Published: February 4, 2003
Private Collector Wins Navajo Chief’s Blanket for $317,500 in New York
NEW YORK CITY — American Indian Art offered at Christie’s first auction of the 2003 season on January 13 did well with the 213 lots offered in the auction going 93 percent sold and grossing $1,160,334.
Leading the way in the sale was an early classic Navajo chief’s wearing blanket in dramatic black, blue and white stripes that nearly tripled presale estimates selling at $317,500 to a private collector.
A Great Lakes effigy burl bowl also did well selling between estimates at $65,725, while a Yupic Eskimo polychrome wood dance mask sold to a European collector for $38,240.
Prices include the buyer’s premium.
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