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Beautiful ugly face carved from a coquilla nut, old match striker.

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    Posted 5 years ago

    Phatbuddha
    (222 items)

    Charming antique match striker carved from a nut - possibly coquilla or corozo - with a grotesque face, on three metal nails ( legs ). The eyes are tiny shells. It has a hollowed centre and ridged cut out section.

    I love old carved nut and grotesque faces
    its Approx. 6.5cm / 2½" tall.

    I've seen a very similar item listed recently as being made in the early nineteenth century by a mariner on a long voyage; the legs are apparently made from ship's nails,may be pirates
    what ? I can dream lol

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      I'm sure that's my ex mother in law!
    2. inky inky, 5 years ago
      Hi!..how ya! gooooing?...you know..it's exactly how I feel after days/weeks of packing...:-/...but!. gotta love that face..well done..:-)
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      If you like that face inky, maybe I still have a chance with you. Never dealt with a blind person but guess I can learn.
    4. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 5 years ago
      Lol that's funny blunderbuss2 I was thinking the same about my ex mothering law

      Thanks inky I'm good really good,thanks
      What are you packing for are you moving ? If your place is anything like mine I feel for you. It would take me months to pack my stuff
    5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Cool! Its kinda creepy
    6. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 5 years ago
      VintageFran this is one of my favourite pieces

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