old walrus tusk with strange billiken carving. While usually represented as a smiling cherub type creature this face is more haunting and menacing. It is also less invasivly carved into the tusk which otherwise keeps its natural shape. A little bit around the back side and below the face is a signature or maker mark. A hole at the smoothed off base indicates that this was once mounted on something. Very interesting piece. Just under nine inches in length.
Very nice set of three Inuit ivory figural carvings. Older pieces with some of the dark lines that ivory grain often shows over the years. These were probably mounted on something at one time as there are holes in the fellows' feet. The tallest is 5.5cm. Nice little grouping.
Alaska, ca. 1940 - 1950.
A soapstone pendant with carved Inuit Eskimo face. Carved detail of hair, eye brows, eyes, nose, and lips. Smooth back with carved letters. Hole at top for mounting on necklace. 3-1/2"H x 2-3/4"W. Intact.
Provenance: Ex-Byron Farwell Collection.
Very nice Eskimo carved billiken. I believe this is walrus ivory. The label is a bit rumpled and difficult to photograph but it reads "Genuine Ivory, Eskimo Made" and the center shows a smiling Eskimo fellow. 6.5cm tall. Ships only to US minus California.
Fine Eskimo carved fossil marine (walrus) ivory models of a whale: depicting a sperm whale on wood stand, Carving is very smooth and delicate with the length of 3 3/8 inches. Condition Report; Very good condition with no imperfections.
Big real original (not a later copy) Eskimo Scrimshaw Cribbage Board , carved from walrus task. The top of the task has a carved cribbage board with scrimshaw of four seals lying on ice. The right side of the task is decorated with four scrimshawed deer; the left side of the task is decorated with scrimshaw of two rabbits, two bears, a dog and other creatures...
Lovely cribbage game made of carved walrus tusk ivory. It features a fish body adorned in very nice scrimshaw decorations. It is signed by the artist, Charles Penatac of King Island, Alaska(1911-1988). The tongue can be remove from the fish to reveal a storage area for 4 pegs. This piece is in excellent condition, and measures 8 1/4" long.
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An honest Inuit Eskimo carving from soapstone. The soapstone has an unusual translucent green in the head area. The beak has been colored red, in mating season the Puffins beak turns red. This piece is vintage, it is signed J.R.Oktollik. It has all the classic etching decoration, and is a classic very good piece of Native American Eskimo art. It is about 3 1/2" long and 2 1/2" tall.
Framed "Blanket Toss" signed "Ken Lisbourne, Pt. Hope, Alaska, 80, 15/500". Nalukataq is the spring whaling festival of the Inupiaq Eskimos of Northern Alaska and is characterized famously by the Eskimo Blanket Toss. Ken Lisbourne is an Inupiaq Eskimo; his Inupiaq name is Tigiqaq Ooyamtoan. Alaska, circa 1980. 15 out of 500. Picture size 8 3/4" x 12", frame size: 15 1/2" x 19 1/4".
Framed "Butchering the Bowhead Whale" (Avataayunk-Ingootuk) signed "Ken Lisbourne, Pt. Hope, Alaska, 80, 99/500". This shows men cutting the blubber off a whale and ladies cutting the slabs into chunks. Ken Lisbourne is an Inupiaq Eskimo; his Inupiaq name is Tigiqaq Ooyamtoan. Alaska, circa 1980. 99 out of 500. Picture size: 12" x 9"; frame size: 14 1/2" x 19".
A vintage block printed fabric wall hanging by the Canadian Inuit artist Agnes Nanogak Goose (1925-2001). This highly regarded Holman artist was famous for her ink drawings and as a print maker, and she also produced block printed textiles, including cotton burlap. She was the first Inuit artist to receive and honorary degree from Mt. St. Vincent university. This wall hanging measures 24" x 14-3/4"...
All hand-sewn Eskimo doll probably made sometime during the 60's.
She is dressed in nicely detailed fur parka with fox trimmed hood and has hand-painted facial features on leather face with fur hair
She is 11 inches high and in good condition
Each of these four knives measures approximately 8 1/4 inches by 1 inch by 1/2 inch. They all have walrus tusk handles, carved in the shape of stylized fish.
They were made in Alaska or possibly Canada circa 1920-30.
They are in excellent condition, except for one old small fracture at the mounting point where the ivory was pinned to the steel blade. It is is visual only and does not affect the knife's strength or utility...
This heavy, 9 ½” long black soapstone carving (BB66) depicts a powerful Eskimo hunter atop an ice flow below which lies two wounded seals. Reportedly from the Port Harrison area of Alaska, the highly polished piece is unsigned and in overall very good condition with a small chip on the rear corner of the carving just below the heel of the hunter’s right foot...
This MUSEUM QUALITY NORTH WEST COAST FIGURAL TOTEM was carved from one solid walrus tusk.
It dates circa 1890-1910.
It measures 25 inches long by about 2 1/4 inches diameter at the base.
It is carved overall with an amazing assortment of carved figures, including many native animals and other tribal figural icons.
It is in outstanding condition, with a wonderful ivory patina and age cracks...
Carved Walrus ivory in the form of a Billiken
2 1/8" tall
Symbol of Good Luck and Happiness
Excellent Vintage Condition
This charming vignette of two Eskimo sled dogs, harnessed to a packed frame sled, depicts an Alaskan scene likely carved in walrus ivory. This detailed carving is well done and is highlighted by a wonderful patina! Size: 6" L x 1 1/4" H x 5/8" D. Excellent, vintage condition.
A pair of Eskimo ivory cufflinks each carved in the shape of a seal with detailed eyes and other features. I believe these are walrus ivory. Each link measures 3/4" x 3/4". Excellent condition.