• Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2390

    Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art: A Superb Collection

    21 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1103

    **AN IVORY, HORN AND GOLD "TABLE POMANDER," BY DANIEL BRUSH

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    **AN IVORY, HORN AND GOLD "TABLE POMANDER," BY DANIEL BRUSH
    Designed as a carved mastadon ivory pomander, decorated with textured gold bands, topped with an ivory and gold twist-off cap, surmounted by ten variously-sized horn butterflies, each with polished gold tentacles and textured gold wing detail, 1984-1985, 4¾ x 3 ins., interior scent vessel not included
    With maker's mark for Daniel Brush


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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.


    Literature

    Harriet Whelchel, ed., Daniel Brush: Gold Without Boundaries, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1998, plate 32


    Exhibited

    National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1998