Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Massive Catlinite Pipe Stem Belonging to Chief American Horse. Presumably this was of a purely ceremonial nature, as it seems far too heavy and unwieldy to have been used with a "smoking bowl" (length 16.5"). Original collection label, circa 1920-30s, reads "American Horse's Bowl and Stem" and the number 93 (or 98). However, those numbers do not conform to the 1930s inventory of the collection. It seems likely that the old sticker on the piece itself would be controlling in this instance. There is also what would appear to be a period inscription in black ink on one side, "American Horse 1888."

    From the Rathbun Family Collection. See also Lots 51370 through 51412 for additional material from this collection.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    11th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 645

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 October 23 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 May 14 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2019 May 14 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $735,674