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LOT 182

Lot 182

Kuba Ceremonial Prestige Knife (Ikula), Democratic Republic of Congo, 19th century

Kuba Ceremonial Prestige Knife (Ikula), Democratic Republic of Congo, 19th century
Lot 182 Details
Kuba Ceremonial Prestige Knife (Ikula), Democratic Republic of Congo, 19th century

with lancet form blade to wire inset hardwood handle
height 14 in — 35.6 cm

Estimate $150-$200

Realised: $192
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Kuba Ceremonial Prestige Knife (Ikula), Democratic Republic of Congo, 19th century
  • Kuba Ceremonial Prestige Knife (Ikula), Democratic Republic of Congo, 19th century
Purchased Waddington's, May, 01, 2014

CONDITION DETAILS

Some rust and oxidation to blade and handle. Additional images available upon request.

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  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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