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#0718      $275      

High relief gutta-percha cameo, c.1860

Gutta-percha, a gum elastic from the sap of a Malayan tree, was easy to mold into designs with intricate detail. Since gutta-percha is also durable, the high relief design will not shatter or chip. The pretty lady with elaborately detailed hair shows artful play of black-on-black textured design.

The condition is excellent.

It measures 1 7/8" by 1 1/2".

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