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    Tlingit Bottle & Hupa Basket, ca. 1900

    Appraised Value:

    $2,400 - $2,850 (2013)

    Appraised on: August 18, 2012

    Appraised in: Seattle, Washington

    Appraised by: Natalie Linn

    Category: Tribal Arts

    Episode Info: Seattle (#1718)

    Originally Aired: May 27, 2013

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    Form: Basket
    Material: Plant Material, Glass
    Period / Style: 19th Century, 20th Century
    Value Range: $2,400 - $2,850 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:26)


    Appraised By:

    Natalie Linn
    Tribal Arts

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: My mother decided that she should have a collection of Indian baskets, and she started maybe when she was 30. She grew up in Walla Walla in kind of a cowboy family and was really enamored, so she collected them over time, and I inherited them.

    APPRAISER: Well, your mother had very good taste. These are both wonderful baskets. This one is a Native American Tlingit from southeastern Alaska. And, as you can see, the basket is woven over a bottle. The one problem is that the lid is missing, which does devalue the basket a little bit. But in this condition, it's beautiful, it's very fine. I would value this basket at about $850. Now, this basket is a Hupa from Northwest California. Very bold, very wonderful, circa 1900, and it was made probably to be sold to tourists, but still early. And I would value this basket at about $1,500 to $2,000.

    GUEST: Great.

    APPRAISER: But both very, very nice.

    GUEST: Well, I'll look around and maybe I can find the top to it somewhere.

    APPRAISER: Oh, that would even be better, that would be better because then, with the lid, you're talking about $2,000.

    GUEST: Wow, great.

    APPRAISER: It does add quite a bit.

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