Auction in Santa Fe sets Sandzen Record
|Birger Sandzen Summer in the Mountains|
Also known for featuring high quality Indian material, other AISF highlights included a 1930’s Teec Nos Pos weaving selling for $9,200, and a 1910 transitional weaving going for over $6,000. A rare U.S. Indian Police shotgun from 1889 fetched $6,325, while a pair of Yankton Sioux moccasins & leggings brought $8,050 and a pair of Kiowa child’s moccasins commanded a price of $7,475. An extraordinary and seldom-found Crow Keyhole horse face ornament brought $6,900 and the featured Sioux Elk Dreamer’s Society man’s vest fetched $10,925. In addition, an 1860s Santee Sioux beaded bandolier bag garnered a surprise record price of $31,050. Pottery from Bethany College was very strong overall. An Acoma four-color jar dating pre-1900 commanded $5,750 and a wonderful Zuni figural square vessel fetched nearly $5,000.
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