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Auction Description for North American Auction Company: Jewelry African Fine Art & Persian Rug Auction

Jewelry African Fine Art & Persian Rug Auction

(207 Lots)

by North American Auction Company


207 lots with images

June 13, 2014

Live Auction

78 Wildcat Way

Bozeman, MT, 59718 USA

Phone: 800-686-4216

Email: Tucker@NorthAmericanAuctionCompany.com

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Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Ring This is a

Lot 1: Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Ring This is a

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Description: This is a hand made Navajo Native American Indian Sterling Silver and Turquoise Ring. The ring shows excellent condition with two bright blue turquoise stones. The piece is signed across the bottom from the mid 1900's.Size 7 measures 1 3/16"x13/16"

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Navajo Silver & Turquoise Ring by Mary B. Smith Th

Lot 2: Navajo Silver & Turquoise Ring by Mary B. Smith Th

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Description: The lot features a Navajo Native American Sterling Silver and Turquoise ring. The ring is handmade by Mary B. Smith showing a wonderful tooled design with an intricate rope braided band. This is signed across thebottom and shows a very bright fine quality turquoise stone mid 1900's. Size 6 measures 1 5/16"x3/4"

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Navajo Sterling Silver & Black Onyx Earrings This

Lot 3: Navajo Sterling Silver & Black Onyx Earrings This

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Description: This set features a Navajo Native American Indian handmade Sterling Silver earrings with Black Onyx stones. These are signed on the back and show a nicely tooled design across the front. The hanging pendant measures 15/8"x1"

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Navajo Sterling Silver & Gemstone Cross Necklace T

Lot 4: Navajo Sterling Silver & Gemstone Cross Necklace T

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Description: The lot features a hand made Navajo Native American Indian necklace. This piece has 18 gemstones set in Sterling Silver making the shape of a cross. The stones include: Coral, Lapis, Tigers Eye, and a beautifulunidentified orange stone. The cross and top loop measure 1.75"x2.75". The necklace measures 17" strung with gemstones and signed silver across the back. The cross is signed Sterling OZ.

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Navajo Silver & Turquoise by Pieces Leroy Sandoval

Lot 5: Navajo Silver & Turquoise by Pieces Leroy Sandoval

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Description: These include a bracelet and cufflink from Navajo Native American silver smith Leroy Sandoval. The bracelet shows a tooled design with a center set turquoise stone (measures 2"x2.5" signed). This also includes a smallsingle cuff link or jewelry piece showing a silver set turquoise stone.

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Navajo Sterling Silver Lizard Earrings & Ring The

Lot 6: Navajo Sterling Silver Lizard Earrings & Ring The

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Description: The lot shows three pieces of finely handmade Sterling Silver from the Navajo Native Americans. The earrings are both in the shape of a lizard and the ring shows impressive craftsmanship having braided rope silver witha beautiful leaf design. Ring is size 10. Lizards each measure 2" long.

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Egg in Basket 14kt Gold & Turquoise Ring The lot f

Lot 7: Egg in Basket 14kt Gold & Turquoise Ring The lot f

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Description: The lot features a unique one of a kind handmade ring made of solid 14 karat gold with a bright blue turquoise stone. This ring has an impressive design in great condition. This is a size 6.5 marked 14kt gold. Weighs.29 oz (8.2 grams) 1" across.

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Sterling Silver Rings with Bright Set Stones The l

Lot 8: Sterling Silver Rings with Bright Set Stones The l

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Description: The lot features two Sterling Silver (.925) settings and large bright stones. The larger ring is believed to have a axinite stone. The other ring has a unique setting showing the prongs over-laping and going into the band,this ring has a spessartite garnet stone. These are both size 8 with the larger measuring 15/16"x15/16"

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Whales in the Bay by Ronaly D. Thompson This is an

Lot 9: Whales in the Bay by Ronaly D. Thompson This is an

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Description: This is an original work of art limited edition numbered 144/244 and hand signed. This shows an embossed mark which reads the artist name, Ronald David Thompson. Thompson creates one-of-kind monoprints in his studiolocated in British Columbia. Each print is an original serigraph painting, hand-made and signed by the artist. No two prints are alike, Each original monoprint is created on 100% rag paper using only the best qualityinks that he blends personally. Thompson's monoprints have even appeared on episodes of Friends on television. To view more of his outstanding work, click below for more information. This frame measures31.75?x26? and the art area is 16.75?x11.25?

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Chickadees in the Snow by Jean Halverson Montana T

Lot 10: Chickadees in the Snow by Jean Halverson Montana T

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Description: This is an original work of art by Montana artist, Jean Halverson. The piece is a watercolor showing small chickadees in the snow over sunflowers. The piece has wonderful detail and is a large painting. The framemeasures 38.75"x32" and the art area is 29.75"x22.25"

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Original Watercolor of Pigeon by Ron Jenkins This

Lot 11: Original Watercolor of Pigeon by Ron Jenkins This

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Description: This is an original work of art watercolor by Montana Artist, Ron Jenkins. This piece shows a dove in flight with an abstract feel done with pastel. Ron Jenkins was born on August 18, 1932 in Pawtucket, Rhode Islandand then was raised in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art throughout the academic year of 1954-1955, but increasing family responsibilities prompted him to drop his arteducation temporarily to go to work for a savings and loan association. His work primarily consist of wildlife showing impressive details. The frame measures 22"x21.5" and the art area is 15.75"x15.75"

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Navajo Sterling & Turquoise Ring Collection The co

Lot 12: Navajo Sterling & Turquoise Ring Collection The co

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Description: The collection includes three rings all hand made by the Navajo Native Americans. The largest is a size 11 men's ring marked Sterling with a turquoise chip design. The other rings are a size 7 and 5.

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Zamora Tanzania Female Medicine Carved Doll This i

Lot 13: Zamora Tanzania Female Medicine Carved Doll This i

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Description: This is an antique carved fetish Medince Doll showing a female figure done by the Tanzania tribal people. The piece is made with slid Zamora wood. The piece shows considerable age and believed to be pre-1900's. Measures 12"tall.

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Baule Spirit Fetish circa 19th - 20th century Carv

Lot 14: Baule Spirit Fetish circa 19th - 20th century Carv

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Description: Carved wood fetish with Mohawk style hair and long neck, well-handled patina, early 20th c. to late 19th c. Traditionally used as oracles to be rubbed and cared for in order to invite spirits to visit as dream lovers.Excellent condition measures 13? tall.

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Mali and Jiwara Antelope Mask circa 1800's This ma

Lot 15: Mali and Jiwara Antelope Mask circa 1800's This ma

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Description: This mask in hand carved by the Mali & Jiwara people from the 1800's and more than 130 years old. This is entirely covered on the front with hand hammered metal and is over hand carved wood. There is old trade clothestrands from different parts of the mask. The mask is also larger than most antelope mask and in good condition. Measures 14.75?x5.5?

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Kuba Kingdom Congo War Ikula Dagger This piece is

Lot 16: Kuba Kingdom Congo War Ikula Dagger This piece is

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Description: This piece is from the 1800's from the Kuba Kingdom in the Congo and is all hand forged iron. The blade shows a thicker tip an intricate design. This piece shows a carved wooden handle wrapped in copper. TribalAfrican collectible. Measures 17.75" long and is 4.75" wide.

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Yoruba Totem Beaded Strip This piece is hand made

Lot 17: Yoruba Totem Beaded Strip This piece is hand made

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Description: This piece is hand made by the Yoruba Ancient tribal people of Nigeria and features tight beadwork with 1800's glass trade beads. The piece would have been placed in the Chief or high elders dwelling to bring peace to hiskin. The totem shows two masked faces with both a flower and butterfly. The piece is done on a heavy canvas base with the edge and back being an early trade clothe. The piece is from the first to second quarter of the1900?s. This is in good condition and measures 44.5" long and 5" wide.

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Yoruba Snake Totem Beaded Strip early 1900's This

Lot 18: Yoruba Snake Totem Beaded Strip early 1900's This

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Description: This piece is hand made by the Yoruba Ancient tribal people of Nigeria and features tight beadwork with 1800's glass trade beads. The piece would have been placed in the Chief or high elders dwelling to bring peace to hiskin. The totem shows two masked faces with both a flower and butterfly. The piece is done on a heavy canvas base with the edge and back being an early trade clothe. The piece is from early 1900?s. This is in goodcondition and measures 37" long and 4" wide. The piece shows raised beadwork faces and the piece is in the shape of a snake with a snake head.

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Kuba Kingdom Congo Pipe circa 19th century This is

Lot 19: Kuba Kingdom Congo Pipe circa 19th century This is

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Description: This is from the Kuba Kingdom tribal people of the now Democratic Republic of the Congo. The piece shows a stone craved pipe bowl (3.75"x2.25" with a 1.25" bowl opening) wrapped in hide on a carved wood pipe stem.The piece is very early from the 19th century. Measures 13.25"x4"

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Yoruba Ceremonial Bird Fully Beaded Chiefs Crown T

Lot 20: Yoruba Ceremonial Bird Fully Beaded Chiefs Crown T

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Description: This cone-shaped Yoruba coronation crown for a Chief. The piece is fully beaded using early glass trade beads on a canvas base and early trade clothe. The piece shows nine canvas and beadwork birds with two lizards oneach side and both the front and back of the crown showing raised beaded faces. The piece is from the first to second quarter of the 20th century and overall good original condition. Measures 17" tall andapproximately 8" inside diameter (not including birds).

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14kt Gold & Turquoise Rosewood Pendant The piece i

Lot 21: 14kt Gold & Turquoise Rosewood Pendant The piece i

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Description: The piece is made of solid 14kt Gold showing a hand cut set turquoise stone and rosewood design and a large (believed to be) cubic zirconium set stone. The piece is marked on the back 14kt with a Buffalo symbol for themaker. Measures 1"x1 7/8" and weighs .51 oz (14.5 grams).

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Italian Sterling Silver & Garnet Necklace This pie

Lot 22: Italian Sterling Silver & Garnet Necklace This pie

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Description: This piece shows twelve oval cut deep red beautiful garnets set in .925 sterling silver on a sterling silver necklace. The pendant measures 1.25"x2" and the necklace strand is 30.25" long. Both marked .925 and thenecklace is Italian hand made piece.

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10kt Gold Diamond & Turquoise Ring The ring is a w

Lot 23: 10kt Gold Diamond & Turquoise Ring The ring is a w

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Description: The ring is a work of art one of a kind ring made of solid 10kt gold (marked) showing a large turquoise stone with bright coloring and beautiful fissures. The stone is surrounded by nine brilliant round cutdiamonds. The ring sides shows a unique gold setting. The ring is a size 6.5, weighs .45 ounces (12.75 grams), and the top approximately measures 1 1/8" diameter.

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14kt Gold Diamond Pendant The piece is marked 14kt

Lot 24: 14kt Gold Diamond Pendant The piece is marked 14kt

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Description: The piece is marked 14kt gold and shows 8 smaller brilliant round cut diamonds with a larger brilliant round cut _____ (diamond or cubic zirconium) stone. The entire piece weighs .10 ounces (2.8 grams).

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Montana Blue Sapphire & Diamond 14kt Gold Pendant

Lot 25: Montana Blue Sapphire & Diamond 14kt Gold Pendant

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Description: The pendant is made of solid 14kt gold (marked) and shows a round multi-faceted (similar to a cushion) cut blue sapphire. The sapphire has a beautiful blue coloring and is a Montana piece with two diamond set on a14kt gold pendant.

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Yellow Topaz 10kt Gold Ring The ring is marked 10k

Lot 26: Yellow Topaz 10kt Gold Ring The ring is marked 10k

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Description: The ring is marked 10kt gold and has a trillion cut yellow topaz stone showing excellent color and quality. This ring is a size 9.

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Italian Yellow Topaz 14kt Gold Ring This is a 14kt

Lot 27: Italian Yellow Topaz 14kt Gold Ring This is a 14kt

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Description: This is a 14kt gold (marked) ring with a large baguette cut excellent color and quality yellow topaz stone. The ring is hand made in Italy. Size 6.5.

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Vintage Navajo Liquid Silver Necklace 30 Strands T

Lot 28: Vintage Navajo Liquid Silver Necklace 30 Strands T

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Description: This is hand made by the Navajo Native American Indian people with vintage age. The piece shows a tooled clasp area with 30 liquid silver strands. Necklace overall measures 31.5"

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1903 American Waltham Hunter Case Pocket Watch Thi

Lot 29: 1903 American Waltham Hunter Case Pocket Watch Thi

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Description: This is a American Waltham Watch Co. Hunter Case pocket watch rare 0 size. The watch is of antique age in excellent flawless working condition. The piece has a gold plated case. The movement is marked, "American WalthamWatch Co. 12144736." The case is marked, "Warranted B.&B. Royal 20 Years 3198792." The watch was manufactured in 1903. Measures 2"x1.5"

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Montana Deep Blue Sapphire Oval 2 carat This is a

Lot 30: Montana Deep Blue Sapphire Oval 2 carat This is a

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Description: This is a oval cut Montana Sapphire with a deep blue coloring. The stone shows excellent quality and is 2 carats. The stone comes in clear plastic holder.

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Montana Deep Blue Sapphire Oval 2 carat This is a

Lot 31: Montana Deep Blue Sapphire Oval 2 carat This is a

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Description: This is a oval cut Montana Sapphire with a deep blue coloring. The stone shows excellent quality and is 2 carats. The stone comes in clear plastic holder.

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Montana Deep Blue Sapphire Oval 1.75 carat This is

Lot 32: Montana Deep Blue Sapphire Oval 1.75 carat This is

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Description: This is a oval cut Montana Sapphire with a deep blue coloring. The stone shows excellent quality and is 1.75 carats. The stone comes in clear plastic holder.

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Montana Green to Blue Sapphire Round Stones (3) Th

Lot 33: Montana Green to Blue Sapphire Round Stones (3) Th

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Description: The lot features three original Montana Sapphires with blue and green stones. These have a brilliant round cut with each stone being .75 carats.

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Victorian Russian Amethyst Brooch circa 1880 This

Lot 34: Victorian Russian Amethyst Brooch circa 1880 This

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Description: This is a rare and desirable Russian Deep Purple Amethyst Brooch from the Victorian era circa 1880. The brooch has a rare beautiful coloring with a flawless round brilliant cut and showing little to no inclusions. Thestone is set in gold. The brooch weighs 221 grains or 14.2 grams.

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Peridot 14kt Gold Earrings 8 Carats Total This is

Lot 35: Peridot 14kt Gold Earrings 8 Carats Total This is

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Description: This is a set of beautiful green Peridot 14kt gold earrings showing wonderful quality. The earrings have a bright green coloring with little to no inclusions in the stones. Each stone is 4 carats.

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Antique Chinese White Jade 14kt Gold Set The set i

Lot 36: Antique Chinese White Jade 14kt Gold Set The set i

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Description: The set includes a necklace and earrings all with the Chinese White Jade Donuts set in 14kt Gold on a 14kt Gold necklace. The piece is of antique age nd is in excellent condition. The necklace pendant measures 1.5"and the necklace total is 11.75" strung. Each earring is 1.5".

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Tortoise Silver & Ivory Dresser Box circa 1800's T

Lot 37: Tortoise Silver & Ivory Dresser Box circa 1800's T

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Description: This is an authentic Tortoise Shell dresser box that shows a silver fountain and bird inlay across the top and front with the inside edge being Ivory. The box is from the 1800's Victorian age and shows excellentquality and condition. Measures 5.75"x3.75"

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Antique Chinese Carved Rhino Horn This piece is a

Lot 38: Antique Chinese Carved Rhino Horn This piece is a

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Description: This piece is a Chinese carved Rhino horn. This antique is beautifully carved with images of Chinese men and garden landscape. This is solid original Rhino horn showing the red brown coloring and is a very rarecollectible. Measures 10" tall and a 3" base. The piece has been closely examined and determined to be Rhino Horn. The piece shows the correct color, striations in texture, and shape.

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Antique Victorian Rhinestone Tortois Hair Comb Thi

Lot 39: Antique Victorian Rhinestone Tortois Hair Comb Thi

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Description: This is an Antique celluloid faux tortoise hair comb with a 24kt gold wash etching and rhinestones. This piece is from the Victorian age 1800's. Measures 3 1/2"x4 3/8"

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Alligator & Silver Belt Buckle This is an Alligato

Lot 40: Alligator & Silver Belt Buckle This is an Alligato

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Description: This is an Alligator spine piece set on a silver belt buckle. The piece has a collectible look and is in good condition with good age. Measures 2.5"x2.75"

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Rhino & Turquoise Belt Buckle This is a vintage Rh

Lot 41: Rhino & Turquoise Belt Buckle This is a vintage Rh

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Description: This is a vintage Rhino hide belt buckle with a large turquoise stone set in the center. The buckle measures 2.5"x3.5"

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Rhino Hide Cross Necklace This is a genuine Rhino

Lot 42: Rhino Hide Cross Necklace This is a genuine Rhino

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Description: This is a genuine Rhino hide vintage cross necklace with venetian trade bead. The cross is in great condition and measures 2 3/8"x4 1/4"

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New Zealand Chamois Deer Horns This shows a rare s

Lot 43: New Zealand Chamois Deer Horns This shows a rare s

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Description: This shows a rare set of New Zealand Chamois Deer Horns. The horns are marked 1988 N.Z. Waiatoto Riv. These measures 5"x7.25"

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Alligator Tail Spines Collection The lot features

Lot 44: Alligator Tail Spines Collection The lot features

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Description: The lot features three Alligator spine pieces. The largest measures 22"x10.5" (with the oriignal Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Tag that reads, E. Joanen Alligator Hunter 1983. The other two measure3.75"x14" and 2.5"x12".

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Rhino Hide Strip Collection  (3) This contains thr

Lot 45: Rhino Hide Strip Collection (3) This contains thr

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Description: This contains three long strips of genuine Rhino hide. These measure 26.5", 27.5", 38.5". These are rare pieces with the thickest being .75"x1"

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Brass Ashanti Moon Face from Ghana This is a hand

Lot 46: Brass Ashanti Moon Face from Ghana This is a hand

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Description: This is a hand carved Moon Face Mask from the Ashanti southern region of Ghana Ivory Coast people. The mask is carved of one solid piece of wood showing trade brass accents around the entire front and shows glass tradebeads surrounding the eyes. The piece is early believed to be antique. Measures 13" diameter and 4.5" deep.

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Congo Beaded Mask circa 1900's The piece shows a h

Lot 47: Congo Beaded Mask circa 1900's The piece shows a h

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Description: The piece shows a hand carved solid wood mask with the front covered in glass trade beads framed in white seeds. The mask is from the early 1900's in good condition with the top edge missing some of the white larger beads.The mask is a very rare and desirable piece hand made by the tribal people to use. Measures 126.5"x11.5" and 6.5" deep.

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Baule Fêtes des Masques Pelican Mask The mask is m

Lot 48: Baule Fêtes des Masques Pelican Mask The mask is m

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Description: The mask is made of one solid piece of wood hand carved from the The Fetes des Masques. This is made by the Baule tribal people showing a pelican design with polychrome paints. The Fêtes des Masques, (Festival ofMasks) held in November in the region of Man is one of Ivory Coast's biggest and best-known festivals. The piece is from the mid 20th century. Measures 29"x6.5"

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Lulua Tribe Congo Statue of Mother Breast Feeding

Lot 49: Lulua Tribe Congo Statue of Mother Breast Feeding

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Description: This is a hand carved solid wood statue from the Lulua Tribal people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Lulua, also known as the Bena Lulua settled in the southern part of DRC after migrating there fromwestern African during the 18th century. Lulua sculpture is elegant and graceful, with complex scarification on the neck, abdomen, face and limbs, which recalls old Lulua customs, now long gone due to scarificationuse being banned in 1888. This scultpure shows a mother breast feeding her two children. This has a few repaired areas, but shows excellent carvings and is a very rare piece. The piece is believed to haveconsiderable age being from the 19th to 20th century. Measures 35.25" tall and 8.5"x7"

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Yahyalý Anatolian Persian Rug circa 1950's This is

Lot 50: Yahyalý Anatolian Persian Rug circa 1950's This is

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Description: This is a hand knotted rug from Yahyalý, Central Anatolian (Cappadocia) region, Turkey. The rug is made with traditional wool on wool 100% and is hand dyed with organic dyes. The piece has a wonderful design and isfrom the 1950's. The rug shows dyes such as saffron, root of the wild madder, and more. Anatolian women and girls transpose all their feelings and thoughts onto their carpets by transforming the knots into motifs andattributing certain meanings to each one of them. Yahyalý carpets are no exception. One of the most important carpet weaving centers in Cappadocia, Yahyali's weavers use deep color like dark red and dark blue. Thesecarpets are renowned for a balanced distribution of motifs, their unique wool and quality craftsmenship. Natural dyes used in Yahyali are those produced from wine leaves, wild mint, walnut shell and buckthon. Thispiece is in excellent condition. The rug measures 77"x41.5"

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