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Two Northwest Coast Basketry Bottles

Auction:
3243B
Lot:
489
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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3243B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Two Northwest Coast Basketry Bottles, the shorter Tsimshian, c. 1900, with twined cedar bark and polychrome decorations over a jar, the second Tlingit, c. 1900, with bark-twined spruce root on a tall glass bottle, both with old labels on the bottom, ht. 7 1/2 and 10 3/4 in.

Provenance: Tlingit bottle: Samuel Freeman Auctioneers, Philadelphia, November 21 and 22, 1938; M. William Bradley and Walter Peirson Collections.
Estimate $600-800


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Keywords

M. William Bradley, Walter Peirson, Basket, Basket weaving, First Nations in British Columbia, Indigenous peoples of North America, North Coast of British Columbia, Tlingit, Tools, Tsimshian, Philadelphia

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