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An argillite ship pipe carved with a complex figural scene | Donald Ellis Gallery

Ship Pipe

Haida
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

Second Period (1830-1865)

argillite

height: 3 ¾"
width: 12 ½"

Inventory # N3119

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PROVENANCE

“Andre Breton” Calmels Cohen at Drouot Richelieu, Paris, April 17, 2003, lot 6158  

REFERENCE

This pipe can be seen in situ in a photograph taken by Breton in 1960 (See: Andre Breton: La Beaute Compulsive. Paris: Musee National d’Art Moderne, Centre George Pompidou, 1991 pg. 80

PUBLISHED

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 2004, pg. 16

RELATED EXAMPLES

British Columbia Provincial Museum, Victoria, BC, Cat. Nos. 15470, 16155, 14951 - See:  The Magic Leaves, Macnair, British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1984, Figs. 39, 40 and 46