Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Guillaume Marcotte Sashes

3 Finger woven sashes, made with the same traditional methods of my ancestors. French-Canadian patterns.
1st sash:
Assomption sash. 4-ply yarn. The most popular pattern in the Fur trade.
SIZE: Total Length: 97½". Width: 5".
2nd sash:
Chevron sash. 2-ply yarn. Well known pattern all around the world.
SIZE: Total length: 78". Width: 2½".
3rd sash:
"Ceinture de Québec" sash. 2-ply yarn. Also known as Flèches nettes.
SIZE: Total length: 76½". Width: 2¾".

Copy and photos supplied by Guillaume Marcotte

Ken Hamilton Knife

Photographed at the 2009 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

SGT. York Shoot Photos: 2010

Bill Burtt

Capt Bob and AW Coon

Capt Bob and David Wright

John Baxton

Paul Griffith on the line

York line

5 time winner Paul Griffith

Bill Burtt and David Wright

Doc Wilhite (right)

Mark Thompson

one of the Bevel Brothers in serious mode

Photos supplied by Mel Hankla.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Eastern Ojibwa-Chippewa or Ottawa Bag

Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8906010

Category: Bag

Region: Northeast

Tribe: Great Lakes - Eastern Great Lakes, Eastern Ojibwa-Chippewa or Ottawa

Period: 1775-1800

Materials: Native tanned and smoked deerskin; dyed and natural porcupine quills; tin cones.

Description: Soft tanned hide pouch with cover flap over pocket. Flap and front are decorated with four panels of loom woven quillwork as well as a panel of plaited quillwork (two thread technique) and single line quilling. Bottom edged with tin cones.

Dimensions: Height 10.5 inches 26.6 cm; Width 8.25 inches 21 cm.

Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.

Sotheby's Auction Catalogue, Sotheby's, New York, Sale 5858, Lot 85, May 22, 1989

Images from Splendid Heritage.

Kim Robinson

Irish Medal

Pig Ring

Photos supplied by Kim Robinson.

Monday, March 29, 2010

French Trade Gun by Rich Dillon

This French Trade Gun 16 Ga. Type D is a donation to the 2010 CLA Auction.

Photos taken by Mark Elliott except the close up of signature.

Jack Hubbard Bag

Photos by Jan Riser.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Elizabeth Lee Gaul Bird

Photos by Jan Riser.

Nathan Kobuck Matchcoat

The matchcoat is based off examples seen in the Thomas Davies Painting "A View near Point Levy opposite Quebec with an Indian Encampment, Taken in 1788 " 

Greg Hudson Bags

Photos supplied by Kim Robinson.

David Zucker and Robert Weil

David Zucker and Robert Weil with Houston Harrison's rifles on the set of Naked Gun 2. The Buckskins were rented from the same props house used by Disney for the King of the Wild Frontier movie!!! The buckskin outfit Robert was wearing was big enough for James Arness.

Photo supplied by Robert Weil.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Gold Letter Knife and Map Glass by David Crisalli

This is a nautical motif desk set consisting of a letter opening knife and a map or reading glass. All the metal parts are made entirely of gold. The blade of the letter knife is six inches long and is made of a very tough 14 karat spring gold alloy. The magnifying glass is four inches in diameter. All the metal parts other than the knife blade are solid 18 karat gold. The grips are turned elephant ivory and the gold ferrules are set on both ends with alternating emeralds and diamonds. The carving of the world globe on the end of the grip is supported on the tails of three small dolphins and is hollow. It is filled with water from the Seven Seas (Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico) and is sealed with a bezel set diamond. I am still working on the ivory and gold ink well that will complete the set.

Copy and photos supplied by David Crisalli.