Rare and important Native American baskets will be offered in Susanin's Sept. 20 auction in Chicago
A large and impressive collection of Native American baskets, nearly 50 lots in all and largely dating from the early to mid-20th century, will be part of Susanin's Fall Premiere Auction on Friday, Sept. 20, online and live in the Chicago gallery.
By: Susanin's Auctions
The Native American basket collection comes from the estate of a private collector. Most were purchased at Quintana Galleries in Portland, Oregon; the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona; and the Hopi and Navajo reservations in Arizona. The California baskets came largely from museums and galleries in Palm Desert, California. All the baskets are rare and highly collectible.
Star lots from the collection will include a Pima round woven tray with a geometric pattern, 15 ¾ inches in diameter; a Panamint woven basket with a lovely butterfly pattern, made in Southern California in the early 20th century, 4 inches by 7 inches; and a round Tulare woven gambling tray with a star pattern, circa 1920, 2 inches by 16 inches. All have estimates of $1,000-$1,500.
Also expected to bring $1,000-$1,500 is an Apache woven olla basket with a geometric design, circa 1900 and measuring 7 ½ inches by 8 ½ inches. Also, a Havasupai olla basket, 7 ½ inches by 8 inches, a round woven Pima basket, 4 ½ inches by 11 inches, and an Apache olla basket, circa 1900, 9 inches by 8 inches, all boast geometric patterns and estimates of $800-$1,200.
A Tlingit round woven rattle-top basket with floral decorations, circa 1915, 3 inches by 5 inches, is also expected to command $800-$1,200;
The sale overall will contain nearly 600 lots of Mid-Century and antique furniture, Modern and Contemporary design, decorative arts, fine art, Asian arts and collectibles;
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