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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 31

    A HARDSTONE MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT CARVED BY GERD DREHER

    RETAILED BY ASPREY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1990

    Price Realised  

    A HARDSTONE MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT CARVED BY GERD DREHER
    RETAILED BY ASPREY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1990
    Carved in grey agate, with simulated ivory tusks, signed on base
    7½ in. (19 cm.) long


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    Gerd Dreher (b. 1943) is the most renowned member of a family of German hardstone carvers. His realistic carvings of animals were the subject of a 2004 exhibition entitled Gerd Dreher: the Gem Carvings of Gerd Dreher: A Fabergé Legacy, at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Texas. Dreher's works are found in both public and private collections world-wide.

    Provenance

    with Asprey, New York, 1990