A Haida argillite platter
Lot 4123
A Haida argillite platter
Sold for US$ 17,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Haida argillite platter
The weighty carving worked in a flourish of Victorian-era decorative motifs within ropework bands, bone plaques inset about the rim and forming a blossom device in the center.
height 2in, diameter 16in

Footnotes

  • Ill:
    Holm, Bill, 1983, p. 109, ill. 185: "Haida, mid-19th century...This platter is especially light and elegant in its design. The arrangement of decorated border, central circle, four rosettes, curved tendrils, and clusters of leaves is typical. The bone inlay contrasts nicely with the lustrous black of the argillite. Ropelike molding is common on later, figural platters, but it is seldom seen on circular, floral-patterned platters such as this one."

    also:
    The editors of Time-Life Books, 1992, p. 185
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