Robert James Walsh & Company
Antiques - Art - Modernism - Appraisals
Shop at 1761 Main Street, across from Simon Pearce Glass (parking next to shop)
Quechee, Vermont 05059
Vintage Inuit carving in black soapstone of a mother seal and her pup, Northern Quebec, signed "H.A." and dated 1988 and with serial number and Inuk characters, and also with a Canadian government paper label of "Eskimo Art Esquimau." Excellent condition and patina. 12" long.
Three Northeast Woodlands Native American Baskets,
all in ash splints and sweet grass and with some color retention.
Early 20th century Maine.
Left: Lidded loving-cup-shaped basket, 5-3/4" high.
Center: Pitcher-shaped Penobscot basket in dull old red and slight wear, 4-1/2" high.
Right: Yarn basket with braided cord handle and strong colors, 4-1/2" high (sold).
Northeast Woodlands Native American
small rectangular berry-gathering basket
with superior workmanship and strong old red color,
c. 1900, 7" long x 4" wide.
Northeast Woodlands Native American round ash-splint market basket with lid, carved handle, and square base, early 20th century, 11-1/2" high x 15" diameter. Very good condition and with some color.
Square Northeast Woodlands (probably Housatonic Valley of Connecticut) Native American storage basket in ash with old red dye and hand-painted diagonal-line-and-dot motif, and lined with the remnants of an 1860 Vermont newspaper, 9" high x 14" wide x 14" deep. Very good condition, although the newspaper lining has disintegrated where it has come into contact with air. SOLD
"Bear and Seal," vintage Inuit carving in green noble serpentinite from Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, by Mikkigak Kingwatsiak, signed and dated December 1986, with Canadian government documentation. 14-1/4" high.
vintage Inuit carving in green noble serpentine and carved bone by Pitsiula Michael of Kimmirut (formerly Lake Harbour),
Baffin Island, Nunavut,
signed and dated December 1986,
with Canadian government documentation.
Excellent condition, 11-1/2"H.
Inuit vintage two-sided shaman mask carving by Qavavau Mannumi, Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, circa 1980, carved from antler bone and on a green noble serpentine base, 2 -1/4" high. Canadian government label.
Photograph by Jean Bruneau.
Carved Chokwe manhood initiation ancestral mask
from central East Africa, mid twentieth-century.
Palyful Beluga Whale.
by Josephie Padluq, in green serpentine,
Kimmirut (formerly Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada,
signed and dated 1976, and with Canadian government seal of authenticity.
2.5"H x 13.5"L x 5"W
Josephie (b. 1938 and given the disc # E7-174 in the 1950's)
and his wife Nooshoota are both sculptors and craftspeople
and spend part of the year in the old way of living on the land.
Basking Seal, dark green serpentine,
singed in Inuktitut Syllabics and dated 1976, with obscure artist's assigned disc number,
and with Canadian government seal of authenticity.
Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada.
4.25"H x 9.25"L x 2.25D"
Spirit of the Wolf, Ningeeuga Oshuitoq (1918-1980),
stonecut print #13 of 50 from the juried Cape Dorset 1979 Annual Catalog,
signed in syllabics, title and date penciled in English,
and with the red igloo authentication logo of the Cape Dorset Eskimo Co-operative.
28"H x 32"W (framed size) in new wooden frame with museum-quality non-glare, UV protected glass.
Inuit artist who worked in Kinngait, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada.
Stiletto, lithograph by Kavakaow Mannomee,
24/50 from the Cape Dorset Annual Catalog of 2010,
now framed in a wooden frame with museum quality non-glare glass.
Signed in syllabics and penciled in English with the title, date and artist name, and iwth the Cape Dorset Eskimo Co-operative red igloo sign of authenticity.
Framed dimensions: 29"H x 22"W x 1.5"D.
Kinngait, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, 2010.
Tsonokwa Mask, Andrew Coon, 1987,
Kwagul'l Tribe, Briitsh Columbia, Canada.
11"H x 7.75"W x 6.5"D,
hand-carved red cedar, red acrylic paint, graphite.