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Auction Description for Morphy's: MORPHY AUCTIONS Saturday, November 9th, 2013 Auction
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MORPHY AUCTIONS Saturday, November 9th, 2013 Auction

by Morphy Auctions


158 lots with images

November 9, 2013

Live Auction

2000 North Reading Road

Denver, PA, 17517 USA

Phone: +1-717-335-3435

Fax: +1-717-336-7115

Email: morphy@morphyauctions.com

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Caddo Pottery Bottle.

Lot 1: Caddo Pottery Bottle.

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Description: Copeland Ridge incised pattern. 800 to 1200 A.D. Design still retains remnants of red ochre. Solid body. Neck has been reattached. Found in Clark County, Arkansas. Size 8" T.

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Caddo Incised Cup.

Lot 2: Caddo Incised Cup.

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Description: 800 to 1200 A.D. Featuring suspension holes and an incredibly intricate incised design that speaks in the mute language of clay. This diminutive cup no doubt had a special purpose. Solid, with very minor chipping. From Little River County, Arkansas. Size 3 - 1/2" T.

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Caddo Pottery Bottle.

Lot 3: Caddo Pottery Bottle.

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Description: Solid, with no restoration. This engraved bottle features a bulbous neck and delicately notched lip, that reflect the superior craftsmanship of prehistoric Caddo pottery makers. ADDITIONAL INFO: This piece measures about 4 3/4" wide at it's widest, by about 1 1/8" width across the mouth, by about 5 15/16" tall.

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Bannerstone.

Lot 4: Bannerstone.

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Description: Made of green slate, whose banded layers were used as a design feature. This rare oval form was found at Castalian Springs, Sumner County, Tennessee. Size 2 - 3/8" L.

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Snyders Point.

Lot 5: Snyders Point.

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Description: Pike County, Missouri origin. Made of creamy white chert. Possible old historic rechipping. Size 4 - 3/4" L.

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Lancolate Form Early Dalton Point.

Lot 6: Lancolate Form Early Dalton Point.

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Description: Found in St. Francis County, Arkansas. Transitional paleo. Size 3 - 1/8" L.

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Fractured Base Decatur Point.

Lot 7: Fractured Base Decatur Point.

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Description: Made of high grade Kentucky hornstone. Very refined workmanship with delicate extended tip. Size 2 - 3/8" L.

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Cumberland Point.

Lot 8: Cumberland Point.

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Description: Made of Sonoran flint. Found on Frog Hop Mound, Christian County, Kentucky. This early stage Cumberland is fluted through to the tip on both sides. Size 2 - 1/8" L.

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Clovis Point.

Lot 9: Clovis Point.

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Description: Found at Cerro Gordo, a hamlet in Hardin county, Tennessee. Made of Hardin county's famous Red Jasper Chert, with streaks of gold. Huge overshot flaking scarrs are classic hallmarks of the clovis artisan. Size 3 - 7/8" L.

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Pelican Point.

Lot 10: Pelican Point.

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Description: Made of nodular hornstone. This rare Archaic point type is found in a narrow area of the southern United States. This example is from Northern Mississippi. Size 2 - 1/2" L.

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Beaver Lake Point.

Lot 11: Beaver Lake Point.

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Description: Fine workmanship. Probably Western Kentucky origin. Size 2 - 3/16" L.

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Turkey Tail Point.

Lot 12: Turkey Tail Point.

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Description: Found in Montgomery County, Tennessee. The ancient maker revealed his skill at maximizing the raw material. By leaving cortex on the tip and basal end, showing that the entire circumference of the nodule was used. Size 4 - 1/8" L.

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Pedernales Point.

Lot 13: Pedernales Point.

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Description: Made of high grade Edwards chert. Very well defined. Size 4 - 1/2" L.

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Dovetail Point.

Lot 14: Dovetail Point.

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Description: Ft. Payne chert, North Alabama origin. Nicely ground base. From the Jack Hall collection, Moultrie, Georgia. Size 3 - 1/4" L.

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Snyders Point.

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Description: Boone County, Missouri origin. From the J.G. Braecklein collection, Kansas City, Missouri. Possible old historic rechipping. Size 3 - 13/16" L.

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Snyders Point.

Lot 16: Snyders Point.

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Description: Howard County, Missouri origin. Heat treated pink chert. From the Willis Tilton collection, Topequa, Kansas. Possible old historic rechipping. Size 2 - 3/4" L.

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Castroville Point.

Lot 17: Castroville Point.

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Description: Edwards chert, South Central Texas origin. Chip on one side and tip. Size 3" L.

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Snyders Point.

Lot 18: Snyders Point.

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Description: Point is marked "Dr. Wilson/Big Creek". Purple heat treated chert. Some ear and basal chips. From the Peter Hoehr collection, St. Louis, Missouri. Possible old historic rechipping. Size 3" L.

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Lot of 14: Ensor Points.

Lot 19: Lot of 14: Ensor Points.

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Description: Various Texas cherts. Several basal varieties. Minor chip loss. Size Largest: 3" L.

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Lot of 15: Texas Projectile Points.

Lot 20: Lot of 15: Texas Projectile Points.

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Description: Various Texas point styles and cherts. Chips and dings on several points. Size Largest: 4" L.

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Texas Drill.

Lot 21: Texas Drill.

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Description: Well made with large Archaic flaking. Size 4 - 1/2" L.

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Grayware Bottle.

Lot 22: Grayware Bottle.

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Description: Mississippian. 1200 to 1400 A.D. Found in Cross County, Arkansas. Solid with damage and chips missing from lip of bottle. Size 4 - 1/2" T.

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Plainware Pottery Bowl.

Lot 23: Plainware Pottery Bowl.

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Description: Mississippian. 1200 to 1400 A.D. Solid, buff color bowl, features a finely developed rim lip edge. From Cross County, Arkansas. Size 6 - 1/4" W.

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Sinear Linear Caddo Jar.

Lot 24: Sinear Linear Caddo Jar.

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Description: 800 to 1200 A.D. Some restoration around rim. Size 5 - 5/8" T.

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Divided Quadrant Caddo Jar.

Lot 25: Divided Quadrant Caddo Jar.

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Description: 1200 to 1400 A.D. The lower body is divided into four panels and decorated in an engraved diamond pattern. The panels are separated by a raised vertical pottery "rib". The jar neck is decorated with a band of engraved panels that are different than the base design. Four tiny handle nodes adorn the neck, just below the rim, and have been aligned over the ribs that divide the base panels. Solid. From the collection of Cleatious Thomas. Size 6" Dia. x 7 - 1/2" T.

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Ribbed Applique Pottery Bowl.

Lot 26: Ribbed Applique Pottery Bowl.

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Description: Mississippian. 1200 to 1400 A.D. Delicate, verical "ribs" adorn this bowl from top to bottom at half inch intervals. Solid, except for one 1/4 inch probe hole. Well-crafted example of a rare form. Size 8" W.

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Blakely Pottery Bottle.

Lot 27: Blakely Pottery Bottle.

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Description: Caddo culture. 1200 to 1400 A.D. Clark County, Arkansas origin. Broken and reassembled. Size 9 - 5/8" T.

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Mussel Effigy Bowl.

Lot 28: Mussel Effigy Bowl.

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Description: Although mussels composed a major part of the Mississippian diet, the depiction of the mussel is extremely rare. Eastern Arkansas origin. Size 7 - 1/2" Dia.

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Triscol Shell Gorget.

Lot 29: Triscol Shell Gorget.

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Description: Found near Cottontown, Tennessee. Although this gorget is heavily patinated, the design showing through reveals a pattern unlike other triscol forms. This gorget has 16 outer lobes. Two game stones and several shell beads were found with the gorget and accompany this lot. Size 3" Dia.

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Nodena Swirl Red on Buff Pottery Bottle.

Lot 30: Nodena Swirl Red on Buff Pottery Bottle.

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Description: From the Cummings Site, Poinsette County, Arkansas. Bottle neck shows use wear and paint loss. Solid, with a 1" chip along the lip. This bottle features an unusual combination of swirls that spin both clockwise and counter clockwise, a rare combination that must have been significant to the Nodena people. Size 10 - 1/4" T.

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FLARED NECK FOOT EFFIGY BOTTLE.

Lot 31: FLARED NECK FOOT EFFIGY BOTTLE.

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Description: Poinsett Co., AR. One of the rarest forms of Mississippian, Southern Cult iconography. In a lifetime of collecting, Roy Hathcock found only three foot effigy pots to photograph for his Mississippian pottery "bible". This is one of the three, and the only one to have those odd ankle protrusions. Size 4 - 1/2" T., 5 - 1/2" L.

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Bone Bead Necklace.

Lot 32: Bone Bead Necklace.

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Description: Made with 65 polished bone beads, found by Hugh Dossett, at the Fox Farm site. The site is a middle phase Fort Ancient culture village in Mason County, Kentucky.

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Bi-Conical Tube Pipe.

Lot 33: Bi-Conical Tube Pipe.

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Description: Rhea County, Tennessee origin. Made of steatite. Featuring a light engraving of a male stick figure, on the face of one tube, and a female figure on the other. Size 6" L.

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Mississippian Bird Form Great Pipe.

Lot 34: Mississippian Bird Form Great Pipe.

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Description: The huge head on this pipe reflects the fact that is was much larger at one time, and probably attached to a full Avian form body. The importance of these "great" pipes to the Mississippian culture is reflected in this pipe, which has been salvaged and used, even after the body had been removed. Unusual triangular appendages on the beak of this bird, suggest it to be a crow. Size 5 - 1/4" L.

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Corn God Bowl.

Lot 35: Corn God Bowl.

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Description: Featuring a smiling human face with what is believed to be a hairstyle, composed of corn ears. A thick Old Town red paint still covers 50 percent of the bowl. Bowl is solid with 1/4 inch probe hole and paint flaking throughout. Size 8" Dia. x 5 - 1/8" T.

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Mississippian Frog Effigy Bowl.

Lot 36: Mississippian Frog Effigy Bowl.

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Description: Featuring a stylized frog head on one side with the typical circular anal feature on the opposite side. Solid. Size 6 - 1/2" Dia x 4 - 1/4" T.

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Engraved Caddo Compound Jar.

Lot 37: Engraved Caddo Compound Jar.

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Description: Unique. With suspension holes. 1200 to 1400 A.D. A very unusual shape and design in which the center band delineates the rim of a bowl which has a jar compounded on top. From Clark County, Arkansas. Size 4 - 1/2" T.

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Dallas Culture Pottery Bowl.

Lot 38: Dallas Culture Pottery Bowl.

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Description: Solid with no restoration. Featuring a two inch wide incised panel, which wraps around the bowl, just under the rim. South-East Tennessee origin. Size 5" x 6 - 1/4".

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Caddo Long Neck Bottle.

Lot 39: Caddo Long Neck Bottle.

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Description: 800-1200 A.D., The long, straight neck is a characteristic of an early bottle form. The design is a unique finger punctuate style which still retains red ochre. Size 9 - 1/4" T.

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Grayware Bowl.

Lot 40: Grayware Bowl.

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Description: Grayware bowl, the rim divided into quadrants by an unusual stair step design. Solid, with minor chips along the rim. Mississippian culture. 1200 to 1400 A.D. Size 8" W.

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Arkabutla Point.

Lot 41: Arkabutla Point.

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Description: Southern Georgia origin. Size 1 - 9/16" L.

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Ensor Point.

Lot 42: Ensor Point.

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Description: Edwards chert. South Central Texas origin. Size 3 - 3/4" L.

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Snyders Point.

Lot 43: Snyders Point.

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Description: St. Genevieve County, Missouri origin. Cream colored chert. Classic snyder notches and one chip to basal edge. From the Bill Stringer collection. Possible old historic rechipping. Size 3" L.

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Texas Blade.

Lot 44: Texas Blade.

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Description: With exotic pink splotches throughout the chert matrix. Damage to one ear and one side of base. Size 5 - 5/8" L.

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Big Texas Point.

Lot 45: Big Texas Point.

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Description: Damage to one ear. Several edge chips. Size 4 - 7/8" L.

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Wells Point.

Lot 46: Wells Point.

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Description: South Central Texas origin. Long stem on this well made point. Size 3 - 5/8" L.

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Snyders Point.

Lot 47: Snyders Point.

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Description: Boone County, Missouri origin. Colorful heat treated pink and cream chert. Possible old historic rechipping. Size 4 - 1/16" L.

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Snyders Point.

Lot 48: Snyders Point.

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Description: Allen County, Missouri origin. A huge heat treated, creamy chert. From the Gregory Perino collection. A large example from a famous, old time collector. Possible old historic rechipping. Size 4 - 1/4" L.

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Dovetail Point.

Lot 49: Dovetail Point.

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Description: Ft. Payne chert, Alabama origin. Minor chips on tip and ear. From the Jack Hall collection, Moultrie, Georgia. Size 4 1/8" L.

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Castroville Point.

Lot 50: Castroville Point.

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Description: Large, thin example, with what appears to be a anciently re-worked chip on one side. Size 4 - 7/8" x 2 - 3/8".

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