- Haida artist
- Pipe, 1820s
- Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia, Canada
- L: 4 7/8 in, W: 1 1/8 in, D: 2 1/2 in (L: 12.4 cm, W: 2.9 cm, D: 6.3 cm)
- Gift of John Coffin Jones, 1830
- Made at height of fur trade, as very early souvenir art
- Shows Haida communities' familiarity with trading ships
In the 1820s, American ships would spend up to a year in a Northwest Coast harbor assembling a full cargo of sea otter furs. This Haida artist reduced the ship's form into a pipe, carved in argillite stone. He then sold the souvenir to a mariner involved in the fur, porcelain, tea and spice trades.