• Christie's Interiors - Masters auction at Christies

    Sale 5686

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    9 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 424

    A GOANESE IVORY STAND

    LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GOANESE IVORY STAND
    LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Carved with a reclining figure, sheep and wild animals set against a rocky naturalistic mound
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high


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    Stands in this form are usually carved to support figures of Christ as the Good Shepherd, hence the symbolism of the sheep and the wild animals

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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.
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