Historic

66 items

Salish Burden Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

$1,500.00

Lidded Spruce Root Basket
Artist Unknown (Haida) (Haida)

c. mid-1900s

c. mid-1900s

$1,200.00

Lidded Spruce Root Basket
Agnes Williams (Haida)

c. mid-1900s This basket has been identified as the work of Agnes Williams of Massett, Haida Gwai...

c. mid-1900s This basket has been identified as the work of Agnes Williams of Massett, Haida Gwaii, by renowned Haida weaver Delores Churchill. Though unsigned, most Northwest Coast weavers have a notable 'signature' that identifies their creations. In the case of Agnes Williams, she often imbricated a coloured rim around the small handle on the lid of her baskets.

$600.00

Salish Burden Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

$2,200.00

Lidded Spruce Root Basket
Agnes Williams (Haida)

c. mid-1900s This basket has been identified as the work of Agnes Williams of Massett, Haida Gwai...

c. mid-1900s This basket has been identified as the work of Agnes Williams of Massett, Haida Gwaii, by renowned Haida weaver Delores Churchill. Though unsigned, most Northwest Coast weavers have a notable 'signature' that identifies their creations. In the case of Agnes Williams, she often imbricated a coloured rim around the small handle on the lid of her baskets.

$900.00

Salish Burden Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

$2,700.00

Tlingit Basket
Artist Unknown (Tlingit)

$5,500.00

Lidded Spruce Root Basket
Agnes Williams (Haida)

c. mid-1900s This basket has been identified as the work of Agnes Williams of Massett, Haida Gwai...

c. mid-1900s This basket has been identified as the work of Agnes Williams of Massett, Haida Gwaii, by renowned Haida weaver Delores Churchill. Though unsigned, most Northwest Coast weavers have a notable 'signature' that identifies their creations. In the case of Agnes Williams, she often imbricated a coloured rim around the small handle on the lid of her baskets.

$900.00

Sea-Monster Canoe Bowl
Artist Unknown (Kwakwaka'wakw)

c. 1880To watch Kwakwaka'wakw community curators Barb Cranmer and William Wasden Jr. discuss the ...

c. 1880To watch Kwakwaka'wakw community curators Barb Cranmer and William Wasden Jr. discuss the significance of 'Namxxelagayu (Sea Monster) click here."A wide variety of animal imagery appear on dishes and bowls, and hosts of potlatches compiled large collections of dishware featuring crests of both family and clan" (Shearar 2000: 38) Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

$4,600.00

Historic Silver Eagle Bracelet
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is ...

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is respected for its intel­ligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usu­ally noble characters. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the giant Thunderbird, Eagle is not strong enough to hunt whales alone. Eagle may ofte...

$12,000.00

Historic Killer Whale Coin Bracelet
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

c. 1900On the Northwest Coast, the Killer Whale also referred to as blackfish, is an important cr...

c. 1900On the Northwest Coast, the Killer Whale also referred to as blackfish, is an important crest figure among local First Nations Groups and is one of the most commonly depicted forms. The very first Killer Whales came into being when carved in wood by a human, Raven, or a Master Carpenter and then magically infused with a life force. Killer Whales are known to capsize canoes and carry the occupants into the depths. In many of these stories, the kidnapped human is given great wealth. Kill...

$800.00

Historic Gold Bracelet, c. 1870s
Duncan Ginaawaan (Haida)

This historic gold bracelet has been attributed to Duncan Ginaawaan, a Kaigani Haida Chief, who a...

This historic gold bracelet has been attributed to Duncan Ginaawaan, a Kaigani Haida Chief, who anthropologists believe was one of Charles Edenshaw's first teachers. Ginaawaan was Isabella Edenshaw's great uncle, and his work was featured in the Vancouver Art Gallery's 2013-2014 exhibition, Charles Edenshaw.   

$12,500.00

Hinged Box with Totem Corners
Arthur Shaughnessy (Kwakwaka'wakw)

c. 1930s

c. 1930s

$8,500.00

Tlingit Rattle Top Basket
Artist Unknown (Tlingit)

Note on Condition: There is slight damage to the rim of the lid. Basket priced as is.

Note on Condition: There is slight damage to the rim of the lid. Basket priced as is.

$4,500.00

Sculpin Argillite Platter
Artist Unknown (Haida)

Measurements do not include stand.Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in h...

Measurements do not include stand.Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, killer whales are often thought to be the reincarnations of great chiefs and are associated with wealth, unity and travel. Some prominent characteristic traits of Killer Whale are a rounded snout, blowhole, a dorsal fin, pectoral fins and a tail.

$9,000.00

Eagle and Bear Family Totem
Artist Unknown (Haida)

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is ...

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is respected for its intel­ligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usu­ally noble characters. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the giant Thunderbird, Eagle is not strong enough to hunt whales alone. Eagle may ofte...

$7,000.00

Argillite Panel Pipe
Artist Unknown (Haida)

c. 1850The history and tradition of argillite carving can be seen through the individual reflecti...

c. 1850The history and tradition of argillite carving can be seen through the individual reflection of each piece. The Haida word for argillite is Kwawhlhal. Argillite is a type of rock that is transitional between slate and shale. Only found on the Islands of Haida Gwaii at the Slatechuck site, located near Skidegate Inlet. Slatechuck is a five-kilometer hike from the inlet and is owned and controlled by the Haida people “Chuck” is the Chinook Jargon word for water, “saltchuck” means salty w...

$28,000.00