no restoration or repair
The similarity between this adze, and an example in the Peabody Museum, Harvard, is striking. The example at hand however more skilfully and beautifully carved, and displays characteristics consistent with the earlier work of a highly skilled master.(See essay by Steven C. Brown attached).
Private collection, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Tom Stark, Victoria, British Columbia
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, ON
Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, Toronto, 2001, pg. 3
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard, No. 65509 – See: A Time of Gathering, Wright, University of WA Press, 1991, plate 60
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, (The Thaw Collection), No. T471 - See: Art of the North American Indian, Vincent, University of WA Press, 2000, pg. 315