Colonial Australian red cedar, Queensland maple, Blackwood, Ebony, an ebonised timber, and bone likely whale; supported by squat bun feet. There are four pegs (one replacement). Circa: mid-19th century.
Bead: 25.9 x 8 x 1.6 cm (nr: 10 x 3 x 0.5 inches).
Condition: With glossy handled patina. Some minor corners chipping, a large ink stain beneath, and has a very slight, twist along its length.
Can be bought on-line. Price includes postage worldwide.
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