February 2013 Auction Ends Wednesday, February 6th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on: 2/6/2013 8:08:00 PM

Lot #227: African Art Piece Personally Made For & Given to Arthur Ashe For His Anti-Apartheid Work -- Engraved "SIPHO", the Nickname for Ashe Meaning "Gift"


Gorgeous set of African art from Arthur Ashe's personal estate, given to him while in Africa for his work against apartheid. Carved wood hair pick is handcrafted with bone inset of the letter "A" for Ashe, and also with a tennis net design. It comes housed in a beautiful leather and shell case that is monogrammed "SIPHO", the African word for "gift" and also the nickname given to Ashe by his African friends. Pick measures 10.25" from top of handle to end of tines and 3.25" across at its widest. Fine. Case is near fine and measures 5" x 11". With an LOA from Arthur Ashe's widow.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,343
Minimum Bid:$100
Number of Bids:10