A Haida argillite totem pole
Lot 5159
A Haida argillite totem pole
Sold for US$ 48,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
A Haida argillite totem pole
Lot Details
A Haida argillite totem pole
Attributed to Charles Edenshaw, comprising a seated bear grasping a human figure, a wolf holding a frog, and a raven at top, a salmon in his grip.
height 10 1/8in


  • Provenance:
    A British family; information provided by the consignor points out that the pole had been in his family since the early 1900's, brought back from Canada by a Mr. William Browne, a distant cousin on his mother's side. Browne made his fortune working as an engineer on the Canadian railways in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. When he finally returned home he brought back various Canadian and Indian mementos, one of which was this Haida pole.
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