Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8905030

Category: Model - Canoe Model - with Figures

Region: Northeast

Tribe: Malaseet

Period: 1825-1850

Materials: Canoe- wood; birchbark; moosehair; pine tar; cotton cloth (sail). Dolls- wax; wool cloth; silk; cotton cloth; native tanned hide; human hair; glass beads.

Description: Birchbark canoe with scroll painted designs in red with black and white dots. Canoe has wood ribs, a cloth sail and three paddles. There are three dolls dressed in wool, cotton, silk and hide costumes along with a baby doll in a wood cradle. Dolls have molded wax faces and hands.

Dimensions: Length (canoe) 31.5 inches; Height (doll) 12.625 inches 32.2 cm.


Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


cf. Brasser Ted J., Bo'jou, Neejee!: Profiles of Canadian Indian Art, National Museum of Man, Ottawa, 1976, pp 134, Fig. 123 for a similar example in the Speyer Collection
Christie's Auction Catalogue, Christie's, New York, London, Sale 3244, Lot 279, April 4, 1989
cf. Christie's Auction Catalogue, Christie's, New York, Sale N08107, Lot 19, May 13, 2005

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