Imitation Dog Teeth, Flores Earrings

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Imitation Dog Teeth, Flores Earrings
Lot: 4084
Title: Imitation Dog Teeth, Flores Earrings
Description: Besides strings, dog teeth were also mounted on headbands. They were so valuable that the Germans made porcelain imitations. These were also used as money; see NNP edition, https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/541824?page=204, bottom right, for an illustration of this example. Added: a pair of base gold earrings from Flores Island, Indonesia, decorated with granulation (some granulation perished); illustrated in NNP edition, https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/541824?page=213, bottom left.
Low Estimate: 800
High Estimate: 1150
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