Age: Early 20th Century.
Origin: Alaska, US.
Description: This rare mask is possibly from the Tsimshian tribe of the British Columbia/Alaska region. Hand-carved from soft wood, animal skin has been nailed into place suggesting that this is a portrait mask of an Inuit person.
Dimensions: 7″w x 12″h x 4″d
Age: c. 1960s.
Description: Native textile of Inuit handy craft, made from seal skin on green felt.
Dimensions: 2’4″ x 1’5″
A vintage, 20th Century, Inuit, Hand Carved Serpentine Stone (Soapstone) sculpture depicting a Seal, by Canadian Arctic Native Artist Juanasi, signed on the bottom in Inuit alphabet Juanasi.
CONDITION: In good condition, no cracks or restorations.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 inches)...
Wonderful North American humpback whale carving with scrimshaw. The sculpture is comprised of two whale teeth that have been fused together. The top tooth is carved into a whale. The bottom tooth serves as a base and is decorated with scrimshaw image featuring humpback whale mother and calf. The figure is mounted to a wooden marquetry base. The piece is in very good condition, but has a repair to the right fin.
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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.
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.
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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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
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...
Measuring 10" long, 2 3/4" high and roughly 4" wide, this pair of seals is beautifully rendered, sleek and modern, with lifelike posture and details. In very dark stone, the surface is glossy and well polished, and the base is signed with a number and initials, and retains the original Canada Eskimo Art label.
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...
This is a charming ivory letter opener, a perfect present for the ivory or tribal art collector, probably carved by Alaskan Eskimos, ca 1950s, highlighted by a sleek walrus form handle, with beautifully carved tusks; flippers and tail. Measurement: length: 8 3/4 inches. Condition: excellent no chips or cracks.
From an extensive private collection of ivory and bone desk objects, this is a scrimshaw letter opener, by Alaskan Eskimo carvers ca. 1950, made of walrus ivory, with etched fish form handle; the blade etched with a scene of a seal and her pup on an ice floe; signed “F.E.”famous carver Frank Ellanna,of King Island,Alaska. Measurement: length, 7 inches. Condition: excellent.