The Canada Auction Series: Inuit Art

May 27June 01, 2023
Auction begins to close at 7:00 pm ET

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LOT 156

Lot 156

John Kavik ᔭᓐ ᑲᕕ (1897-1993)

John Kavik ᔭᓐ ᑲᕕ (1897-1993)
Lot 156 Details
John Kavik ᔭᓐ ᑲᕕ (1897-1993), Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet)


13 x 8 x 3.5 in — 33 x 20.3 x 8.9 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $9,840
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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John Kavik ᔭᓐ ᑲᕕ (1897-1993)
  • John Kavik ᔭᓐ ᑲᕕ (1897-1993)
  • John Kavik ᔭᓐ ᑲᕕ (1897-1993)
  • John Kavik ᔭᓐ ᑲᕕ (1897-1993)

Waddington's Auctioneers, Toronto, ON, ca. 1980s;
Private Collection, Maine


Among the four works by John Kavik that we are pleased to offer in this auction, lots 155 and 156 are physically large works by the standards of the artist. As is typical for Kavik, both are forceful in their carving style and intimate in their subject matter.


Overall very good condition. Old splits and irregularities inherent in sculpture.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.

LOT 156

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.