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March 14, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

Great Lakes "Brass Vine" Tomahawk

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Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2791BLocation: BostonDate / Time: March 14, 2015 10:00AM


Great Lakes "Brass Vine" Tomahawk, c. 1800, the brass head with steel bit and engraved with vines and star, moon, and sunrise devices on the eyehole, the ash shaft with sawtooth design probably dates to a later period and is not original to the head. lg. 14 3/4 in.

Provenance: Paxson Museum Collection, Indiana.

Literature: Published in two of John Baldwin's books on American Indian weapons.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

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Great Lakes, sunrise devices, brass head, steel bit, Indiana, John Baldwin