Inuit Art

November 20, 2018

LOT 64

Lot 64

PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)

PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)
Lot 64 Details
PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009), Cape Dorset / Kinngait


stone, ivory
c. 1969
11.25 x 8.25 x 4 in — 28 x 21 x 10.2 cm

Estimate $15,000-$25,000

Realised: $20,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)
  • PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)
  • PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)
  • PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)
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“...Pauta is primarily a sculptor, famous for his range of styles, and rightly renown for his carvings of polar bears. Bold and simple, monumental, lyrical - from the great, almost abstract bears, to his small graceful seals - his works reveal his complexity and his great personal freedom.”

Sculpture of the Inuit masterworks exhibitors of the Canadian Arctic, Joseph Murphy, 1979


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LOT 64

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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