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Tlingit "Thunderbird" Model Totem Pole
by Willie Marks, ca. 1950

Willie Marks
1902 – 1981

37 inches (height) x 37 7/8 inches (wing span) x 3 3/4 inches (base). Carved wood with varnish.


A model of the Alert Bay totem pole. Not signed – letter from Paul Marks confirming the attribution. (This piece is illustrated in Hall & Glascock, Carvings and Commerce, Model Totem Poles, 1880 – 2010, figure 97, page 123.)

(Ex collection of Christopher W. Smith.)

PRICE: $3,450

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