Authentication and Evaluation of Art Objects

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Dr. Mark Sublette, owner of Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson and Santa Fe, has created a channel of YouTube online videos on topics relating to Native American baskets, weavings, pottery and carvings. Titles regarding authentication include:


For pottery:

Historic Acoma Pueblo Pottery Identification
Historic Zuni Pottery, collectors guide to zuni pottery, how to date and price Zuni pottery
How To Identify Antique San Ildefonso Polychrome Pottery
How To Identify Early Hopi Pottery
Maria Martinez Black and Red Pottery
Maria Martinez and Popovi Gunmetal Pottery
Maria Martinez pottery types of coloration and rarity, not all Maria pottery is black
Nampeyo pottery, the master of Hopi pottery
Pueblo and Maria Martinez Pottery what to look for in condition


For weavings:

Characteristics of Navajo Blankets
Five Factors To Value Navajo Rugs and Blankets
How to identify a Germantown Navajo Blanket
How to identify a Navajo Chiefs Blanket
How to identify Navajo Child's Blankets
How to Identify a Navajo Rug
How To Value Navajo Rugs and Blankets
Navajo Blanket Yarn Analysis and Identification
Navajo Rug vs Blanket
Navajo weavings: the Spirit Line
Pricing and Identification: Navajo Saddle Blankets
Storm Patterns Navajo rugs from the Crystal trading post
Tips on Navajo Classic Blankets
Transitional Versus Classic Navajo Blankets who to tell the difference
Two Grey Hills Navajo weavings: how to identify and their history


For carvings:

How To Identify Early Hopi and Zuni Kachina Dolls


For baskets:

How to handle and identify Apache baskets
How to Identify Pima Baskets vs Apache Baskets
Pictorial elements and price structure for Native American basketry
Tips on what to look for in Indian baskets



How to identify fake antique Native American art
Native American art and polychrome coloration and how it effects value


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