Lot 97: Fourteen books and journals on pre-Columbian art of Cen
NATIVE AMERICAN & ETHNOGRAPHIC LIBRARY AND ARTIFACTS FROM JIM HAAS, PLUS ITEMS FROM PROMINENT SOUTHWEST COLLECTIONS
13 November 2016
San Francisco, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Taino - Pre-Columbian Art and Culture from the Caribbean, 1997, Fatima Bercht, et al; Saber/Ver magazine, dedicated issue on "Los Tainos", April/March 1995, Mexico City; Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi - Colecao Museus Brasileiros, Volume 4, 1981, Lelia Coelho Frota, Mario Simoes and Eduardo Galvao; Museo del Oro - Colombia, 1982, Luis Duque Gomez; Guaqueros y Coleccionistas - Ceramica Precolombina, 1971, Eric Witzler, curator; La Ceramica - an exhibition of pre-Columbian art at the Casa del Marques, Bogota, 1974, Luis Raul Rodriguez Lamus and Vidal Antonio Rozo; Orfebreria Chibcha y Su Definicion Cientifica, 1961, A.M. Barriga Villalba; El Poder del Sol - Nuevas Piezas del Museo del Oro de Colombia, 1994, Clemencia Plazas and Ana Maria Falchetti; Colombia Before Columbus - the People, Culture, and Ceramic Art of Prehispanic Colombia, 1986, Armand Labbe; Sweat of the Sun and Tears of the Moon - Gold and Silver in Pre-Columbian Art, 1984, Andre Emmerich; The Gold of El Dorado, 1978, Warwick Bray; Between Continents/Between Seas - Precolumbian Art of Costa Rica, 1981, Suzanne Abel et al; Pre-Columbian Jade from Costa Rica, 1968, Elizabeth Kennedy Easby; Guardians of the Life Stream - Shamans, Art and Power in Prehispanic Central Panama, 1995, Armand Labbe
Notes: Please note that the various books, catalogues, and periodicals included in this lot are from a working reference library dealing with African, Oceanic, Southeast Asian tribal art, pre-Columbian art, Oriental rugs, fine art and photography. I used them during my professional career and as a private collector who bought and sold at auction. The variety here represents decades of searching out the literature that best enabled me to perform my duties as an auction house appraiser and cataloguer while keeping abreast of pricing and the current market demand. That said, potential bidders should be aware that in general, the various volumes are in good, serviceable condition. Some are excellent, others are poor. For a condition report on specific titles, please contact Turner Auctions and Appraisals.
Provenance: Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the library and selected artifacts from the personal collection of Jim Haas, the noted, long-time specialist in Native American and Ethnographic Arts, who recently retired from Bonhams after 31 years with the company and its predecessor. The sale also includes property from a major Southwest museum and estates of two long-time collectors: the Furgatch Collection features contemporary Southwest pottery; the Nancy Florsheim Estate, Part 2, offers contemporary and prehistoric pottery and Southwest jewelry.