Woodlands Belt Cup

Recently reacquired this excellent example of a Woodlands carved belt cup (canoe cup). Early to mid 19thC of maple (some burl figuring) with a rifle, canoe, paddle and large heart/spade and a barrel toggle. Many of were made by Algonquin natives who served as hunting guides in Maine and Eastern Canada. Most are early 20thC and frankly not that interesting and look like tourist pieces. This is the best non-effigy belt cup I have had/seen.

Provenance: Private Sourhern Collection; Steve Powers; Private Collection, Florida.

Condition: Untouched surface with a fine patina. On a custom mount.

Price: $4,800.00