• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 783

    A CARVED IVORY SHEATH

    NETHERLANDISH, LATE 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CARVED IVORY SHEATH
    NETHERLANDISH, LATE 16TH CENTURY
    ONE SIDE DEPICTING THE DEATH OF JUDAS, THE OTHER WITH THE OFFER OF ISAAC, WITH A GOLD CHAIN AND GILT METAL COVER
    19.6 CM. HIGH
    TOGETHER WITH A GILT STEEL KNIFE AND FORK, EACH WITH A CARVED IVORY HANDLE DEPICTING A FEMALE FIGURE EMBLEMATIC OF FAITH, CIRCA 1680-1700 (3)


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