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by Robski
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Huge Asian Bamboo Root and African Brass Pipes??
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Huge Asian Bamboo Root and African Brass Pipes??

Greetings Had these pipes for quite a while and I have time to investigate them finally. 1. Chinese? Bamboo Root pipe (~31" long). It looks like something The Predator would be smoking. Has a fair amount of use and lots of resin on the bowl which has a metal insert. Is it Chinese and is it a tobacco...
by Robski
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Mystery Turned Wood Mortar / Press?
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Mystery Turned Wood Mortar / Press?

Greetings Found this Mortar/ Press at the local antique mall and thought it was very interesting for $10. It is turned wood with holes drilled through it and basic carvings on the side. It is well used and worn. I have exhausted my internet searches and I hope a sharp eyed viewer will know what it i...
by Robski
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Mystery Soapstone Tool??
Replies: 1
Views: 910

Mystery Soapstone Tool??

Hello All Found this heavy piece of carved soapstone in an antique shop up here in Alberta. They felt it was Inuit but I do not think so and I have not been able to figure out its function. It is well worn and appears quite old. I thought it was interesting. About 8" total and weighs about 4 lbs. It...
by Robski
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Old African (?) Iron Oil Lamp - Mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 8367

Re: Old African (?) Iron Oil Lamp - Mystery

Thank You!!!!!

Yes, it is a Kroe Pesihungan from Southern Sumatra used pre-1900 for producing tooth blackening ash.

Your help was invaluable!!!

Cheers
Rob
by Robski
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Old African (?) Iron Oil Lamp - Mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 8367

Old African (?) Iron Oil Lamp - Mystery

Greetings All I have had this for years and have always thought it was cool and out of the ordinary. It is an Iron Oil Lamp (?) in the form of a dragon or something similar. It shows a lot of age and is riveted in construction. When I bought it the seller said it was found in a barn in Pennsylvania ...
by Robski
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: African Tusk Tool??
Replies: 2
Views: 5697

Re: African Tusk Tool??

Yes!!!

Thank You

It is a Ivory Kuba Pestle from the D.R. of Congo. Found several online.

Cheers!!
by Robski
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: African Tusk Tool??
Replies: 2
Views: 5697

African Tusk Tool??

Greetings Found this old Tusk tool a while ago? I am assuming it is African in origin and it shows a lot of age and use. It seems to be carved to be held in the left hand with the point forward. It is rather heavy and is about 21" long. I have been looking on the net for any similar items but have c...