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Fine Plains Catlinite Stem and Bowl

Auction:
3099B
Lot:
291
Sold for:
$39,975$32,500

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Fine Plains Catlinite Stem and Bowl, mid-19th century, catlinite pipe with lead inlay, both on the bowl and the stem, intricate pattern on stem with thunderbird at the mouthpiece, birds, small animals, and arrows with abstract designs taking up half the top space, small morning stars along the rest of the edges, an old paper label reads: "Indian pipe, Made by a Sioux Chief "White Dog", who was hung at Mankato Minnesota in 1862 - It was presented as a peace offering to Lieut King by the chief while a prisoner in his...," lg. of stem 17 3/4, lg. of bowl 8 in.

Provenance: A private Boston collection, has been in the same family since the 1880s.
Estimate $15,000-20,000


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.

Keywords

Bowl, Catlinite, Hardstone carving, Human behavior, Inlay, Native American religion, Pipe smoking, Smoking

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