Trade Silver Beaver Effigy, Hudson Bay Co., Late 18th Cent.


Trade Silver Beaver Effigy, Hudson Bay Co., Late 18th Cent.

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

Trade Silver Beaver Effigy, Hudson Bay Co., Late 18th Cent.:
$250


TRADE SILVER BEAVER EFFIGY/PENDANT, MADE FOR THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY, MONTREAL, CANADA, LATE 18TH CENTURY.

SIZE: 6"LENGTH(6 1/2" INCLUDING LOOP); 3"WIDTH ACROSS FRONT PAWS (3 1/2" ACROSS BACK PAWS).

HALLMARKS: "MONTREAL"HALLMARK OF 4TH QUARTER, 18THCENTURY ("SILVER HALLMARK ENCYCLOPEDIA")

"HB" WITH BEAVER ABOVE INITIALS - HALLMARK FOR HUDSON BAY COMPANY

"RC" IN SCRIPT - HALLMARK FOR SILVERSMITH, ROBERT CRUICKSHANK CRUICKSCHANK WAS A WELL-KNOWN SILVERSMITH, BASED IN MONTREAL.

DURING THE 18TH CENTURY, TRADE BETWEEN NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS IN CANADA AND EUROPEAN TRADERS WAS VERY ACTIVE. FUR PELTS, GREATLY VALUED IN EUROPE, WERE TRADED FOR SILVER PIECES MADE FOR THE HUDSON BAY CO., SUCH AS THEEFFIGY/PENDANT IN THIS sale. THEY WERE HIGHLYVALUED BY THE INDIANS, WHO EITHER WORE THEM AS A PENDANT OR ATTACHED THEM TO THEIR CLOTHING AS A SIGN OF WEALTH ORPRESTIGE. IF A BEAVER EFFIGY WAS WORN, GOOD BEAVER HUNTING COULD BE EXPECTED.

THIS IS A HARD-TO-FINDCOLLECTIBLE, IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. WHITE SPOTS IN PHOTOS ARE FROM CAMERA FLASH.

THIS EFFIGY/PENDANT WAS PURCHASED FROM A DEALER IN MINNESOTA. AS THIS PIECE DID NOT COME WITH PROOF OF AUTHENTICITY (OTHER THAN THE WELL-REPRESENTED HALLMARKS), THIS IS MENTIONED SO THE BUYER WILL TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN offerDING.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE offerDING.


Trade Silver Beaver Effigy, Hudson Bay Co., Late 18th Cent.:
$250

Buy Now



Boma Canada First Nations Totem Pole - 2-1/2
Boma Canada First Nations Totem Pole - 2-1/2" Tall With Two Animals


Soapstone Carved Duck From Canada Artist Unsigned 5
Soapstone Carved Duck From Canada Artist Unsigned 5" L X 1 7/8" W X 3 1/4" H


A Wolf Original,the Wolf Scultpures, Soapstone Father & Son Playing, Canada Made picture
A Wolf Original,the Wolf Scultpures, Soapstone Father & Son Playing, Canada Made


Vintage Carved Walrus Stone Inuit Canada Thorn Sculpture Figurine Tusks picture
Vintage Carved Walrus Stone Inuit Canada Thorn Sculpture Figurine Tusks


Inuit Stone Carving Eskimo Art 1970s Polar Bear Cub Cute Native Sculpture 2 1/2
Inuit Stone Carving Eskimo Art 1970s Polar Bear Cub Cute Native Sculpture 2 1/2"


Inuit Stone Carving Eskimo Art Signed 1970s Native Loon Bird Duck Sculpture 8
Inuit Stone Carving Eskimo Art Signed 1970s Native Loon Bird Duck Sculpture 8"