Crushed Marble Clamshell Box
This striking clamshell box is a licensed reproduction of an original eighteenth-century Haida carving in the collections of the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec. The original work is believed to have been carved by John Robson, stepfather of renowned artist Charles Edenshaw.
The relief carving and engraving on all four sides depicts a Bear crest on the front, Beaver crests on either side and a Mosquito crest on the rear. The clamshell lid is decorated with Wolf and Frog crests. This reproduction box simulates the look and feel of argillite, thanks to a composite of resin and crushed marble from Texada Island, BC. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this item are given to the original artist's Haida community. Made in Canada.
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