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Auction Description for J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC: Native American Basketry of The Frank E. Curley Estate
Auction Description:
Native American Basketry of The Frank E. Curley Estate
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The Frank E. Curley Collection of Fine Native American Basketry, Saturday, April 30th, 2011 @ 10AM, 2200 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona (480) 496-2212 www.jlevines.com Featuring - California Chemehuevi basket by Mary Snyder; circa 1910-20 - Yavapai Coiled Vessel with design of star, eagles, human figures and animals - Apache polychrome basket whirlwind design with animals - Yavapai double star with effigy - Papago large coiled vessel with flying geese - Apache storage olla, designs of animals, houses, humans in red and black - Klikitat grain basket - Owens Valley polychrome bowl - Tulare, highly figured, fringed - Pomo olla type, deep bowl - Tlingit large brown and tan - Attu polychrome with clover - Makah, highly colored, whalers design - Pit River burden basket - Paniment olla type with cover - Washoe burden basket - Paiute polychrome olla - Tohono O'dham olla - Pomo with Valley Quail Feathers - Apache fret design - Maidu design olla type - Salish red and black design with handles - Mission medium bowl basket - Jicarilla, large basket, red and green design - Pomo, large boat shape gift basket, shell ceremonial drops and quail top know feathers - Kawaiisu with concentric friezes of stop motifs - Eskimo with walrus tusk carving lidded baleen basket - Havasupai coiled vessel - Panimint with bird quill inserts - Nez Perce corn husk bag - Haida conical hat basket - Kern County coiled basket - Ute cloth pouch - Mono coiled vessel woven in brown, geometric design - Yurok basketry, covered glass bottle woven in brown - Achehawi vessel with frieze of toothed angular motifs - Wiyok openwork vessel - Hopi coiled vessel with frieze of animals between zigzag borders - Yakima Root Gathering corn husk bag - Yokut ovoid shallow coiled bowl - Miwok coiled vessel - Hualapai vessel and so very much more ! With hundreds of museum quality specimens, this is an auction sure to garner the attention of museums, collectors and enthusiasts, world wide. This is quite a rare opportunity to obtain some truly amazing pieces. Open to the public...be sure to mark your calendars.
Sale Notes:
The Frank E. Curley Collection of Fine Native American Basketry, Saturday, April 30th, 2011 @ 10AM, 2200 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona (480) 496-2212 www.jlevines.com Featuring - California Chemehuevi basket by Mary Snyder; circa 1910-20 - Yavapai Coiled Vessel with design of star, eagles, human figures and animals - Apache polychrome basket whirlwind design with animals - Yavapai double star with effigy - Papago large coiled vessel with flying geese - Apache storage olla, designs of animals, houses, humans in red and black - Klikitat grain basket - Owens Valley polychrome bowl - Tulare, highly figured, fringed - Pomo olla type, deep bowl - Tlingit large brown and tan - Attu polychrome with clover - Makah, highly colored, whalers design - Pit River burden basket - Paniment olla type with cover - Washoe burden basket - Paiute polychrome olla - Tohono O'dham olla - Pomo with Valley Quail Feathers - Apache fret design - Maidu design olla type - Salish red and black design with handles - Mission medium bowl basket - Jicarilla, large basket, red and green design - Pomo, large boat shape gift basket, shell ceremonial drops and quail top know feathers - Kawaiisu with concentric friezes of stop motifs - Eskimo with walrus tusk carving lidded baleen basket - Havasupai coiled vessel - Panimint with bird quill inserts - Nez Perce corn husk bag - Haida conical hat basket - Kern County coiled basket - Ute cloth pouch - Mono coiled vessel woven in brown, geometric design - Yurok basketry, covered glass bottle woven in brown - Achehawi vessel with frieze of toothed angular motifs - Wiyok openwork vessel - Hopi coiled vessel with frieze of animals between zigzag borders - Yakima Root Gathering corn husk bag - Yokut ovoid shallow coiled bowl - Miwok coiled vessel - Hualapai vessel and so very much more ! With hundreds of museum quality specimens, this is an auction sure to garner the attention of museums, collectors and enthusiasts, world wide. This is quite a rare opportunity to obtain some truly amazing pieces. Open to the public...be sure to mark your calendars.

Native American Basketry of The Frank E. Curley Estate

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

Platinum House

344 lots | 343 with images

April 30, 2011

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Pima Squash Blossom Coiled Vessel

Lot 1: Pima Squash Blossom Coiled Vessel

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Description: Shallow rounded body. 3" Wide x 15"

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Chemehuevi Coiled Vessel Weaved by Mary Snyder

Lot 2: Chemehuevi Coiled Vessel Weaved by Mary Snyder

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Description: Shallow rounded body with rattlesnake and star design. Approx. 4" Depth x 16" Wide

Condition Report: No weft, warpage or breakage of note. Appears to have had mineral oil for preservation, several years ago.

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Pima Coiled Vessel with Intricate Fret

Lot 3: Pima Coiled Vessel with Intricate Fret

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Description: Shallow rounded body with zig-zag design. Approx. 2 1/2" Depth x 16" Width

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Pima Coiled Vessel with Geometric Design

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Description: Width 1 1/2" raised rim. Approx 1 1/2" Depth x 7" Width

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Pima Coiled Vessel Plaque

Lot 5: Pima Coiled Vessel Plaque

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Description: Butterfly design. Approx 1" Depth x 8" Width

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Pima Coiled Ovoid Vessel

Lot 6: Pima Coiled Ovoid Vessel

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Description: Step design. Missing stitches on rim. Approx. 3" Depth x 4" Width x 7" Length

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Chemehuevi Coiled Vessel with Three Double Diamonds

Lot 7: Chemehuevi Coiled Vessel with Three Double Diamonds

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Description: Shallow rounded body. Approx 2 3/4" Depth x 11 1/2" Width

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Pima Coiled Vessel Plaque #2

Lot 8: Pima Coiled Vessel Plaque #2

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Description: Geometric design. Approx 7 3/4" Dia.

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Owens Valley Paiute Small Coiled Vessel

Lot 9: Owens Valley Paiute Small Coiled Vessel

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Description: Rounded inward-curving body, polychrome geometric design. Approx. 3" Depth x 4" Width

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Pima Coiled Vessel

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Description: Shallow Rounded body, geometric design. Badly damaged. Approx. 8" Depth x 21" Width

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Pomo Large Gambling Tray

Lot 11: Pomo Large Gambling Tray

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Description: Woven in shades of brown, zig-zag design. Approx. 8" Depth x 23" Width. Circumference breaks approx 35" of circumference.

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Yavapai Large Coiled Vessel

Lot 12: Yavapai Large Coiled Vessel

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Description: Shallow rounded body, design of star, eagles, human figures and animals. Approx. 2" Depth x 19" Width

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Apache Coiled Vessel

Lot 13: Apache Coiled Vessel

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Description: Shallow rounded body, River of Step Design. Approx 5" Depth x 16" Width

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Tohono O'dham Small Lidded Coiled Vessel

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Description: Geometric design. Approx 4" Depth x 5" Width

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Pima Very Old Coiled Vessel

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Description: Flaring rounded body, fine weave, geometric design. Approx. 2 1/2" Depth x 5 1/2" Width

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Tohono O'dham Small Coiled Vessel

Lot 16: Tohono O'dham Small Coiled Vessel

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Description: Flared rounded body, shades of brown with geometric design. Approx. 2" Depth x 5 1/4" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Ovid Basket

Lot 17: Tohono O'dham Coiled Ovid Basket

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Description: Line design. Approx. 2" Depth x 3 1/2" Width x 9" Length

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Lidded Basket

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Description: Circular body, geometric design. Approx. 4" Depth x 4" Width

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Tohono O'dham Small Coiled Vessel

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Description: Flaring rounded body. Approx 2 1/2" Depth x 5" Width

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Tohono O'dham Small Coiled Vessel w/ Step Design

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Description: Circular body. Approx 3 1/4" Depth x 5" Width

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Tohono O'dham Small Coiled Vessel w/ Lightning Design

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Description: Flaring rounded body. Approx. 3" Depth x 5 1/2" Width

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Tohono O'dham Small Coiled Vessel w/ Design Handle

Lot 22: Tohono O'dham Small Coiled Vessel w/ Design Handle

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Description: Flaring rounded body. Approx. 3" Depth x 5" Wide. Two handle supports are broken. Approx. 3" Depth x 5" Wide

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Pima Coiled Vessel with Fine Weave

Lot 23: Pima Coiled Vessel with Fine Weave

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Description: Flaring rounded body, geometric design. Approx. 3 1/2" Depth x 6 1/4" Width

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Pima Coiled Vessel

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Description: Shallow rounded body, geometric design. Approx. 2" Depth x 9" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel w/ Coyote Track Design

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Description: Shallow rounded body. Approx. 1 1/2" Depth x 9 1/4" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel w/ Elaborate Kay Design

Lot 27: Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel w/ Elaborate Kay Design

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Description: Shallow rounded body. Approx. 4" Depth x 12" Width

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Pima Coiled Vessel w/ River Design

Lot 28: Pima Coiled Vessel w/ River Design

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Description: Shallow rounded body. Approx. 3 1/2" Depth x 11" Width

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Maricopa Pottery Bowl

Lot 29: Maricopa Pottery Bowl

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Description: With portrait of Indian and border design. Approx 2" Depth x 9" Width

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Pima Coiled Vessel

Lot 30: Pima Coiled Vessel

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Description: Flaring rounded body, geometric design. Approx. 3 1/2" Depth x 6 1/2" Width

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Cylindrical Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

Lot 31: Cylindrical Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

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Description: Step design. Approx. 3" Depth x 6" Width

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Pima Coiled Ovoid Basket

Lot 32: Pima Coiled Ovoid Basket

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Description: Very fine weave, diamond/triangle design. Approx. 2 1/2" Depth x 5" Width x 7" Length

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Pima Coiled Vessel

Lot 33: Pima Coiled Vessel

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Description: Flaring rounded body, geometric design. Approx. 5" Depth x 9" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

Lot 34: Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

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Description: Rounded body, geometric design. Approx 3 1/2" Depth x 5 1/2" Width x 7 1/2" Length

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Lidded Vessel

Lot 35: Tohono O'dham Coiled Lidded Vessel

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Description: Rounded body and inward-curving rim. Step design. Approx. 5" Depth x 7" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel w/ Knobbed Lid

Lot 36: Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel w/ Knobbed Lid

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Description: Rounded body, inward-curving rim, geometric design. Approx. 5" Depth x 6" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel w/ Triangular Design

Lot 37: Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel w/ Triangular Design

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Description: Rounded body, inward-curving rim. Approx. 4 1/2" Depth x 5 1/2" Width

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Apache Pitch-Covered Tus or Water Bottle Basket

Lot 38: Apache Pitch-Covered Tus or Water Bottle Basket

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Description: Approx. 8" Depth, 8" Max. Width x 4" Mouth

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S. American Plaited Vessel

Lot 39: S. American Plaited Vessel

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Description: Polychrome River Cane, shallow rounded body. Approx. 2" Depth x 9 1/2" Width.

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Finely Weaved Pima Coiled Vessel

Lot 40: Finely Weaved Pima Coiled Vessel

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Description: Shallow rounded body, seven-petal flower design. Approx 2" Depth x 11" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

Lot 41: Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

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Description: Shallow rounded body, geometric design. Approx. 3" Depth x 10" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

Lot 42: Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

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Description: Shallow rounded body, geometric design. Approx. 3" Depth x 12 1/2" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

Lot 43: Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

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Description: Shallow rounded body, alternating black and white design. Approx. 3 3/4" Depth x 12" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

Lot 44: Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

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Description: Rounded body, geometric design. Approx. 5" Depth x 7 1/2" Width

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Pima Coiled Footed Vessel

Lot 45: Pima Coiled Footed Vessel

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Description: Flaring rounded body, step design. Approx. 5" Depth x 10" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

Lot 46: Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

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Description: Flaring rounded body, geometric design. Approx. 4" Depth x 9" Width

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Pima Coiled Footed Vessel w/ Maize Design

Lot 47: Pima Coiled Footed Vessel w/ Maize Design

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Description: Flaring rounded body. Damaged outer coil on base - 30% of circumference. Approx. 5" Depth x 9" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

Lot 49: Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

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Description: Flaring rounded body, geometric design in yellow and black. Approx 4" Depth x 8" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

Lot 50: Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

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Description: Flaring rounded body, geometric design. Approx. 5" Depth x 8" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

Lot 51: Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel

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Description: Rounded body, geometric design. Approx. 5" Depth x 9 1/2" Width

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Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel w/ Eagle Design

Lot 52: Tohono O'dham Coiled Vessel w/ Eagle Design

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Description: Shallow rounded body. "Oct. 1913" woven in border. Approx. 1 1/2" Depth x 12 1/2" Width

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