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What might this be?

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by MGC, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    This interesting little item was give to me recently.
    It is made of what looks like some kind of horn and either bone or ivory...I'm not sure.
    The work is really quite amazing in that the diameters of the flag mast, paddle shafts and mating holes are about 25 or so thousandth of an inch...quite fine and fragile.
    The three little men look like they are wearing togues on their heads.
    I don't thinks it's super old since the decorations (Salmon, flowers) are held on by what looks like the heads of pins.
    It is about eight inches long and four and a half inches tall to the highest point.
    I'm thinking this is a native Canadian piece...but I'm not sure.

    I'm interested to hear any ideas about origin, age etc.

    I included a picture of a small Peterborough paddle (I have two) that came with this..I am also curious about age etc. The paddles are about 18 inches long.

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