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Two Northwest Coast Argillite Totem Poles

Auction:
3243B
Lot:
250
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3243B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Two Northwest Coast Argillite Totem Poles, c. 1900-20, the taller with two clan animals and a human in a typical stacked and graduated design, flat back, the second small example by John Wallace, circa 1920, old label on the back, (large chip out of the base), ht. 8 1/4 and 2 3/4 in.
Estimate $600-800

The small pole has a small chip out of the top left ear. The large pole has a large chip out of the base. A small chip out of the right wing, and minor edge chips.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. 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 shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

American culture, Argillite, Articles, Culture, Haida argillite carvings, Heraldry, Indigenous peoples of North America, John Wallace, Native American culture, Northwest Coast art, Totem, Totem pole

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