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Extraordinary Tlingit ‘Oyster Catcher’ Rattle and Preston Singletary Glass Hat Vessel Available With John Moran Auctioneers

Oct 03,2022 | 13:00 EDT By John Moran Auctioneers

A non-crystalline material often translucent in appearance, glass has a rich history. Once a luxury, glass products have evolved considerably over time with different techniques in place today. A hand-blown clear glass hat vessel by Preston Singletary is among the top lots of the American Indian Art + Objects Auction, offered by John Moran Auctioneers. The renowned Native American glass artist Preston Singletary has managed to capture the timeless beauty of his material. The inverted hat-form vessel has a sand-carved figural Tlingit motif, a theme often incorporated by Singletary into his glass works. 

Lot 3011, Preston Singletary, Wolf, 1997, Sand carved and blown clear glass hat vessel. Estimate $8,000-$12,000

A polychrome wood rattle in the form of an oystercatcher and a Navajo mixed metal concho belt are other notable lots. The belt comes with a heavy detachable buckle equipped with 14 round conchos, all in sterling silver and 14-karat gold. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full catalog and discover other online auctions.

By John Moran Auctioneers