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Posted 5 years ago


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A old ivory boat Japanese or Chinese? I found this at the dump wrapped up in some cloth in a old blanket box. It's got some flags and beams but they tips have broke. I've seen some other ones of these boats in Different sizes but with no flags. It's a great piece, they are over 20 carved men on the boat and by the look of it it should have lots more flags and other fitting as its got alot more holes for others. At the back it had the moving lamps one is missing but the other one is fine.


  1. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
    Here's the thing about picking at the dump. If you take it home and decide you don't like it... they have an excellent return policy... lol...
  2. davezquanw davezquanw, 5 years ago
    What kind of ivory are you referring to? Does not show signs of old elephant ivory though.
  3. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 5 years ago
    I was just guessing that it was ivory,I'm no Expert but you sound like you know what you are taking about. What would you say it was made from?
  4. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 5 years ago
    Hiya Kevin, I've just had Another look at it and I can't see any Blood vessels,no dark marks,it looks like ivory to me. I've seen a couple of these before but in Different sizes. I like it what ever the Material is :)
  5. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 5 years ago
    On the bottom of the boat is pretty smooth with no Carving and you can tell its ivory. il take a photo and see what you guys think.
  6. inky inky, 4 years ago
    Hi dave!.. if you can see 'cross hatching''s Ivory here is a link it may help if you haven't all ready seen's a great piece!
  7. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 4 years ago
    Hiya inky :)
    Yeah I was sure it was lvory but the photos don't give the best view of this piece. Good to hear from you n hope you are doing well :)
  8. inky inky, 4 years ago
    Thank you Phatbuddha...I'm doing real good!.....:-)
  9. artislove artislove, 4 years ago
    looks like ivory and a lot of work and craftmanship wonderfull find!!
  10. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 4 years ago
    Thanks artislove :)
    it looks great in my Cabinet of curios
  11. artislove artislove, 4 years ago
    i bet ive seen some of your stuff before leaves me years of dreamtime i mean looking at those artifacts cheers buddhabro!!!

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