182. Black Resin Bear with Hat

3" high, no makers mark. Good quality casting of a bear with elongated status cap or hat.


 

181. Green Stone Chieftain with Eagle

Crudely formed ‘indian chief’ with headdress is crowned by an Eagle figure. Hard green stone like material. No makers marks.

 

180. Pewter Nansimget Totem by Glen Rabena


 Six inch high pewter design featuring the Watchmen atop of Nansimget riding a killer whale. Raven and man finish off the pole, with stylised eagle and raven motif on the base. Comes with small leaflet in base, describing the legend. Abalone inserts are fitted to accent the details.

179. Eagles' Human Legacy Yellow Cedar Totem

Made by Alaska Black Diamond, carved in yellow cedar and signed by Vic Yieoda. Eagle figure rests atop human head. from the same stable as the Patrick Searle models. See No's 108/109
 

178. Pearlite Amber Canada Totem


 Simple Canada souvenir totem made in amber coloured resin, with painted accents. Possibly Pearlite. See 86/87.

177. Painted Resin Souvenir Totem


 Five inch high resin souvenir. Painted by hand with Canada embossed into the base. No makers marks. Similar in style to no.s 30 and 154.

176. Black Resin Eagle and Sea Monster

No makers mark on body. Stand missing, author replaced base with wooden disc. Eagle sits on top clutching a salmon, while single horned beast with a whale like tail rears upwards. possibly Five Finned Killer Whale or Wasco Sea Wolf.

 

175. William Dennis Snr Wooden Totem

9" high carved wood, with base. Signed under the base in pen, 'William Dennis Sr, Nootka (BC?)
Unusual design with Thunderbird head shaped without visible beak and eye arranged vertically

 



174. Pearlite Amber Resin Thunderbird

No makers marks, but same design as Pearlite Tribal No. 93 and similar in style and quality to amber Pearlite models such as No.23 or 75. 11" high Bear on lower portion, clutches fish or leaf, Killer Whale is carried aloft by Thunderbird with second spirit face on the chest area.

 

173. Shamans Raven Totem Pole

Raven, Whale, Wolf and Man are shown on the label, casting is crude and imprecise compared to Boma or Pearlite models. Made by Shamans of B.C. Possibly ceramic composite rather than resin.
 

See also numbers 157, 46 and 43 for other Shamans castings.

172. Intalco Aluminium Thunderbird Commemorative Statue

3" high cast aluminium Thunderbird made by Intalco company in Alcoa. Made for Spring Conference in April 1969.

 

171. Plastic Totem Whistles




Set of eight premiums from Disneys ‘Brother Bear’ animation. Salmon, Bear, Inuit, Caribou, Eagle, .Ram, Mammoth and Elk. No direct connection to First Nations artistic style, purely animal totemic in form.

170. Black Resin Twin Thunderbird Pole

A 6" resin pole, which seems to be either the inspiration for or a copy of N0.116. As the bronze metal version is dated 1953 on the base, I would hesitate to suggest that the resin version is older, as production of this style still continues today.
The 1953 version features a greater degree of stylisation, so the lowest creature on the pole - possibly a sea monster - is reduced to curves and filligrees on the metal version. This seems to be being carried by a thunderbird with a human face (Hok-Hok ? Kolus ?), topped by an owl, a raven and a thunderbird at the top.

The resin version has no makers mark, but may have traces of the word 'canada' on the front of the stand, presumably removed from the master before casting.
 

169. Boma Chesspiece Queen

Boma Raven 'Queen' chesspiece. Black resin 3" designed by Christian White


 

168. 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.


 

167. Hoselton Large Cast Aluminium Totem

5" aluminium totem by Hoselton of Canada, signed on base. Similar to Boma version 142.
Interestingly, despite both pieces (167/168)  being signed by the maker on the base, the Hoselton company has no record of either totem being made, although a maple leaf dish, which came with one of the pieces, was recognised.

 



166. Hoselton Aluminium Cast Totem

3" high solid aluminium, simplistic abstract molding style. Possibly based on Boma original No.151. Marked Hoselton Canada
 



165. 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

 

164. Novelty Plastic Totem Keyring

Small plastic thunderbird totem on clasp keyring - circa 1970


 

163. Ceramic Thunderbird Cup


4" high cup with relief molding of flying Thunderbird
 
Signed '2423 West Coast Indian Design Canada'