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    Exquisite Civil War-Period Whalebone Carved "Ditty Box," Displaying Confederate Motifs. 1 7/8" x 3 7/8" x 1" high. Basically a "casket" shape, tapered on the bottom with all edges delicately decorated/carved with scallops and geometric motifs. The lid is attached with two small hand fabricated hinges and the box is assembled with tiny steel pins. The lid is pierced with three small glass windows. The window at the left reveals a pencil sketch bust portrait of a young woman in profile, and the window on the right a horse head. The large center window reveals a printed Confederate 1st National Flag. Possibly nautical or possibly carved by a Union POW for a guard. Absolutely incredible workmanship and perfect condition with a nice mellow aged color. Descended through the Callaway family of Georgia and accompanied by an affidavit attesting to its lineage. Great piece of Civil war period Confederate folk art.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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