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Bone, Shell and (Ornamental) Stone Page 2   Page 1

This page contains Native American Indian "decorative" and ornamental relics made from bone, shell and stone materials. This includes bannerstones as well as gorgets.
Please Note: For more bone and shell items which were specifically used as necklaces, please see our "Indian beads" page. For bone items used as weapons, such as Harpoons, Bone Arrowheads as well as bone tool items, such as Wedges, Awls and Pressure flaking tools, please see our Bone Tools pages.

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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone "Anchor" Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO66 One of the best of the best! A very striking, rare and highly colorful iridescent Abalone Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 300.00
Shell Anchor, or "Shield" form pendant having 2 drilled suspension holes and very fine Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
decorative score marks to it's edges. The ancient artisan of this piece made a very special Recovered from Mound number 16 in Sacramento County, California
"extra effort" to process both faces in order to uncover the natural rainbow coloring of the
host abalone shell on both sides. (something which is almost never done) This beauty is in
perfect museum grade condition, and is one of the rarer forms for abalone shell pendants
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO67 A very rare and highly colorful small-sized rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant which Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 150.00
is in excellent condition. It has 2 drilled suspension holes and a number of additional Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
drilled decorative circular patterns on side A. It's rainbow coloration is superior, and, Recovered from Mound number 27 in 1937. This mound is
truth be told, in regards to it's beauty, the photos don't do this one justice described in Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on the Core
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Ranch, 22 miles from Sacramento, California near Tree mound
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Item: Type: Drilled Rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO68 A very rare and highly colorful miniature Rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant which Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 110.00
has 2 drilled suspension holes and an additional array of drilled decorative circular Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
patterns along it's bottom edge. The top edge is just slightly rough, owing to natural Recovered from Mound number 16 in Sacramento County, California
aging, but all in all, this one's in superior condition with outstanding rainbow colors
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled "Comb" Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO69 A very rare and highly colorful miniature "Comb" Abalone Shell Pendant Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 175.00
which has 2 drilled suspension holes on either end and intricate decorative Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
score marks along a single edge, giving this piece the resemblance to a
"Comb". It's in superior condition and as a "miniature" piece, is quite rare
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO70 A very rare and extremely thin and delicate rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant which Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 110.00
has 4 drilled suspension holes. It's made from a normally very colorful shell material, Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
but it's rainbow colors are greatly subdued owing to surface patina from the ages. Recovered from Mound number 6 in 1939. This mound is
described in Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on the
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Bennet National Land company, Sacramento County, California
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Item: Type: Drilled "Spike" Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO71 A very rare miniature "Spike" drilled Abalone Shell pendant which has a single Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 175.00
drilled suspension hole and which was "finished" on both faces in order to bring Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
out the colorful rainbow on each face. This beauty is in perfect condition and is Recovered from Mound number 15. This mound is described in Mr.
one of the more rare forms for abalone shell pendants. Martine's logbook as being located at Wonder on the old Routier
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Ranch about 10 miles from Sacramento on Folsom Blvd.
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Item: Type: Drilled "Claw Form" Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO72 A quite rare and highly colorful small-sized "Claw Form" Abalone Shell Pendant Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 130.00
which has a single drilled suspension hole. This one appear to have been made Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
from the outer edge of the parent abalone shell and is quite a nice piece. It has Recovered from Mound number 16 in Sacramento County, California
decorative score marks to it's edges, but is missing a small section from one edge,
as indicated by the yellow bracket in photo 3, due to weathering over the ages.
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Clam Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
JCBO6 A highly unusual drilled Clam Shell Pendant which is as perfect Recovered from 45.00
as the day it was made with no damage whatsoever. Washoe Co., NV
  Era: Developmental Phase - 700 to 1,600 years old
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Item: Type: Drilled Bone Pendant Provenance: Price
JCBO7 A highly polished and very scarce oval-shaped drilled fossilized Bone Pendant which Recovered from 200.00
is in absolutely perfect condition. It has 2 drilled "decorative" circles on side B, which Washoe Co., NV 150.00
weren't drilled entirely through the piece, intentionally. Quite a scarce, unique piece 5/23 ON-HOLD dg
  Era: Developmental Phase - 700 to 1,600 years old

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Item: Type: Drilled Canine Pendant Provenance: Price
BO176 An exceptional and quite scarce drilled Canine Pendant in excellent Recovered from Los Banos, 125.00
condition. From the Yokut tribe of Southern California Southern California 65.00
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Item: Type: Bone Tube Bead Provenance: Price
BO178 A nice, polished bird bone tube bead in excellent condition. Recovered from West Texas (NFI) 20.00

 

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Item: Type: 8 Early Buttons Provenance: Price
RPBO21 An interesting collection of 8 post-contact buttons in a variety of materials. Found by Greg Perino at various lodge 150.00
All of these are obviously quite old and the variety of styles is most interesting. sites along the Mississippi River
Era: Proto-historic to Historic Periods Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: RARE Museum Grade Incised Californian Pendant Provenance: Price
SDBO1 An extremely rare ground slate incised, drilled and scored Pendant having a short length of Recovered from the Lower Klamath River in 4,000.00
twisted cordage attached with 2 Russian trade beads. It has a slight nick from one edge on NW California in 1913 (Detailed history to buyer)
side B and a slight nick to the end, but is otherwise in outstanding condition for the age. It
retains traces of red ochre in many of the incised triangular patterns on side A. The original
owner gave this a date of circa. 1870-1890, but I think that the pendant is much older and
that the cordage and trade beads were probably added during the later 1800's period
mentioned. Californian incised stone pendants are EXTREMELY RARE and this one is
listed on the COA as a "Museum quality piece"! Stermer COA
 

Item: Type: Shell Bracelet Provenance: Price
LSBO49 A nice, interesting worked clamshell bracelet in excellent Recovered from Casas 85.00
  condition. Items like this are quite scarce and seldom seen for Grandes, AZ by the  
  sale as they are quite delicate and few survived the ages of time. Archaeologist Bob  
    Kelly during the 1970's  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
RPBO13 A very nice and quite varied group of 12 drilled stone and shell All recovered from various 300.00
pendants and beads with one adolescent's ear spool, which is unspecified ancient sites in  
quite a rarity in itself. New Mexico
Ex: Greg Perino

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
RPBO1 An interesting lot of 4 reed sections, some of which Recovered in a cave on 120.00
were fire-treated and which were all intended for use private property in Oregon
to join sections of a compound arrow. Quite a rare
and unique group. These would make an excellent Ex: Dickson
addition to any perishables collection. Ex: Perino

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DIBO2 YIKES!... An absolutely GORGEOUS Museum-quality Only documented as 2,600.00
green and black circular banded glacial slate Expanded being from Ohio
Center Gorget. It's highly polished all the way around and 
is the best example we have seen of this scarce type. Tom
Davis gives this one a well deserved G10 grade. Gorgets 
of this caliper are seldom seen for sale anywhere. Davis COA (G10)

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
BMBO1 A rare and attractive green banded slate Recovered in 750.00

banner stone, measuring 4-3/16 x 2-7/16

Warren county, Ohio
  Davis COA (G5)

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBBO3 A reddish-brown ground and polished Provenance 200.00
slate drilled pendant having some  undocumented
surface features resembling exposure to
direct fire. It has a chip to one face
near the bottom (photo 4) and some
roughness to one edge near the stem.
Additionally it is published in Charles
Miles Indian & Eskimo Artifacts of
North America, page 136, plate 5.8

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DGBO11 A fairly thick (for type) green and   Recovered in 375.00
gray polished steatite ear spool in Sacramento Co., CA  
very good condition, but having a
few dings on the outer face.
(photo 5) Still, quite a rare item

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBBO1 An exceptional and very long red-brown From the Chumash or 650.00
drilled soapstone bead having 2 external  Canalino area of
grooves. (For the size and craftsmanship, California, most likely
and the fact that it wasn't used as a pipe, Santa Barbara County
I'm gonna go out on a limb and offer my
opinion of this piece as being a shaman's
healing tube) It is published in Charles 
Miles Indian & Eskimo Artifacts of North
America, page 136, plate 5.5

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBO1416 Two old mother of pearl buttons. Found in 12.00
(Don't ask... I haven't a clue either!) Navajo Co., AZ  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFBO4 A Canine tooth pendant preform Recovered in 15.00
(undrilled) having some chipping Burns, OR
to it's end as well as to the
concave inner edge (photo 3)

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFBO6 A pair of broken, incised dentalium Recovered on private 18.00
shells, priced accordingly property near the   
Columbia River, WA
during the 1960's

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACBO50 A very crusty duo, 1 being a Recovered on private farmland near 50.00
drilled charmstone, the other Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
being a net-weight ring 1950's through 1960's
(More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBBO10 A slightly battered, somewhat crudely Found in 150.00
made banded slate Gorget having Jackson Co., OK
excellent mineralization as testimony
to it's antiquity. Not a bad filler piece

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DABO722 A very nice iridescent drilled triangular Shell  Found on the 35.00
Pendant which is missing sections from the surface Columbia River
on side B, although it still retains it's full form. in Oregon

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DABO727 A fairly rustic drilled Antler Pendant which is Found on the 40.00
pretty much "all there" as it was made and Columbia River
worn in ancient times in Oregon

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DGBO8 A pretty nice double-drilled and Recovered in 100.00
highly polished green and tan Sacramento, CA area  
unknown host stone pendant
having wavy horizontal lines
which have an iridescent quality
(It resembles Tiger Eye)

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBO683 A wooden weaving spindle having From Chancaz, Peru 20.00
red, white and blue painted bands
with a black incised and painted
bead in excellent condition Ex: Michael Hough

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MBBO103 A gorgeous salt water clam shell drilled  Found in Boulder Co., CO 30.00
disc bead having very detailed provenance. Full, VERY detailed  
It has ancient nicking to the edges information to buyer

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MBBO104 A gorgeous salt water clam shell Found in Boulder Co., CO 35.00
drilled disc bead having very Full, VERY detailed  
detailed provenance. It has information to buyer
ancient nicking to the edges

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
SABO2 A bluish-black schist pendant Quay Co., NM 40.00
having a single drilled hole and
slight ancient chipping along the
straight edge. Quite a strange item
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Item: Type: Spindle Whorls Provenance: Price
RPBO19 A nice pair of terra cotta Spindle Whorls in excellent condition Recovered from Mexico (NFI) 50.00
  Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Iroquois Trade Items Provenance: Price
RPBO20 A most interesting group of 4 Iroquois artifacts consisting of a flattened brass decorative necklace plate having 7 Recovered from 125.00
drilled holes, a smaller hammered brass oval shaped pendant having a single drilled hole, a hammered brass "ring" Ontario, Canada (NFI)
which was most likely used as a pressure-fit clamp to hold together sections of an Arrow, and a highly polished
bone tube of unknown use, although this one has "score marks" indicative of bone sections used for hafting other
tools. The original label states that the metal artifacts were created from a post-contact Trade Kettle. Post
contact metallic items transformed by the Indians are quite scarce and desirable items, and all are quite unique.
Era: Historic Phase - ca. 1620 to 1640 A.D. Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: "Medicine Stick" - Incised Steatite Wand Provenance: Price
DABO50 A most interesting mottled white and green Incised stone tablet or wand. The incised Found near the bridge of the Gods 450.00
patterns follow two bands on both sides at one end of this wand, the outer most patterns near Stevenson, Washington  
are simply a series of vertical lines with the 2nd band consisting of diagonal incised
patterns. Quite a scarce item, possibly related to the picture rocks discovered on the
Columbia River in nearby areas. Jackson terms this a "Pottery Smoother" while the
Stermer COA likens this one to the Picture Rocks. (I doubt the opinion that it's related
to pottery, because pottery was all but unknown in this state during the time in question) Jackson COA
  Era: Late Prehistoric Period - 500 A.D. to 1600 A.D. Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Serpentine Adz w/ Suspension Hole Provenance: Price
DABO52 A nicely shaped, highly polished Serpentine Adz which has a drilled hole for Collected by Frank Buehler at the Wakemap Mound 325.00
suspension. It shows ancient chipping damage both to the poll end as well as to on the Columbia River in Washington during the 1950's
the bit end from ancient usage. Quite an interesting item
  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old

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Item: Type: Pueblo Necklace Provenance: Price
RFBO19 A Pendant Collector's DREAM! A HIGHLY unusual and very RARE Pueblo Necklace Recovered from the Lake Roosevelt area 2,000.00
assemblage consisting of 12 drilled Frog effigy clamshell beads, 2 drilled olivella shell in Gila County, Arizona during August 1937
beads, 2 green turquoise pendants and 2 curved, drilled shell bangles. I've never seen
anything remotely similar to this GREAT assemblage! VERY CHOICE material
Era: Second Pueblo Prehistoric Period - 900 A.D. to 1150 A.D.
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Item: Type: Bone Tube Beads Provenance: Price
WVBO2 A nice pair of Bone Tube Beads in very good condition Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 60.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Bone Pendants Provenance: Price
WVBO3 A very nice pair of drilled bone Pendants which are Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 350.00
in excellent condition. These are quite scarce. (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Bone Pendant Provenance: Price
WVBO8 A very unusual carved bone Pendant in excellent condition Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 50.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Clam Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
WVBO10 A double-drilled and polished oval-shaped Clam Shell Pendant Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 65.00
which shows ancient cracking to one edge above the holes (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Incised Bone Pendant Set Provenance: Price
WVBO13 A very nice set of 3 bone Pendants, 2 of which Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 250.00
have incised patterns. An attractive set. (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Drilled Tooth Pendant Provenance: Price
WVBO14 An obviously very old, aged fossilized sea mammal Tooth drilled Pendant Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 50.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Bird Bone Tubular Beads Provenance: Price
WVBO15 A nice set of 4 Bird Bone Tubular Beads used for necklace adornment Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 125.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Canine Teeth Pendants Provenance: Price
WVBO28 A nice pair of Canine Teeth Pendant "preforms", one of which is damaged at the root Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 50.00
end. These were normally drilled for use on necklaces or as a singular piece pendant (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Drilled Pebble Pendant Provenance: Price
WVBO29 A nice polished and drilled triangular pebble Pendant which Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 75.00
has chipping to one edge on side B. Still a scarce piece (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Ancient Bone Bead Set Provenance: Price
WVBO30 A nice set of 5 very ancient Bone Beads Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 150.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection  
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Item: Type: Polished Stone Beads Provenance: Price
WVBO32 A nice set of very rare polished and drilled Stone Beads Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 150.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Shell Bead Set Provenance: Price
WVBO33 A GREAT assortment of 10 polished and drilled Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 225.00
Abalone and Clam shell Disk Beads (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Drilled Bead Set Provenance: Price
WVBO34 A nice set of 9 polished and drilled stone and shell Necklace Beads Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 250.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Drilled Bead Set Provenance: Price
WVBO35 A nice set of 7 polished and drilled Shell Necklace Beads Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 150.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Drilled Bead Set Provenance: Price
WVBO36 A nice set of 9 polished and drilled stone and shell Necklace Beads Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 175.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Polished Weaving Shuttle Provenance: Price
RFBO6 A highly polished Bone Weaving Shuttle in excellent Recovered from Humboldt, Arizona 250.00
condition, most likely from the proto-historic era.

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