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Plains or Prairie Carved Wood Grass Dance Whistle

Auction:
2983B
Lot:
62
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2983B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 10, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Plains or Prairie Carved Wood Grass Dance Whistle, c. second half 19th century, the bird head with black and red pigments and faceted glass eyes, probably had a crest at one time, the body with deeply incised geometric designs and remnant sinew wrapping, dark patina, lg. 22 1/2 in.
Estimate $5,000-7,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Antiques, Furniture, Incised, Learning, Metalworking, Patina, Visual arts, Weathering

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