North American Auction Company
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Legends of the West: Western & Native American Sale

Sat, Sep 23, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 87

Kwaguilth Frog Totem Mask by M. Antoine c. 1997

Estimate: $750 - $1,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
This is a fantastic, original Kwaguilth Frog Totem Mask by Michael Antoine done in September 1997. The piece is signed on the bottom “Frog Mask By: Michael Antoine SEPT 21/97”. Michael Antoine, a Northwest Coast Native American Indian Artist, is known for his amazing traditional Kwakwaka'wakw and Kwaguulth carvings / masks with this being a wonderful masterpiece. The piece is carved of old Alaskan Yellow Cedar with polychrome painted traditional totemic pattern showing a Frog pattern with Raven mouth. The piece has a tanned fur hide top and backing with hide ties and cedar bark grasses trailer fringe. The piece is well preserved with rich color and no apparent damages. For another Frog Mask, see the example listed by Snackula for $4,999.00. This piece truly shows immense detail. It mask measures overall 27”L with grasses, but the mask itself is 11” x 9” x 7”. Total weight of 2 lbs.*

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