A large Inupiaq stained walrus ivory pipe, c. 1880-1900 Inupiat Eskimo, Alsaka 41cm long
Lot 350Y
A large Inupiaq stained walrus ivory pipe, Inupiat Eskimo, Alsaka 41cm long
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,700 - 10,000
Lot Details
A large Inupiaq stained walrus ivory pipe,
Inupiat Eskimo, Alsaka
The flared circular bowl set into a bowed, tapering lozenge section stem, incised and coloured with scenes illustrating hunting, drunkenness(?), eating and travel, 41cm long

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Purchased by Thomas Gerrard in Alaska between 1915-16, and thence by descent to the present owner.
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  1. Frances Robinson
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    Bonhams
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    Oxford, OX5 1JH
    United Kingdom
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