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Posted 3 years ago


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I love this unique carving, but I don't know a thing about it. I was told that it is made from Ox Bone. It has a marking on the back of it, I believe saying PT 4193. The work that went into this is unbelievable. About what time frame were items like this made. It's such a conversation piece so I want to educate myself on it. Any input is appreciated.

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  1. ThriftStoreAddict ThriftStoreAddict, 3 years ago
    I have a similar one from my paternal grandmother that has a working water wheel. I don't have any information other than I used to love to play with it when I was a kid. I'll have to post pictures of it when it's unpacked.
  2. jwendell222, 2 years ago
    This is featured today in 'Learn more about ox bone carvings'. It isn't ox bone. Nor is the boat preceding it. They are both Japanese, pre WWII and made of cast or molded cellulose.

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