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Sotheby's, Londres, le 10 déc. 1981, lot 179.
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A GROUP OF FOUR AJOURE CARVED IVORY AND TORTOISESHELL ALLEGORICAL RELIEFS REPRESENTING THE FOUR CONTINENTS
SOUTH GERMAN, LATE 17TH OR EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Each with a female figure sitting on the back of an animal representing the respective continent: America on an alligator, holding a bow and with a seascape in the background Europe on a horse, holding a model of a church and surrounded by military and religious objects Africa on a lion and holding a wheat sheaf Asia on a camel and holding an incense burner; each scene with an integrally carved ivory rock-work base and on a foil-backed tortoiseshell ground with ivory border and in a parcel-gilt moulded wood frame, each inscribed in ink to the reverse with the name of the respective continent