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Last Chance June 2023 Passed Lots Offering

Mon, Jun 5, 2023 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Jun 9, 2023 03:00PM EDT
Lot 678

Black-On-Black Mexican Ocarina Bird Whistles (3)

Estimate: $100 - $175

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$25 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
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$25,000 $2,500
The lot features three original black-on-black pottery ocarina bird effigy whistles from a Mexican artist with a nice vintage age. One shows a large, long and slender necked bird with "S" like neck and etched incised design on the back. The bird has a long slender beak. The other two show a shorter straight neck bird with shorter bill beak. One has a oval tail and the other with a scalloped like tail. Each bird shows a slender crecsent hole on the bottom, one with a hole on the top and two with the hole on the chest as well as all three with a more squared whistle hole near the base. When the user places their mouth at the base and blows the bird whistles a sweet tune; even better when the users finger is placed and removed quickly from the round hole the bird makes a special tune. All three work and show no majors breaks or visible cracks. Largest measures 9"H by 6.5"W by 3.5"D. The next is 5.75"H by 5.5"W by 2.5"D. The last is 4 5/8"H by 5.25"W by 2 1/8"D.