Fine Canadian Art
2nd session

November 02 - November 30, 2023


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $6,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

919617 23-Nov-2023 05:56:14 AM $6,000

The bidding history list updated on: Monday, March 04, 2024 11:58:46

LOT 307

1871 - 1945

Klee Wyck Bowl
painted ceramic
on verso signed Klee Wyck and inscribed indistinctly
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 in, 14 x 14 x 5.1 cm

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000 CAD

Sold for: $7,500

Preview at:

Seahawk Auctions, Vancouver
Private Collection, USA

Emily Carr, to supplement her income, produced crafts such as hooked rugs and pottery. For the pottery, she used clay that she dug herself from locations such as Dallas Road in Victoria. In a homemade kiln in her back yard, she fired her hand-built clay objects, which included candlesticks, totems, bowls, pots and lamps. These single-fired objects were then painted with a variety of Indigenous motifs, such as the thunderbird motif that dominates this bowl. She signed her clay objects Klee Wyck, a name given to her by the Nuu-chah-nulth people of western Vancouver Island, which meant “Laughing One.”

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