinrich Füssli. Forced to flee Switzerland as a political refugee, Füssli eventually…

    After Andy Warhol (1928-1987)- John Richardson
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    Antiquities | Asian | Ethnographic Art

    Iranian-American Abstract artist Masoud Yasami does not associate himself with any specific artistic group. Rather, his multi-dimensional artworks often experiment with space, color, illusion, balance, and chaos. As the artist states, “For many years I have dealt with gravitational force as the drama in my work; for example creating the illusion…

    18th C. European Brass Mortar and Pestle
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    Glow Gala Art Auction

    Justin Hayward is a renowned portrait painter and professor at Casper College. As a child, Hayward attended church with his family and disturbed his younger brother. To distract Hayward, his parents gave him a sketchbook, setting him on his artistic journey. Initially inclined toward animation, the Michigan artist later shifted…

    Mark Paxton, Persephone (Crabapple Series #2)
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    Navajo Zuni & Hopi Native American Indian Jewelry | Gold & Silver Estate

    Tommy Singer was a celebrated Navajo silversmith known for his chip-inlay silver jewelry. Growing up in the Dilcon community on a Navajo reservation, Singer started making silver jewelry at the age of seven. After mastering his craft in the 1960s, Singer invented the chip-inlay method of jewelry design. This technique…

    Old Pawn Deep Stamp Antique Concho Belt