Lot 16

C. 1890-1900 Apache Whisk from Geronimo Camp Site

Estimate: $200 - $400

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$25 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
This lot features an original traditional Apache Whisk Broom or Hair Brush noted by its collector museum tag as being from Geronimo camp site and the Sundog Bruce VanLandingham collection. The piece has a round old collection / museum tag which is marked, "Apache Whisk broom / From Geronimo camp site 04-11-48". The piece shows vegetal fiber tied with cotton trade clothe. The piece is very similar, if not nearly identical to the example in the National Museum of the American Indian; Catalog Number 9/4338 from the White Mountain Apache Indians Cibecue, Fort Apache Reservation (White Mountain Reservation); Navajo County; Arizona; USA Collected in 1919 by Edward H. Davis (1862-1951, a rancher and field collector for MAI) during fieldwork sponsored by MAI. Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection and acquired by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector, Bruce also was the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art Gallery in Bozeman which was both part museum and gallery. Measurements are 13.5"L by approximately 2.75"W.*