This large finely painted wood bowl depicts animals with their heads at each end, and superb painting on each side. The intricate composition is the same from one side to the other, with slight differences in detail. Brass tacks are used in place of opercula shells, which is uncommon on the Northwest Coast. Minor repair on one corner. This object is sold with a scholarly report regarding this bowl by Steven C. Brown, author and authority on Northwest Coast art, former Curator at the Seattle Art Museum.$35,000.00
Coast Tsimshian or Heiltsuk (Bella Bella). The Northwest Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Mid-19th Century.
H 6IN x W 14.4IN x L 16.25IN
H 15.24CM x W 36.576CM x L 41.275CM
1. The James & Marylyn Collection of Northwest Coast Art, Seattle Washington.
2) Christie's, New York, December 5, 1996, Lot 22.
3) The Steve Muchnik & Eric Milliren Collection, San Francisco, California.
4) Donald Ellis Gallery, Canada.
EXHIBITED: The Box of Daylight, Seattle Art Museum, September 15, 1983 to January 8, 1984.
PUBLISHED: The Box of Daylight, Seattle Art Museum, Holm, Bill, pl. 113, University of Washington Press, 1983.
Very good. There is one minor repair on one corner.