Fine Tall Old Haida Argillite Totem Pole Andrew Brown (1879-1962) Circa 1910

$2,950 USD

Haida Argillite Totem

Date: 1910

Materials: argillite

Artist: Captain Andrew Brown (1879-1962)

Captain Andrew Brown was born in 1879. In Haida his name was Owt’iwans which meant ‘Big Eagle.’ He inherited this name from his grandfather who came from small Hippa Island. Andrew himself came from Yan. He carved many great canoes, earning him the nickname ‘Captain,’ which he put in front of his English given name.. He passed away in 1962 at the age of 83.

Dimensions: 10 ¼” T x 2 ¼” x 1 ¾”

Description: A very fine early argillite totem. Totem features great well carved imagery from the prime of Andrew’s career. An eagle sits with head turned to one side , sitting on a diving whale, who holds a diving raven in his beak and at the bottom a bear clutches a small baby bear. Probably the very best pole by this carver that I can recall seeing! don’t miss your chance to add this one to your collection.

Provenance: Vancouver Private Collection.

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 10.25 × 2.25 × 1.75 in
Item Location

Canada

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Haida Argillite Totem

Date: 1910

Materials: argillite

Artist: Captain Andrew Brown (1879-1962)

Captain Andrew Brown was born in 1879. In Haida his name was Owt’iwans which meant ‘Big Eagle.’ He inherited this name from his grandfather who came from small Hippa Island. Andrew himself came from Yan. He carved many great canoes, earning him the nickname ‘Captain,’ which he put in front of his English given name.. He passed away in 1962 at the age of 83.

Dimensions: 10 ¼” T x 2 ¼” x 1 ¾”

Description: A very fine early argillite totem. Totem features great well carved imagery from the prime of Andrew’s career. An eagle sits with head turned to one side , sitting on a diving whale, who holds a diving raven in his beak and at the bottom a bear clutches a small baby bear.

Provenance: Vancouver Private Collection.

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Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 10.25 × 2.25 × 1.75 in
Item Location

Canada

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