Carved Argillite Pipe Bowl

Maker: Native American Indian

SKU: S235 Category:


An historic Native American Indian carved pipe bowl.  It is carved to represent the head, and face of a man, including his ears, and hair.  The argillite stone is a very dark, speckled gray / black color.  This fabulous pipe was once in the late Jim Dresslar collection, relic hunter and owner of the American Frontier Museum in Bargersville, Indiana.  Mr. Dresslar had an outstanding collection of relics dating from the pre-historic period up to and including Wounded Knee.  His collection contained a large and comprehensive display of, amongst other items, Trade Silver, Powder Horns, Indian Guns, Kentucky Rifles, Stone artifacts, Accoutrements, Frontier Knives, etc.  He died in 2011, creating a void in our collecting community yet providing a vast number of relics to be passed down to present, and future collectors. This pipe is a real piece of history, and if mounted to a wooden pipe stem would display nicely, in anyone’s collection.


Overall Length: 4.53″

Height: 2.32″

Outside Diameter at the Stem Opening: .989″

Inside Diameter of Stem Opening: .540″


Condition: Pipe bowl has been broken off at the neck, and nicely repaired – Has several scratches, rough surface, in some area and a few minor, old chips, including a .525″ x .30″ loss at the upper stem area, probably lost during its period of use, and does no effect the ability to attach a pipe stem


Questions: Call 801-554-5120

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