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.
Up for your consideration is a big 19.5" (49.5 cm)Eskimo Skrimshaw cribbage board. Carved from a walrus tasks. Has 4 fishes, 1 polar bear, and 1 walrus carved in relief. I can upload just 12 pictures here but if you need additional photos to make your impression of the piece- I will gladly email them to you...
Fine Eskimo carved fossil marine (walrus) ivory models of a whale: depicting a humpback whale and young on wave-like base, Carving is very smooth and delicate with the length of 5 inches, artist's signature on the base. Condition Report; Very good condition with no condition concerns. Wood base is not original to the piece, therefore excluded.
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.
Amazingly beautiful Authentic woven antler base coffee table , with beveled glass top.
Dimension: 42inch x 22 inch width x 22 inch high
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...
From a good collection of soapstone and argillite Eskimo sculpture, this figure depicts a man in a parka, holding the head of a dog or wolf. In very glossy stone, either soapstone or argillite, it measures 6 1/2" high, 4" wide, and 2" deep. It has incised marks on the base, and a sticker from the Canadian Eskimo Art association, which guarantees items to be made by native artisans.
Of very dark soapstone, this carving depicts a hunter holding an animal that appears to be a seal. It measures 5" high, 2 3/4" wide and about 1 3/4" deep and has a satiny surface. The nose of the seal has a slight chip, visible in some of the photos. Very aesthetic in form, it is signed, with numbers also on the bottom. Part of a collection of Inuit sculpture, others listed in our catalog...
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 apron 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 apron measures 24" x 14-3/4" (not including the 52" tie cord). This apron has been washed once...
Eskimo soapstone carving of Walrus with ivory tusks. Inuit marks on base. 5 3/4 inches long. Circa 1930.