This gorgeous Harold Alfred Silver-plated hammered Copper Comport Bowl features the image of a Bear. Hand crafted by Native artist Harold Alfred. Hammered copper footed centerpiece pedestal comport bowl. Bowl is 6 3/4" diameter and 1 1/8" height.Signature at base of footing. A beautiful addition to your NW Native art collecton!
Harold (Jackson) Alfred was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia and is a member of the Kwakwakawakw (formerly kwakiutl) Nation and was born into the Namgis tribe in 1953. Harold Aflred holds Sisiutl, Sun, and Thunderbird as his family crests.
He has been influenced by Kwakwaka'wakw artists Tony Hunt, Oscar Matilpi, Doug Cranmer, and John Livingston. His interest in Kwakwaka'wakw art and culture began at an early age, and he completed the Indian Arts and Crafts Ethnology Course under Peter McNair at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC, in the early 1970s. Harold was one of the wood carvers who participated in the restoration of mortuary poles within Alert Bay, BC, throughout the 1970s. After establishing himself as a wood carver, Harold turned to silver and began creating jewellery. He is well-known for his pendants, cuff bracelets, and earrings in sterling silver, and many of his pieces contain unique cut-outs as well.
Since the early 1980s, Harold has taught numerous classes in design, carving, and jewellery-making in Nanaimo, BC. In 2005, Harold was featured in the Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2 exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, NY. The item "Harold Alfred Signed Silver Plated over hammered brass Pedestal Bowl Bear" is in sale since Sunday, October 1, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal". The seller is "bookjockey" and is located in Burnaby, BC. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.