Inuit Art Auction

May 30, 2017

LOT 127

Lot 127

DAVIDEE ITULU (1929-2006)

DAVIDEE ITULU (1929-2006)
Lot 127 Details
DAVIDEE ITULU (1929-2006), E7-1042, Lake Harbour / Kimmirut


stone, ivory
signed in Roman, syllabics and dated 1981
20.5" x 4" x 6" — 52.1 x 10.2 x 15.2 cm.

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $1,062.50
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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DAVIDEE ITULU (1929-2006)
  • DAVIDEE ITULU (1929-2006)

Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, 1982
Private Collection, Toronto


Davidee Itulu is said to be the master of etching on tusks. He learned his craft in the early 1950’s from Osuitok Ipeelee who did much fewer etchings on tusk than Itulu.


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LOT 127

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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