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Eskimo Needle Case and Walrus Ivory Handle

Auction:
3243B
Lot:
282
Sold for:
$400$325

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3243B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Eskimo Needle Case and Walrus Ivory Handle, 19th century, the bone needle case with incised designs and wood stoppers at either end which are fashioned into the head and tail of a fish, the handle has one end in the form of a walrus, with inlay eyes and nose, lg. 6 3/4 and 5 1/4 in.
Estimate $500-700


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Keywords

Inlay, Ivory, Mammals, Needlecase, Vertebrates, Visual arts, Walrus

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