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Shell Money Breast Pendant, Ex Gibbs

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:300.00 USD Estimated At:0.00 - 0.00 USD
Shell Money Breast Pendant, Ex Gibbs
SOLD
400.00USD+ (80.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Mar 15 @ 16:38UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
Lot: 4041
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Title: (b)Shell Money Breast Pendant, Ex Gibbs(/b)
Description: Rare shell money breast pendant, mounted, from famous Gibbs Collection, probably collected 1930s, and a second item from the Gibbs Collection, a mounted native money belt with shell and trade beads, collected in the Solomon Islands before World War II. The latter piece is illustrated in the NNP edition, https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/541824?page=375, top.
Low Estimate: 600
High Estimate: 1600
Pedigree Collection: Howard Gibbs Collection: “Breast Pendant Shell Money, New Guinea Native Money,” and "British Solomon Islands, South Seas, Native money belt made of trade beads, coconut discs, native shell beads. Seven strings on native fiber with sections divided by wood strips. Very Rare"