A rare Eastern Great Lakes quilled and beaded neck pouch

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Lot 278
A rare Eastern Great Lakes quilled and beaded neck pouch

Sold for US$ 75,075 inc. premium
A rare Eastern Great Lakes quilled and beaded neck pouch
Probably Eastern Ojibwe, the rectangular trade cloth bag with white pony bead surround, one quillwork panel worked with an opposing pair of thunderbirds and two panels with stepped geometric motifs, with two rows of beaded hide tabs suspending tin cones and hair drops, on a fabric strap.
length of pouch 11 5/8in, width 6 1/8in

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The Earl of Harrowby, Sandon Hall, Staffordshire, England
    Sold at Sotheby's New York, November 12, 1992, sale 6361, Fine American Indian Art, lot 89
    An American Collection, acquired from the above

    From the Sotheby's catalog notes: "Sandon Hall... has been the seat of the Ryder family since 1776. The family first came into prominence in the 18th Century when in 1754 Sir Dudley Rider (1691-1756), a noted lawyer, became Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench... His son Nathaniel (1735-1803) was a Member of Parliament for Tiverton... (and) purchased the Sandon estate from Lord Archibald Hamilton in 1776, the year he was created Baron Harrowby. (His eldest son), Dudley Ryder (1762-1847), who was created Earl of Harrowby in 1800, was a politician and diplomat. He sat in Parliament for nearly fifty years and held a variety of high offices. He was also a Trustee of the British Museum during the reforming and rebuilding of that establishment.

    The first Earl was succeeded by his son Dudley (1798-1882), who followed the family tradition and entered Parliament. He had a wide range of interests, scientific, historical and cultural which helped form the family collection."

    The present lot was in all likelihood collected by either the first Earl or his successor, both noted for being well-travelled collectors.

    Exhibited
    Aspen, CO, Aspen Art Museum, Art of Grace and Passion: Antique American Indian Art, millennium survey exhibition, 1999

    Illustrated
    Shaw, George Everett, Art of Grace and Passion: Antique American Indian Art, 1999, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, p.27
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A rare Eastern Great Lakes quilled and beaded neck pouch
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