Lot 12

Crow Beaded Hide Rifle Scabbard c. 1900

Estimate: $1,250 - $2,250

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This is a fine Crow Native American Indian beaded Indian tanned hide, fringed, and beaded rifle scabbard dating to the early 1900’s. The scabbard fits a Winchester Model 1873 Rifle and Carbine. The piece is comprised of Indian tanned Great American Bison Buffalo hide with long Buffalo hide and Indian tanned Buckskin hide fringes adorned with geometric, sinew sewn, original early glass trade seed beadwork. The beadwork has a classic Snake / hourglass geometric pattern with background in sky padre blue and symbols in colors of greasy yellow, cobalt, semi-transparent red, semi-transparent light green, and greasy green, all sinew sewn. The beadwork is shown across both sides of the scabbard opening, both sides of the end of the piece, and a single band running down the bottom edge of one side. The piece has several old repairs. The hide is mostly supple / soft with slight stiffening of the hide. Provenance: From a fine American Indian collection from New Mexico. The piece was collected in the 1980-1990’s from an Arizona Trading Post with many items being collected from Ken Canfield (1941-2006), a renowned Santa Fe, New Mexico dealer who established Canfield Gallery in the 1980’s. The piece fits a Winchester Repeating Arms Model 1873 lever action rifle and carbine. Measures overall 58”L including the fringe. The beaded hide rifle opening not including the fringe is 6 7/8”W.
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