A Rare Eastern Great Lakes Neck Pouch Achieves Top Lot At Bonhams Sale Of Native American Art

Los Angeles- The June 17 sale of Native American Art was led by a rare Eastern Great Lakes quilled and beaded neck pouch, which realized $75,075. This pouch was likely collected by either the first Earl of Harrowby, Sandon Hall, Staffordshire, England or his successor, both noted for being well-travelled collectors.

Ingmars Lindbergs, Bonhams Director of Native American Art, said: "We witnessed continued interest throughout the sale for pottery, basketry, and shirts especially from private collections. We are particularly pleased with the result of the rare quilled and beaded neck pouch which had exceptional provenance. We look forward to our next sale Traditional/Individual: Modern and Contemporary Native American Art, a new auction for the year, on September 16 at Bonhams Los Angeles."

are items with exceptional provenance, including the

Other highlights from the sale included:

A Southern Plains Ghost Dance shirt, Probably Arapaho sold for $60,075 (estimate: $30,000-50,000) from the L.D. "Brink" Brinkman Collection.
A Navajo classic sarape sold for $43,825 (estimate: $35,000-45,000).
A large Margaret Tafoya blackware storage jar, Santa Clara, sold for $37,075 (estimate: $15,000-25,000) from The Collection of the Late Bertram and Ruth Malenka.


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewelry. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.


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