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Northern Plains Beaded Cloth and Hide Watch Case

Auction:
2074
Lot:
178
Sold for:
$1,265$1,100

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Auction:
Sale #2074 - 2074
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
September 15, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

Northern Plains Beaded Cloth and Hide Watch Case, Crow, c. 1880s, the teardrop-shaped form beaded on the front with multicolored geometric devices, the back covered in calico, original tag reads "Watch case made by Crow Indian half breed Martha Rumpard(?) Crow Agency, Mont, ty 1888," lg. 7 in. Provenance: Collected on the Crow Reservation in the late 1880s.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

Mont, Martha Rumpard, Beadwork, Black Hills War, Crow, Crow Nation, Plains tribes