Ship figurehead

Mar 24, 2019. 23:25 UTC
Ship figurehead
United States of America


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24”H x 4.5”W x 6.5”D. Made of wood. Nails look hand made.


I bought at an Estate Sale in Hackettstown, NJ. There was a lot of nautical items and lots of Norwegian items.

Answered within about 17 hours
Mar 25, 16:41 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$300 - $600 USD

Insurance Value

$900 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Hilton,

Thank you for your request. The presented object is a wood carving with the measurements of 24”H x 4.5”W x 6.5”D. It depicts a bare-breasted woman with a high headdress playing the flute. The style of the carving and the costume remind to objects of the South East art like India, Indonesia or Bali. In my opinion, this is part of the roof decoration of a traditional house or shrine. This piece was probably made in the late 19th/ 20th century.
This piece is in good condition and there are no serious damages visible.
An estimation would be between 300 to 600 USD.
This estimation is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

With kind regards,

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