Very Rare Massive Important Tlingit Painted Figural War Canoe Circa 1920 with Display Stand 63″ Long

$8,500 USD

A very rare fine important large Northwest Coast Tlingit figural painted war canoe circa 1920 with display stand.  This wonderful large graceful canoe features beautiful flowing classic form with painted whale forms and separately carved Eagle form crest figure mounted on the prow.  Three sculpted seats  and grooved gunwales with red highlights decorate the interior. The fine subtle painted details are done in great old and original pigments. Fine tool marks evident throughout and great beautiful aged patina to the wood. With personal conversations with a few museum curators we concluded this must have been a special commissioned piece  or possibly carved as model for a potential full size canoe. The canoe is almost big enough for a toddler to paddle around. Very nice impressive size, this fine canoe will make an excellent addition to anyone’s collection and is certainly a one of a kind example.

Weight 5.0 lbs
Dimensions 63 × 18 × 14 in
Item Location

Canada

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A very rare fine important large Northwest Coast Tlingit figural painted war canoe circa 1920 with display stand.  This wonderful large graceful canoe features beautiful flowing classic form with painted whale forms and separately carved Eagle form crest figure mounted on the prow.  Three sculpted seats  and grooved gunwales with red highlights decorate the interior. The fine subtle painted details are done in great old and original pigments. Fine tool marks evident throughout and great beautiful aged patina to the wood. With personal conversations with a few museum curators we concluded this must have been a special commissioned piece  or possibly carved as model for a potential full size canoe. The canoe is almost big enough for a toddler to paddle around. Very nice impressive size, this fine canoe will make an excellent addition to anyone’s collection and is certainly a one of a kind example.

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Weight 5.0 lbs
Dimensions 63 × 18 × 14 in
Item Location

Canada

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