Small Wonders of Inuit Art

April 1621, 2022
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LOT 35

Lot 35

UNIDENTIFIED ARTIST

UNIDENTIFIED ARTIST
Lot 35 Details
UNIDENTIFIED ARTIST

BEAR WITH SEAL ON FLOE, CARIBOU

ivory
unsigned
largest 2.5 x 1.5 x 3.5 in — 6.1 x 3.6 x 8.9 cm

Estimate $200-$400

Realised: $192
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Provenance:

Private collection, Hamilton, ON

Note:

Many countries prohibit or restrict importation or exportation of property containing ivory, whale bone, sealskin, and/or products derived from other endangered or protected species, and require special licenses or permits in order to import or export such property. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that the item is properly and lawfully exported / imported. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our specialists for further details.

CONDITION DETAILS

Checking on underside of bear. Early repair to caribou, antlers adhered with visible adhesive. Overall fair-good condition.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.

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  • 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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