Featured Inuit Art

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by cxgirl, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Hi all,
    I'm excited, my friend showed up with some boxes of smalls for me which means I don't have to organize my books (rants and raves thread):)
    I have uncovered a number of Inuit pieces, I suspect there will be more. Also some glass and maybe Jade pieces but I'm not sure on those.
    Here are a couple of quick group photos to share
    DSCF2050.jpg DSCF2080.jpg



    my 2 favourites (so far) are the Walrus that I believe is carved from bone, 4 1/4"H
    DSCF2005.jpg

    and this 3 face fellow by Robert Hallauk dated 2000

    DSCF2071.jpg DSCF2074.jpg DSCF2075.jpg

    this fish is pretty sweet too so maybe my 3rd favourite piece, 8 1/2"L
    DSCF2054.jpg
     
  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    That walrus is a riot, but the fish is divine!
     
  3. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thanks bakers:) I know, the walrus has that look so you have to love him! The fish is one of those pieces that just feels good when you hold it, it might be one I'll keep.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    The fish is an Arctic Char
    The seal on the ivory may be Baker Lake...? maybe older too..
    Luv the jade rabbit !!!
    I sold a antler walrus like that.....Mark will know where it's from...

    Check Vancouver jade carving prices....there's money there !
    For the Inuit..........best to let @Mark London have a look see...to see if he spots something worth a better look !!
     
  5. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    OH MY!!!!! I LOVE them ALL in the top picture!!! Next one down, I love the bear with fish in mouth, rabbit and turtle!!!!!! AND YES, that walrus is hilariously adorable!!!!!!:jawdrop::jawdrop::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
     
  6. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thanks komokwa:)
    I'll take some better photos of everything tomorrow. I was looking at the Van Jade site, crazy high prices to me. The bear with the fish was a gift to a Safeway employee for 30 years service.
    DSCF2084.jpg
     
  7. Mark London

    Mark London Well-Known Member

    The caribou antler walrus is by Kuniliusie from Clyde River. The drum dancer is likely by Robert Hallauk from Arviat (Eskimo Point).
     
  8. Mark London

    Mark London Well-Known Member

    Is the fish signed?
     
  9. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thank-you Mark:) yes, the drum dancer is signed Robert Hallauk.
    I had thought bone for the Walrus because of the areas with holes (in the photo below) so good to know it is antler.
    DSCF2012.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
    pearlsnblume, judy and Christmasjoy like this.
  10. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    yes, that and the others are signed. I'll take some photos tomorrow as the light is gone here. It looks like it might be J HALA, but I'm not 100%
     
    judy, Christmasjoy and komokwa like this.
  11. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Fabulous lot. I'm so excited for you. The walrus is a dream.
     
    Zinnie, cxgirl, pearlsnblume and 2 others like this.
  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Happy New Year Mark !
     
  13. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Nice stuff cxgirl. This is a category I know nothing about but it looks interesting for sure. I agree organize your books another day.:p
     
    judy, cxgirl and yourturntoloveit like this.
  14. Mark London

    Mark London Well-Known Member

    Here are a couple of Tommy Kuniliusee pieces from my personal collection. I like when he uses nylon fishing line for whiskers. IMG_7974.jpg
     
  15. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    those two are very nice:) I like the fishing line whiskers too.
     
  16. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    @Mark London here is the signature of the fish J Hala
    DSCF2352.jpg
    here is the other side
    DSCF2348.jpg
     
  17. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    doesen't look like an inuit mark......
     
    Christmasjoy, pearlsnblume and cxgirl like this.
  18. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    2 pieces by Leo Patrick. The only information I found on him is a listing on Worthpoint but doesn't say where he is from. Are these done in Soapstone?
    DSCF2393.jpg DSCF2395.jpg DSCF2401.jpg DSCF2429.jpg DSCF2431.jpg DSCF2433.jpg
     
  19. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thanks komokwa:) I wasn't able to find anything on the name, so maybe some unknown carved this?
     
    Christmasjoy, judy and pearlsnblume like this.
  20. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Large Sealion I've tried figuring out the symbols, ta na a li _ nu, I don't know what the 5th symbol is.
    DSCF2405.jpg DSCF2412.jpg DSCF2419.jpg
     
    Christmasjoy and judy like this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Similar Threads: Inuit
Forum Title Date
Tribal Art Seeking Opinion on Unusual Inuit Carving Jan 23, 2019
Tribal Art Eskimo Label Inuit Carved Soapstone Snow Goose Figurine Nov 7, 2018
Tribal Art Inuit Art Oct 7, 2018
Tribal Art Couple Inuit soapstone Carvings Sep 25, 2018
Tribal Art Canada Black Seal Figure Inuit or Soapstone? Aug 21, 2018

Share This Page