1/17/2020 - Modern and Contemporary Native American Art

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Date of the auction: 17.01.2020

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Anna Montoya (San Ildefonso, 1885-1955) Blackware Pottery

lot of 2, includes blackware pottery jar with serpent design and a light gunmetal finish; signed on base, height 3.25 in. x diameter 5.25 in.; AND blackware pottery jar with repeating geometric motif and a gunmetal finish; signed on base, height 4 in. x diameter 6 in

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Maria Martinez (San Ildefonso, 1887-1980) Blackware Pottery, Property of...

lot of 2, both signed Maria Poveka, height 3 in. x diameter 3.25 in., AND height 4.5 in. x diameter 4.5 in. Provenance:Bequeathed to the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Ms. Sandra A. Kruzman for the continued care and preservation of the museum’s collection of Native American pottery

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Maria and Santana Martinez (San Ildefonso, 1887-1980 / 1909-2002) Blackware...

repeating feather design; signed on base, height 1 in. x diameter 12.5 in. 1943-1954

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso, 1887-1980 / 1885-1943) Blackware...

with repeating geometric motif; signed on base, height 5.75 in. x diameter 6.5 in. 1925-1943 Condition: Minor surface scratching

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso, 1887-1980 / 1885-1943) Blackware...

lot of 2, includes a bowl signed Marie and Julian, height 2.75 in. x diameter 6 in.; AND a jar signed Maria Poveka, height 3 in. x diameter 4 in. Provenance:Bequeathed to the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Ms. Sandra A. Kruzman for the continued care and preservation of the museum’s

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Maria Martinez and Popovi Da (San Ildefonso, 1887-1980 / 1922-1971...

with feather pattern; signed and dated on base, height 3.5 in. x diameter 4.5 in. November 1966 Provenance:Bequeathed to the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Ms. Sandra A. Kruzman for the continued care and preservation of the museum’s collection of Native American pottery

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Maria Martinez and Popovi Da (San Ildefonso, 1887-1980 / 1922-1971...

with gunmetal finish and painted geometrics above the shoulder; signed and dated on base, height 4 in. x diameter 5.75 in. June 1968

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Maria Martinez and Popovi Da (San Ildefonso, 1887-1980 / 1922-1971) Redware...

with repeating feather design along the shoulder; signed and dated on base, height 4.25 in. x diameter 6 in. July 1968

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Lucy Martin Lewis (Acoma, 1890 - 1992) Polychrome Pottery Jar, From the...

signed, dated, and with San Fidel P.O. Box 135 N.M. on base, height 10.25 x diameter 7.75 in. 1960 Provenance:From the Robert B. Riley Collection, Illinois

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Fannie Polacca Nampeyo (Hopi, 1900-1987) Pottery Jar

painted with the Migration pattern; signed on base, height 5.25 in. x diameter 8 in. third quarter 20th century

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Camilio Sunflower Tafoya (Santa Clara, 1902-1995) Sgraffito Pottery Seed...

signed and dated on base, height 5 in. x diameter 4.5 in. 1974

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Margaret Tafoya (Santa Clara, 1904-2001) Blackware Pottery Canteen

signed on base, height 8 in. x diameter 7 in. third quarter 20th century

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Margaret Tafoya (Santa Clara, 1904-2001) Redware Pottery Jar with Bear...

of large form with double shoulder and flared rim, decorated with four bear paw impressions; signed on base, height 12.25 in. x diameter 13 in. mid-20th century Provenance:Bequeathed to the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Ms. Sandra A. Kruzman for the continued care and preservation of the

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Margaret Tafoya (Santa Clara, 1904-2001) Blackware Pottery Wedding Vase...

of traditional form with deeply carved designs; signed on base, height 8.75 in. x diameter 5.75 in. third quarter 20th century Provenance:Bequeathed to the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Ms. Sandra A. Kruzman for the continued care and preservation of the museum’s collection of Native

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Margaret Tafoya (Santa Clara, 1904-2001) Blackware Pottery Jar, with Bear...

traditional form with flared rim and three bear paw impressions around neck; signed and dated on base, height 10.5 in. x diameter 9.75 in. 1975 Provenance:Bequeathed to the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Ms. Sandra A. Kruzman for the continued care and preservation of the museum’s

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Margaret Tafoya (Santa Clara, 1904-2001) Blackware Pottery Vase, with Bear...

long neck vase with flared rim and four bear paw impressions; signed on base, height 15.5 in. x diameter 13 in. third quarter 20th century Provenance:Bequeathed to the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Ms. Sandra A. Kruzman for the continued care and preservation of the museum’s collection of

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Teresita Naranjo (Santa Clara, 1919-1999) Pottery Bowls, From The Harriet...

lot of 2, both carved with depictions of Avanyu, height 2.5 in. x diameter 5 in.; AND height 6 in. x diameter 6 in. mid-20th century Provenance:From The Harriet and Seymour Koenig Collection, New York Condition: Surface is matte

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Crucita Calabaza, Blue Corn (San Ildefonso, 1921-1999) Polychrome Pottery

signed on base, height 5.5 in. x diameter 5.25 in. third quarter 20th century

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Crucita Calabaza, Blue Corn (San Ildefonso, 1921-1999) Blackware Pottery...

long cylindrical neck, wide body, banded geometric designs on body; signed on base, height 8.75 in. x diameter 7 in. third quarter 20th century Provenance:Bequeathed to the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Ms. Sandra A. Kruzman for the continued care and preservation of the museum’s

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Crucita Calabaza, Blue Corn (San Ildefonso, 1921-1999) Blackware Pottery...

having steeply sloped sides and an elongated neck; feather design; signed on base, height 5.75 in. x diameter 6.25 in. mid-20th century Provenance:Bequeathed to the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Ms. Sandra A. Kruzman for the continued care and preservation of the museum’s collection of

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Crucita Calabaza, Blue Corn (San Ildefonso, 1921-1999) Pottery, Property of...

lot of 3, all of varying shape and all signed on base, largest with polychrome geometric designs, mid-sized blackware jar having feather design, smallest jar having winged design around rim, largest height 5.5 in. x diameter 7 in. mid-20th century Provenance:Bequeathed to the National Museum of

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Virginia Ebelacker (Santa Clara, 1925-2001) Blackware Pottery Vase, with...

of large form; having steeply sloped sides and a double shoulder; four bear paw impressions; signed on base, height 14 in. x diameter 12.5 in. third quarter 20th century Provenance:Bequeathed to the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Ms. Sandra A. Kruzman for the continued care and preservation

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Virginia Ebelacker (Santa Clara, 1925-2001) Blackware Pottery Jar, with...

round jar with short neck and four bear paws around middle; signed on base, height 11.25 in. x diameter 12 in. third quarter 20th century Provenance:Bequeathed to the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Ms. Sandra A. Kruzman for the continued care and preservation of the museum’s collection of

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Virginia Ebelacker (Santa Clara, 1925-2001) Blackware Pottery Plaque, with...

with three carved bear paws each having inlaid turquoise cabochons; signed on verso, height 1.5 in. x diameter 11 in. third quarter 20th century Provenance:Bequeathed to the National Museum of Women in the Arts by Ms. Sandra A. Kruzman for the continued care and preservation of the museum’s

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo ( Hopi-Tewa, b. 1928) Polychrome Pottery Jar...

Dried Flower sienna, red, and black polychrome jar with star pattern at opening; titled, signed, and dated, height 3.5 x diameter 8 in. 1960 Provenance:From the Robert B. Riley Collection, Illinois

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo (Hopi-Tewa, b. 1928) Pottery Jar

signed on base, height 5.5 in. x diameter 7 in. third quarter 20th century

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Margaret and Luther Gutierrez (Santa Clara, 1936-2018 / 1911-1987...

with a globular base and cylindrical neck; painted with multiple friezes depicting Avanyu, turtle, heartline ram, and a heartline bear; signed on base, height 7.25 in. x diameter 5.25 in. mid-20th century

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Pueblo Six-Strand Branch Coral Necklace

six-strand necklace strung with branch coral and finished with a traditional cord wrapping, length 25 in. mid-20th century

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Pueblo Five-Strand Graduated Coral Necklace

length 24 in. third quarter 20th century

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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Pueblo Branch Coral Necklace

single-strand necklace strung with graduated branches of coral ending in chiseled silver end caps, length 32 in. mid-20th century

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 17 Jan 2020