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Large, finely-detailed and patinated Swordfish rostrum, hand-carved with Japanese KOI fish - Xiphias Gladius - Non-Cites Species

Lot reference 32099331

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Location: The Netherlands
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Indonesia - After 2000

Object: Large, finely-detailed and patinated Swordfish rostrum, hand-carved with Japanese KOI fish
Material: Xiphias Gladius - Non-Cites Species
Estimated Period: After 2000
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Condition: Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear

Beautifully carved swordfish bill, a very impressive eye-catcher. 

THE STORY
The swordfish bill is engraved by a Balinese artisan who's family has been carving for generations. The skill is traditionally passed down from father to son.

This master craftsman has intricately carved traditional Japanese KOI fish swimming in a pond with Lotus flowers into this large Swordfish Tusk. As you can see, the carving is of extremely high quality and has an immense amount of detail. It could be seen as a type of scrimshaw; the name given to engravings and carvings done in bone or ivory.

The tusk is 87 cm long

THE DISCLAIMER
- Since it is a natural skull, it might have some natural minimal cracks and crevices in the skull. This is normal. Please refer to the pictures.
- Our skulls are cleaned professionally, but sometimes minor discolouration. This is natural and normal, and not something we can do a lot about. Please refer to the pictures.


SHIPPING:
- The Swordfish Tusk will be packaged carefully and sent registered with a Track & Trace code via DHL Parcel. You will receive this tracking code as soon as the parcel has been dispatched, and can track your parcel if you enter your Track & Trace code under 'Shipment Number' on www.dhl.de
- If you have any questions regarding the status of your parcel, its current location and estimated delivery time, it's best to contact DHL Parcel directly via Messenger on Facebook. They reply within 24 hours. Contact them here: https://www.facebook.com/dhlforyou/

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    Très bien emballé et conforme aux photos. Un plaisir pour les yeux.
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    Una gran vendedora presentación del artículo perfecta y muy bien embalado.
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