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Central Plains Beaded Hide Pipe Bag

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
137
Sold for:
$923$750

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Central Plains Beaded Hide Pipe Bag, c. late third quarter 19th century, the soft hide form, the top roll-beaded with single narrow strip on either side, terminating at the beaded panel, with feather designs above and geometric pattern below, with very long partially quill-wrapped fringe, lg. of bag without fringe 18 1/4 in.

Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, Easton, Pennsylvania. Inventory number MR 802; from the Swift collection.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Bags, Human behavior, Indigenous textile art of the Americas, Pipe bag, Pipe smoking, Quill

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