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    A SIOUX QUILLED PIPE STEM WITH CATLINITE PIPE BOWL

    c. 1890

    composed of an ash wood stem, one end wrapped with dyed porcupine quillwork, fitted into a T-shaped pipe bowl

    Lengths: stem, 18 inches; bowl, 6 ¼ inches


    Condition Report*: In overall good condition. Ash wood stem with two areas of lighter coloration, including an approx. 1-1/4" x 1-3/4" section near mouth end, possibly due to removal of mallard duck feather panels. Traces of red pigment near frayed red silk ribbon decoration. Small, shallow wood scratches through out. Purple ribbon frayed. Porcupine quilling nearly intact, some small losses, but faded with some slight abrasion. Pipe: body has small surface scratches, and a chip at prow end approx. 3/8" x 3/8", as well as an approx. 1/4" x 1/4" cavity along bottom of prow. There is also an approx. 1/8" x 1/8" chip at shank end. Bowl has an approx. 3/8" x 5/8" chip near circular outside rim and top is blackened. No apparent restoration.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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