5 December 1996,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 4,600
USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
A NORTHERN NORTHWEST COAST CANOE MODEL
Of classic form with protruding prow, exterior painted with formlines in red and black, the prow with a sea monster(?) showing teeth and U forms, the stern with a totemic killer whale, the interior with five wood slates, beveled below the rim of bowl
41½in. (104.1cm.) long
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See Lot 30 for related discussion on Northern canoe models.
Sotheby's NY, April, 27, 1984, lot 71.
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France