Fine Rare Northwest Coast Quileute Sothern Salish totem Circa 1890

$4,950 USD

  • Quileute Puyallup Salish Totem late 1800’s
  • Dimensions: 31” L x 3 ½” x 3”
  • Description: Hard wood totem depicting various figure intertwined. Eagle on top of transverse whale, bear swallowing a serpent, owl and another bird figure, three whales one facing upwards, two facing downwards, two seated shamans, bird with spread out wings at the bottom. Beak on bottom bird a replacement and possibly the whale fin. Not readily noticeable. The totem has a natural curvature that adds to the intrigue of this fine early example. The totem comes with a custom display stand.
  • Old label reads : 51-57 Curtright collection. Puyallup / Salish totem Wilton Collection , Fife Wa. 1987”. Mr. Wilton was a member of the Puyallap Tribe and the totem was acquired from his granddaughter by Jack Curtright.

The totem has an excellent aged patina from careful handling and great age. This is a very rare totem from a remote village that only small amounts of work are known.

Weight 4.0 lbs
Dimensions 31.0 × 3.5 × 3.0 in
Item Location

USA

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  • Quileute Puyallup Salish Totem late 1800’s
  • Dimensions: 31” L x 3 ½” x 3”
  • Description: Hard wood totem depicting various figure intertwined. Eagle on top of transverse whale, bear swallowing a serpent, owl and another bird figure, three whales one facing upwards, two facing downwards, two seated shamans, bird with spread out wings at the bottom. Beak on bottom bird a replacement and possibly the whale fin. Not readily noticeable. The totem has a natural curvature that adds to the intrigue of this fine early example. The totem comes with a custom display stand.
  • Old label reads : 51-57 Curtright collection. Puyallup / Salish totem Wilton Collection , Fife Wa. 1987”. Mr. Wilton was a member of the Puyallap Tribe and the totem was acquired from his granddaughter by Jack Curtright.

The totem has an excellent aged patina from careful handling and great age. This is a very rare totem from a remote village that only small amounts of work are known.

Additional information

Weight 4.0 lbs
Dimensions 31.0 × 3.5 × 3.0 in
Item Location

USA

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