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Tony Da (1940-2008) - Incised Bear with Turquoise, Arrowhead, and Heishi c. 1970s
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Tony Da (1940-2008) - Incised Bear with Turquoise, Arrowhead, and Heishi c. 1970s, Condition: This pottery is in near excellent condition. The black arrowhead had been broken in half and re-glued, and is barely noticeable. The rest of the bear is in excellent condition. Provenance: Acquired from Frances Hamilton White Collection (1933-2021). Frances Hamilton White was known for her exquisite taste in Native American Art and spent a lifetime carefully curating, adding only the best examples to her collection. Her extensive painting collection was recently sold at Christie's. Description: Tony Da, was the grandson of Maria and Julian Martinez, and the son of Popovi Da. All were talented potters and masters in the art of watercolors. Popovi Da, Tony's Da's, father was born Anthony Martinez in 1922; his Tewa name was Popvi Da, which he legally changed in 1948. Tony Da's artistic career was cut short in 1982 at age 42 due to a motorcycle accident which left him unable to make pottery. His pottery has been featured in numerous museum shows and a comprehensive book "Life and Art of Tony Da." Tony made approximately 450 pots. His work is hard to find and very collectable. Large intricate pieces of his work has sold for $150,000.This item is reserved for our online auction on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 9:00 am PACIFIC TIME via LiveAuctioneers.com and will last approximately 2-3 hours. This auction is listed under Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction titled, “Spring 2022 Auction - Medicine Man Gallery and Auction.” This will be an online auction on LiveAuctioneers.com. STARTING PRICE FOR THIS ITEM is: $12,000. ESTIMATE: $15,000-$30,000. The starting price is the reserve minimum and the object can sell for this low amount. The estimate is the price that we feel is a reasonable gallery value. Each lot shows additional images, condition reports, and provenance. Please review all images. If you have any questions or need additional information about this lot, please call us at 800-422-9382 or email us at sales@medicinemangallery.com.FEES CHARGED: (1.) Buyer's premium is 28% for winning bids under $100,000 and 20% for winning bids at $100,000 and above (2).There is no surcharge for credit card transactions. (3.) Sales tax is charged on all purchases except for buyers who have (a) a current resale license (b) shipping address to sales tax exempt state (Alaska (certain jurisdictions), Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire and Delaware), (c) international buyers. For shipments to countries outside of the USA, the buyer is responsible for VAT/import fees. We do our own packing and shipping in house. SHIPPING HANDLING TIME: Please allow handling time of up to 3 to 4 weeks for your item(s) to be shipped. In gallery pick up date starts Wednesday May 17th by appt – Please call to schedule pick up 800-422-9382.
Condition
This pottery is in near excellent condition. The black arrowhead had been broken in half and re-glued, and is barely noticeable. The rest of the bear is in excellent condition.
Dimensions
4 x 3.25 x 5 in
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Tony Da (1940-2008) - Incised Bear with Turquoise, Arrowhead, and Heishi c. 1970s

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May 15, 2022
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0179: Tony Da (1940-2008) - Incised Bear with Turquoise, Arrowhead, and Heishi c. 1970s

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Est. $15,000 - $30,000Starting Price $12,000
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Tony Da (1940-2008) - Incised Bear with Turquoise, Arrowhead, and Heishi c. 1970s, Condition: This pottery is in near excellent condition. The black arrowhead had been broken in half and re-glued, and is barely noticeable. The rest of the bear is in excellent condition. Provenance: Acquired from Frances Hamilton White Collection (1933-2021). Frances Hamilton White was known for her exquisite taste in Native American Art and spent a lifetime carefully curating, adding only the best examples to her collection. Her extensive painting collection was recently sold at Christie's. Description: Tony Da, was the grandson of Maria and Julian Martinez, and the son of Popovi Da. All were talented potters and masters in the art of watercolors. Popovi Da, Tony's Da's, father was born Anthony Martinez in 1922; his Tewa name was Popvi Da, which he legally changed in 1948. Tony Da's artistic career was cut short in 1982 at age 42 due to a motorcycle accident which left him unable to make pottery. His pottery has been featured in numerous museum shows and a comprehensive book "Life and Art of Tony Da." Tony made approximately 450 pots. His work is hard to find and very collectable. Large intricate pieces of his work has sold for $150,000.This item is reserved for our online auction on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 9:00 am PACIFIC TIME via LiveAuctioneers.com and will last approximately 2-3 hours. This auction is listed under Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction titled, “Spring 2022 Auction - Medicine Man Gallery and Auction.” This will be an online auction on LiveAuctioneers.com. STARTING PRICE FOR THIS ITEM is: $12,000. ESTIMATE: $15,000-$30,000. The starting price is the reserve minimum and the object can sell for this low amount. The estimate is the price that we feel is a reasonable gallery value. Each lot shows additional images, condition reports, and provenance. Please review all images. If you have any questions or need additional information about this lot, please call us at 800-422-9382 or email us at sales@medicinemangallery.com.FEES CHARGED: (1.) Buyer's premium is 28% for winning bids under $100,000 and 20% for winning bids at $100,000 and above (2).There is no surcharge for credit card transactions. (3.) Sales tax is charged on all purchases except for buyers who have (a) a current resale license (b) shipping address to sales tax exempt state (Alaska (certain jurisdictions), Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire and Delaware), (c) international buyers. For shipments to countries outside of the USA, the buyer is responsible for VAT/import fees. We do our own packing and shipping in house. SHIPPING HANDLING TIME: Please allow handling time of up to 3 to 4 weeks for your item(s) to be shipped. In gallery pick up date starts Wednesday May 17th by appt – Please call to schedule pick up 800-422-9382.
Condition
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This pottery is in near excellent condition. The black arrowhead had been broken in half and re-glued, and is barely noticeable. The rest of the bear is in excellent condition.
Dimensions
4 x 3.25 x 5 in

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