David Quist was born in Vancouver, BC in 1940. He is a highly skilled metalsmith and has worked for many years crafting jewelry in the Northwest Coast tradition.He produces his intricately cast pieces in his personal studio. His artwork can be found in many prominent collections, such as the Smithsonian, the Museum of Civilization and the Burke Museum. Quist also has work belonging to private collections around the world. A potlatch is a gift-giving feast practiced by Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada and the United States. Among whom it is traditionally the primary governmental institution, legislative body, and economic system.
Potlatches are also focused on the reaffirmation of family, clan, and international connections, and the human connection with the supernatural world. Potlatches often involve music, dancing, singing, storytelling, making speeches, and often joking and games. A potlatch was held on the occasion of births, deaths, adoptions, weddings, and other major events. This is an extremely detailed spoon as evidenced by the tiny chisel marks that cover the bowl and the lines of the eagle on the handle.
Although now David Quist primarily works with metals, this early example of his work shows the skill and craftsmanship characteristic of his jewelry. Measures approximately 11" by 3" by 3.
The item "RARE Haida David Quist Signed Hand Carved Cedar Eagle Feast Potlatch Spoon MINT" is in sale since Sunday, February 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal". The seller is "freedm44" and is located in Kingston, Ontario. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.