Native American Pomo burden basket, made around 1890, soars to $23,000 at Allard Auctions’ Best of Santa Fe sale, held August 16-17 in Santa Fe, N.M.
SANTA FE, N.M. – A large, museum-quality Pomo burden basket with beautiful fine geometric designs done in red fern sold for $23,000 at the Best of Santa Fe auction, an event held each year by Allard Auctions, Inc., at Scottish Rites Hall in Santa Fe. This year’s auction, held Aug. 16-17, featured 900 lots of Western and Native art, American Indian artifacts and related collectibles. The twined, conical-shaped traditional Pomo burden basket was in remarkable condition and was a huge example – 21 ¼ inches by 25 ½ inches. It was made circa 1890 and was easily the top lot of the auction, one that grossed $464,000 (including the buyer’s premium). The sale was packed with baskets, prehistoric pottery pieces, […]