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Crow Beaded Hide Knife Sheath

Auction:
2983B
Lot:
94
Sold for:
$5,843$4,750

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

Description:

Crow Beaded Hide Knife Sheath, c. 1870s, the rawhide form painted red on the front, the soft hide panel at top and one edge beaded with classic Crow designs, a row of brass tacks down one side, (one tack missing), includes an old butcher knife, lg. 12 in.

Provenance: Beverly Mathews, Queen's Council Estate, collected by his great-grandfather in the 19th century.
Estimate $3,000-4,000

A few beads missing. One tack along the side is missing. Otherwise, excellent condition.


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.

Keywords

Beverly Mathews, Brass Tacks, Crow Nation, Great Sioux War, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Plains tribes, United States, Western United States

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