Extra large, finely-detailed and patinated carved swordfish rostrum with stand - Dragon tiger motif - Xiphias gladius - Bone - 13×106×14 cm

Description
Extra large, finely-detailed and patinated carved swordfish rostrum with stand - Dragon tiger motif - Xiphias gladius - Bone - 13×106×14 cm
2019 - Indonesia - non-CITES species

A very impressive eye-catcher on which a Balinese master craftsman has intricately carved a dragon and tiger. The craftsman's family has been carving for generations, as this skill is traditionally passed down from father to son.

This could be seen as a type of scrimshaw. Scrimshaw is the name given to engravings, and carvings are done in bone or ivory.

THE STORY
At the heart of Chinese mythology are four spiritual creatures (in Chinese - Sì Shòu, in Japanese - Shishin). Two of the most powerful of the four celestial animals are the dragon and tiger.

The dragon and Tiger are the perfect couple in Feng Shui. Dragon is "yang" while Tiger is "yin", and they complement each other in creating yin-yang balance to harvest successful matrimonial bliss. This celestial couple is the symbol of everlasting love and they being together is the ultimate symbol of marital happiness. It symbolizes that the man and spouse will stay together through thick and thin, and that love and passion will last till the end. They ensure that a newlywed couple will be blessed with both patriarch and matriarch luck, outstanding achievement in life and great fortune and prosperity with many filial offsprings.

THE DIMENSIONS
The tusk is 106 cm long

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


THE SHIPPING
- The tusk will be sent with track and trace via DHL Parcel or DPD. You will receive the tracking code as soon as the parcel is dispatched. With this code,​ you can also follow the status and the location of your parcel, as well as the expected delivery date. You can find this information once you have your tracking code, by entering it under “Shipment number” on www.dhl.de
- If you have any questions on the status of your parcel, the current location, or the estimated date of delivery, it is recommended to DHL Parcel or DPD directly via Facebook messenger. An answer will be given within 24 hours. You can contact them here: https://www.facebook.com/dhlforyou/

Lot details
Specimen
Extra large, finely-detailed and patinated carved swordfish rostrum with stand - Dragon tiger motif
Scientific Name
Xiphias gladius - Bone
Origin
Indonesia
CITES relevancy
non-CITES species
Condition
Preserved
Year
2019
Dimensions
13×106×14 cm
Weight
1500 g
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