|Description:||Eagle arrowhead. Found in a creek near my home, Kingsport, Tn.|
|Origin:||Reedy Creek, Kingsport, Tn.|
|Appraised By:||RANDY MAY|
|Appraiser Comments:||Hello and thank you for your submission! What a unique item! Why? ... You ask. Well like all great and even learning artists...they see a "canvas" that is just begging for a specific "painting". In this case the best possible guess is that the stone was perfect for an arrowhead on two sides...which ended up looking like wings...and the best I can tell is the head and tail were then carved to complete the eagle. With the tail then stained for effect. Quite frankly this could have been a carving from any of the last 3-4 centuries but most likely 1900's. The lines are basic and could have been created from earlier tools. What is most surprising is the fact that this was discarded before it was made into some sort of jewelry as it would have brought decent trade for sure. Very curious! I have appraised your item using values from known recent auction and point-of-sale transactions of similar items. Congratulations and best reagrds! Randy|
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