John J. Hayes Historical Collectibles

 
'Joseph Jourdain' Pipe Tomahawk
'Joseph Jourdain' Pipe Tomahawk

​This beautiful Pipe Tomahawk was formerly in the William Simon Collection. He was secretary of the Treasury in the Nixon and Ford adminisrations. I acquired it many years ago from a friend who was selling ​Simon's collection for the family after his death in 2000.  The hawk is the product of ​Joseph Jourdain and exhibits​ his trademark  moon and stars on the left side of the head. The obverse side has a flower motif.  The head is 7 1/4" x 3" and has two double silver ​inlays on either side. The original file branded haft is 23 1/2" and exhibits a beautful dark patina. I've included in my pictures a photo from John Baldwins book "The Pipe Tomahawk" which has one of these rare hawks described.  Joseph Jourdain  ​worked in Green Bay,Wisc. 1796-1834  then in Winebago Rapids from 1834-1866.  This is without a doubt one of the best one of these rare hawks ever offered for sale.

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