Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Haida Reindeer Antler Pipe


Seated Haida Ancestral Figure, 


Northwest Coast, 3 3/4", 19th century

carved out of a reindeer antler




with iridescent haliotis abalone inlaid collar and headband,




deep bowl with stem hole drilled at back.





Tuesday, November 6, 2018

1970 Pierre Cardin Pipes

In 1970, French Avant-Garde fashion designer Pierre Cardin,


Creator, Model and" Bubble Dress", Paris, 1954

who would later don the spacesuit worn by Buzz Adrin,


Pierre Cardin at Cape Canaveral, Florida, in 1971

designed a collection of pipes,




manufactured in Saint-Claude





by Jean Lacroix




some in lacquered briar wood,


 

others chiseled and stained




with a clear focus




on the brand.