Very Rare Haida Painted Feast Spoon Circa 1880’s Tom Price (1860-1927) ex Heye Foundation

$1,595 USD

A very fine rare Haida hand carved and painted ceremonial alderwood wood feast spoon dating from the late 1800’s. The spoon is attributed to master Haida carver Tom Price(1860-1927) . The spoon is painted in classic Haida formline avian crest designs in red vermillion and black pigments. Very thinly and elegantly carved, comes with a museum display stand. Provenance Heye Foundation number 186/10 in pencil on back of handle. Small hole in handle probably by the museum for hanging display. Beautiful patina and condition throughout. A museum quality example that will make a fine addition to anyone’s collection.

Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 12.0 × 3.0 × 4.5 in
Item Location

Canada

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A very fine rare Haida hand carved and painted ceremonial alder wood wood feast spoon dating from the late 1800’s. The spoon is attributed to master Haida carver Tom Price(1860-1927) . The spoon is painted in classic Haida formline avian crest designs in red vermillion and black pigments. Very thinly and elegantly carved, comes with a museum display stand. Provenance Heye Foundation number 186/10 in pencil on back of handle. Small hole in handle probably by the museum for hanging display. Beautiful patina and condition throughout. A museum quality example that will make a fine addition to anyone’s collection.

Tom Price (1860-1927) Haida. Last Chief of the Village of Nistincts. Moved his family to Skidegate in the 1800’s when his village was decimated by the small pox epidemic. He was a well known carver and contemporary of Charles Edenshaw.

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Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 12.0 × 3.0 × 4.5 in
Item Location

Canada

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