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Figural Pipe Bowl

Wyandot
Eastern Woodlands

mid 18th century

height: 4 1/2”

Inventory # CW3324

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This exceptionally rare and beautiful pipe bowl is a masterpiece of Eastern Woodlands sculpture.

Provenance

Found in a private home in the Champlain Valley, in the town of Sudbury, Vermont

Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, Ontario

Private collection, Berkeley, CA

Published

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 1998, pg. 1

RELATED EXAMPLES

Museum of Natural History, Washington, Cat. No. 10080 – See: American Indian Art (shorter edition), Feder, Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York, 1973, pl. 221

Museum of the American Indian, Nos. 21/3038 and 18/6071 – See: Dockstader, Frederick. Indian Art In America, New York: Promontory Press, pl. 240 and Dockstader, Frederick. Masterworks From the Museum of the American Indian. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973, pg. 51, pl 162, for an example dated 1789 which was presented to Mohawk leader Joseph Brant, by Caleb Bingham

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Cat. No. 885.2.1) – See: From the Four Quarters, Reid, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1984, pg. 18, pl. 39 (for a stone example from the Late Woodlands period)

Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec, Cat. No. NMM III-G-823, formerly in the collection of Sir Daniel Wilson, Toronto – See: Brasser, Ted. "Bo'jou, Neejee!". Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1976, pg. 85, pl. 39

Sotheby’s, New York, December 4, 1993, lot 114 - $96,000 USD ($126,500 CAD)

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