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A Magnificent Efik Brass Charger

Stock No

1109

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2015
  • £985.00
  • €1,138 Euro
  • $1,201 US Dollar

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Item Description

A Magnificent Efik Brass Charger dating from around 1900 decorated with punched decoration of a strolling elephant beside a river or lake.Engraved (in England (?)) around the edge with a dedication in Gothic Script "A Token of Good Faith from Mr. Fashole Luke to Dr.Oakley". The Efik were middlemen trading goods from the West, in this case a plain brass dish from Birmingham, with tribes of the Cross River or Calabar district. Large brass dishes such as this were regarded as important prestige items, displayed to demonstrate great wealth, or given to other important dignitaries. Old Calabar, Southern Nigeria, West Africa.
dia 28.75 ins

 

Item Info

Seller

WALPOLES

Seller Location

London, London

Period

First quarter 20th Century

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

London, London

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)207 7275263

+44 (0)7831 561042

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