Black stone and catlinite pipe bowl with lead inlay. Magnificent
polychrome floral pattern on stem.
Ex. NY Collector
Ex. California Collector
Ex. Conway Collection
37 1/2 inches long including bowl
A wonderful, black stone, human effigy pipe bowl excavated prior to 1966 in Polk County Northwest MN, near the town of Fertile. We believe the small black spots on the surface are iron deposits.
Size: 3" x 1"
c. 1875 - 1880
A complex effigy pipe made of Catlinite in the form of an underwater panther holding the bowl in its mouth. Lightning strike on back of the head with lead inlay.
11" long, 5 1/2" wide
Early historic 18th century
This pipe bowl and stem was part of a war bundle. Bowl is attached to stem with buffalo hide. Lead inlay on bowl, done with an abstract effigy element. Collection. See page 784 plates 1 & 2 of, Tobacco, Pipes and Smoking Customs of the American Indian, for a similar example.
Ex. Larry Frank Coll; Ex. Conway Coll
23 ¾" long including bowl
An exceptionally rare Sioux catlinite pipe bowl and stem. Catlinite bowl inlaid with lead and floral designs on each side. Stem probably ash and wrapped with buffalo intestine. Trimmed with ribbon and tied with dyed red horsehair.
bowl: 6 1/2" long, 3 1/4" high
30 3/4" overall length