Snuff Gourd
Zulu, South African
19th Century

This is an elegant example of a South African snuff container created from a dried gourd. The detailed wire work is quite impressive and abstract in design. The patina is deep and aged from decades of use. There is an old label on the inside stating this gourd was collected approximately in 1932. There is a slight age crack but in other wise excellent condition.

This gourd stands 2.5" in height.

SOLD / IN 11-12-10