Antique Native American Indian

Pipe Dolphin-effigy, Catalina Island, California

Pipe Dolphin-effigy, Catalina Island, California
Pipe Dolphin-effigy, Catalina Island, California
Pipe Dolphin-effigy, Catalina Island, California
Pipe Dolphin-effigy, Catalina Island, California
Pipe Dolphin-effigy, Catalina Island, California
Pipe Dolphin-effigy, Catalina Island, California
Pipe Dolphin-effigy, Catalina Island, California
Pipe Dolphin-effigy, Catalina Island, California
Pipe Dolphin-effigy, Catalina Island, California
Pipe Dolphin-effigy, Catalina Island, California
Pipe Dolphin-effigy, Catalina Island, California

Pipe Dolphin-effigy, Catalina Island, California
During the course of my American field trips to all parts of the country for my book series, I come across a large number of artifacts from very old, established collections. A large quantity of carved stone mortars, tools and pipes were found in the soil basement of an Avalon, Catalina house during refurbishment back in the 1940s or so. The house dated to before the 1900s, if not much earlier. Most of that collection was acquired by this site from the Santa Monica descendants of the basement-find. One of those artifacts is the currently listed, spectacular Dolphin-Effigy pipe, that gracefully arches up.

The pipes mouth hole was cleverly situated in the effigys mouth area, providing a tube-like area for inhalation. The smoke hole is further up just in front of the dorsal fin. Many abrasion streaks, dings and scratches--all from soil movement/rocks--are evident on the piece. It was carved from a soft brown stone into this wonderful effigy of a dolphin, very similar to those that annually migrate off the coast of the island.

In all, a wonderful find clearly carved in prehistory by a master observer of the marine life surrounding Catalina Island. The item "PIPE DOLPHIN-EFFIGY, CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA" is in sale since Monday, November 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "saltrento" and is located in Erie, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.
  • Maker: Prehistoric indigenous people of S. California
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Material: Stone
  • Color: Brown

Pipe Dolphin-effigy, Catalina Island, California