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A pair of Punuk Eskimo engraved ivory snow goggles
ca. 600-1100 AD
est. $70,000-$90,000
Christieís New York
Jan. 12, 2006
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Art Market Watch
Jan. 6, 2006

January means two things to the New York art market, aside from cold weather, that is. The first is "Americana Week," and the second is the round of Old Masters auctions at Sothebyís and Christieís. Plus, the month also includes a big sale of American Indian art. Some highlights:

* American Indian art comes on the block at Christieís New York in a two-part sale on Jan. 12, 2006. The sale of "Important American Indian Art from a Private Western Collection," beginning at 10 a.m., features over 200 lots -- baskets, pottery, weavings, beadwork and kachina dolls, including a ca. 1860 Navajo manís wearing blanket estimated at $75,000-$95,000.