TWO IROQUOIS BEADED SILK AND FELT BAGS
to include: a pair of hide pouches, possibly Greenland Eskimo; and three woven containers, the smaller probably Northeastern United States or Canada (7)
larger hide pouch: 23.5cm. high; 9¼in. and larger beaded bag: 24cm. high; 9½in.
An academic and decorative group.
These have been stored in a room for a considerable time in unappropriate conditions and it shows.
The large hide pouch with loose silvered thread.
Evidence of old moth to textile elements.
Old marks and stains and losses.
dimensions for smaller leather pouch 13.5cm. by 8cm.
Smaller beaded bag 16.5cm. by 13cm.
polychrome woven pouch 8cm. by 7.5cm.
woven lidded box 5cm. by 7cm. by 5cm.
smallest woven container 7cm. by 5cm.
Additional images of each available on request.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Robert Martin Berkeley (1823-1897)