Inuit Art Auction

May 29, 2018

LOT 22

Lot 22

JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)

JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)
Lot 22 Details
JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980), E1-104, Eskimo Point / Arviat


2.5 x 1.5 x 2.25 in — 6.4 x 3.8 x 5.7 cm

Estimate $600-$900

Realised: $600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


So much about finding the perfect miniature Pangnark is about the feeling it evokes. This work balances the delicate with the tactile. Arviat artists were adept at carving in this scale as many of them started out with shards of hard stone to work with. Pangnark’s carvings have since become synonymous with elegance and restraint.


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LOT 22

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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