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Originally one of a pair of very early Victorian curtain tie backs to which a rather whimsical tale is attached... in that a young couple who fell on hard times and lost their beautiful and grand house took just two curtain accoutrements when they had to leave it. Now destitute he sought to reinstate their fortunes by working his passage on a ship to America heading for the Californian gold fields whilst she stayed in England went into service and their two young children were cared for by relations. As a symbol of their love, a memory of better times and their former happiness each kept one with the avowed intention of re-uniting them and the family: but he never returned. A true tale or figment of someone's imagination...who knows? Be that as it may this stylish piece of Victoriana, which lost its partner so many years ago is a highly decorative conversation piece. Its diamond patent or registered design mark dates from the latter part of 1841. Its size? 9.5 inches long. Price includes postage to any UK address.
Price £180 €207.13 $235.31
A wonderfully executed Yaoure ancestor mask - Yaoure people of the Ivory Coast region. The price of £220 includes insured postage to UK address.
Price £220 €253.15 $287.61