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V Rare Antique Georgian Napoleonic Pow Carved Cow Bone Scrimshaw Domino Box For Sale
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V RARE ANTIQUE GEORGIAN NAPOLEONIC POW CARVED COW BONE SCRIMSHAW DOMINO BOX
I will be selling a very large number of interesting antiques including Tribal art, Chinese, Japanese, and European antiques. I will possibly be selling over two days so please check again on FRIDAY as there may be more pieces for sale. PLEASE NOTE: This sale is in GB Pounds Sterling.
This is a wonderful antique early 19th Century carved bone domino box ( please note: beef or mutton bone and not from an endangered species). It is a rare double box and contains two sets of really colourful rare double nine dominoes. One set looks as if it might be almost complete (one missing) and the other missing just three dominoes but I will add extra photos of the two sets laid out to confirm this in the coming days. The box itself although havehad many knocks is a real one off with applied naive bone animals to each side and four applied bone suns. It would have been made by a French prisoner of war during the early part of the 19th Century as they were allowed to improve their living conditions by selling hand made objects at special markets. These objecs were always made of whatever came to hand including soup bones straw etc. This example would make an essential addition to any collection of prisoner of war work despite its condition.
Please read down the entire listing for Dimensions, Condition, Postage & Payment Details - most of the information you will need is here on this page but please get in touch if you don't find what you are looking for.
Condition & Dimensions
Lots of wear and losses as photographed below and as already mentioned. The two lids still slide on very well (and tightly) and it still looks the part!
It is about 6.9" / 17.5cms long.
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Postage & Packing
For your peace of mind and mine items will be sent fully insured. I will be posting from WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH so please make payment as early as possible. PLEASE be a little patient with the post - I will get them posted asap but I work on my own, often have a fair amount to post and I do pack carefully. I also post in the order that things are paid for.
Any delays by the postal services either at my end or abroad are rarely my fault. I always post out at the latest 3 working days after receiving cleared payment but sometimes an item is slowed up by a backlog of post or delayed whilst being processed through customs. To give you an idea it generally takes about 3-7 working days within Europe and 9 - 14 working days to the U.S. / rest of the world. If speed is of the essence then I can use a courier (DHL / FEDEX etc.) but prices for couriers start at around £30 / £40GBP for the very smallest object and VERY quickly escalate depending on size, weight and destination. Please note also that there has been a considerable hike in postage prices by the Royal Mail this year. I add on very little, often not enough to cover the packaging materials, so the price I quote really is as fair as possible.
UK: 1st Class Recorded Delivery (insured to £50 only): £4.65 GBP.
UK: Special Delivery: £8.55 GBP.
Europe: Royal Mail Signed For Airmail: £14.77. This figure includes £2.60 for insurance over £50 GBP. This is a signed for service which offers full or limited tracking (depending on your country).
U.S. and Rest Of World: Royal Mail Signed For Airmail: £20.39 GBP. This figure includes £2.60 for insurance over £50 GBP. This is a signed for service which offers full or limited tracking (depending on your country) and insurance. Please do not ask me to falsify customs documents, thank you.***Any import duties or taxes applicable are payable by the Buyer. Please enquire with postage queries, requirements or any other questions you may have prior to offerding.***
Where possible I will of course combine shipping for multiple purchases (however if, for example, you win a walking stick and a box of some description this wouldn't be very practical!).
Payment Details (Important: Please Read)
Rest Of The World: PayPal only.
In the event of a recorded/traceable and insured item going missing in the post I will do everything in my power (provide proof of postage and evidence of value, etc.) to assist in obtaining a full refund from the postal service involved.
***Finally, thank you for taking a look at my sale and please have a look at the other antiques I am saleing this week including a rare Native American Indian Northwest Coast grease bowl; a very fine and early Maori wahaika club; several very fine Chinese jade carvings; some rare Zulu knobkerries and staffs; some good pieces of treen including figural snuff boxes and fine coquilla nut carvings; Tibetan silver cups; Iroquois and Plains beadwork; a very fine Derbyshire bluejohn vase; rare type Zulu snuff spoons and combs; Napoleonic prisoner of war domino boxes; a superb and large Huron quillwork / moosehair on red trade cloth box and many more interesting antiques from around the world.***
On 22-Mar-13 at 12:05:05 GMT, seller added the following information:Please find attached below the additional photos of the two domino sets. You will be pleased to see that one set is complete and the other is only missing three dominoes (6:3, 1:1 & 1:0)...so better than expected!
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On 22-Mar-13 at 12:11:03 GMT, seller added the following information:
***Slight correction - on replacing the dominoes in the box I can see that the '1:1' tile actually belongs to the other set - so one set is missing one domino and the other is missing two. Sorry for the confusion!***
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V Rare Antique Georgian Napoleonic Pow Carved Cow Bone Scrimshaw Domino Box: $199