Well, I just bit the bullet and bought myself a bunch of reference books for Christmas. They should start arriving by the 2nd and on through the 10th.
I ordered all three volumes of the artist biographies by Dr. Gregory Schaaf as well as the Barton Wright book and the latest edition of the Bille Hougart book…and pre-ordered his new edition that hasn’t shipped yet, hopefully arriving early 2019 but no set date.
So, I received the second book: “Who’s who in Zuni Jewelry” and opened it to the first page with pictures on it. What do I see but a quail pendant that I had been looking at on Etsy from a retired couple that I had purchased the Joe Zunie covered wagon bolo and buckle from.
They only have about 10 items and I had noticed that this quail was very well made and had already thought about purchasing it.
So I went back to check and sure enough it’s the exact same design. It is by Porfilio and Ann Sheyka and I was able to get it for $125.
I found the Hawk Bolo (apparently it’s a Bobwhite Quail) on the right side of the picture, on ebay for over a thousand dollars.
Feeling pretty good about the book purchase about now.
New book to add. I’ve resisted buying this catalogue for years figuring I should just continue to build my collection for the cost of this little thing, but I bit the bullet and it arrived today. Hopefully it’ll continue to increase in value🤞, and hope my family doesn’t toss it as more junk when the day comes, probably have to log it somewhere…
I recently saw an American Indian Art Magazine on ebay for a very spendy price. On a hunch, I looked up the website and found that they had reprinted many of their past issues for a very reasonable selling price. Great resource materials.
Hey nac, can I ask you a favor? I recently bought this spectacular squash, supposedly by Frank Dishta Sr. I was told there is reference to similar work in the C. G. Wallace catalogue. Would you mind looking for me, and if you find a similar piece send me a screen shot of the page? Thank you!!!