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Cree Quilled and Beaded Otter Hide Pouch

Auction:
2983B
Lot:
123
Sold for:
$4,305$3,500

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2983B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 10, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Cree Quilled and Beaded Otter Hide Pouch, c. second quarter 19th century, the U-shaped form decorated with two strips of fine quillwork in polychrome geometric designs, the fringe strung with a variety of early Hudson Bay trade beads, (damage), 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.

Provenance: Collected by Thomas Hamilton Forsyth, an English officer of the 62nd regiment of Foot who served in Canada between 1856 and 1864.

Literature: Thunderbird and Lightning, J.C.H. King, 1982, p. 20.
Estimate $6,000-8,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Thomas Hamilton Forsyth, Bead, Central Algonquian languages, Cree language, Embroidery, First Nations, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Indigenous textile art of the Americas, Native American art, Porcupines, Pouch, Quillwork, Thunderbird, United Kingdom

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