logo
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots

Presentation Pipe Tomahawk 1820- Ex. Sorgenfrei

Sold on LiveAuctioneers

Discover Similar Items

See All
£220

Stein (Gertrude) Four Saints in Three Acts, first edition, two signed presentation inscriptions from the author, the first "Who says and said what he feels to nicely" the second wishing Merry Christma

Forum Auctions

3 days Left
£75

Asia.- Veitch (James Herbert) A Traveller's Notes, spotted and soiled, ex-library copy with stamps, for private circulation, 1896 § Ll[oyd] (H.) Hindu Women: with Glimpses into their Life and Zen

£220

Hughes (Langston) A New Song, John Bennett Shaw ex libris stamp to inside front cover, toning to spine rubbing to extremities, New York, International Worker's Order, 1938; Troubled Island. An Opera i

$900

JOHN HABERLETwo pencil drawings.Seated Boy, 1886. 228x132 mm; 8x5¼ inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto * Man with a Pipe, 1892. 305x229 mm; 12x9 inches. Signed and dated, lower

$3905 bids

RARE CHOLRITE EFFIGY PIPE, EX BEN THOMPSON, FOUND IN ADAMS COUNTY ILLINOIS, HAS AN ANIMAL CARVED IN RELIEF AROUND THE BOWL, ALSO DRILLED FOR SUSPENSION, GREAT COLORFUL PIECE OF CHLORITE WITH AMAZING P

$2,0008 bids

INCREDIBLE CADDO POTTERY WATER BOTTLE, EX KNOBLOCK, FOUND AT THE MORTON FARM IN LEWISTOWN ILLINOIS, FULTON COUNTY. GREAT DESIGN, STANDS 6 7/8" TALL BY 5 1/2" WIDE. MINOR REPAIR TO EDGE OF LIP ON ONE S

item-70853757=1
item-70853757=2
item-70853757=3
item-70853757=4
item-70853757=5
item-70853757=6
item-70853757=7
Presentation Pipe Tomahawk 1820- Ex. Sorgenfrei

Lot 0138 Details

Description
This is an exceptional circa 1820-1840 presentation grade pipe tomahawk from the Jan Sorgenfrei (1942-2012). The pipe tomahawk war club is from the Great Lakes Native American Indian region. The piece was purchased by Jan Sorgenfrei, the former owner of the Old Barn Auction in Findlay, Ohio, from noted collector of pre-historic and historic relics, Clem Caldwell (1918-2007). The tomahawk sat in a glass display case for many years in the auction gallery museum alongside an early American Indian Dag Knife and J. Wilson made pipe tomahawk before later being sold by Jan Sorgenfrei to noted collector and author Mark Francis in 2009. The piece features an expertly blacksmith hand-forged and decorated pipe tomahawk head measuring 7 ¾ inches in length with a 2 ½ inch long blade. The head is secured onto the haft with a poured silver pewter gasket and has an artful hand-stipple engraved figure of an American Bald Eagle wearing a U.S. themed shield and having a war lance and two arrows in its talons. The head has forged moldings, chevrons and filed rings around the top and bottom of the pipe bowl. There is a small rear facing spur at the bottom inside edge of the axe blade. The haft shows two wide, decorative silver pewter bands in the center of the haft, a truly artistic and wonderful addition. The haft has a split near the smoking tip, and expected, but minor wear from good age and use. Sorgenfrei kept the head and haft waxed to preserve the piece from further degradation and corrosion. It is pictured in the upcoming 2019 book "Rare American Indians Volume 2". For similar authentic Indian tomahawks with figural eagle engravings on the blade, see "American Indian Tomahawks" (1965) by Harold Peterson figures 124 and 303; "Tomahawks and Pipe Axes of the American Frontier" (1995) by John Baldwin figure 59; and "Indian Tomahawks and Frontiersmen Belt Axes" (1995) by James Hartzler & Daniel Knowles page 126 figure 20, and page 143 figure 55. The tomahawk measures overall 17.5”L. Ex Clem Caldwell/Jan Sorgenfrei/Mark Francis collections.
Condition
For a complete representation of condition and for additional images please call 800-686-4216. It is the buyer’s responsibility to view each image and preview the item to determine condition.
Buyer's Premium
  • 23%

Presentation Pipe Tomahawk 1820- Ex. Sorgenfrei

Estimate $4,000 - $8,000
Apr 27, 2019
Starting Price $25
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
See Policy for Shipping
Ships fromBozeman, MT, United States
North American Auction Company

North American Auction Company

Bozeman, MT, USA
5,463 Followers
logo
www.liveauctioneers.com
item

0138: Presentation Pipe Tomahawk 1820- Ex. Sorgenfrei

Sold for $3,000
8 Bids
Est. $4,000 - $8,000Starting Price $25
American Indian & Collector Firearms Sale
Sat, Apr 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Buyer's Premium 23%

Lot 0138 Details

Description
...
This is an exceptional circa 1820-1840 presentation grade pipe tomahawk from the Jan Sorgenfrei (1942-2012). The pipe tomahawk war club is from the Great Lakes Native American Indian region. The piece was purchased by Jan Sorgenfrei, the former owner of the Old Barn Auction in Findlay, Ohio, from noted collector of pre-historic and historic relics, Clem Caldwell (1918-2007). The tomahawk sat in a glass display case for many years in the auction gallery museum alongside an early American Indian Dag Knife and J. Wilson made pipe tomahawk before later being sold by Jan Sorgenfrei to noted collector and author Mark Francis in 2009. The piece features an expertly blacksmith hand-forged and decorated pipe tomahawk head measuring 7 ¾ inches in length with a 2 ½ inch long blade. The head is secured onto the haft with a poured silver pewter gasket and has an artful hand-stipple engraved figure of an American Bald Eagle wearing a U.S. themed shield and having a war lance and two arrows in its talons. The head has forged moldings, chevrons and filed rings around the top and bottom of the pipe bowl. There is a small rear facing spur at the bottom inside edge of the axe blade. The haft shows two wide, decorative silver pewter bands in the center of the haft, a truly artistic and wonderful addition. The haft has a split near the smoking tip, and expected, but minor wear from good age and use. Sorgenfrei kept the head and haft waxed to preserve the piece from further degradation and corrosion. It is pictured in the upcoming 2019 book "Rare American Indians Volume 2". For similar authentic Indian tomahawks with figural eagle engravings on the blade, see "American Indian Tomahawks" (1965) by Harold Peterson figures 124 and 303; "Tomahawks and Pipe Axes of the American Frontier" (1995) by John Baldwin figure 59; and "Indian Tomahawks and Frontiersmen Belt Axes" (1995) by James Hartzler & Daniel Knowles page 126 figure 20, and page 143 figure 55. The tomahawk measures overall 17.5”L. Ex Clem Caldwell/Jan Sorgenfrei/Mark Francis collections.
Condition
...
For a complete representation of condition and for additional images please call 800-686-4216. It is the buyer’s responsibility to view each image and preview the item to determine condition.

Contacts

North American Auction Company
8006864216
34156 E Frontage Rd
Bozeman, MT 59715
USA
LiveAuctioneers Support
info@liveauctioneers.com
iphoneandroidPhone
As Seen On
NBC
ABC
Today
Chicago Tribune
Architectural Digest
Shop With Confidence
Since 2002, LiveAuctioneers has made exceptional items available for safe purchase in secure online auctions.
BACK TO TOP