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Subject:Carved Ivory Head
Posted By: jim williams Fri, Mar 09, 2018 IP: 2601:900:4380:ec0:80

I am seeking info on this carving I have acquired.
I see the crazing on earlier pieces from the 17th and 18th c.
I'd like to hear some thoughts on this piece.
8 inches tall.



Subject:Re: Carved Ivory Head
Posted By: jim williams Sat, Mar 10, 2018

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Subject:Re: Carved Ivory Head
Posted By: David Sun, Mar 11, 2018

Hello Jim
I really don't know anything about Ivory as I don't touch it. I would think though that perhaps the piece was made in possibly 1974. The receipt alone rings all the alarms for me, The chasing looks all wrong too. I just worry about it and with an eye watering price you need some answers from better experts. They are here so I hope you get your answer.
Best wishes D

Subject:Re: Carved Ivory Head
Posted By: jim williams Fri, Mar 16, 2018

thank you.
Hoping someone with ivory expertise will chime in.
An old newspaper article mentions a 60k rug that was sold by the store for what it's worth. I thought the receipt was possibly forged due to 1975 cutoff for sales, but I've found out some things about the previous owner that suggests that's not the case.

Subject:Re: Carved Ivory Head
Posted By: jim williams Sat, Mar 10, 2018

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Subject:Re: Carved Ivory Head
Posted By: jim williams Sat, Mar 10, 2018

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