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Seeking retail value on what may be an African or AsXXXXX XXXXXen

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Seeking retail value on what may be an African or AsXXXXX XXXXXen mask. Bought a mask today that I can't tell anything about -- whether it's some little $2 tourist shop piece or whether it might be something real. Guy I bought it from was selling a collection of nice, old things he inherited but he didn't know anything about this piece. Measures about 14.5 inches tall by 7 inches wide. Any sense of whether this is clearly a junk piece or whether it has some history? If the latter, where's it from and what's the retail value? If the former, no worries -- I'll throw it in my next yard sale. Can send photos.

Hi! My name is XXXXX XXXXX I can assist you. Can you please provide images?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
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Thanks for the prompt response...I do not think your mask is either vintage or African...it looks more like contemporary "regional" art from the Phillipines and Malaysia...very 20th century. It is a bit better than yard sale, though...they normally sell from around $65 to $115 and most are of mahogany...hope this helps! Best, Will

 

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