HA image 1 Oil on canvas landscape by Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters-Walter Kurau (1869-1932), in a gold gilt frame, 62 ½ inches by 61 ½ inches (est. $50,000-$100,000).

Helms Auction, Inc.’s Tribal & Native American Summer Shindig planned for this coming Saturday, July 7th, is packed with over 460 lots of Navajo weavings and Pueblo pottery; pre-Columbian artifacts; prehistoric arrowheads and other stone tools; Oceanic, African and Chinese tribal artifacts; 20th century Native American and Mexican jewelry items and more. The online-only auction will begin promptly at 1:15 pm Eastern time. All lots may be viewed and bid on now, via the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com and iCollector.com, plus on the Helm Auction website, live.helmauction.com, which is powered by Auction Mobility and offered on the Apple store and Google Play by searching “Helm Auction”. Absentee bids will be accepted.

HA image 2 Pre-Columbian bird figure with a parrot-like face, large eyes and a three-stepped feathered crest, made in Costa Rica, 15 ¾ inches tall on a metal stand (est. $3,000-$5,000).

“With the many fine items throughout the catalog, we’re encouraging folks to bid early and bid often so they don’t miss out,” said Helm Auction owner Diane Harvey. Auctioneer Craig Helm added, “We won’t be reducing any sale prices during the live auction. Leaving your absentee bids is the best way to ensure you come out a winner, as we take bids across multiple platforms.” With a pre-sale estimate of $50,000-$100,000, an original oil on canvas figural landscape by the Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters-Walter Kurau (1869-1932) is a strong candidate for top lot of the auction. The painting, housed in a gold gilt frame measuring 62 ½ inches by 61 ½ inches, was rendered circa 1900 and signed in Cyrillic (customary for Latvian artists) by Valters. To see more, click here.

HA image 3 Circa 1930s Chemehuevi basket, produced from willow and devil’s claw and made in the Mojave Desert, 8 inches by 7 inches, a museum-quality basket (est. $3,000-$6,000).

 

 

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