March in Montana Auction
Live Auction

March in Montana 2023 Session I

Fri, Mar 17, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 61

Northern Plains Pipe with Quilled Stem

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Northern Plains Pipe with Quilled Stem Stem is 21" long, T-style catlinite carved bowl is 8" x 4". Belonged to Short Bear. His name is carved on the stem and shown on the reservation inventory sheet, which is included in the lot. 19th century. Includes custom stand. $2,000-3,000 Provenance: Ex. Private Collection, MT. Reservation inventory list featuring Short Bear's name.


Quillwork shows some minor discoloration, pipe shows some abrasions and a couple chips on one end. End of stem shows a crack that runs through about halfway down the stem.