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2556-2015 [BrC] Full Grooved Mano with incised lines on the dorsal face made of a medium grain light gray color mottled dacite hardstone. Measures approx 3" x 2 5/8" x 1 15/16" and has been pecked, abraded, incised, and grooved to form. The stone is very dense and heavy and there are abundant mineral deposits. Does show some evidence of slight implement strikes, G7-8 Quality. Was reportedly found on private property near Panabaj, Guatemala near Lake Atitlan as part of an old legacy family collection, x Dennis Hembrough Collection and comes with his statement of provenance. $350

 

2336-2014 [195] Loaf Stone made of a maroon color quartzite. This specimen measures approx 2 9/16" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/16" and has been nicely pecked, abraded, and incised to the desired form. The stone is medium grained and somewhat dense with overall condition being fairly good save for one distal end with ancient breakage, G6 Quality. Was reportedly found in Kentucky, x Jim Bennett. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $50




 

497-2010) Salish Hafted Maul found on private property near Sechelt on Vancouver Island, BC prior to 1960 as part of a large family collection. This specimen measures  just shy of 6" x 4 1/2" x 4" and is made of a heavily patinated and mineralized granite. It has been pecked and abraded to form and has alot of ancient use polish resulting in a highly refined museum G10 quality artifact.  Has a 3/4 groove with raised barbs on the top and sides and a dished out section on the underside which facilitated secure hafting with a large T-shaped branch. Each end has use wear polish consistent with pounding bone or nephrite jade adze wedges for splitting pacific cedar. $800

 

1347-2012) Anthromorphic Hand Maul made of very fine grained green colored andesite. This specimen measures approx 6 1/4" tall and is about 3" wide at the base. It has been pecked, abraded, ground, and polished to the desired form. The main features are the top which clearly represents a feminine appearing face with well defined eyes, bridge of nose, mouth and neck, on the opposite side it appears that a secondary bird like face is present, interestingly the overall form being female integrates into a masculine phallic shape. This type of dichotomy and metaphor among NW Cultures is something that Wilson Duff discussed in detail in his Images of Stone book. Condition shows that several chunks off the base are missing from heavy ancient use as a functional utilitarian object, it is apparent that this occurred in ancient times because there is abundant use polish covering these scars. The patination is extremely heavy with alkali mineral deposits consistent with a relic being in contact with a shell midden deposit. This relic was found on private land located near Kamloops, BC prior to 1940 by Bill Thompson. It is an extremely rare artifact in the sense that a human effigy is represented. $1,200
 

 

744-2010) Zoomorphic Wolf or Bear Pestle made of subporphyritic granodiorite hardstone. This specimen measures approx 7" tall and is about 2 1/2" wide at the base. It has protruding ears and an elongated snout where the maker spent considerable amount of time pecking, grinding, and abrading to the desired form. This may have been the top of a long salmon packer pestle where it brook and the top was salvaged. It has a moderate amount of ancient use polish along with utilitarian use wear on the top and the base, grades between G6-7 and is well patinated. Was found on private land owned by John Anderson near Orondo, WA and was purchased by Gary Marquardt from him in 1963, x Wendy Marquardt Collection. $350
 

 

1345-2012) Zoomorphic "Bear" Hand Maul made of a heavily patinated olive green to light brown colored very fine grained andesite hardstone. This specimen measures approx 7 1/2" tall and is about 2 3/8" in diameter. It has distinctive ears, eyes, nose, and neck carved along with an ancient abraded channel cut for the mouth. At the base there are several chunks missing where the maker simply kept using this as a utilitarian object and these areas have heavy ancient use polish. Overall this is a well patinated and mineralized relic in decent condition, it would grade G6-7, but with the rare zoomorphic carved features is museum quality. Was reportedly found on the Columbia River presumably on private land prior to 1960 and was part of the well known and respected collection of Paul "Dusty" Rhoades, x Shirley Twehus, x Gary Marquardt, x Wendy Marquardt Collections. $800
 

 

740-2010) Large Canoe Weight made of a well patinated and mineralized CPC granodiorite. This specimen has three eyes carved on the top and one eye carved on the bottom. It has a nearly complete 4/4 groove around the perimeter of the stone. Has been pecked, abraded and polished to form. Was found circa 1954-1964 by Vern and Geneva Borden while surface hunting private land located on Cook Island, x Linda Borden, x Mark Berreth Collections. Measures approx 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 2 5/8" and is in great condition, museum quality. $400

 

 
 
 

 

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