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2022 Fall Fine Art and Interiors Auction

Sat, Oct 8, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 488

5 Inuit Carved Stone Items & 3 Baskets, incl. Iroquois

Estimate: $400 - $450

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$100 $25
$500 $50
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$5,000 $500
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$100,000 $10,000
1st-5th items: Five (5) Inuit carved soapstone and bone figures, including one (1) Bryon Amos (Alaska, 20th/21st Century) black soapstone carving depicting a standing, hooded figure, signed and dated "B. Amos 1991" to underside of one foot, Canada Eskimo Art sticker to underside of other foot; one (1) bone carving depicting an anamorphic figure with the body of a male human and the head and wing of a hawk having a human face visible from the open beak, one arm raised holding twine attached to a spear; one (1) brown soapstone carving depicting a bear in mid-stride, illegible signature inscribed to underside; one (1) black soapstone carving depicting a seated figure pulling the ears of a rabbit before them, Canada Eskimo Art and numbered stickers to underside; and one (1) black soapstone carving depicting a mustached figure seated on his knees holding fur or fabric, illegible signature and 2934 inscribed and Canada Eskimo Art sticker to underside. Ranging in size from 5 5/8" H x 5 3/8" W x 4" D to 5 3/4" H x 13" W x 4 1/4" D. All items 20th century. 6th-8th items: Two (2) Native American Iroquois splint baskets including one (1) rectangular lidded basket with folding handles and blue polychrome weavers (10" H x 18 1/2" W) and one (1) carrying basket with curls and faded polychrome weavers. (15 1/2" H x 13" W). 3rd item: South Carolina Gullah Lowcountry sweetgrass round footed basket with handle. 11" H. All items 20th century.

Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.


1st - 5th items: All items in overall good condition with surface scratches and some flaws in the making. 6th - 8th items: 1st & 2nd items: Fading to polychrome weavers of both, carrying basket with breaks to upper shoulder on one side. 3rd item: Minor losses to foot, otherwise overall good condition.

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