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Arts of the American West at Sotheby’s, New York

The annual auction of Arts of the American West at Sotheby’s, New York is to be held on 21 May 2014. The sale features the distinguished collection of Linda Marcus, comprising masterworks from the Comanche, Crow, Sioux, Tsimshian and Tlingit tribes. Also included are a Zuni manta, several late Navajo blankets, beaded hide garments, carved wooden masks and ceramics, as well as Western paintings. The prize lot is likely to be a rare and important Comanche painted hide shield estimated at $300,000-450,000.

Shield, Comanche, painted buffalo rawhide, 18" Lot 18, estimate $300,000 - 450,000

Shield, Comanche, painted buffalo rawhide, 18th century
Lot 18, estimate $300,000 – 450,000

Warshirt, Crow or Nez Perce, hide, porcupine quills and glass beads, 75" across Lot 104, estimate $40,000 - 60,000

Warshirt, Crow or Nez Perce, hide, porcupine quills and glass beads, 75″ across Lot 104, estimate $40,000 – 60,000

Embroidered Manta, Zuni, wool, 45 x 33" Lot 34, estimate $25,000 - 35,000

Embroidered Manta, Zuni, wool, 45 x 33″ Lot 34, estimate $25,000 – 35,000

Storage Jar, Zia, polychromed ceramic, height 18 1/2" diameter 20" Lot 30, estimate $50,000 - 80,000

Storage Jar, Zia, polychromed ceramic, height 18 1/2″ diameter 20″ Lot 30, estimate $50,000 – 80,000

 


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