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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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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: 94.3%
Reviews given: 74
Member since: February 15, 2016
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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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