CINCINNATI – Hindman’s September 9 Native American Art auction will feature a strong selection of material from the Eastern Woodlands and Great Lakes area, highlighted through the estate of Robert Streett of St. Louis, Missouri. Streett’s collection is an attractive assemblage of both rare and everyday utilitarian objects found throughout the Great Lakes region. Additionally, Navajo textiles and early Mexican saltillos will be offered from the collection of Warren Ehrlich. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Some of the most notable objects from the estate of Robert Streett are in the categories of weaponry and smoking paraphernalia, highlighted by a Western Great Lakes decorated gunstock club, crafted from maple and estimated at $15,000-$25,000; and a mid-19th-century Algonquin ball club with mystical imagery, estimated at $10,000-$15,000. A Western Great Lakes puzzle pipe stem with an inlaid steatite bowl, estimated at $8,000-$10,000, and a Mohawk carved and painted cradle, estimated at $6,000-$8,000, are other pieces from the collection that will draw significant interest.
From the collection of Warren Ehrlich Hindman will offer a selection of fine textiles highlighted by a circa-1870 Navajo Late Classic serape, which carries an estimate of $6,000-$8,000, and two examples of late 19th-century Mexican Late Classic saltillo serape, with estimates of $5,000-$7,000.
Additional lots that are likely to see competitive bidding include a striking and early Kiowa boy’s beaded hide shirt and leggings, estimated at $30,000-$50,000, and a circa-1880 Kiowa beaded dispatch case featuring ochre dyed fringe on the opening and the bottom seam as well as an abstract floral pattern. It has an estimate of $15,000-$25,000.
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