Native American

Bonhams has established the reputation as a pre-eminent source for Native American works of art, attracting competitive international bidding and achieving strong prices across all categories. Bonhams is a leader in the auctions of American Indian art, including Southwest weavings and jewelry, baskets, beadwork, pottery, Northwest Coast and Eskimo art and artifacts. Record prices obtained at auction include $480,250 for a Pueblo manta (woman's shoulder blanket), $337,250 for an Acoma pottery storage jar, and $482,000 paid for a Tsimshian dagger from the Northwest Coast.

The department head has been in the position since 1983 and has built an international network of collectors, dealers and museum professionals during that time. The semiannual major auctions are complimented by a once-a-year Art and Artifacts of the Americas sale that includes both Native American and pre-Columbian material.

A fine and rare Hopi polychrome storage jar

Sold for US$ 86,500 inc. premium

A Haida argillite totem pole

Sold for US$ 48,750 inc. premium

A Plains pipe tomahawk

Sold for US$ 40,000 inc. premium

A John Tiktak stone sculpture

Sold for US$ 43,750 inc. premium

A Haida argillite panel pipe

Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium

A Navajo classic chief's blanket

Sold for US$ 40,000 inc. premium

A superb Yokuts polychrome gambling tray

Sold for US$ 32,500 inc. premium

A Navajo late classic Moki serape

Sold for US$ 27,500 inc. premium

A Northwest Coast Chilkat blanket

Sold for US$ 25,000 inc. premium

A superb Maidu polychrome tray

Sold for US$ 37,500 inc. premium
  1. NativeAmerican (US)
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