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California Charmstones Page 1   Page 2

This page contains Ancient Native American Indian Charmstones from California, for Desert Charmstones, Crystals and Charmstones from other states please see our Bone & Shell pages (which includes Ornamental Stone items, such as stone beads and pendants.)
Click on the Photo set above for an enlarged photo
 
Item: Type: Stemmed Charmstone Provenance: Price
JFCS3 A very well worked gray hardstone stemmed Charmstone in excellent Recovered from 275.00
condition. These pieces are becoming more rare as time goes on. Tulare Lake, 
Kings County, CA
Ex: Richard Hanning Collection
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Item: Type: Rare Drilled Charmstone Provenance: Price
JFCS4 An outstanding "fat boy" drilled green hardstone Charmstone. All Recovered from 275.00
charmstones are quite rare, but the drilled (also referred to as "pierced" in   Tulare Lake,
some publications) type are even more so, and are believed to pre-date their Kings County, CA
stemmed cousins by hundreds of years. This one is intact, but it has plow
marks on it's surface and both ends are somewhat pitted. Still a great piece! Stermer COA

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHCS1583 A brown and gray hardstone scored Charmstone which shows all Recovered in 110.00
indications of having been in some sort of fire. The surfaces have Contra Costa Co., CA
surface cracks as shown in photos 5 through 9, and it has serious (more info to buyer)
fire popping around the notched suspension end. It has a slight
circular flat spot along it's waistline, shown in the center of photo 1. Ex: Michael Hough

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHCS1588 A stubby gray hardstone stemmed Charmstone which retains many pecking    Recovered in SOLD
marks on it's surface from it's manufacture and with an interesting "roughed Santa Clara Co., CA  
out" ring around it's stem to facilitate suspension. Published in Lar Hothem's (details to buyer)  
Ornamental Indian Artifacts, page 149, plate 3, row 1, number 7. Ex: Michael Hough

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHCS1592 A lavender-gray volcanic rock Charmstone Undocumented, most likely 120.00
planform which is lacking in notches or drilling Northern California 75.00
to make it complete. Excellent condition. Ex: Michael Hough

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHCS1595 A VERY chopped-up green hardstone drilled and notched Recovered in 50.00
ball-shaped Charmstone which is still miraculously intact. Santa Clara Co., CA 7/26 ON-HOLD bg
Ex: Michael Hough

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHCS1455 A mottled green steatite pierced Charmstone Found by L.L. Valdivia in 125.00
anciently missing a section of the surface above the Santa Barbara Co., CA
suspension hole (photo5) and having a quite scuffed 
up surface from close brushes with farming machinery

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS1 A nice, fairly broad drilled gray Charm  Recovered on private farmland near 225.00
stone which has some slight surface pitting Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
but appears to be intact as it was made 1950's through 1960's
Attributed to the Yokuts Tribe. (More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS19 A highly interesting green steatite drilled and  Recovered on private farmland near 350.00
scored Charmstone. This one has many many old Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
surface scratches, most of which are probably 1950's through 1960's
remnants from the manufacturing process (More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS20 A nice mottled greenish-brown hardstone Recovered on private farmland near 225.00
stemmed Charmstone which is in very good Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
condition considering the farming environment 1950's through 1960's
where is was found (More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS23 A mottled off-white and light gray vertically   Recovered on private farmland near 175.00
banded (layered) stemmed Charmstone. It has Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
slight surface scratching and a few small, shallow 1950's through 1960's
pit marks but is overall in very good condition (More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS27 A green and black hardstone Recovered on private farmland near 300.00
stemmed Charmstone in Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
excellent condition 1950's through 1960's
(More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS29 A very attractive green and black granite Recovered on private farmland near 225.00
knobbed Charmstone which has a bit of a flat Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
area on one side (right side in photo 2) and has 1950's through 1960's
a few slight, shallow surface nicks. (Left side (More information to buyer)
of photo 1) Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS31 A fair-sized, quartzite drilled  Recovered on private farmland near 120.00
charmstone showing slight surface Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
chipping from farming equipment 1950's through 1960's
(More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS32 A very nice polished and grooved  Recovered on private farmland near 225.00
granite charmstone in excellent condition, Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the 5/4 ON-HOLD cp
somewhat under-sized for type 1950's through 1960's
(More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBCS8 A blue-gray schist drilled Recovered in 450.00
Charmstone having a rustic Sonoma Co., CA
surface. The base is a little bit
chipped (Photo 9) and it has a
suspension groove on the end
with the hole (Photos 7 & 8)

End of California Charmstones page 1

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