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ELIJASSIAPIK (1912-1972), E9-915, Inukjuak
POLAR BEAR, stone, ivory, ca. 1958, 7" x 11" x 5.25" — 17.8 x 27.9 x 13.3 cm.

Est. $4,000/6,000

Note: Excerpt from collector’s memoir: In the Fall of 1957 I was in Montreal with Jim Houston attending the launch of the Inuit carving sale by the Canadian Handicrafts Guild. In the back room, Jim pointed out a carving of a running Polar Bear (#49), which had one broken leg. Jim pointed out the artistic impact of this powerful work despite the need for repair. As I recall, I bought it for about five dollars and subsequently had it repaired.

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2009-11-09 Waddington's 142 4,000 6,000 9,600.00

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