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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3099B Boston
May 5, 2018 10:00AMCalender
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Fine Plains Catlinite Stem and Bowl

$39,975$32,500
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


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