02-10-2017 02-10-2017
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2983B Boston
February 10, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Cree Quilled and Beaded Otter Hide Pouch

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


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

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Thomas Hamilton Forsyth, United Kingdom