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Oriental Human Figurine, S.S. Central America [156853]

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:100.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 0.00 USD
Oriental Human Figurine, S.S. Central America [156853]
SOLD
1,000.00USD+ (200.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2022 Dec 03 @ 12:16UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
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Oriental human figurine recovered in 2014 from the S.S. Central America shipwreck. Oxidized ivory, classic ivory texture visible on the base, 4" tall on a 1.5" oval base. Ivory degrading, some chips, overall, still solid and appears stable. A 2014 recovery, it has been out of water for eight years. This is one of a very few Oriental-themed items recovered from the shipwreck. Another was within the Easton trunk. Interestingly, the S.S. George Law (the original name of this ship) carried the documents for the Treaty of Kanagawa between Japan and the USA in 1855.

Date: 1857
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Provenance: SS Central America Collection