FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS
Man’s Metis waist-length jacket, beaded typical florals & leaves.
METIS BEADED MAN’S JACKET
Man’s waist-length jacket, brain-tanned moosehide beaded with typical florals & leaves.
Beaded lapels, pockets, cuffs, back yoke, small of back.
Long leather fringes to shoulders, chest, arms, and mid-back.
Approx. man’s size 40-42.
Very heavy and toasty-warm !
Minor bead loss to right pectoral area; good condition for being lovingly worn for 60 years.
Note: Handsome fellow in photo does not come with the jacket !
GORHAM MIXED-METAL SMALL TRAY
Lovely heavy tray 8.25″ x 6.5″ with 3 inset sterling birds, engraved with reeds along the bottom. No lifting of sterling. 1 pencil-point dent to the center bottom (Looks like seedpod at end of bent stem).
19TH C ANDIRONS
Pair of Aesthetic movement 19th C andirions, c. 1870-1880. Cast brass pierced roundels 7.5″ diameter; stand overall 25″ high on hand-made wrought iron frames.
Measure 29″ overall front-to-back, taking a very deep fireplace !
Unmarked, but of obvious quality.
STEIFF SEA LION
With spotted coat typical for young pups, this is 35″ long, 17″ high.
Bears 9/16″ metal Steiff button and yellow cloth tag #1179/04; this model was discontinued in 1982.
From non-smoking household, this is in lovely played-with condition, not dirty nor worn.
Left eye replaced with glossy wood eye, properly hooked into place….looks good !
FRENCH ENAMEL INK STAND
French bronze champleve inkstand c. 1870, 14.5″ wide, 8.5″ deep. Fired muticolour enamel covers all upper surfaces in recessed spaces to create full rococo design !
With 2 hinge-cover inkwells holding original glass liners; 2 C-scroll rests provide support for dip-pen. All on 4 ball feet.
Largest size made by Steiff, Germany
Body is 37″ long, 24″ high, plus 27″ tail = 64″ overall. Glass eyes, original metal button and yellow fabric tag.