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Vintage carved ebony "human" skull - semi-precious stones - very heavy for size

Lot reference 19007365
Vintage carved ebony "human" skull - semi-precious stones - very heavy for size

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Current bid $86
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Location: United Kingdom
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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$86 Bidder 1938
17-06-2018 14:38:21
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15-06-2018 14:42:19

20th century - Indonesia - ebony wood, bovine bone crown, pink & smoky quartz and nacre - 13 cm high x 8,5 cm deep x 7.5 cm wide - weight 376 grams

Master carving with minute attention to detail. Skull carved from ebony and decorated with pink & smoky quartz and nacre, skillfully embedded teeth made of the frontal bone of a buffalo skull.

The crown is made of a single fragment of the buffalo tibia bone and is encrusted with mother of pearl and smoky quartz. The skull supporting cross is also made of buffalo bone carefully selected with dense enamel-like smooth surface.

Micro-carving of high quality (look at the teeth, crown and an imitation "crack'') with excellent feel of anatomy - just check the pictures. Heavy - 376 grams.

Will be safely packed in a double box. Import taxes and duties (if any) to be paid by the Buyer. No pickup from my London address available. Posted by EMS tracked from Indonesia where I spend the British summer. Takes 5-8 days to Europe and Americas. To China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau etc. - 3-5 days.

Gb ruboko  

Feedback score: 94.9
Reviews given: 82
Member since: February 15, 2016
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    Super fast shipping and good communication very good seller. Item arrived in good condition.
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    spyderfly August 17, 2018

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    Très, très content. Bien emballé. Excellent Merci
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    pichona56 July 13, 2018

  • improved prompt lead shipment time 7 days - received the order of horn carved Dragon in good condition with protective packing. A nice product

    LeeandArt2017 July 3, 2018

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    非常好。非常感谢您。
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    user-2d7c36e June 1, 2018

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    Joli pendentif hélas l'ambre bleue du sujet comme sur la photo n'apparait pas.. Couleur plutot noiratre pourquoi ? Les autres couleurs elles sont réelles et superbes... Un peu decu donc
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    Jhesie May 24, 2018

    Response by seller
    Blue colour seen under direct sunlight as stated in the listing, and this is exactly what makes it unusual - different colours under different light conditions. Please put it under the direct sunlight and (hopefully) you will correct the feedback.
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    Very nice and fine carving.
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    mdjb May 7, 2018

  • Very pleased with the amber, & Oleg was very helpful as the piece took over 3 weeks to arrive after posting date.
    The piece was posted in Indonesia so bear this in mind.

    BARBron April 24, 2018

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    Nog niets aangekomen. Tracing is gestopt.
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    Drabi April 11, 2018

    Response by seller
    Tracking just shows it is in transit having left Jakarta. Parcel being 15 kilo weight with free shipping could not have been posted by air - air price would have been in the region of USD 700. So this is ground/sea shipping. Please give it some more time. Alternatively I can ask the exact location in the Central posr office here if you want me to do so.
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    快递很快,包装的很好,非常谢谢你!
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    caiasia April 6, 2018

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    Totally fake ....he sold plastic for ambar.
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    Adamakisangel12 March 20, 2018

    Response by seller
    This is not even worth answering. I asked the Buyer how he came to this conclusion? UV? Floating in fresh water? Not becoming electrostatic after rubbing? No answer. Well, my experience shows that statistically one in a hundred buyers need to be like that. And here he comes.
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    Not import duties, but the costs DHL charges for customs clearance are considerably higher than with EMS Express / Post Aruba. The back is damaged and Buddha have not color-effects as written. Thanks.
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    Paco12tasja March 16, 2018

    Response by seller
    Shipping was exactly as stated in listing - by EMS Indonesia, tracking No proves that. DHL are just their partner in some countries. Import tax does not depend on the courrier and we clearly stated in the listing that it has to be paid by the Buyer, if any. For the damage we didn’t understand.
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    Received in careful wrapping and amber is beautiful, same as described.
    But I'm unable to have the "see thru " effect when placed under normal lighting.
    Any advice is appreciated.
    Regards, Tai
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    Taiyl March 14, 2018

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    Very beuatiful pendant, thank you.
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    Macauilhas March 12, 2018

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    very good condition I’m so happy to own it
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    WinstonLU February 13, 2018

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    不错的商品,谢谢.
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    yali6883 February 11, 2018

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    I didn’t received it yet
    Any problem?
    Best regards
    José
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    Ribgonlda February 10, 2018

    Response by seller
    EMS tracking shows "Parcel delivered" on the 7 Feb and signed on delivery by Goncalves. Please consult Goncalves. Please advise the result. Oleg.
  • Good experience, prompt and reliable service

    pelikan17 February 1, 2018

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    Saturday January 27th the package arrived. Very fine and beautifull shell ! Thanks !
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    lunteren January 26, 2018

    Response by seller
    It has been shipped in time with tracking No RR047734344ID supplied to the lsting, But Indonesia Post sometimes is a bit funny, so, please, give it some more time.
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    LA COLLANA NON è DI BUONA FATTURA. è UNA RIPRODUZIONE ATTUALE DI SCARSA FATTURA E DI PESSIMA QUALITà. IL VENDITORE NON RISPONDE ALLE EMAIL PER CHIARIRE. I TESCHI SONO FATTI MOLTO MALE!
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    camilla1986 January 5, 2018

    Response by seller
    I do not quite understand what the Buyer is saying and meaning by "reproduction". This was the title of the lot "21st century - Indonesia - bovine bone - 20 small skulls". Quality of carving clearly seen on 17 (!) pictures including close-ups and respectively 59.00 euros was the hammer. Catawiki messages clearly show: no email was ever sent to me or would you please forward the copy of your email to which I didn't respond? Very unfair feedback, but nevertheless I can refund the full amount including postage both ways upon return of the item. I can do it PayPal or otherwise. Oleg.
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    为什么我只能给好评 中下都发不了 为什么啊 什么平台啊给个中评吧东西到了 还不确定是不是琥珀 在盐水里票 在淡水里也票啊
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    Baikui December 15, 2017

    Response by seller
    White amber is formed by the fusion of matrix matter and pure relic resins. And that is what makes it interesting. Depending on the amount of matrix in the amber - some white ambers float in salt water, some not.
  • Lovely piece of carved amber. Timely delivery from the UK to the US.

    stevesottl November 28, 2017

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    Perfect, thanks Oleg.
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    ph0040 November 26, 2017

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    collana molto bella
    arrivata molto prima del previsto
    sono molto soddisfatta
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    sbibi November 4, 2017

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    很好的卖家
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    ZhengJUN November 3, 2017

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    MUY RECOMENDABLE. TODO MUY BIEN. 1005 POSITIVO
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    fromst2000 October 22, 2017

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