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Micmac Steatite Pipe Bowl with Inlay From the Collection of Marvin L. Lince, Oregon

large form with tulip-shaped bowl detailed with lead and catlinite inlay; slightly flared square keel with scalloped details is pierced for suspension, length 5 in. x width 2.25 in.
early 19th century

Similar examples are published in George West's Tobacco, Pipes, and Smoking Customs of the American Indian (1934: plate 171, fig. 5, 6).

Provenance:From the Collection of Marvin L. Lince, Oregon

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$12,000
09/20/2013

 

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