Published: April 19, 2022
CINCINNATI, OHIO — Native American art was the focus of Hindman’s April 15 auction comprising nearly 300 lots. Offered was material from the Paleo Indian period through 1930s, in categories of stone, beadwork, pottery and jewelry. Featured were pieces from the prominent collections of John Baldwin, Marilyn Eber, Robert P. Hunter Jr and Barbara Hunter, Claude “Henry” Withers, Bruce and Claire Montgomerie and Gary and Carl Lewis Druckman. Top billing went to a group consisting of a Yankton Sioux beaded buffalo hide shot pouch and powder horn, measuring 39 inches overall, which surpassed its high estimate to bring $53,125, including buyer’s premium. From the third quarter of the Nineteenth Century, the pouch was sinew-sewn and backed with canvas, its strap consisting of vertical beaded lanes in white, alternating with lanes of red trade wool, accented by five boxes with horizontal lanes in colors of cobalt and yellow. Edged with fringe and decorated with triangular elements beaded in colors of translucent burgundy, cobalt, marigold and sky blue against a white background, the pouch was accented by a longer strip of red trade wool, edged with cotton cloth. Hindman noted similar examples are found within the Hirschfield collection and the Ten Kate collection.
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