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Tobacco Pouch

Plains Cree or Assiniboine
Northern Plains

ca. 1840

hide, quill, glass beads

height: 17 ½"
width: 5 ¾"

Inventory # CP4311-137


acquired by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON


Collected by the Canadian artist Paul Kane on his sketching expedition to the West of 1845-48
The Honourable George Allen (1822-1901),Toronto, ON
by descent to his grandson
Sotheby's, Toronto, ON, October 30, 1990, lot 51
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, ON
Pat Marshall Collection, Toronto, ON
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, ON
Private collection, Toronto, ON


National Museum of Man, Ottawa, Cat No. NMM V-B-424 - See:Brasser, Ted. "Bo'jou, Neejee!". Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1976, pg. 146, pl. 144, for a stylistically similar pad saddle collected by James Du Pres, Third Earl of Caledon, while serving as a captain of the Coldstream Guards between 1841-42, featuring quill roundels and quill-wrapped fringe

Berne Historical Museum, Berne, Switzerland, Cat. No. NA-29, for another similar saddle with an 1837 collection history.