4038

Pig Teeth Ornament, Porpoise Teeth Necklace

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:0.00 - 0.00 USD
Pig Teeth Ornament, Porpoise Teeth Necklace
SOLD
200.00USD+ (40.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Mar 12 @ 10:27UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
Lot: 4038
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Title: (b)Pig Teeth Ornament, Porpoise Teeth Necklace(/b)
Description: A miniature ornament of wood and pig teeth and a necklace of porpoise teeth and red, white, and black beads, the latter from Oceania in general; illustrated in Opitz, p. 264. Porpoise teeth are a valued currency throughout much of Oceania; this string is illustrated in The Story of Money as Told by the Knox Collection, Pl. XIII, and in Opitz, p. 204, top.
Low Estimate: 525
High Estimate: 1050
Pedigree Collection: String of porpoise teeth and beads deaccessioned from The Knox Collection, Buffalo Museum of Science, ex Mrs. Seymour H. Knox; plated in The Story of Money as Told by the Knox Collection, 1936, Pl. XIII, lower left corner.