Thomas Brayshaw (1886-1966)
Steelhead Trout Carving
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, 1946
28 1/2 in. long
Inscribed in the hollowed out back of this carved trophy fish plaque is "Steelhead 7 1/2 lbs Coquihalla. June 28. 1946. Ralph Wahl. Bellingham. Wash. TB." Signed by the maker with conjoined "TB." initials. The Coquihalla River in British Columbia is renowned for its steelhead fishery. Original paint with minimal wear
In 2005, a 1932 Brayshaw rainbow trout plaque, sold at a London auction house for more than $30,000.
PROVENANCE: Ralph Wahl Collection
Blair Ledingham Collection
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