Lot 358

American Indian Pewter Inlaid Awl c. 1800's

Estimate: $400 - $800

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
Featured in this lot is this unusual awl tool with presentation grade from the Native American Indians of the 1800’s. The piece shows hardwood, two piece grip scales, that are adorned with poured pewter inlays in a circle and bar pattern often found in Great Lakes Woodland Indians pieces. The piece started its life as a trade knife or utensil and was ground down into a hide puncturing awl, a typical tool used by the American Indians when creating beadwork. Such highly finished awls are very uncommon, especially those set with pewter. The condition of this awl is good and well preserved condition, with patina adorning the wooden handle and blade consistent with the awl’s age. The measurements of this awl are 7 3/4" x 3/4" x 1/2".