An Upper Missouri or Central Plains quilled and beaded tobacco bag

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Lot 1006
An Upper Missouri or Central Plains quilled and beaded tobacco bag

Sold for US$ 8,750 inc. premium
An Upper Missouri or Central Plains quilled and beaded tobacco bag
The scalloped mouth and side seam lined with pony bead decoration, a motif resembling a warrior's feather bonnet emblazoned on both sides of the body, with lengthy quill-wrapped rawhide slat section and fringe suspended below.
length 42 1/2in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Robert Duperier, collector and gallery owner, Paris,

    As an indication of Duperier's status in twentieth century European collectors' circles, the New York Times in a June 22, 2001 article regarding the forthcoming auction of African art from the estate of world-famous collector Hubert Goldet, pointed out that "Many of Mr. Goldet's works came from well-known early French and Swiss collectors, including Maurice Nicaud, Henri Kamer, Charles Ratton, Robert Duperier and Pierre Vérité."

    Ill:
    Mallet, Sylvie, editor, 2009, p. 66
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