June 24 & 25, 2022: 42nd Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction
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VERY FINE UPPER MISSOURI NATIVE AMERICAN PLAINS INDIAN BALL-HEAD WAR CLUB, ash, carved from the solid, the long shaped and tapered haft with a circular butt end, upper half retaining likely original black-painted finish featuring three crescent-like cut-outs, ball having likely original blue-painted finish and unusual drop scalp lock provision. Presented on a custom iron stand.

Condition : Excellent overall original condition with minor wear.

Circa : Mid 19th century.

Item Dimensions: 28" LOA.

Provenance : Property from an important West Coast private collection. Cowan's Auctions, 9/7/2005.

Estimate : 5000 - 8000

Attribution : Possibly Eastern Sioux.

Catalog Note : Literature: Haft parallels Baldwin - Indian War Clubs of the American Frontier, p. 18, fig. 038.
VERY FINE UPPER MISSOURI NATIVE AMERICAN PLAINS INDIAN BALL-HEAD WAR CLUB
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Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,556.25
Estimate: $5,000.00 - $8,000.00
Number Bids:10