Case in egg or rosary Corozo, Cross and Chalice Monstrances, nineteenth

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Case in egg or rosary Corozo sculté, decorated with crosses, chalices and Monstrances, 19th

Or egg-case intricately carved tagua beads, decorated with religious crosses, chalices and monstrance, marine work or convict * of XIXth century.

This egg is in good condition.

A note: the game in the thread, use wear on the wood to see pictures.


* The "palm ivory" from the Amazon rainforest bear fruit whose pulpit inner (endosperm) becomes very hard when dry and texture very similar to ivory. It is this which is called vegetable ivory or tagua tagua. The tagua nut carves, turns, polishes easily and almost as finely as ivory. The tagua nut was worked by the sailors who made ??such small boxes, snuff graters or tobacco also made ??by convicts. The latter worked to pass the time but mainly to get some money to improve their lives. Can also be attributed to sailors during their long journeys. These objects are corozo finest examples of folk art.

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  • Diamètre 4,3 cm
  • Height 6 cm