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Desert West Native American Auction

by Desert West Auction Service


463 lots with images

April 28, 2013

Live Auction

3870 N Highway 35

P O Box 77

Mimbres, NM, 88049 USA

Phone: 575-536-9353

Fax: 575-536-9354

Email: desertwest@desertwestauction.com

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10 Southwest Pueblo Bead Necklaces

Lot 1000: 10 Southwest Pueblo Bead Necklaces

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Description: 10 Southwest Pueblo Bead Necklaces. There is a necklace for every taste in this group of ten. It includes a white coral and mother of pearl necklace, amber and Heishi necklace and trade bead necklaces, among others. The longest (amber and Heishi) is 24'' end to end.

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1891 British North Borneo 1 Cent Coin

Lot 1000A: 1891 British North Borneo 1 Cent Coin

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Description: 1891 British North Borneo 1 Cent Coin, Obverse description: shield of arms of the British North Borneo Company; on shield, a lion above a dhow; native warrior supporters one holding a shield the other as large machete; the crest, two arms holding a flag staff; below on ribbon the motto PERGO ET PERAGO (translation: I undertake and I achieve); below, 1891; the mint mark, H, above the date, Reverse description: within a laurel wreath, ONE CENT; above and below the denomination it is repeated in Chinese characters; below the wreath the denomination in Malay; around above, BRITISH NORTH BORNEO Co.

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Fred Harvey Copper Thunderbird Link Bracelet

Lot 1001: Fred Harvey Copper Thunderbird Link Bracelet

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Description: Fred Harvey Copper Thunderbird Link Bracelet. Measures 6.75'' end to end and 1/2'' wide. Six identical links with raised thunderbird on each one.

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Antique Estate Sterling Watch Fob

Lot 1001A: Antique Estate Sterling Watch Fob

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Description: Antique Estate Sterling Watch Fob, engraved F.H. and stamped sterling, snake chain design, measures approx. 18.5''L

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6 Turquoise Bead Necklaces

Lot 1002: 6 Turquoise Bead Necklaces

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Description: 6 Turquoise Bead Necklaces. Lots of turquoise nuggets. The longest necklace is 36'' and has turquoise nuggets separated by hollow silver football shaped beads. Four necklaces have costume beads separating the turquoise nuggets. One necklace is double strand with heishi on the ends.

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Zuni Stone to Stone Overlay Ring- Bev Etsate

Lot 1003: Zuni Stone to Stone Overlay Ring- Bev Etsate

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Description: Zuni Stone to Stone Multi-stone Overlay Ring - Bev Etsate. Turquoise, coral, mother of pearl on jet, size 8. On back ''Zuni, NM''. A real taste of New Mexico in this ring.

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Mexican Taxco Sterling Silver Lapis Bracelet

Lot 1004: Mexican Taxco Sterling Silver Lapis Bracelet

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Description: Mexican Taxco Sterling Silver Lapis Bracelet. Vintage bracelet with sterling silver band and large lapis stone in center setting. Stamped on the back, ''M-147 Sterling 925 Mexico.'' Measures 6.75'' inside and the lapis is 1/2''Lx3/8''H.

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Five Sterling Turquoise Chokers and Necklaces

Lot 1005: Five Sterling Turquoise Chokers and Necklaces

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Description: Five Sterling Turquoise Chokers and Necklaces. Longest 23''. Pretty natural nuggets. Widest 1/2''. Lots to love.

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Zuni Womens Watch Tips

Lot 1006: Zuni Womens Watch Tips

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Description: Zuni Womens Watch Tips. Bird figure tips of stone to stone inlay turquoise, coral and jet. Each tip is 1-3/8''L x 3/8''W and are attached to an expandable watch band.

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Antique Estate Mosaic Frame

Lot 1006A: Antique Estate Mosaic Frame

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Description: Antique Estate Mosaic Frame, beautiful periwinkle blue mosaic work, measures 6'' x 4.5''

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Smoky Topaz Faceted Cabochon

Lot 1007: Smoky Topaz Faceted Cabochon

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Description: Smoky Topaz Faceted Cabochon. Nice large topaz cut and ready to put in your favorite setting. Measures 1''x5/8'' and weighs 6.9 grams.

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Zuni Bear Fetish Necklace

Lot 1008: Zuni Bear Fetish Necklace

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Description: Zuni Bear Fetish Necklace. Fourteen bears on a shell and turquoise heishi necklace with one big bear on a center pendant. Gorgeous, unusual variegated lavendar color stone. Each bear has turquoise inset eyes. The center bear is 1.25''Lx1''H and the necklace is 32'' end to end.

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Antique Sterling Estate Sardine Fork

Lot 1008A: Antique Sterling Estate Sardine Fork

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Description: Antique Sterling Estate Sardine Fork in original box, 6''L, box is marked Spaulding & Co. Chicago & Paris, fork is stamped sterling and hallmarked, unique piece

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1950s 3 Santa Domingo Serpentine Heishi Necklaces

Lot 1009: 1950s 3 Santa Domingo Serpentine Heishi Necklaces

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Description: 1950s Three Santa Domingo Pueblo, NM, Heishi Serpentine Necklaces. Features hand drilled stone and hand rolled heishi. Natural turquoise and shell. Longest measures 24''. Each is unique and beautiful.

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Vintage Womens Turquoise Silver Inlay Watch Tips

Lot 1010: Vintage Womens Turquoise Silver Inlay Watch Tips

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Description: Vintage Womens Turquoise Silver Inlay Watchtips. 5 turquoise nuggets inlaid in sterling silver on each tip. The tips are 1-1/8''Lx1-1/8''W and are attached to an expandable watch band.

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Mata Ortiz Pottery - Elia Gonzalez

Lot 1010A: Mata Ortiz Pottery - Elia Gonzalez

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Description: Mata Ortiz Pottery - Elia Gonzalez. Football shaped pottery with red, black and green designs in a somewhat primitive style. Signed on the bottom, Elia Gonzlez. Measures 5''H x 7''W.

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1 Heishi Bird Fetish Necklace & 1  Pen Shell Heishi Necklace

Lot 1011: 1 Heishi Bird Fetish Necklace & 1 Pen Shell Heishi Necklace

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Description: 2 Heishi Necklaces Bird Fetish and Pen Shell. One necklace is a double strand brown shell heishi with tiny multi-colors bird fetishes, some with inlaid jet eyes. The other necklace is 3 strands of tiny brown pen shell heishi. The pen shell is the longest, at 26'' end to end.

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Western Germany Hand Painted Trinket Box

Lot 1011A: Western Germany Hand Painted Trinket Box

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Description: Western Germany Hand Painted Trinket Box, measures approx. 3.5'' x 2'', intricate tole painting decorates this little balsa wood box, bright colors, scene depicts young rider on horse with whip in right hand, floral accents around rim of box, stamped on bottom ''Made In Western Germany''

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4 Silver Coral Necklaces and 5 Pr Earrings

Lot 1012: 4 Silver Coral Necklaces and 5 Pr Earrings

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Description: 4 Silver Coral Necklaces and 5 Pr Earrings. Lovely group of sterling silver chain necklaces each with a silver heart pendant that has a coral cabochon. The chains are 18'' end to end. The pendants are 1-1/8''H x 3/4''W. One pair heart coral earrings, two turquoise earrings and one pair black and one pair white earrings. All are post style.

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Estate French Porcelain Bird Perfume Vial

Lot 1012A: Estate French Porcelain Bird Perfume Vial

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Description: Estate French Porcelain Bird Perfume Vial, Hallmarked M.H.D. Paris, gorgeous hues of black, pink, yellow, blue, blue green, and light browns, hinged neck opens up for vial, very unique piece, measures approx. 5'' x 1.5''

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Mata Ortiz Stylized Feather Olla - Luis Ortiz

Lot 1012B: Mata Ortiz Stylized Feather Olla - Luis Ortiz

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Description: Mata Ortiz Stylized Feather Olla - Luis Ortiz, gorgeous brown color with stylized feathers and geometric base, measures approx. 10'' x 10'' and comes with stand

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Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Bracelet

Lot 1013: Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Bracelet

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Description: Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Bracelet. There is a large oval tuquoise cabochon in the center of this traditional style bracelet, surrounded on top and bottom by 12 silver balls. On either side is 6 turquoise teardrop nuggets. The bracelet measures 6.5'' inside including the opening and 1-3/4''H at the center.

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Navajo Nickel Silver Concho Belt

Lot 1014: Navajo Nickel Silver Concho Belt

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Description: Navajo Nickle Silver Concho Belt. There are 13 butterfly conchos and 12 round conchos with round turquoise cabs on this black leather 1/2'' wide 33'' long belt. The buckle is 1-7/8''x1-5/8'' with 4 round cabs of turquoise. Beautiful vintage belt.

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Estate Gold Necklace and Earrings

Lot 1014A: Estate Gold Necklace and Earrings

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Description: Estate Gold Necklace and Earrings, 10KT gold pierced earrings 1.75''L, One 14KT gold earring, and 14KT Pin/Pendant Necklace 14.5'' end to end

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5 Tohono O'odham Miniature Horsehair Baskets

Lot 1015: 5 Tohono O'odham Miniature Horsehair Baskets

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Description: 5 Tohono O'odham Miniature Horsehair Baskets. Unbelievably, two of these tiny wonders have lids. the largest is the olla, which measures 1''x1''. The outside edge of the plate is unraveled a bit. The Members of the Tohono O'odham tribal nation (formerly known as Papago Indians), live along the Arizona, Mexico border. The Tohono O'odham people are world-famous for their intricately woven miniature horsehair baskets. The horsehair is all natural colors of black, white and shades of brown. Basket making is a long-honored tradition of the Tohono O'odham people who make baskets from various materials such as willow, yucca (most common today), and horsehair.

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Navajo Turquoise Heishi Necklace

Lot 1016: Navajo Turquoise Heishi Necklace

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Description: Navajo Turquoise Heishi Necklace. Graduated disc turquoise beads with 5 coral nuggets. It measures 17'' end to end.

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Hopi Woven Basket Plaque - Second Mesa

Lot 1017: Hopi Woven Basket Plaque - Second Mesa

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Description: Hopi Woven Basket Plaque - Second Mesa. Coil basket with hanging hook and designs in red, yellow and black on tan coils. Measures 5-6/8'' diameter.

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Steiff Williamsburg Restoration Pewter Pitcher

Lot 1018: Steiff Williamsburg Restoration Pewter Pitcher

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Description: Steiff Williamsburg Restoration Pewter Pitcher. Very handsome pewter pitcher with inscribed information on bottom, ''Williamsburg Steiff Pewter CW95-11'' and an insignia that says, ''Williamsburg Restoration 4CW''. It measures 9.25''H x 8.5''W including handle and spout.

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Zuni Buffalo Fetish and Leather Necklace Pouch

Lot 1019: Zuni Buffalo Fetish and Leather Necklace Pouch

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Description: Zuni Buffalo Fetish and Leather Necklace Pouch. This colorful little 1-3/8''x1'' buffalo fetish has inlaid turquoise eyes and a soft deerskin pouch to live in and the tip of one horn is broken off. It is carved from rainbow calsilica - a newly-found, multi-colored, layered stone composed of calcium and silica. This stone has been recently used for Zuni fetish carvings and in some jewelry (beads and cabochon cut stones). Rainbow calsilica was only recently found in Mexico or Northern South America (it's origin remains mysterious). Or - others say calsilica is a synthetic stone that is manufactured from a mixture of calcite, plastic and artificial coloring pigments. The different colored bands through Rainbow Calsilica are powdered carbonate rock artificially colored and then stabilized with plastic. The bands of color can come in any color. Despite being a synthetic stone, Rainbow Calsilica has been increasing in demand for fashion jewellery.

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3 Antique Western Spurs

Lot 1020: 3 Antique Western Spurs

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Description: 3 Antique Western Spurs. Great old heavy spurs that would be wonderful decor. The largest is a Mexican spur with a 4'' star rowell. It's overall length is 8.25''.

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1983 & '84 US Olympic Silver Dollar Coins

Lot 1020B: 1983 & '84 US Olympic Silver Dollar Coins

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Description: 1983 & '84 US Olympic Silver Dollar Coins in Presentation Boxes.

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Hopi First Mesa Kachina

Lot 1021: Hopi First Mesa Kachina

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Description: Hopi First Mesa Kachina. Signed on the bottom, ''Frist Misa C.T.'' for First Mesa and the artist, C.T. It measures 7.25''H x 2.5''W. It is hand painted and has leather and fir trimming.

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Egyptian Carnelian Turquoise Seal Fob

Lot 1021A: Egyptian Carnelian Turquoise Seal Fob

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Description: Egyptian Carnelian Turquoise Seal Fob, measures 1.25''H x .5'' x .5'', stamp is covered in Egyptian Hierglyphics

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Zuni Carved Stone Fetish Bear

Lot 1022: Zuni Carved Stone Fetish Bear

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Description: Zuni Carved Stone Fetish Bear. Large bear carved from marble and inlaid blue spirit line and eyes. He measures 6.75''L x 3''H x 0.5''W.

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Acrylic Painting Happy Dog - Kills Thunder

Lot 1022A: Acrylic Painting Happy Dog - Kills Thunder

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Description: Acrylic Painting Happy Dog - Kills Thunder. It is on stretched canvas and measures 18'' x 24''. By Arizona artist, Kills Thunder, whose work on canvas and in beads is becoming highly sought after.

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Vintage Belt Buckle Knife

Lot 1023: Vintage Belt Buckle Knife

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Description: Vintage Belt Buckle Knife. Hidden behind the bone with the fish drawing is a Gerber knife blade. The fish drawing is signed ''Blair''. The buckle is brass with wood inlay. It measures 2-5/8''L x 1-3/4''H.

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2 Hopi Cradle Board Kachina Dolls

Lot 1024: 2 Hopi Cradle Board Kachina Dolls

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Description: 2 Hopi Cradle Board Kachina Dolls. These are hand painted wood kachina dolls, used to entertain the babies and teach them. They are traditional red, white, turquoise, green and yellow and decorated with feathers and yarn trim. The tallest one measures 11''Hx3''W.

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Mexican Folk Schnauzer on Bicycle - Hallmarked

Lot 1025: Mexican Folk Schnauzer on Bicycle - Hallmarked

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Description: Mexican Alebrijes Folk Schnauzer on Bicycle - Hallmarked. Schnauzer is signed Martin Melchor Bicycle is signed '' San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico'' and '' Martin Melchor Angeles'' Measures 9'' H x 9''L. Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures.

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Vintage Handmade Horsehair Bowl

Lot 1026: Vintage Handmade Horsehair Bowl

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Description: Vintage Handmade Horsehair Bowl. Measures 1.5'' H x 3'' diameter. Horsehair coiled bowls are highly prized and collectible because they are difficult to make and very few make them. The tiny ones are particularly difficult to make because it requires great dexterity.

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Estate Pierced Butterfly Peridot Amethyst Earrings

Lot 1026A: Estate Pierced Butterfly Peridot Amethyst Earrings

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Description: Estate Pierced Butterfly Peridot Amethyst Earrings, stunningly beautiful in design, diamond shaped, measures approx. 3'' x 2''

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4 Miniature Hopi Kachinas

Lot 1027: 4 Miniature Hopi Kachinas

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Description: 4 Miniature Hopi Kachinas. These kachinas are signed on the bottom by the artist and all are different artists. The tallest is the mudhead at 4''H to the tip of his feather.

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Santo Domingo Chili Bowl

Lot 1028: Santo Domingo Chili Bowl

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Description: Santo Domingo Chili Bowl. Traditional Santo Domingo bowl, heavy and thick walled. It has a little wear and one small chip on the bottom half. Measures 3''Hx8''W.

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Jeweled Velvet Belt

Lot 1028A: Jeweled Velvet Belt

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Description: Jeweled Velvet & Cloth Belt, appliqued flowers, includes jade, garnets, and amethyst stones, measures 62''L x 2''W (measurment includes braided straps

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Child's Plains Indian Velour Shirt

Lot 1029: Child's Plains Indian Velour Shirt

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Description: Child's Plains Indian Velour Shirt. Cute rust colored pullover shirt with a turquoise and silver decorative pin attached with a post and back, like an earring or tie tack. The shirt measures 10.5'' at the shoulder and is 12''L; it is about a 3T size.

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Alfi Chrome Thermal Glass Lined Beverage Carafe

Lot 1030: Alfi Chrome Thermal Glass Lined Beverage Carafe

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Description: Alfi Chrome Thermal Glass Lined Beverage Carafe. Made in Germany this is an ''alfi'' Juwel Carafe. It is a Classic Style Thermal Carafe. This well-loved classic thermal coffee carafe celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2008. Designed in 1918 originally for the Pullman cars of the American railroads, this vacuum jug has adorned the coffee tables of entire generations. alfi true to the original form, but subtly adopted to the contemporary world. All Juwel models feature the alfi vacuum hardglass liner, metal handle and hinged cover with stopper. This is a one liter size. It is marked ''alfi'' on the side, near the handle and on the bottom. It is in very nice condition, with only some light, hardly noticeable scratches on the bottom portion. It measures 9.5''H x 6.25''W.

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Mata Ortiz Pottery Jar - Manuel Mora Tena

Lot 1030A: Mata Ortiz Pottery Jar - Manuel Mora Tena

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Description: Mata Ortiz Pottery Jar - Manuel Mora Tena. Polychrome jar with intricate geometric designs. Nicely burnished and symetrically shaped. Signed on the bottom. Measures 7'' x 7''.

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Vintage Enamelware Lily of the Valley Sculpture

Lot 1030B: Vintage Enamelware Lily of the Valley Sculpture

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Description: Vintage Enamelware Lily of the Valley Sculpture on Quartz, measures approx. 12''H and base is 3'' x .5'' x 2''

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Samurai Sword

Lot 1031: Samurai Sword

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Description: Samurai Sword. This well used sword is 42'' long and in a wood sheath. There is scroll work on the hand guard. Nice collector piece.

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Mata Ortiz Geometric Kokopelli Olla - Bugarini

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Description: Mata Ortiz Geometric Kokopelli Olla - Miguel Bugarini, gorgeous checkerboard accents and stylized feather designs around rim and on base, beautiful brown and black in color, large pot measuring 11'' x 11'' and comes with stand

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Vintage Hopi Second Mesa Coil Plaque

Lot 1032: Vintage Hopi Second Mesa Coil Plaque

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Description: Vintage Hopi Second Mesa Coil Plaque. Vegetable dyed, 7'' diameter. The Hopi have 12 villages located in three regions: First Mesa, Second Mesa and Third Mesa of New Mexico. While language, customs and traditions are similar, each village conducts its own ceremonies and has features that are unique from others.

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