Lot 152 - Navajo Bisbee Turquoise and Silver Post Earrings c. 1950s, 1" x 0.625" (J8634)
- Circa: 1950s
- Size: 1'' x 0.63''
This item is reserved for our online auction on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 9:00 am MST/PDT via LiveAuctioneers.com and will last approximately 4-5 hours. This auction is listed under Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction. To participate, please create your account on LiveAuctioneers.com and click on our auction preview to sign up for approval in advance. This will be a computer online auction, so be sure to create your account as soon as possible. Once your account is approved, you may leave absentee bids on items through LiveAuctioneers.com. NOTE SHIPPING HANDLING TIME: Please allow a handling time of 1 to 3 weeks for your item(s) to be shipped. STARTING PRICE: is $90. ESTIMATE $275 - $325. The starting price is the reserve minimum and the object can sell for this low amount. The estimate is the price that we feel is a reasonable gallery value. If you have any questions about this lot, please feel free to call us or email. Each lot shows additional images, condition reports, and provenance. Please review all images. 3 grams, 1" x 0.625", per earring. Each earring has a stone measuring 9mm x 6mm (0.35" x 0.23"). The stones are securely set. There is a 3mm (0.11") hairline crack that runs diagonally through one of the stones. The other stone has a 2mm long (0.07") tool mark to the surface, which is original to the making of the earrings. Acquired from a private collection in Idaho. The owner inherited this through his family - his parents and brother, who lived in La Junta, Colorado. They collected mostly in the Santa Fe, Zuni, and Taos areas during the 1950s and through the 1990s. They also attended the Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremony, annually. His brother was an artist, who would sometimes either purchase or trade with Native Americans. He and his brother were both active Boy Scout members at the Koshare Indian Kiva in La Junta, Colorado, which took them all over the U.S. (Kentucky, Washington, DC, Alabama, Mesa Verde, and Denver, to name a few) to perform in Native American dance ceremonies. His brother was an active member from 1960 to 1997, who later became a leader of the organization. He travelled often, and sometimes lived with Native people in different cities. In gallery pick up date starts October 14th by appointment. NOTE FEES CHARGED: 1. Our buyer's premium is 25% for winning bids under $100,000 and 20% for winning bids at $100,000 and above. 2. US sales tax is charged on all purchases except for buyers (a) with a current resale license (b) shipping address to sales tax exempt states (Alaska (certain jurisdictions), Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire, and Delaware), (c) international buyers. 3. We charge for shipping. For all 50 domestic states in the USA, please refer to the flat rate shipping fee added to this item. If you win more than one lot, we will combine the shipping fee for you. For countries outside of the USA, a shipping fee will be added based on the destination, and the buyer is responsible for VAT/import fees.