Property from the Estate of Norman Hurst --
Four Xhosa Pipe Cleaners, South Africa
heights 4 3/4 - 10 1/2in (12.1 - 26.7cm)
two of carved wood with pink, white, blue, and black glass beads and a row of collar buttons at each end, truncated bicycle spokes as the implement; another carved wood cylindrical container, alternating with spiral and longitudinal ribbing, with a truncated bicycle spoke as the implement; the last cylindrical wood case, carved to represent a bound bundle of reeds, with metal umbrella rib inserted as the cleaning tool.
Sotheby's, November 1998