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North America, Pacific Northwest (USA and Canada), Native American, Kwakiutl tribe, ca. 1940 to 1950 CE. A beautiful copper dagger from the Kwakiutl tribe of the Pacific Northwest. The handle is comprised of a flared guard with a slight midrib, a tubular handle wrapped with twisted cord, and an intricate pommel. The slender rectangular pommel depicts a stylized anthropomorphic head with a pair of sheet-copper eyes, five bar-shaped copper teeth, a planar head, and a pair of perky ears projecting from a smooth brow. Below the wooden components is a lengthy hammered copper blade with a raised midrib on top, a flat verso, and two sharpened blade edges which gradually taper to a triangular point. A finely-crafted weapon replete with meticulous artistry and ample charm! Size: 2.5" W x 15.75" H (6.4 cm x 40 cm).

Provenance: private Newport Beach, California, USA collection

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#133568

Condition

Age-commensurate surface wear, abrasions, nicks, and tarnishing to blade, with some nicks to handle, guard, and pommel, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits within recessed areas. Old inventory sticker on verso.

Starting Bid

$400.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

20th C. Northwest Coast Kwakiutl Dagger w/ Copper Blade

Estimate $600 - $800May 10, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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