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Historic Beaded Strike-a-Lite and Awl Case

Auction:
2319
Lot:
160
Sold for:
$7,050$6,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2319
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 13, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Historic Beaded Strike-a-Lite and Awl Case, c. 1870s, purportedly captured from Geronimo, the pouch is harness leather with bold multicolored geometric devices on a dark blue ground, tin cones from the flap and bottom (some missing), the awl case fully beaded with cap and edge-beaded fringe from the bottom, (bead loss), an old period fragment reads "Captured from Geronimo in 1883 on the Sierra Madras Mountains, Old Mexico, in the great General Crooks campaign of that year. There was two twenty gold pieces in it then," additional provenance included, lg. of bag 6, lg. of awl case 12 1/2 in.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Keywords

bold multicolored geometric devices, Sierra Madras Mountains, American folklore, Arts and crafts, Bead, Beadwork, Chiricahua, Geronimo

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