Salish wood comb

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Lot 207
A Salish Wood Comb

Sold for £ 18,800 (US$ 24,926) inc. premium

Tribal Art

11 Dec 2003, 11:00 GMT

London, Knightsbridge

A Salish Wood Comb
with twelve teeth, the handle carved as an owl with protruding tubular eyes, surmounted by a pair of eagles heads, the reverse of the handle, carved with a shallow bowl, the back's of the eagle heads forming two spouted channels, 15cm., inscribed in ink on the back: H.1544

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Steven Phelps, Art and Artefacts of the Pacific, Africa and the Americas. The James Hooper Collection, London 1976, illustrated p.323, catalogue number 1544

    Christie's London, American Indian Art from the James Hooper Collection, 9 November 1976, lot 198

    See front cover illustration
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