Pair of German carved ivory figures of peasant women

£6,500

These figures, delicately and deftly carved from ivory, represent a pair of old destitute women, the wear on their clothes and faces plainly visible.

 

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Description

This pair of ivory figures was crafted in Germany during the 19th Century. The ivories represent two old peasant women: one, standing with hunched shoulders and hands clasped before her belly, wears ragged, torn clothing; the other, also wearing decrepit clothing, carries a loaf of bread in the folds of her skirt. The ivory figures are exceptionally finely carved, with the minutest of details expertly represented. Both are raised on tooled ebonised wood pedestals.

Details

Country of Origin
German
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Figurative Art
Material
Ebonised Wood, Ivory
Colour
Black, Cream, White

Dimensions

Height
22.5 cm / 8.7 inches
Width
9 cm / 3.5 inches
Depth
9 cm / 3.5 inches

Reference:
011183

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