A HAIDA WOOD FEAST BOWL
carved in the form of a seal, with tapering head featuring pointed oval eyes with large circular pupils, an exaggerated nose, and broad lips slightly parted, the tail fins and flanks with formline design in shallow relief, the head and tail centering a deeply carved oval cavity with slightly raised rim, fine adze markings, deep, aged patina overall
Length: 18 in. (45.7 cm.)
Sotheby's, November 29, 2000, lot 156: "This bowl was reportedly collected in 1899 in Port Townsend, Washington by Don Fish ..."