A Washo polychrome basket

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Lot 272
A Washo polychrome basket

US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£ 2,100 - 3,600

Native American Art

19 Jun 2017, 11:00 PDT

San Francisco

Property from an important California private collection
A Washo polychrome basket
Possibly the work of Scees Bryant Possock, degikup, finely woven, worked with three staggered bands of double-serrated motifs.
height 5in, diameter 9 7/8in

Footnotes

  • See Cohodas, Marvin, Degikup, Washoe Fancy Basketry 1895-1935, The Fine Arts Gallery of the University of British Columbia, 1979, p.31, for a discussion of the technical and stylistic differences between two groups of documented Scees Bryant baskets, dated a decade apart, observing, "Scees's three late (1915-1918) baskets are more faithful imitations of (her sister-in-law) Dat so la lee's style. These baskets are characterized by the same vertical, high-shouldered shape with constricted orifice, and by the two-colour designs of flame patterns or linked diamonds in columnar and scattered arrangements. While Scees's early baskets are more individualized, her later works are such careful imitations that they might easily be confused with Dat so la lee's own work."
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