I have owned this for decades. It's been a very long time ago (2011) that I had it listed on 1stDibs, and oddly, our images still come up when I searched "figure with cymbals" - we left 1stDibs after a year or so as one of their invited original dealers (prices and costs were just too high). Obviously, like Ruby Lane, they STILL publish all our photos as a lure to their sites, which seems perplexing. In any case, rules changed afterward and so we'd just crated my collections until we figured out how to sell within newer rulings. It's an interesting piece we found in the USA, way back then described as Dieppe carved figure atop a tusk which seems to me to be walrus based on shape, but I'm not sure. Figure is ivory, thus subject to restrictions noted below. Full measurements noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent for age and type, I find no chips, no hairlines, no cracks and it's a beautiful carving displayed as it is. . . I admit I do not know if that is a whale tooth below, or what. Time to disburse my own collections.
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Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.