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I have wbat I believe to be a native american breast plate,

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I have wbat I believe to be a native american breast plate, gorget made from ram horn. It could also be shamans rattle. It looks very old. How can i confirn and value it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

The best way to determine what you have would be to contact an auction house that specializes in Native American objects to first determine if it is a North American piece.

It is free to contact auction houses to ask for an estimate for possible consignment.

Here are some links for you to recommended auction houses:

http://www.sothebys.com/en/departments/american-indian-art.html

http://www.bonhams.com/departments/ETH/

http://www.allardauctions.com/

http://www.skinnerinc.com/about/departments/american-indian-ethnographic-art/

http://historical.ha.com/ethnographic-art/?&type=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

~Nora