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Lot 166: An impressive Filipino shell flower arrangement, Philippines, 20th century

The Forbes Collections

by Freeman's

December 14, 2016

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Description: An impressive Filipino shell flower arrangement

Philippines, 20th century

In the form of a mass of buddleia and lilies, composed entirely of local Filipino shells, in a large Burnay pottery vase.

H: 44 in.



PROVENANCE:

Presented to Malcolm Forbes by Imelda Marcos, first lady of the Philippines.

Condition Report: Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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