Antique Folk Art

19th Century Carved Ivory Paperweight

A 19th century carved ivory paperweight from the Loango coast depicting a prosperous looking negro [perhaps a preacher] who contemplates the temptation presented to him as ‘devil fire water’. His eyes, buttons and trousers defined by black-lac.

Product features
  • Circa 1890
  • 4" x 2.5"


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