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A superb down cup carved from marine mammal ivory with abalone shell inlay | Donald Ellis Gallery

Down Cup

Haida
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

ca. 1840

marine mammal ivory, abalone shell

height: 6 ⅛"
width: 2 ¾"

Inventory # N1393

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acquired by the Diker Collection, now at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY


PROVENANCE

Beasley Collection, United Kingdom
Miguel Covarrubias Collection, Mexico
John McKillop, Seattle, WA
Jerry Vanderhloouwen, Yakima, WA   

PUBLISHED

Bruce Bernstein et al., First American Art, The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of American Indian Art, Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2004, pg. 212 pg. 212
Wardwell, Allen. Native Paths: American Indian Art from the Collection of Charles and Valerie Diker. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998, pg. 117
Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 1996, pl. 14

RELATED EXAMPLES

Sotheby's, New York, 4/81, lot 351 

La rime et la raison, Editions de la Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris, 1984, #188