Northwest Coast Wood Club, probably Haida
15,000 - 25,000 USD
bidding is closed
- wood, alder tree (alnus rubra)
with cylindrical pommel, concentric rings on the grip, and expanding oval head carved in the form of a swimming sea creature, probably a seal, with deeply incised backswept fins, and concentric oval motifs on the flanks, the head with flaring nostrils and pointed oval eye rims; fine aged patina overall.