Rare Haida Silver Whale Pendant by Famed Carver Francis Williams (1936-2003)

$1,950 USD

Hand Carved Silver Whale Pendant and Chain

Date: 1970

Materials: Sterling silver

Artist: Haida Francis Williams

Dimensions: 2” x 2” . Chain length

Description: This pendant features a finely executed Killer whale crest design on a rectangular piece of silver. The design is unique and striking. It is virtually impossible to find works by this famed carver for sale. A beautiful piece of wearable art.

Francis Williams, a celebrated Haida artist, worked in diverse media, including silkscreen prints, argillite, wood, and copper. However, he was mainly known for his hand-carved silver and gold executions. Francis studied fine art and commercial art at Camosun College, Victoria and also received instruction from Art Adams of Masset. His influences originated from artwork within the Royal B.C. Museum and he exhibited widely in B.C. and Japan. One of his silver bracelets was recently featured in the Burke Museum’s 2007 ‘In the Spirit of the Ancestors’ exhibition. He passed away on June 11, 2003.  Known for his fine lines and flowing precise design execution. There is a lovely tribute to him posted on UBC’s website. UBC has 350 pieces in their collections and this would have been a large part of this artists production

Weight 0.25 lbs
Dimensions 2.0 × 2.0 in
Item Location

USA

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Hand Carved Silver Whale Pendant and Chain

Date: 1970

Materials: Sterling silver

Artist: Haida Francis Williams. Signed “Carved by Francis Williams Haida BC QCI”

Dimensions: 2” x 2” . Chain length

Description: This pendant features a finely executed Killer whale crest design on a rectangular piece of silver. The design is unique and striking. It is virtually impossible to find works by this famed carver for sale. A beautiful piece of wearable art.

Francis Williams, a celebrated Haida artist, worked in diverse media, including silkscreen prints, argillite, wood, and copper. However, he was mainly known for his hand-carved silver and gold executions. Francis studied fine art and commercial art at Camosun College, Victoria and also received instruction from Art Adams of Masset. His influences originated from artwork within the Royal B.C. Museum and he exhibited widely in B.C. and Japan. One of his silver bracelets was recently featured in the Burke Museum’s 2007 ‘In the Spirit of the Ancestors’ exhibition. He passed away on June 11, 2003.  Known for his fine lines and flowing precise design execution. There is a lovely tribute to him posted on UBC’s website. UBC has 350 pieces in their collections and this would have been a large part of this artists production.

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Weight 0.25 lbs
Dimensions 2.0 × 2.0 in
Item Location

USA

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