ONLINE AUCTION
The Lia Grundle Collection
4th session

August 04 - August 25, 2022

LOT DETAILS
This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $8,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

5242 25-Aug-2022 03:44:24 PM $8,000 AutoBid

9695 25-Aug-2022 03:44:24 PM $7,500

5242 24-Aug-2022 04:55:56 PM $7,000 AutoBid

872260 24-Aug-2022 04:55:56 PM $6,500 AutoBid

5242 24-Aug-2022 04:55:56 PM $6,000 AutoBid

872260 24-Aug-2022 04:55:56 PM $5,500 AutoBid

5242 23-Aug-2022 06:54:13 PM $5,000 AutoBid

The bidding history list updated on: Sunday, December 04, 2022 05:58:01

LOT 306

BCSFA OC
1946 -
Canadian Indigenous

Two Butterfly Design Spoons
sterling silver

A ) Larger Butterfly Spoon
Robert Charles Davidson
BCSFA OC
1946 -
Canadian Indigenous

sterling silver
signed and dated 1974
6 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in, 15.24 x 3.81 x 3.81 cm

B ) Smaller Butterfly Spoon
Robert Charles Davidson
BCSFA OC
1946 -
Canadian Indigenous

sterling silver
initialed, dated 1974 and inscribed "Len + Lia Christmas"
4 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 in, 10.8 x 2.85 x 3.81 cm

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 CAD

Sold for: $10,000

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the Artist by Lia Grundle, British Columbia

LITERATURE
Alan L. Hoover, Bill Reid and Robert Davidson: Innovations in Contemporary Haida Art, American Indian Art Magazine, Autumn 1992, similar pair of works reproduced page 52


This group of fine artworks and objects comes from the esteemed collection of Lia Grundle, many of them gifted to her directly from the artists. Lia was an important figure at the center of the Northwest Coast First Nations cultural revival of the late 1960s and 1970s. With her partner Len, Lia opened Tempo Canadian Crafts on Robson Street in Vancouver, a gallery dedicated to selling the art of Northwest Coast Indigenous artists. This business developed into Executive Marketing Services, in which Lia offered her services as a marketing agent to artists with whom she developed personal relationships, helping launch the careers of such names as Norman Tait, Roy Hanuse, Roy Henry Vickers, Larry Rosso, Freda Diesing, Gerry Marks and Phil Janzé, among many others. Lia was also centrally involved in the inception of the Northwest Coast Indian Artists Guild, with the first meeting of all the major artists involved taking place in her home. In 1977, the Guild produced their first print portfolio of a series that featured artists such as Robert Davidson and Joe David. The portfolio was shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and it established a visible market for Indigenous artists’ work, and created an enduring legacy which still resonates today.


All prices are in Canadian Dollars


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