Lot 18: A fine Inuit two-part smoking pipe

A fine Inuit two-part smoking pipe, Inuit; Alaska

A pipe of simple form carved early on after regular contact between the inuit and Westerners, the section with light scrimming as well as the bowl, the nib carved in European style. Certainly Inuit made, and probably for Inuit use after a Western model. L. 8"

Property of a New England Private collector

Purchased decades ago from a New England estate with ties to the whaling trade in the 19th Century.

Price Realized: $500

Share or Email This Lot

View all Inuit Lots in this Auction

View all Lots in the Fine African, Oceanic and Native American Art Auction