This is an excellent pipe bowl dating to circa 1870 from the Central Plains Native American Indians. The bowl is hand carved and hand drilled from solid pipestone catlinite with a rich dark red to speckled pink to brown coloring. The pipe is in a "T" pattern with cylindrical tapering body with pointed angular cut front and tall thin bowl. The tall pipe bowl has a tapering thin wall with slight chipping and dark coloring and deep tobacco scent from honest age and use. The stem connection also has a deep patina coloring and overall the piece has normal wear from age and use. Truly a fantastic early example dating to circa 1870 from the Indian Wars era. The bottom has a museum collection tag marked, "BV0300 / $800." Museum collection number E1086.
PERIOD: Late 19th CenturyORIGIN: Great Plains - Unknown, Native American
SIZE: Measures 7.25"L by 3.75"H by 1 1/8"D.