Other Objects (23)

1.

SOLD

1992-c1995
Objects: 4 Fine Recorders and 1 Flute
Recorder 1: Denner alto at a=415, basswood
Maker: Frederich von Huene, 1992
Recorder 2: Transitional Soprano at a=415 and a=440, basswood
Maker: Thomas Prescott, c1995
Recorder 3: Soprano, ebony? grenadilla?
Maker: Kung?
Recorder 4: Soprano, rosewood?
Maker: not known
Flute: Renaissance, Maple?
Maker: Frederich von Huene

Condition: barely used, near fine

2. Date: various
Object
: Stamp Collection, Worldwide
Description: collected from roughly 1950-1980; a general collection based on many factors such as beauty of stamps, etc.
Includes a proof set of Ghana's first coins in a case.

Condition: varies

3.

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c1850's-c1930's
Object: 60 Cigar holders, most with original cases, often velvet lined.
Materials: Merschaum, Amber, Gold, Bakelite, Ivory, Silver, Agate, Jade, Diamond, Tortoise Shell, etc.
A few of the cases are silver with watermarks.
Countries: U.S.A., England, Austria, etc.

Condition: varies with many in fine; one or two are cracked; many of the cases have scuffing or are difficult to open (their latches)

4.

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c1990's
Object: 10 Bird Calls in Box
Materials: hardwood, string, metal
Country: Brazil

Dimension of Box: 11.5" x 9.5" x 2.5"
Condition: Good but not all fitting and a few of the original are missing

5.

1970's
Object: Navajo hat with prize winning Pawnee(?) silver head band and 19th(?) Century beaded patch
Tribes: Navajo, Pawnee?, ?
Provenance: Purchased in the 1970's or 80's in Los Angeles at a store selling Native American items
Note: according to an expert, the yellows and blues, if not the others, are 19th Century beads.

Dimensions: 16"L x 14.5"W x 5"H
Condition: Good with some dust, basically unworn

6.

1950's?
Object: Old Pawn Ring
Materials: big piece of turquoise, cast silver
Tribe: Navajo
Provenance: purchased in the 1970's or '80's in Los Angeles

Dimensions:
Condition: very good old ring

   
7.

c1950's?
Object: Old Pawn Necklace
Material: turquoise, coral, shell, abalone
Tribe: Navajo
Provenance: Purchased by me in the 1980's at an auction
Note: "Old Pawn" refers to jewerly brought into pawn shops in Gallup, NM, when they needed money. It was their own jewerly and not made to resell.

Dimensions: 16" x 3.5"
Condition: very good old necklace

8.

c1900?
Object: Saddle Blanket
Material: dyed wool
Tribe: Navajo

Dimensions: 41" x 20.5"
Condition: Poor — washed crudely and torn — see images

9.

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c1970 or earlier
Object: Saddle Bag
Material: vegetable dies, camel hair(?), wool
Country: Iran?
Region: Kazak?

Dimensions: 31"W x 33" (including fringe)
Condition: Good but needs cleaning

10.

c1980's
Object: Guls(?) (a Beaded Medallion, part of clothing)
Materials: Cloth, Beads, Shells
Country: Afghanistan

Dimensions: 4.5" diameter
Condtion: Good but dusty, a few shells broken

11.

TAKEN

c1980's
Object: Textile — Arpillera
Subject: a country scene
Materials: appliqued cotton?
Artist: not given
Country: Columbia, South America

Dimensions of frame: 26.5" x 23"
Condition: Good but possibly some fading
Framed

12.

c1970's
Object: hanging Textile — Arpillera
Subject: country scene with sheep or cows
Materials: appliqued cotton?
Artist: not given
Country: Columbia(?), South America

Dimensions: 33" x 29"
Condition: Good but needs cleaning

13.

c1980's
Object: hanging Textile — Arpillera
Subject: country scene with ducks
Materials: appliqued cotton?
Artist: not given
Country: Columbia(?), South America

Dimensions: 33" x 29"
Condition: Good but needs cleaning

14.

c2000
Object: Textile — Arpillera
Subject: People and Animals
Materials: appliqued cotton?
Artist: not given
Country: Peru, South America

Dimensions: 29" x 21"
Condition: Excellent

15.

c2000
Object: Textile— Arpillera
Subject: Houses, People, Plants, Animals, Churches
Materials: appliqued cotton?
Artist: not given
Country: Peru, South America

Dimensions: 41" x 33"
Condition: Excellent

16. pre-1900
Object: Front section of an old silk sleeve panel — using the "forbidden stitch" (= Peking knot)
Design: butterlies and flowers
Material: embroidery with silk thread on satin with trim

Dimensions: 20" x 6"
Condition: Poor with discoloration of the white silk and the embroidery loosening from backing and torn in places and little pieces of trim missing
17.

c1970's
Object: Silk Painting
Country: China

Dimensions of frame: 32.5" x 18"
Condition: Fine

18.

c2005
Object: Mudcloth Strip
Material: probably hand spun / woven cotton with mud dyes
Function: unknown
Country: probably Mali, African

Dimensions: 62" x 9"
Condition: Excellent

19.

TAKEN

c1960's
Object: Temple Rubbing of Dancer
Materials: ink on rice paper
Country: Thailand or Cambodia (now illegal to make

Dimensions of frame: 36" x 30"
Condition: Very Good
Framed

Click here for information on rubbings like this.

20.

c2000
Title(in pencil): Spring Forest
Media: photo with colored pencil
Artist (signed with pencil): D[ianne] Shullenberger
Numbered (in pencil): 8/10
Place: Vermont, USA

Dimensions of frame: 16.5" x 14.5"
Condition: Fine

21. possibly lower Devonian to Lower Mississippian, 400-350 MYA
Object: Fossil Gastropod Shell (Hormotoma?), in original matrix
Location: possibly, Agadir, Morocco

Dimensions: 5"H x 3.5"W
Condition: Excellent
22. Object: Carved Shell
Material: Ironwood (Palo Fierra [Olneya Tesota) found only in the Sonoran Desert
Artist: Nacho Barnett
Tribe: Seri Indians
Place: Sonora, Mexico


Dimensions: 7"L x 3"W x 3"D
Condition: Fine

Click here for information on the Seri Palo Fierra artists.
23.

c1960's
Object: a hand carved Spindle(?)
Material: hard wood
Country: Phillipines?

Dimensions: 6"H x 4" diameter
Condition: Good (I oiled with mineral oil)

24.

TAKEN

c1950
Object: Carved Lime Container
Material: Bamboo
Country: Timur Island, Eastern Indonesia
Tribe: Dayak people of Borneo (head-hunters)
Use: a container for lime which is used in the chewing of Betel Nuts as part of the mixture. Chewed as a mild stimulant like coffee, etc.

Dimensions: 6"H x 1.5" diameter
Condition: damage to top

25.

1990's?
Object: Inkwell?
Material: Brass
Country: India

Dimensions: 2.25" diameter x 1"H
Condition: seems Good

26.

TAKEN

c8th Century BCE (before spouts were invented)
Object: Oil Lamp
Country: Israel
Provenance: purchased by me at an auction, c1980's, in Los Angeles; broken in Northridge earthquake and crudely repaired by me.

Dimensions: 4.75" x 4.75" x 1.75"H
Condition: there is the crack and also a chip, and the glaze has worn off, otherwise Good

For a discussion of ancient oil lamps, please click here.

27.

c. early 20th Century
Object: Box
Materials: wood, woven material, metal fittings

Dimensions: 10.5" x 5.25" x 2.25"
Condition: has some chips from the wood as can be seen, some cracks in wood (without loss) otherwise strong and good

28.

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c1964
Object: Ceramic Bowl
Material: painted glazed clay
Artist (signed on bottom): "S"
Provenance: purchased by me in Berkeley, CA in the 1960's

Dimensions: 6" diameter x 3"H
Condition: Fine

29.

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c1995
Object: carved Seal Bowl
Material: painted wood
Maker: Jeff Earl
Area: Northwest Coast
Tribe: not given

Dimensions: 12"L x 3"H x 3.5"W
Condition: Very Good

30.

TAKEN

c1995
Object: Basket
Material: bark?, deer skin, paint
Maker: Monica Leon
Tribe: Salish
Area: Northwest Coast of US

Dimensions: 9" x 5" x 3.5"
Condition: Fine

31.

c1990's
Object: Woven Basket Tray
Material: a grass?
Culture: African? American Indian?

Dimensions: 12" diameter
Condition: possibly somewhat faded and dusty

32. 1960's
Object: artisan Box with Pirate Figure
Material: carved and painted wood
Artist: not given
Country: U.S.A.

Dimensions: 4.5"W x 3.5"H x 3"D
Condition: Very Good
33.

TAKEN

1960's
Object: Artisan Box
Material: wood
Artist: not given
Country: U.S.A.

Dimensions: 6" x 4"W x 2.5"D
Condition: Fine

34. c1970's
Object: "Elephant" Box
Material: painted wood
On the bottom: "Tiger Lily, Robert Tolone"

Dimensions: 6" x 3.5" x 5.5"
Condition: a few minor chips from the paint
35.

TAKEN

1996
Object: Bowl
Material: Black Cherry
Artist (signed and dated on the bottom): Al Stirt
Place: Vermont

Dimensions: 15.5"Diameter x 5"H
Condition: Fine, like new

A link to his page at the Smithsonian.

36.

SOLD

March 16, 1861
Object: Harper's Weekly (Inauguration of Lincoln)
Information: Vol. VI, No. 220, pp. 161-176
Topic: "The Inaugural Procession at Washing Passing the Gate ..."

Dimensions: 16"H x 11"W
Condition: Very Good (disbound)