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Ceremonial Club

Nuu-chah-nulth
Vancouver Island, BC

18th century or earlier

wood
length: 13 ¼˝

Inventory # N3835

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Provenance

Collected by Captain James Cook at Friendly Cove, Nootka Sound, on his Third Voyage to the Pacific, 1776–1780

Sir Ashton Lever, Leverian Museum, Leicester Square, London, England, 1780–1786

Dr. James Parkinson, London, England, 1786–1806

Leverian Museum Collection auction, July 8, 1806

Richard Hall Clarke Esq., Bridwell, Uffculme, NorthDevon, England, then by descent, 1806–1967

Bearnes Sales Rooms, Torquay, Devon, England, December 12, 1967

J.J. Klejman, New York, NY, 1967

S.K. Bennet, Washington, DC, 1968–2006

George Terasaki, New York, NY

Published

The Sarah Stone Watercolour Sketchbook, Vol II, 1783, Bishop Museum Archives, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Leverian Museum auction catalogue, 1806 (an original edition of the catalogue is housed in Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives,
cat. no. GBR/0012/MS Add.6309)

Johnson, Harmer. Leverian Museum: A Companion to the Museum 1790 and The Sale Catalogue of the Entire Collection, 1806. London, Harmer Johnson and John Hewett, 1979 (Reprint)

Force, Roland W. and Force, Maryanne. Art and Artifacts of the 18th Century: Objects in the Leverian Collection as Painted by Sarah Stone. Honolulu, Bishop Museum Press, 1968, pg. 144

Kaeppler, Adrienne. Artificial Curiosities: An Exposition of Native Manufactures, Collected on the Three Pacific Voyages of Captain James Cook RN. Honolulu, Bishop Museum Press, 1978, pg. 257, fig. 558

Related Examples

Brown, Steven C. Transfigurations: North Pacific Coast Art, George Terasaki, Collector. Seattle: Marquand Books, 2006, fig. 92

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