Women in Art

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March 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm ET

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Lot 7

M. EMILY CARR, R.C.A. (1871-1945), CANADIAN

M. EMILY CARR, R.C.A. (1871-1945), CANADIAN
Lot 7 Details
M. EMILY CARR, R.C.A. (1871-1945), CANADIAN


painted ceramic
signed "KLEE WYCK"
2 ins x 3 ins x 3 ins; 5.1 cms x 7.6 cms x 7.6 cms

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $4,500
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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M. EMILY CARR, R.C.A. (1871-1945), CANADIAN
  • M. EMILY CARR, R.C.A. (1871-1945), CANADIAN
  • M. EMILY CARR, R.C.A. (1871-1945), CANADIAN
  • M. EMILY CARR, R.C.A. (1871-1945), CANADIAN
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Private Collection, Arizona


Gerta Moray, Unsettling Encounters: First Nations Imagery in the Art of Emily Carr, UBC Press, Vancouver/Toronto, 2006, pages 277-280.


Gerta Moray writes that, beginning in 1924, “In her search for ways to eke out a living, Carr turned to craft production, taking up rug making and pottery as media through which her interest in native imagery could find a market.”

Carr signed her pottery “Klee Wyck,” which meant "Laughing One," a nickname bestowed upon her by the First Nations people of Ucluelet.


This work has been restored.


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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
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  • 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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