NATIVE AMERICAN ART

Selected American Indian Relics



VETTED AND PUBLISHED

12880. RARE NORTH WEST COAST JADE CELT. Pre-historic period, pre Kwakiutl culture. 5 x 2 x 0.5 inches. The blade of lustrous deep green hard stone. Chips at top and corner of blade.

Provenance: Found Lyton, British Columbia at confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers. Vetted as authentic by the Genuine Indian Relic Society, Inc. and published in their 2013 calendar. Copy on request. Back view.

$1000.



VETTED AND PUBLISHED

12881. RARE NORTH WEST COAST JADE CELT. Pre-historic period, pre Kwakiutl culture. 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.25 inches. The blade of lustrous deep green hard translucent jade. Small chip at top,

Provenance: Ex Nancy Avery family collection for 3 generations. Originally found Lyton, British Columbia in Fraser river deposits. Vetted as authentic by the Genuine Indian Relic Society, Inc. and published in their 2013 calendar. Copy on request. Back view.

$1250.



VETTED AND PUBLISHED

12882. RARE NORTH WEST COAST JADE LABRET OR PESTLE. Pre-historic period, pre Kwakiutl culture. 2.5 x 1 x 0.75 inches. The piece of lustrous deep green hard stone. Intact. Shaped like a labret but too large possibly some type of grinder or pestle.

Provenance: Found Lyton, British Columbia at confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers. Vetted as authentic by the Genuine Indian Relic Society, Inc. and published in their 2013 calendar. Copy on request. Back view.

$1250.



VETTED AND PUBLISHED

12883. VERY RARE NORTH WEST COAST JADE CELT. Archaic period c. 5000-3000 BC, pre Salish or Chinook culture. 6.25 x 1.75 x 0.8 inches. The blade of variegated brown and red hard stone. Small chip at top. An exceptionally rare type of which few others are known.

Provenance: Found Bellingham, Washington. purchased at an estate sale in Bellingham by the current owner. Vetted as authentic by the Genuine Indian Relic Society, Inc. and published in their 2013 calendar. Copy on request. Back view.

$4000.



VETTED AND PUBLISHED

12884. RARE NORTH WEST COAST JADE CELT OR ADZE. Pre-historic period, pre Salish or Chinook culture. 4 x 2 x 1 inches. The blade of lustrous grey green hard stone.

Provenance: Found Upper Columbia river, Washington state. See 'Stone Age on the Columbia River' pg. 175, by Emory Strong for the type. Vetted as authentic by the Genuine Indian Relic Society, Inc. and published in their 2013 calendar. Copy on request. Cf. Stone Age on the Columbia River p. 175 for description. Back view.

$1750.



11351. COLLECTION OF 15 EARLY NATIVE AMERICAN STONE ARTIFACTS. Eastern woodland from an uncertain location in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania New York area. Various early types of hammer stones, flat stones with shallow central depressions, and one very rare fragment of a carved stone vessel (inner surface at upper right in the group photo) with an intact leg. All from the same location with museum numbers in India ink. The largest at lower right measures 5.5 inches in length.

Provenance: From an extensive early 20th century Pennsylvania mineral and fossil collection, the best pieces now residing at the Franklin Mineral museum in New Jersey. Previously from an early archaeological excavation conducted by a local Pennsylvania university and later deaccessioned.

$150.



8393. AN EASTERN WOODLAND INDIAN WAR CLUB, c. late 17th-18th century. Leather wraped oval stone & wood handle. The dark patina is from the resin coating used to attach the rawhide firmly to the head and provide a better grip on the handle. Excellent original condition. 18". Larger view. Larger view. Larger view. Larger view.

Provenance: Purchased at Berman's Auction NJ April, 1999.

$850.