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    A WESTERN GREAT LAKES PIPE
    c. 1860 composed of an ash wood stem, carved with "twisted" and flattened rectangular sections, the flattened top side decorated with hot file branding and incised "ribbon work" inset with rocker-engraved and stamped German silver geometric forms, the underside incised with a chain of quartered diamonds and linear zigzag designs, the twisted section with similar silver work along the lower edges; fitted into a T-shaped catlinite pipe bowl, with stippled floral and foliate designs

    Provenance:
    Collected by the current owner's grandfather, Angus Samuel Nicholson, Gov't. Agent on the Menominee Indian Reservation from 1910 - 1916.

    Length: 41 ½ inches overall*


    Condition Report*: The stem in overall good condition. The end of the stem possibly shortened (cut down) -while still in native use. Twisted section with approx. six small cracks, each in the area of the nails that hold the silver strips in place. Broken in the area that fits into the pipe bowl. Approx. six German silver plaques missing. Nice brown patina. Bowl broken in half and professionally repaired. Approx. four small chips.
    *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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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