Baule Butter Box with Janus-Faced Lid, Ivory Coast
Lot 141
Baule Butter Box with Janus Faced Lid, Ivory Coast
Sold for US$ 1,875 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Baule Butter Box with Janus Faced Lid, Ivory Coast
height 6 1/2in (16.5cm)
Wood, metal

Provenance:
Sotheby's, New York, November 14, 1995, lot 241
Private Collection, Michigan

"Ready-made by specialized artists and workshops, these pots were in vogue for a time as containers of shea butter (an ingredient in many commercial creams), used as a cosmetic for the body." (Vogel, 1997: p 283).

Cf. Vogel (1997: p 283) for similar type formerly in the William Brill Collection
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