A RUSSIAN IVORY AND GREEN-STAINED HORN BOX**
A RUSSIAN IVORY AND GREEN-STAINED HORN BOX**

PROBABLY ARCHANGEL, MID-18TH CENTURY

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A RUSSIAN IVORY AND GREEN-STAINED HORN BOX**
Probably Archangel, mid-18th century
With a two-compartment case, hipped hinged cover, straight sides and bracket feet, inset with pierced panels carved with animals, surrounded by geometric borders
7½in. (19cm.) high, 7in. (18cm.) wide

Lot Essay

Archangel, located on the White Sea coast, was an important trading city in Russia's far north and, in particular, was a center of walrus ivory trade. During the 18th century it produced high quality and highly original carved ivory boxes and other objects. Often the most sophisticated incorporated pierced panels of people and animals drawing on Western European design sources. For several related, though more complex, examples, see A. Odom and L.P. Arend, A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum, exh. cat., 1998, pp.136-38.
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