7 July 1998,
Price realised GBP 1,840
GBP 600 - GBP 900
A RECTANGULAR CARVED IVORY RELIEF DEPICTING PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA
AFTER THE ANTIQUE, ITALIAN, MID 18TH CENTURY
On a later red velvet mount and in a carved gilt-wood frame; the reverse with labels inscribed 'Persée délivrant Andromède/du monstre marin', 'Début', 'XVIIIme Siècle.', 'Ecole Francaise', and 'Collection E. EVRARD/2798'.
5.1/8 in. (13 cm.) high
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Another example of this ivory, which is based on a marble relief in the Capitoline Museum, Rome, appears as one of the two central ivory reliefs on the famous Walpole Cabinet, commissioned by Horace Walpole and delivered to him in 1743. This cabinet, designed to house his collection of enamels and miniatures, incorporated a series of ivories which Walpole seems to have acquired while on his Grand Tour in 1740 (Wilk, loc. cit.).
Emile-Louis Evrard, and thence by descent.
C. Wilk ed., Western Furniture - 1350 to the Present Day - in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, London, 1996, pp. 96-97, entry by Tessa Murdoch.
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