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Upper Great Lakes Beaded "Octopus" Bag

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
302
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Upper Great Lakes Beaded "Octopus" Bag, third quarter 19th century, dark indigo blue stroud cloth bag, red cloth and smaller blue beads outline the entire edge front, with eight bifurcated tabs off the bottom, partially beaded on the front with multicolored abstract floral devices, complete with beaded cloth shoulder strap, (a number of woolen tassels missing), mounted in a Plexiglas box, lg. including strap 30 in.

Provenance: Private collection, Stowe, Vermont.
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Most of the small white beading edging is gone, as is quite a lot of the silk fabric edging, some white beads remain on the tabs. A number of bead and wool tassels are missing.


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.

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Stowe, Strap

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