Comb, North West Coast

Figural Comb

Northwest Coast, probably Tlingit

Wood and pigment

6” Tall x 2 3/4” Wide

Early 20th century


Depicting a bear over a frog. We especially like the clever way the bared teeth are stylistically carved. In the typical Northwest Coast traditional colors of red and black. This piece appears to be by the same hand as another comb in our collection. A strikingly similar comb that was auctioned by Sotheby’s in 2015 for $5,000 can be seen here.

Price on request

Callie Oakes

Sheridan Oakes