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    Sale 2159

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

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 224

    A GERMAN CARVED IVORY TANKARD**

    LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN CARVED IVORY TANKARD**
    LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Surmounted by a figure of Diana amidst swirling clouds and cloud-borne putti, the cylindrical body carved in relief with her attendants and Endymion reclining against a tree, flanked by a scrolled handle carved with a scantily-clad nymph, on a entwined trunk-form base carved with masks
    24½ in. (62.5 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.


    Provenance

    William G. Irwin (1866-1943)
    Thence by descent


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF J. IRWIN AND XENIA S. MILLER (LOTS 222-235)