Lot 99: Ten books on pre-Columbian Peruvian textiles

Turner Auctions and Appraisals LLC

November 13, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
South San Francisco, CA, US
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Description: Arte Precolombino: tercera parte - Pintura, 1979, Jose 
Antonio de Lavalle and Werner Lang; The Textile Art of Peru, 1991, Jose Antonio de Lavalle and Jose Alejandro Gonzalez Garcia; The Junius B. Bird Pre-Columbian Textile Conference, 1973, Ann Pollard Rowe, Elizabeth P. Benson and Anne-Louise Shaffer, editors; To Weave for the Sun - Andean Textiles in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1992, Rebecca Stone-Miller; Costumes & Featherwork of the Lords of Chimor - Textiles from Peru's North Coast, 1984, Ann Pollard Rowe; Feather Masterpieces of the Ancient Andean World, 1990, Thomas Gibson; Ancient Peruvian Textiles - the Fifi White Collection, 2005, Vanessa Drake Moraga and Jack Lenor Larsen; Peruvian Textiles - Examples from the Pre-Incaic Period, 1930, Philip Ainsworth Means and Joseph Breck; William Siegal Galleries - an exhibition/sale catalogue of (mostly) Andean textiles and other ancient arts, undated, William Siegal; Textile Masterpieces of Ancient Peru, 1986, James W. Reid
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.  
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.”
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