Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery
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Fri, Sep 22, 2023 12:30PM EDT - Fri, Sep 29, 2023 12:00PM EDT
Lot 10

Group of 5 Alaskan, Makah, and Nisga'a Baskets c. 1900-40s

Estimate: $150 - $300

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$200,000 $25,000
$500,000 $50,000

Basket Descriptions/Measurements:

(1.) Large Square Alaskan Basket c. 1900s, 4" x 5" x 5"

(2.) Makah Polychrome Basketl (No Lid) c. 1900s, 2" x 3"

(3.) Small Square Nisga'a Basket by Sandra Wesley, c. 1999 2" x 2.5" (signed and dated on the bottom.)

(4.) Makah Polychrome Lidded Basket c. 1900s, 3" x 6"

(5.) Makah Polychrome Lidded Basket c. 1900s, 2" x 4"


Most of the baskets are in good condition.  The basket may show moderate wear and stitch loss with some minor warp breaks, and some visible signs of minor damage or repair that is appropriate with age

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Terms for all Purchases: The "Purchase Price" for each lot shall equal the hammer price, buyer's premium, sales tax, and, if applicable all packing, handling, insurance, and shipping costs. Buyers must pay the full Purchase Price for each purchased lot within 14 days after the date of the auction. If the lot reaches above $50,000 in dollar value. The lot must be paid by ACH transfer. Accepted payments are cash, wire transfer, personal check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover." Unless exempt by law, the Purchaser will be required to pay any and all applicable state taxes. In the event of deliveries outside of Arizona, it is the Purchaser's responsibility to pay any compensating or use tax of another state on the purchase price. All monies shall be made payable to Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery. At the Gallery's discretion, payment will not be deemed to be complete until funds represented by checks or credit cards have been cleared and fully processed by Seller's bank, usually within 1-10 days. We reserve the right to hold shipment until payments clear the bank. The title shall not pass to the Buyer until all invoices are paid in full.

Ex private collection, Arizona. The owner inherited this basket from her father, who was a collector. He went through a Haida naming ceremony in 1996 and became a member of the Raven Clan. This basket, along with 4 others were found in the attic of a family friend's house. The house was built in the 1800s in Wollingford district in Seattle, Washington.