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Depicting migrant water birds used in a game of chance
18th Century or earlier
Size: 2cm high, 2cm wide, 4cm deep - ¾ ins high, ¾ ins wide, 1½ ins deep (each)
Small carvings of birds and animals, such as these, were often made as a pastime during the long winters and traded when ships arrived in the summer.