Penobscot Carved Canoe Paddle

elegantly formed paddle carved of cherry and with carved decorations on both sides of grip and detailed above blade, the initials F.M.D. integrated into design, overall length 66.5 in.
19th century. 

The mate to this paddle is curated at the Minnesota Historical Society (collection no. 7364).

Collection history of the paddle states that it was found on the battle site of "Battle Hollow", where a fight broke out between the Ojibwe and Dakota in 1839.  The initials W.D. carved on the historical society's paddle in the historical society is for William Daubney (1831-1871).The initials on this paddle reference his wife, Fannie Marie Daubney.  They were said to have been a wedding present around 1855.

Provenance:Collected from a Taylors Falls, Minnesota Estate

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Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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