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Item Details

Lot #141
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$3,500.00
High Estimate$5,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 4, 2019

Description

POLYCHROME ENGRAVED BONE PANEL WITH EROTIC SCENE 19th Century
Depicts an exotic woman resting her head upon a bolster pillow and a man wearing a hat engaged in an intimate act, surrounded by a folding screen with Asian-style decoration and a tray filled with assorted canisters. Thin incised border around perimeter. Natural formation of the bone, probably a scalpula bone, allows the arched panel to stand on its own. Height 5.25. Width 5.25". Depth 1.75"."

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