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Rare Early Beaded Bag

Auction:
3099B
Lot:
304
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Early Beaded Bag, Iroquois, Seneca, first quarter 19th century, Haudenosaunee drawstring beaded bag of black wool broadcloth, decorated with all white glass beads, silk ribbon edge binding and strap and a fine linen lining, 7 x 6 1/2 in.

Literature: A Cherished Curiosity: The Souvenir Beaded Bag in Haudenosaunee Art, 2012, p. 51; Made of Thunder, Made of Glass, American Indian Beadwork of the Northeast catalog, 2006, interior front and back covers.

Exhibitions: Made of Thunder, Made of Glass, American Indian Beadwork of the Northeast, traveling exhibit, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Connecticut, 2006-2009; Made of Thunder, Made of Glass II, Continuing Traditions of Northeastern Indian Beadwork.
Estimate $1,200-1,600


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

Bead, Beadwork, Broadcloth, First Nations, First Nations in Ontario, Handicrafts, Indigenous peoples in Canada, Indigenous peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands, Iroquois, Seneca people, Visual arts

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