Penobscot Carved Root Club, ca. 1850
It's an American Indian-- probably from the Northeast-- root club.
And you're right, they are Penobscot. They're from Maine; it's definitely mid-19th century. But they're famous for doing these bizarre ends from the roots. Sometimes it's human faces, sometimes it's animals. Any idea of the price?
Years ago, I had an estimate of $1,500.
Right, um, I think this one would definitely reach the sort of $2,000 to $2,500 range, okay?
It's a fabulous object.
Thanks for bringing it in.
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