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Early Central Plains Pipe

Auction:
2506
Lot:
331
Sold for:
$20,145$17,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2506
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Early Central Plains Pipe, c. second quarter 19th century, the long tapered ash stem decorated with multicolor plaited quillwork, with red background on one side and white on the reverse, remnant bird skin and redhorse hair, the catlinite bowl with faceted prow, locomotive style bowl , and serrate flange, patina of use, old tag on stem reads "Pipe Stem, Sioux Indian," the projection on the stem that fits into the pipe bowl appears to be a restoration, custom stand included, total lg. 41 in.
Estimate $20,000-25,000

Keywords

Bowl, Catlinite, Native American art, Native American culture, Native American religion, Pipe smoking, Prow, Quillwork, Smoking pipe

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