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Inuit Art Auction - Tuesday 22 November 2016 at 1 p.m.
132 PIPE, ST. LAWRENCE ISLAND, ALASKA ivory, decorated with engraved standing caribou, geese, walrus hunting scenes and whale ﬂukes, as well as celebratory ﬁgures, 19th Century 8.5" x 2" x 1.25" — 21.6 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm. Provenance: The Collection of Dr. Francis Sparshott, 1973 Literature: Fitzhugh and Kaplan, Inua, Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo, 1982, page 265, pl. 330 Note: “Eskimo engravers quickly realized that Europeans were eager to own engraved ivories. Around the Bering Strait and to the North, an ivory carving industry developed, and many of the engraved scenes found on bag handles and drill bows were transferred onto non functional ivory pipes. “ $1,000—2,000