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Early Great Lakes Stone and Wood Pipe

Auction:
2376
Lot:
186
Sold for:
$29,375$25,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2376
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 23, 2007 10:00AM

Description:

Early Great Lakes Stone and Wood Pipe, c. first half 19th century, the spiral ash (?) stem with incised geometric design and grooved at the edge, the catlinite bowl in the form of a human head with lead (?) inlaid eyes and wearing a turban with a small animal head at the front, with flange at bottom and brass chain connecting the bowl and stem, (minor damage at mouthpiece, stem and bowl appear to be glued together), rich patina of use, collected in Wisconsin, lg. 19 in.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Keywords

human head , small animal head , Wisconsin, Bowl, Catlinite, Dastar, Mouthpiece, Native American art, Native American religion, Pipe smoking, Smoking pipe

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