Kamba snuff vessel

Kamba snuff vessel

Kamba, Kenya
wood, metal, bone
13cm (5.125in)
1900 - 1940
inv # 492
sold


An exceptional example of this style of snuff container where the bone has yellowed from the tobacco over a long period. Perfectly balanced with superb detail of aluminium and bass inlay. There is one in Africa Forms by Marc Ginzberg, this is a much superior example.
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Kamba snuff vessel