Fine Rare Tsimshian Beaver Form Feast Bowl Circa 1840

$45,000 USD

Tsimshian Beaver Form Feast Dish

Date: 1840-50

Artist: Haida or Tsimshian unknown

Materials: Maple wood, pigments, abalone shell, bone, white beads.

Description: A finely sculpted beaver bowl carved from alder wood, with haliotis shell and dentalium inlays, painted with native and trade pigments of red, black, blue-greeb. Carved with an exceedingly delicate thin form from tip to tail. The tail has a very fine and intricate, incised lines. The nostrils have inlays of dentalia. Truly, the work of a master carver.

Provenance: Acquired for the Ed Kysar Collection of Primitive Art, Los Angeles,1966.

1)Exhibited: Cyprus Mines,1969.
2)Published: Cyprus Annual Report, 1968.
3)Exhibited: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ”Symbols of prestige” Exhibition 1985
4)Published : Catalogue for the “Symbols of Prestige” Show Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1985.
Weight 2.0 lbs
Dimensions 11.0 × 5.5 × 4.0 in
Item Location

Canada

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Tsimshian Beaver Form Feast Dish

Beaver Form Feast Bowl

Date: 1840-50

Artist: Haida or Tsimshian unknown

Materials: Maple wood, pigments, abalone shell, bone, white beads.

Description: A finely sculpted beaver bowl carved from alder wood, with haliotis shell and dentalium inlays, painted with native and trade pigments of red, black, blue-greeb. Carved with an exceedingly delicate thin form from tip to tail. The tail has a very fine and intricate, incised lines. The nostrils have inlays of dentalia. Truly, the work of a master carver.

Provenance: Acquired for the Ed Kysar Collection of Primitive Art, Los Angeles,1966.

1)Exhibited: Cyprus Mines,1969.
2)Published: Cyprus Annual Report, 1968.
3)Exhibited: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ”Symbols of prestige” Exhibition 1985
4)Published : Catalogue for the “Symbols of Prestige” Show Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1985.

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Weight 2.0 lbs
Dimensions 11.0 × 5.5 × 4.0 in
Item Location

Canada

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