The Lia Grundle Collection
4th session

August 04 - August 25, 2022

This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $1,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

9804 25-Aug-2022 01:16:17 PM $1,000

872260 25-Aug-2022 10:48:26 AM $900

824090 24-Aug-2022 04:55:59 PM $800 AutoBid

872260 24-Aug-2022 04:55:59 PM $700 AutoBid

824090 24-Aug-2022 04:55:59 PM $600 AutoBid

872260 24-Aug-2022 04:54:17 PM $500 AutoBid

21049 24-Aug-2022 04:54:17 PM $450 AutoBid

872260 24-Aug-2022 04:54:17 PM $400 AutoBid

21049 24-Aug-2022 03:50:59 PM $350 AutoBid

1371 23-Aug-2022 10:38:58 AM $300

The bidding history list updated on: Monday, December 04, 2023 07:23:04

LOT 322

1958 -
Canadian Indigenous

Haida Frog Earrings
18k gold earrings
on verso inscribed "Haida" and monogrammed
1 x 1 in, 2.5 x 2.5 cm

Estimate: $600 - $800 CAD

Sold for: $1,250

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Acquired in Tofino by Lia Grundle, British Columbia, 1997

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.

Please note: the dimensions are for each earring.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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