Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Great Lakes Maple Paddle

Came across an archived listing of an interesting paddle from Cowan's Auctions. Lot 723 of the 2004, American Indian Art Auction was loosely identified as a "Great Lakes Maple Paddle".

Great Lakes Maple Paddle,
beautifully carved with broad flat blade, a narrow rounded shaft, and broad flat handle. Openwork carving resembling ribbon work at end of handle
length = 66.5 inches

Condition: Insignificant/ light surface abrasions.
Price Realized 

Sept 29, 2016: Offset data for this paddle shape is available. See this post here.

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