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    Sale 1983

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art And Ceramics

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 56

    A GERMAN CARVED IVORY TANKARD**

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN CARVED IVORY TANKARD**
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Surmounted by a warrior on horseback, the cylindrical body carved in bas-relief with a continuous battle scene, flanked by a 'C'-scrolled handle carved with a bound captive and grotesque-mask terminal, on a foliate-carved foot
    15 in. (38 cm.) high


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.