RARE! RANKIN INLET CERAMIC POTTERY Human Head Inuit Eskimo Sculpture Signed 1977
What we have here is a. Rare Rankin Inlet Ceramics Project Sculpted Pottery Head, Dated 1977 (the final year of the Ceramics Project) and Signed in Syllabics on bottom.. Large size at approximately 8 inches tall by 6 1/2 inches deep by 5 3/4 inches wide and weigh ing 3.82 pounds. In 1962 the North Rankin Nickel Mine Ltd. Closed its operations in Rankin Inlet, a community on the west coast of Hudson Bay. This community was established by the mining company and attracted a large Inuit population with its promise of wage employment. When this employment ceased the Canadian government initiated an arts and crafts program to assist the Inuit. Included in this program was an experiment in pottery making which came to be know as the Rankin Inlet Ceramics Project. Begun in 1963 the project was guided by four arts and crafts officers, Claude Grenier (1963-70), Bob Billyard (1970-73), Michael Kusugak (1973-75) and Ashok Shah until its collapse in 1977. This is a beautiful piece that is formed in a refined sensitive personal style focusing on realistic features... In general Inuit sculpture may or may not have nicks dings chips scratches cracks soiling stains loses and imperfections etc that are common to this type of item and sometimes true to the time of creation and consistent with age, see photos for condition... Look at the photos and you decide to your best judgement what this is, the condition and what this is worth. Enjoy for a lifetime or resell for a profit! This is a nice piece, don't let it get away..
Please read entire listing for all conditions of sale. See photos as to the item's condition... To many but not all European countries including England, France, Belgium and Germany. If you ask to cancel an order I wil l not respond to your request! Don't let this get away!
If you have any questions feel free to send me a message. If you have any problems or concerns with your order please contact me first before leaving feedback so we can work it out, I want happy customers. RANKIN INLET CERAMIC POTTERY Human Head Inuit Eskimo Sculpture Signed 1977" is in sale since Sunday, July 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal". The seller is "secretnewtgallery" and is located in Powell River, BC. This item can be shipped worldwide.