Important American Furniture, Paintings, Folk Art and Decorative Arts – January 22, 2013 Auction Results

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Lot 237

237: Pottery Pipe from Tennessee and a Green Stone 237: Pottery Pipe from Tennessee and a Green Stone 237: Pottery Pipe from Tennessee and a Green Stone 237: Pottery Pipe from Tennessee and a Green Stone

Pottery Pipe from Tennessee and a Green Stone

Effigy Figure of a Man's Head Southeastern Woodlands, 19th Century or earlier
A circa 1880-1900 label affixed to the pipe reads, ÒNo. 6672 Pipe of Granger Co. Tenn was found in 1890 on bank of riverÓ
H. 3 in.; L. 4 _ in.; H. 3 _ in

Provenance: From the collection of James Maxime DuPont (1912-1991) of New Jersey

Estimate: $200 - $400

James DuPont (1912-1991) was intensely interested in a wide variety of collecting areas. Egyptian, Asian, Italian, Tribal, Woodlands American and South American artifacts were all of interest to him and were gathered early on in his collecting career. Many of the most important and interesting objects have late-19th or early-20th century inscriptions indicating origin or provenance on labels attached to the pieces, which shows the extent of documentation provided on these very fine collectible objects.

Price Realized: $620