Heritage Auctions showcases American Indian art Nov. 6

 

Plateau beaded hide and cloth shirt, circa 1885, navy blue and red wool trade cloth, length across the arms: 55 inches. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Heritage Auctions image

Plateau beaded hide and cloth shirt, circa 1885, navy blue and red wool trade cloth, length across the arms: 55 inches. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Heritage Auctions image

 

DALLAS – Select items from an important private collection of American Indian beaded clothing and accoutrements – including a Plateau beaded hide and cloth shirt (above) and rare Plateau pony beaded hide dress (below) – will be offered in Heritage Auctions’ Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Art Auction on Thursday, Nov. 6. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

 

Plateau beaded hide dress, circa 1880, 56in long overall. Estimate: $20,000- $30,000. Heritage Auctions image

Plateau beaded hide dress, circa 1880, 56in long overall. Estimate: $20,000- $30,000. Heritage Auctions image

 

“The private collection was amassed over decades by a collector with a keen eye for American Indian artistry,” said Delia Sullivan, director of American Indian Art at Heritage. “This is one of the most well-appointed collections I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. It is unusual in both the scope and focus with condition being the chief qualifying factor in many of the pieces.”

A colorful Plateau beaded hide blanket strip (below), circa 1885, is made of navy blue and red wool trade cloth, glass seed beads and grosgrain ribbon (est. $12,000+). Decorated with four multicolored pinwheels with fringe, the strip measures an impressive 63 1/2-inches wide.

 

Plateau beaded hide blanket strip, circa 1885, navy blue and red wool trade cloth, blanket size: 63 1/2 x 54 inches; length of strip: 52 ½ inches. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000. Heritage Auctions image

Plateau beaded hide blanket strip, circa 1885, navy blue and red wool trade cloth, blanket size: 63 1/2 x 54 inches; length of strip: 52 ½ inches. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000. Heritage Auctions image

 

The entire auction’s diverse selection of artifacts span the North American continent, including an Eastern Woodlands pipe tomahawk (below), fashioned with a brass blade (est. $8,000+); a Plains Assiniboine Beaded Hide Gun Case (est. $6,000+); and a Nez Perce or Blackfoot Beaded Hide Double Saddle Bag, circa 1890, (est. $6,000+).

 

Eastern Woodlands pipe tomahawk, circa 1760, 19 3/4in. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Heritage Auctions image

Eastern Woodlands pipe tomahawk, circa 1760, 19 3/4in. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Heritage Auctions image

 

The auction also includes a strong collection of Pre-Columbian art which is led by a Teotihuacan incensario – a ritual incense burner – approximately 16 inches high (est. $20,000+) and a 6 1/2-inch Maya painted cylinder vase (est. $8,000+).

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.