PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF FRANCIS AND KATHLEEN REIF
A HAIDA MOUNTAIN GOAT HORN SPOON
with elongated oval bowl inset into a curved and tapering handle, secured with four pegs, the bowl with formline design on the reverse, the handle with an eagle at the base, its large head featuring a prominent recurved beak, surmounted by a long-haired human figure wearing a crown of maskettes, his lower lip with a labret, surmounted by a quadruped, possibly a land otter, with a bird perched at top
Length: 14 in. (35.5 cm.)
Reportedly acquired from the family of a chief.