Lot 132

A distinguished ivory casket in Romanesque style, Paris, mid-19th century

Works of Art, Antiquities | A89kua | Live auction | 577 Lots

Starting Price € 27,000

Countdown for bids : 7 days and 16 hours left



The rectangular casket made of heavy, carved, ivory panels with enamelled, gilt copper mounts. The gilt lock with a hasp in the shape of a dragon, no key. The lid with a depiction of two horsemen in front of a castle, the front with two mounted warriors fighting a lion. The sides embellished with birds amidst decorative tendrils, the back with hunters and three hounds tussling with a wild boar. Smooth ivory base plate. The mounts with inlays of blue, red and white enamel, riveted, decorative gilt rosettes (incomplete) and corner reinforcements. The interior lined in gilt, engraved copper foil. Dimensions 15 x 28 x 14.5 cm.
An exquisite, early historicism piece from a workshop in Paris.

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Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 578 lots and starts on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1 - 578. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.