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All items120781 of 195614L.C.Tiffany Favrile Gold Floriform VaseHere is another of my friend's lamps that look like conversions.
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    Posted 5 years ago

    QuentinS
    (3 items)

    This appears to be hollowed out bamboo. The length of the body is covered in hieroglyphics. One side shows what looks like a calendar with 30 spaces down and 12 across, with 5 diagonal lines going across the whole. On the other side it shows a serpents head and a caricature of a human figure. There is also what appears to be compass points.
    The top, which fits into the body with a cord and is crudely carved in a totem design.
    The inside of the 'bamboo' has some worm.

    Mystery Solved

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    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
      Tourist item?
      Bamboo is naturally hollow, each segment makes a nice container.
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Not real sure I agree walks.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      All of it. Why would somebody go to the trouble of carving all that cryptic stuff for something to sell for just a few $'s?
    4. tanasho tanasho, 5 years ago
      It might be some sort of calender. I had a little simpler one made in Indonesia.

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