Inuit Art Auction – Session 1

November 10, 2008

LOT 160

Lot 160

ISA SMILER (1921-1986)

ISA SMILER (1921-1986)
Lot 160 Details
ISA SMILER (1921-1986), E9-706, Inukjuak


stone, ivory, soap inlay
ca. 1950
9.5" x 8" x 8" — 24.1 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm.

Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Realised: $48,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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ISA SMILER (1921-1986)
  • ISA SMILER (1921-1986)
  • ISA SMILER (1921-1986)
  • ISA SMILER (1921-1986)
  • ISA SMILER (1921-1986)
  • ISA SMILER (1921-1986)

Acquired by Sir Norman Hartnell, the Queen’s dressmaker during one of his visits to Canada in the 1950’s.


For condition information please contact the specialist.

LOT 160

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.)

Note: Condition ratings and condition details are the subjective opinions of our specialists and should be used as a guide only. Waddington’s uses due care when preparing condition details, however, our staff are not professional restorers or conservators. Condition details and reports are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the buyer’s terms and conditions of sale. In all cases the prospective purchaser is responsible for inspecting the property themselves prior to placing a bid.