Lot 4: A fine and rare Inuit dog tethering spindle

A fine and rare Inuit dog tethering spindle, Inuit; Alaska

The tethering mechanism made from two pieces of walrus tooth, the round disk top fitted to the post and used to attach to a stake in the ground so that a dog on a long hide leash would not get tangled ; the upper swivels allowing full circular motion. An ingenious old device. D. 2"

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: $150

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