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Steven-R, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  I am a retired Major, US Army, and an antiques and collectibles consultant based on the east coast.
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I have this peice here and was wondering if anyone new anything

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I have this peice here and was wondering if anyone new anything about it
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Steven-R replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** you have an example of a ceremonial decorative dinner gong, generally made in India, and patterned after the larger examples...I cannot make out the name near the bottom...could you advise, please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The name is ***** ***** on the tusks has tmc gidi
Expert:  Steven-R replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the update. The piece is mid to late 20th century and the signature is likely the artisan who completed the hand painting attributes, but they are not classified as listed in international guides--the piece would be classified as decor and furnishings grade rather than fine art, by the way.
At present, forms such as this retail from $125 to $225 in most all active markets.
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