Extra large hand carved swordfish bill with stand - Dragon phoenix motif - Xiphias Gladius - Bone, Xiphias Gladius

Description
Extra large hand carved swordfish bill with stand - Dragon phoenix motif - Xiphias Gladius - Bone, Xiphias Gladius
Indonesia - After 2000

A very impressive eye-catcher on which a Balinese master craftsman has intricately carved a dragon and phoenix. 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 phoenix.

The dragon and Phoenix are the perfect couple in Feng Shui. Dragon is "yang" while phoenix 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.

DIMENSIONS
The tusk is 100 cm long

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 on www.dhl.de or https://www.dpd.com/tracking
- If you have any questions on the status of your parcel, the current location, or the estimated date of delivery, it is recommended to contact them directly via Facebook messenger. An answer will be given within 24 hours.

Lot details
Object
Extra large hand carved swordfish bill with stand - Dragon phoenix motif - Xiphias Gladius
Material
Bone, Xiphias Gladius
Estimated Period
After 2000
Country of Origin
Indonesia
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
Dimensions
100×10×10 cm
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