Antique Italian bone powder box

£7,000

This antique bone powder box is distinctive for its impressively detailed carving, which takes inspiration from the mythology of ancient Greece.

 

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Description

The powder box has been expertly crafted from a whole mammal femur, which has been carved all over with hunting and mythological scenes intersected by bands of acanthus leaf and wheat patterns. The box has two metal rings attached at the side, and the narrower, upper section has a hole in order to access the contents.

Details

Country of Origin
Italian
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Mythological
Material
Bone
Colour
Black, Cream

Dimensions

Height
37 cm / 14.6 inches

Reference:
004637

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