Ox bone vase made at Knockaloe Prison Camp, Isle of Man. 9 1/4" height, on ebonized wood base, crisply carved in roses, in deference to English taste, and foliage which extend through the mouth serrating the lip. Crisp condition, evidently stored and not used. Prisoners at Knockaloe were primarily German flyers who were officers, many of noble birth. They were treated with extraordinary leniency, even being allowed to leave the camp to visit local pubs. They produced mostly vases such as this to sell for spending money. An iconic example in extraordinary preservation.

Stock Number: FNS473

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