Cast bronze totem poles signed Help ID

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Sdcookie2, Jun 23, 2024.

  1. Sdcookie2

    Sdcookie2 Well-Known Member

    Good morning all,
    Rainy day here in good ole Washington, buy enjoying the quiet.
    Quality cast bronze, 18.75" tall. Signed HSF and on front FNB 40.
    I am probably keeping one and selling the other, I haven't decided yet.
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  2. Sdcookie2

    Sdcookie2 Well-Known Member

    komokwa ???
  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    With no real base and the holes on the back , I'm thinking they could have been side by side door pulls.
    The FNB 40 , may be the clients year marker...... anniversary...ect , as it's very unusual to have that cast into the pole. Mostly you's find that on a plaque , on the base.....but I doubt these were ever meant to be free standing..
    I'll look into HFS.....

    The design is well enuf laid out that I suspect a 1st nations hand was involved.... but the casting company was likely not.

    I'll the cuff say..... circa 1975....... give or take.....
    later, a known artist would likely have his name on it......... earlier , and the design would probably not be as good !!
    ( but I could be off here...:wacky:)

    Nice poles....!!

    From where??
    rural or city ?
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    FNB comes up as a battery or a bank....& while I can see these on a banks front doors........????????????
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  5. Sdcookie2

    Sdcookie2 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I got the same. I would bet the FN stands for First Nation?
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  6. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Stunners Cookie ! You keep finding the stuff I should be getting.:hungry:
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  7. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Those are very cool. They don’t look to be handled/touched or used alot. But maybe from the door handles of a Native American themed casino?
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    University of Washington Housing & Food Services

    hfs........possible connection..??

    First Nation band 40........?
    could be worth a look..
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  9. Sdcookie2

    Sdcookie2 Well-Known Member

    I think you are correct. Was designed for a First Nation Band council building somewhere.
  10. Sdcookie2

    Sdcookie2 Well-Known Member

    Probably need to find a better place for them.... lol
  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    they look happy for now !!!!!;)
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