Haida Totemic Pipe Clay or Argillite

Item #: 683
Origin: Northwest Coast, Haida?
Date: 19th to early 20th C.
Media: Clay or argillite.
Dimensions: 5 x 4.5 x 2 inches
Description: This totemic pipe has good age to it, and shows signs of use, but not clear if this is a clay replica of an older pipe, or is argillite.  A few small chips seems to suggest some type of composite.  A copper top finishes up the design of bear in the back and an eagle or raven in the front.

Price: $1800