Strong ethnographic art lineup at Heritage, June 2

Pre-Columbian Chupicuaro mask, estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com
Pre-Columbian Chupicuaro mask, estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com

Pre-Columbian Chupicuaro mask, estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com

DALLAS — On Friday, June 2, Heritage Auctions presents an auction packed with gorgeous and historic objects that veteran and new collectors will appreciate as slices of our collective human and regional past. The house’s Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Signature ® Auction is shaped by a strong selection of North American Indian jewelry, pottery and weavings, Pre-Columbian gold and jade and African and Oceanic ceremonial and utilitarian objects. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jade jewelry: green is keen, and white is a delight

A Qing dynasty-style jade emerald bangle made $700,000 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2018. Image courtesy of Harvard Auction Inc. and LiveAuctioneers.
A Qing dynasty-style jade emerald bangle made $700,000 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2018. Image courtesy of Harvard Auction Inc. and LiveAuctioneers.
A Qing dynasty-style jade emerald bangle made $700,000 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2018. Image courtesy of Harvard Auction Inc. and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Jade is having a bit of a moment, which is a pleasant surprise. Until recently, the gemstone was thought of as too traditional, strictly belonging to Grandmother’s or Auntie’s generation. Today, Instagram is filled with photos of young women flaunting their prized jade jewelry, and desirable pieces are bringing strong prices at auction.

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