A Navajo first phase concha belt
Lot 23
A Navajo first phase concha belt
Sold for US$ 22,500 inc. premium

Native American Art

19 Jun 2017, 11:00 PDT

San Francisco

Lot Details
Jewelry
Property of Various Owners, Lots 18-23
A Navajo first phase concha belt
A Navajo first phase concha belt
Each of the seven scalloped circular conchas on conforming leather pads and decorated with stampwork, file marks and perforated borders, with a similarly decorated winged buckle.
length 38in; each concha 3 9/16in

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    ex-Traphagen School Museum Collection, sold at Sotheby's (New York): Fine American Indian Art, December 2, 1987, lot 29

    From the Sotheby's catalog for that sale: "The Traphagen School of Fashion was founded by Ethel Traphagen Leigh in 1923 and has been recognized for its influence in the fashion industry. The Traphagen Museum Collection was started by William E. Leigh in the 1910's. Mr. Leigh subsequently met Mrs. Traphagen when she was asked by Butterick patterns to create designs based on American Indian Art. After their marriage in 1924, they traveled extensively and visited the West each summer..." - the school closed its doors in the early 1990s.
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