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SA Auction #96 begins on 20 Jan 2022

US Auction #10 begins on 09 Feb 2022

Prisoner-of-War Handicraft:


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196 mm high and 65 mm in circumference at the base. The top is oval in shape and measures 50 x 37 mm. Carved from bone in three sections which are fitted together and secured through the centre with a wooden ‘plug’ fixed with a nail. The base is embellished with a floral design and stands on four legs.

The base is inscribed in black, ‘P.O.W. St. Helena. 1901.’ The maker is not identified.

An elegant item in excellent condition.

  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA

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