12 juillet 2011

Ivory Artemis and Actaeon Tankard. Circa 1860.

Ivory Artemis and Actaeon Tankard. Circa 1860. Photo MS Rau Antiques 6 3/4" wide x 12 1/8" high.. Price: $34,500 Crafted entirely of precious ivory, this large covered tankard is adorned with the most intricate carving we have ever seen on such an item. Every part of this glorious stein is meticulously executed, from the elegant nude finial on its lid and spectacular handle, which is graced with a carytid, to the magnificent frieze depicting the myth of Artemis and Actaeon. Even the pin in the hinge is delicately carved of... [Lire la suite]
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