Ebony african vase

Apr 12, 2021. 15:14 UTC
Ebony African vase
Betty
Italy

Category
Sculptures

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

Height: 27cm Diam: 9cm Appears to be made of Ebony wood

Provenance

Family owned, probably purchased in Africa in the 1970's solid piece of wood with 3 male figures and 2 snakes. One snake has its head facing the top of the vase; the other snake is facing down with its tail at the top. The vase is very shallow and is covered in intricate designs of different patterns.

Answered within 3 days
Apr 15, 13:56 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$20 - $60 USD

Insurance Value

$80 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Betty,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. My sincere apologies for the delay with the appraisal.

The presented object appears to be a wood carving with measurements of 27 cm height and a diameter of 9 cm. The carving depicts a vessel or vase hold by three men in traditional African costumes and two snakes. This carving was made out of ebony wood or ironwood and was produced as a souvenir for tourists in the last third of the 20th century.
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 20 to 60 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,
George

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