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Two identically carved calabash gourds. Carved all over in an oriental floral motif (geometric design on the bottom). One is slightly darker color than the other.
carvings (visual works)
There are identical NFL notes in each. [One now is found within the file folder.] The label reads: Calabash/Brought home from China by Capt. Oliver/Lane (1798-1867) of/Annisquam in the/2nd quarter of the/19th century.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
2 1/2 (H), 3 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little