SHADOWS OF THE THUNDERBIRD
A collection of miniature souvenir Totem Poles and related artworks.
Books & Reference
Books and References
Labels & Packaging
170. Boma Chesspiece Queen
Boma Raven 'Queen' chesspiece. Black resin 3" designed by Christian White
169. Metal Totem Trophy on Stand
Large aluminium (?) totem 13" high on 2.5" high base. Originally a presentation trophy in Canadian school. No makers marks.
168. Hoselton Large Cast Aluminium Totem
5" aluminium totem by Hoselton of Canada, signed on base. Similar to Boma version 142.
167. Hoselton Aluminium Cast Totem
3" high solid aluminium, simplistic abstract molding style. Possibly based on Boma original No.152. Marked Hoselton Canada
166. Mt St Helens Volcanic Ash Totem
8" stoneware totem made with ash from Mt St Helen's eruption. Paper label on base. Similar manufacture to no.47
165. Novelty Plastic Totem Keyring
Small plastic thunderbird totem on clasp keyring - circa 1970
164. Ceramic Thunderbird Cup
4" high cup with relief molding of flying Thunderbird
Signed '2423 West Coast Indian Design Canada'
163. Miniature Hand Carved Totem
Modern tourist souvenir, had carved and painted, with explanatory label. Thunderbird and Beaver. 3" high, similar in form to no.72.
162. Bella Coola Totem, by Swityk
6" ceramic - soapstone ? - totem. Features Thunderbird wings outstretched on beavers head. Paper labels on base - 'Woodwards' price tage and 'Bella Coola - Canada' . Presumably made by Swityk and from same range as 'Nootka', No 164.
161. Nootka Totem, by Swityk
Black ceramic - soapstone ? - totem, Thunderbird resting on beavers head. 8" high with buff highlights. Paper label beneath 'Swityk of Canada'
160. Tall Black Thunderbird Totem Pearlite
11" black resin - small label on base no tm
159. Small Black Thunderbird Pearlite
6" black resin, with maple Leaf label on rear. No makers mark
158. Large Unidentified Wooden Totem
Approax 12" high, light wood, handpainted. No visible marks or labels. Bought as a lot with Boma resin pole. Malaysian manufacture ?
157. Shamans Raven & Bear
6" Ceramic composite totem, painted labelled 'Raven and Bear - Haida, Shamans, B.C'
156. Wooden Hesquiaht Totem
Mary Erdman Wooden totem, signed. 6" high, three parts
155. Colourful Stylised Resin Totem
154. Kelloggs Totem Tribe Cereal Premiums
Partial set of original releases
Mexican re-issues painted by author
Partial Set of smaller unknown maker copies