Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Haida Reindeer Antler Pipe

Seated Haida Ancestral Figure, 

Pacific Northwest Coast, 3 7/8", 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 soon after 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.