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  • 03/02/15 - C & M Auctioneers...   03/01-02/15 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc....   03/04/15 - Wilson's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/04/15 - Maurer & Wilson...   03/04/15 - Sellersville Auction LLC...   03/04/15 - Embassy Auctions International...   03/05/15 - Boltz Auction Company...   03/05/15 - Conestoga Auction Co/Div.of Hess Auction...   03/05/15 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   03/06/15 - Briggs Auction, Inc....   03/07/15 - Robert H. Cllinton & Co., Inc. ...   03/07/15 - Probst Family Auctions...   03/07/15 - Blums...   03/07/15 - Maurer's Auctions...   03/07/15 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   03/07/15 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   03/07/15 - Rene Snyder...   03/07/15 - Jim Wroda Auctions...   03/07/15 - Horst Auctioneers...   03/06-07/15 - Harold S. Hill & Son, Inc....   03/08/15 - Dean R. Arner...   03/11/15 - Diefenderfer Auction Co., LLC...   03/12/15 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   03/13/15 - Todd E. Beichner Auctioneer, Inc....   03/13/15 - Stephenson's Auction...   03/12-13/15 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/14/15 - John Hess Auction Service/Conestoga Auction Co....   03/14/15 - Roan Inc....   03/14/15 - M J Stasak, Jr., Michael Stasak III, Laurel Fox...   03/13-14/15 - Blue Hen Auction Co....   03/14/15 - Chesney Auction...   03/14/15 - Crocker Farm...   03/14/15 - Howard B. Parzow...   03/14/15 - Dotta Auction Co., Inc....   03/12-14/15 - Chupp Auctions & Real Estate LLC...   03/14/15 - Jim Wroda Auctions...   03/15/15 - Donald Roan...   03/21/15 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   03/21/15 - Jim Wroda Auctions...   03/09-03/23/15 - Glass Works Auctions...   03/31/15 - Wehrlys Auction Service, Inc....   
  • 03/02/15 - C & M Auctioneers...   03/01-02/15 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc....   03/04/15 - Wilson's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/04/15 - Maurer & Wilson...   03/04/15 - Sellersville Auction LLC...   03/04/15 - Embassy Auctions International...   03/05/15 - Boltz Auction Company...   03/05/15 - Conestoga Auction Co/Div.of Hess Auction...   03/05/15 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   03/06/15 - Briggs Auction, Inc....   03/07/15 - Robert H. Cllinton & Co., Inc. ...   03/07/15 - Probst Family Auctions...   03/07/15 - Blums...   03/07/15 - Maurer's Auctions...   03/07/15 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   03/07/15 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   03/07/15 - Rene Snyder...   03/07/15 - Jim Wroda Auctions...   03/07/15 - Horst Auctioneers...   03/06-07/15 - Harold S. Hill & Son, Inc....   03/08/15 - Dean R. Arner...   03/11/15 - Diefenderfer Auction Co., LLC...   03/12/15 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   03/13/15 - Todd E. Beichner Auctioneer, Inc....   03/13/15 - Stephenson's Auction...   03/12-13/15 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/14/15 - John Hess Auction Service/Conestoga Auction Co....   03/14/15 - Roan Inc....   03/14/15 - M J Stasak, Jr., Michael Stasak III, Laurel Fox...   03/13-14/15 - Blue Hen Auction Co....   03/14/15 - Chesney Auction...   03/14/15 - Crocker Farm...   03/14/15 - Howard B. Parzow...   03/14/15 - Dotta Auction Co., Inc....   03/12-14/15 - Chupp Auctions & Real Estate LLC...   03/14/15 - Jim Wroda Auctions...   03/15/15 - Donald Roan...   03/21/15 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   03/21/15 - Jim Wroda Auctions...   03/09-03/23/15 - Glass Works Auctions...   03/31/15 - Wehrlys Auction Service, Inc....   
  • 03/02/15 - C & M Auctioneers...   03/01-02/15 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc....   03/04/15 - Wilson's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/04/15 - Maurer & Wilson...   03/04/15 - Sellersville Auction LLC...   03/04/15 - Embassy Auctions International...   03/05/15 - Boltz Auction Company...   03/05/15 - Conestoga Auction Co/Div.of Hess Auction...   03/05/15 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   03/06/15 - Briggs Auction, Inc....   03/07/15 - Robert H. Cllinton & Co., Inc. ...   03/07/15 - Probst Family Auctions...   03/07/15 - Blums...   03/07/15 - Maurer's Auctions...   03/07/15 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   03/07/15 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   03/07/15 - Rene Snyder...   03/07/15 - Jim Wroda Auctions...   03/07/15 - Horst Auctioneers...   03/06-07/15 - Harold S. Hill & Son, Inc....   03/08/15 - Dean R. Arner...   03/11/15 - Diefenderfer Auction Co., LLC...   03/12/15 - Alderfer Auction & Appraisal...   03/13/15 - Todd E. Beichner Auctioneer, Inc....   03/13/15 - Stephenson's Auction...   03/12-13/15 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   03/14/15 - John Hess Auction Service/Conestoga Auction Co....   03/14/15 - Roan Inc....   03/14/15 - M J Stasak, Jr., Michael Stasak III, Laurel Fox...   03/13-14/15 - Blue Hen Auction Co....   03/14/15 - Chesney Auction...   03/14/15 - Crocker Farm...   03/14/15 - Howard B. Parzow...   03/14/15 - Dotta Auction Co., Inc....   03/12-14/15 - Chupp Auctions & Real Estate LLC...   03/14/15 - Jim Wroda Auctions...   03/15/15 - Donald Roan...   03/21/15 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   03/21/15 - Jim Wroda Auctions...   03/09-03/23/15 - Glass Works Auctions...   03/31/15 - Wehrlys Auction Service, Inc....   
Garth's To Offer A Lifetime Collection Of American Indian Jewelry

February 26, 2015

Garth's To Offer A Lifetime Collection Of American Indian Jewelry

Country Americana Will Also Be Featured

On Thursday, March 12, Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers will auction a distinctive lifetime collection of American Indian jewelry. The collection, which originated from a woman in Ohio, is comprised of over 200 lots of Native American jewelry, including necklaces, cuffs, rings, pendants, and belt buckles. Gemstones such as turquoise from Battle Mountain, coral, mother of pearl, jet, malachite, and abalone will offer a wide variety of designs to buyers. Several well-known artists' pieces will be offered throughout the day and will include works by Loren Thomas Begay, Albert and Dolly Banteah, Carol Kee, Raymond Quam, Wayne Silvers, and over 50 pieces by Andy Lee Kirk. "While American Indian jewelry frequently comes to market with some degree of regularity, you don't often see a lifetime collection that has been curated with this kind of interest and enthusiasm,” said Amelia Jeffers, president of Garth's. “(The owner) traveled throughout the West, getting to know the artist's families, and she learned to love the culture and traditions as well as the jewelry."
Kirk, from Navajo and Isleta Pueblo heritage, found his passion working with gems and silver while earning his degree in biology from the University of New Mexico. It was there, that he began to dabble in jewelry making, and it didn't take long before he was conquering competitions with his artistic innovation of clean modern lines, meaningful symbolism, and bright Southwestern colors. Kirk often worked with a variety of turquoise from The Blue Gem mine near Battle Mountain. The mine, which began production in 1934 and is now closed, produced gems of intense blues to deep green combinations. Due to these rich colors and the hardness of the stones, these blue gems are still highly sought after by collectors today. Using these stones, the talented silversmith won the IACA Artist of the Year in 1996. He also won numerous high-ranking awards in the SWAIA Indian Market, including first place and Best in Division. In Kirk's 54 short years, he became a brilliant jewelry-maker and a nurturer of tradition and culture.
The consignor recalls viewing Kirk's collection and becoming overwhelmed with the decision regarding which pieces to buy. She quickly solved her problem by purchasing all of them. When reflecting on that trip, she mentioned, "To watch Andy work was fascinating. His artistry was effortless."
Examples of Kirk's exemplary craftsmanship include an American Indian squash blossom necklace signed "Kirk Isleta Pueblo." The necklace features eight pendants of Battle Mountain turquoise set in 14 carat gold with handtooled leaves and floral stations. The estimate will be $4,000-$6,000.
A signed hand-formed gold cuff bracelet with individually set Battle Mountain turquoise cabochon stones and handtooled feather accents descends from Kirk's personal collection. The cuff garnered Kirk a first-place purple ribbon at the 1975 SWAIA Annual Indian Market in Santa Fe, N.M., and is expected to sell for $2,500-$4,500. Also from Kirk's private collection is a gentleman's ring with a Battle Mountain turquoise center stone. The ring is set in 14-carat gold and will cross the block with an estimate of $1,200-$1,800. An additional signed contemporary cuff bracelet is set in hand-formed gold with Battle Mountain turquoise stones and will be offered for $1,500-$2,500.
A selection of well-known artists’ pieces will be offered throughout the day, including a 20th-century Zuni inlaid character squash blossom necklace by Kee. The whimsical necklace features Snoopy, Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck with turquoise, jet, mother-of-pearl, coral, and silver beads. At 22 inches long, the necklace is expected to sell for $600-$900. An additional Navajo squash blossom necklace by Begay features an initialed pendant with a running horse, silver beads, and eight well-detailed blossom drops set in turquoise. The estimate will be $400-$800. An impressive men's silver cuff bracelet displaying a tiger's eye eagle and handtooled leaf motif with vertical insets of mother-of-pearl, abalone, coral, and turquoise is signed "J Quam." The estimate will be $800-$1,400. A Zuni inlaid Concho belt signed "JW" in dark brown leather has seven round conchos inlaid with various bird and floral designs and an exquisite oval buckle showing a pair of birds perched on a branch. The intricate belt will cross the block with an estimate of $3,000-$6,000.
Additional highlights rounding out the sale include a monumental malachite and sterling silver American Indian cuff bracelet with a large malachite stone set in sterling silver with handtooled feathers and beaded detail. The bracelet has a presale estimate of $1,200-$1,800.
The two-day auction will continue on Friday, March 13, when over 400 lots cross the block in Garth's Country Americana auction. The sale offers material for both seasoned and new collectors and will include country painted furniture, lighting, English ceramics, historical blue Staffordshire, Mason's ironstone, American stoneware, textiles, and American classical furniture.
An important American quilt (circa 1850) has a Zachary Taylor printed backing that covers the entire backside of the 83.5-by-84-inch quilt. The backing is a repeated print of General Taylor at the Battle of Resaca de la Palma during the Mexican War. The front displays a "Caroline Lily" pattern in red and green on white, alternating with solid blue blocks. The estimate will be $1,000-$2,000.
Furniture offerings throughout the course of the day will include a Kentucky Federal tall case clock, (1815-25). A mix of mahogany veneer, cherry, and poplar make this a striking piece while the brass movement features a decorated dial and ship dial arch wheel. The inside of the case door has a pencil-written repair history, beginning with A.M. Pesham in Owen County in 1870. It will have an estimate of $2,000-$4,000. A late 18th-century Pennsylvania Chippendale tall chest of drawers is sure to draw bidder's attention and carries a presale estimate of $2,000-$4,000. A Canadian classical card table by Thomas Nisbet (St. John, New Brunswick, 1820-40) features a flip-and-swivel-top table on rope turned legs. Nisbet (1777-1850) was a prolific maker in the city of St. John, importing mahogany from Jamaica and exporting furniture to other cities. The estimate will be $300-$600.
Additional highlights of the sale include a historical blue Staffordshire plate with portrait medallions of Jeffers and Clinton over the New York City Hotel and "View of the Aqueduct Bridge at Little Falls." The platter will cross the block with an estimate of $1,000-$2,000. Another historical blue Staffordshire platter from England, first half of the 19th century, of Esplanade and Castle Garden, N.Y., should bring $600-$1,200. A hand-colored lithograph printed by Bowen, Philadelphia, 1848, by John Woodhouse Audubon, titled “Severn River Flying Squirrels,” carries a presale estimate of $600-$800, while a hand-colored engraving also by Audubon titled “Fish Crow” and published by R. Havell, London, 1832, is expected to fetch $1,500-$2,500. A Navajo rug, which is possibly Red Mesa, features an intricate design with orange and green accents. The rug is expected to bring $1,000-$2,000.
Garth's illustrated catalog is available for purchase by contacting client services at 740-362-4771 or may be browsed for free online at www.garths.com. Garth's main gallery is located at 2960 Stratford Road in Delaware, Ohio.
For further information, call 740-362-4771.






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Garth's To Offer A Lifetime Collection Of American Indian Jewelry
Garth's To Offer A Lifetime Collection Of American Indian Jewelry
Garth's To Offer A Lifetime Collection Of American Indian Jewelry