Fine Argillite Trade Pipe John Cross (1867-1939) Circa 1900

$3,200 USD

A very finely carved masterpiece argillite trade pipe attributed to master carver John Cross (1867-1939) circa 1900.  The pipe features great imagery featuring a sea bear with three salmon intertwined in his fins, tail and mouth  A masterwork carving by one of the legendary Haida artists. The pipe comes with a museum quality display stand and will make a fine addition to anyone’s collection.  

John Cross (1867-1939)

BIRTHPLACE: Chaatl, Haida Gwaii
John Cross, Chief of Skidegate, was a carver of gold and silver jewelry as well as argillite and wood. He was well-known for his totem poles in wood and argillite, as well as being an expert tattooist. John Cross was a contemporary of Charles Edenshaw and Tom Price and was known as one of the best carvers of his generations. A highly desired artist whose work can be found in many museums and important private collections worldwide.

Dimensions 6.0 × 1.33 × 1.33 in
Item Location

Canada

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A very finely carved masterpiece argillite trade pipe attributed to master carver John Cross (1867-1939) circa 1900.  The pipe features great imagery featuring a sea bear with three salmon intertwined in his fins, tail and mouth  A masterwork carving by one of the legendary Haida artists. The pipe comes with a museum quality display stand and will make a fine addition to anyone’s collection.  

 

 

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Dimensions 6.0 × 1.33 × 1.33 in
Item Location

Canada

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