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Large hand engraved mother of pearl shell - Traditional Japanese Tiger - Indonesia

Lot reference 17935377

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Current bid $98
Next minimum bid $105
Location: Netherlands
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
Shipping to United States: $22.18
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$98 Bidder 3502
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21st century - in excellent condition

Much as you’d imagine, the Japanese tiger carries with it the same traits we attribute to the real animal–strength and courage, but also longevity. In Japanese culture it is believed that the tiger wards off evil spirits, bad luck, and disease. Like much East Asian art with tigers as subjects, traditional Japanese artworks most often depict the tiger in an aggressive posture with its mouth open, displaying its sharp teeth.

In Feng Shui, the tiger is one of the four celestial animals. The white tiger, as seen above, is the celestial guardian of the west compass direction. This direction rules the luck and prosperity of your descendants. As the protector, the tiger is an auspicious symbol in Feng Shui and ensures that the family's wealth, health, and bloodline continues.

The shell was engraved by Balinese craftsmen, who have mastered the art of carving. It comes with its custom-fit black metal stand.

As you can see on the pictures, the shell is very versatile regarding what it looks like depending on light. The pictures with the orange hue have been taken with the sun shining from behind the shell. The shell really comes to life when placed in front of a window for example.

Width of shell: 14.5 cm
Height, including stand: 29 cm

Disclaimer: Please be aware that this lot contains mother of pearl. Some regulations are in place regarding the import of mother of pearl into the USA. Please check prior to bidding. This shells full name is freshwater mussel shell.

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Feedback score: 100.0
Reviews given: 640
Member since: May 10, 2015
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    Hallo die Ware wurde sehr gut verpackt ...
    Keinerlei Reklamation alles perfekt....tolle Objekte gerne wieder
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    plank2542 January 18, 2019

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    Mijn kavel was beschadigd aangekomen. In verband met de feestdagen duurde het even voordat we contact hadden, maar toen dat eenmaal gelegd was, is het probleem keurig en naar tevredenheid opgelost.
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    user-d317353 January 16, 2019

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    Zeer breekbaar item zeer goed verpakt en onbeschadigt ontvangen. Zeer tevreden over gekocht item .
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    ErnestHunter January 15, 2019

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    Object that conforms to the description ... Reliable seller .. Congratulations
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    Skuzandvipiez January 15, 2019

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    weer bom vrij verpakt, zoals altijd jullie zijn een hele goede verkoper
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    ejbdesigner January 9, 2019

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    alles top! Danke
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    Produit conforme 👍
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    Alles bestens!!!
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    Artur1987 December 31, 2018

  • Very well packed. Arrived faster than anticipated. Item is as described and am very happy with it.

    Thanks a lot, hope to do business with you again,
    Jake

    user-696d5f4 December 24, 2018

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    Veramente un bell'oggetto ben imballato per il trasorto, anche se si sente qualcosa che si muove dentro :)
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    Daniele555 December 21, 2018

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    Really nice shell
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    user-a93d09a December 20, 2018

  • Het duurde lang voordat mijn bestelling binnen was.

    user-b677b89 December 20, 2018

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    Top product en heel goed verpakt geleverd!!
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    hanbra December 19, 2018

  • 👍👍👍

    user-a2881d0 December 19, 2018

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    gelukkig na een aantal dagen en overleg met verkoper zeer goed ontvangen en verpakt, verkoper heeft zeer netjes mij behandeld en een zeer mooi item, alles wat zij verkopen is zeker waard om te bieden
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    ejbdesigner December 19, 2018

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    Très bon achat, je recommande.
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    Lujo1601 December 18, 2018

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    Vendeur très pro, mais cela se voit dans les remarques acheteurs. J'ai reçu ce que j'attendais
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    PHIL34160 December 18, 2018

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    Perfect verpakt!
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    user-9c534da December 11, 2018

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    très bien et rapide
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    Tsarevitch13 December 10, 2018

  • Well carved with very good detail.

    user-e12796b December 7, 2018

  • Beautiful piece. Good communication and follow through.

    user-3995b08 December 7, 2018

    Response by seller
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    Hi there,

    The catawiki chat system was closed. That is why we cant talk there anymore. This was not in my hands, Catawiki's did this automatically. That is why I told Catawiki to give you my private phone number and e-mail. I had asked for your information, but they could not give that to me because of privacy laws. I see that you gave me a negative feedback again. However, I have done all in my power to contact you. Catawiki has provided you with my e-mail address and phone number. Now it is up to you to reach out to me so that I can solve this issue with you. Kind regards, Jake
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    Commande bien reçu, en parfait état et superbement emballée. Pièce magnifique, quel travail de sculpture. Merciiiiiiii
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    user-75de20b December 6, 2018

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    The carved shell is more than beautiful!! I´m very happy that I bought it. It arrived in perfect condition as it was very well packed. The delivery was very fast.
    Thank you
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    user-1c9bc50 December 3, 2018

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    ok grazie
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    fragiuenri November 29, 2018

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    Mijn alter ego de krokodil
    Nieuwstraat
    Thanks
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    Jeanluc1962 November 28, 2018

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Anywhere else $22.18

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