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Group of Civil War Carved Pipes
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American, 19th century. Four Civil War pipes; Folk art pipe carved with reptilian creatures including, snake, alligators, and a winged dragon. Faintly incised signature above snake, possibly reading James; lg. 2.75 in; Lively carved folk art pipe, having low relief design that includes foliate pattern, cross hatched reserves, frontal Masonic symbol, and fish. Around the pipe stem socket appear in relief the initials J.M.L., elsewhere is the incised text M.E.B and Wm. A. Brown.  Retains smooth surface with original pencil lines still faintly visible; lg. 4.75 in., Folk art carved pipe having a basin in the form of a male head and body with swirling ribs. Surface is buffed smooth in raised areas from repeated use; lg. 3.75 in., Folk art pipe carved from figured maple wood with incised designs, including geometric border around rim of basin. Along stem is carving in low relief, reading March 7 / 1896 / MSC; lg. 4.25 in.  
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