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Apache Beaded Hide Man's Moccasins

Auction:
2964B
Lot:
76
Sold for:
$2,829$2,300

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2964B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Apache Beaded Hide Man's Moccasins, c. 1870s, with thick rawhide soles, yellow ochre pigment, the vamp with abstract scorpion designs, a circle, and with geometric designs around the foot, bead colors are dark blue and white, two brass buttons remain, lg. 11 in.

Provenance: Collected by Hugh Sparks (1874-1951), who fought in the Spanish American War. He was First Lieutenant, 31st Infantry, and spent some time in the White Mountain Apache Reservation during his tenure.
Estimate $2,500-3,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Hugh Sparks, Apache, Arizona, Bead, Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Geography of Arizona, Moccasin, Native American tribes in Arizona, Plains tribes, Ute people, Western United States

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