A fine Haida argillite platter depicting an Eagle crest design by famed Haida carver Reg Davidson( 1954-) . The design features a deeply incised eagle design with classic formline and ovoid patterns throughout and comes with a solid museum metal display stand. Signed to the back ” Reg Davidson Haida BC QCI 75 Eagle” . The platter is in excellent condition with no damages or repairs noted. The platter is a nice size measuring 8″ L x 5″ wide and 1″ thick and is in excellent condition for its age.
August 29, 1954
Masset, Haida Gwaii
Reg is from the Eagle Clan. He began carving in 1972. He is influenced by his family of acclaimed Haida artists, including brother Robert Davidson, father Claude Davidson, grandmother Florence Davidson, and great-grandfather Charles Edenshaw. His many published and widely exhibited works include limited edition prints, silver and gold jewellery, masks, helmets, large poles, rattles, argillite sculptures, and drums. Reg is also an accomplished singer and dancer with the Rainbow Creek Dancers, a Haida Dance group formed in 1980 by Reg and Robert. Among his many interesting commissions was a major totem pole project that was ordered by the successful British artist, Damien Hirst, in 2006. In 2008, Reg received a British Columbia Creative Achievement Award for First Nations’ Art