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    Sale 5369

    Christie's Interiors - Oak Edition

    4 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 193

    A RUSSIAN BONE AND WALRUS IVORY MINIATURE BUREAU

    KHOLMOGORY, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RUSSIAN BONE AND WALRUS IVORY MINIATURE BUREAU
    KHOLMOGORY, 18TH CENTURY
    With applied pierced and green stained panels, the underside of the long drawer inscribed 'William Hopner 1743'
    10½ in. (27 cm.) wide


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    Kholmogory, located near Archangel on the White Sea coast, was an important trading city in Russia's far north and, in particular, was a center of the walrus ivory trade. During the 18th century it produced high quality and highly original carved ivory frames, boxes, busts and in some exceptional cases full-scale veneered furniture. For additional information see I. N. Ukhanova, Bone carving in Russia in the 18th and 19th Centuries, 1981, pp. 107-110.

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