Posted 9 years ago
They told me this is a hand-carved into a gorgeous scene with a Magnificient Greyhound scene from the late 1800's. One finest & beautifully carved Ivory/Bone Brooches I've ever seen, this beautiful Greyhound stand upon a rocky outcrop with lovely mossy around him. The outer frame is sculpted into a gracefully scrolling 3-dimensinal design associated with the Victorian Era. It is a lovely natural ivory color with a soft age patina. Splendidly accented with leafy accents all around its pretty flowing framework. A truly rare & enchanting Georgian/ early Victorian Treasure. The artist was wonderfully skilled to have achieved such delicate openwork !Even the ribs of the dog are visible! The hound's legs are only the width of a single millimeter (!!!)
And this exquisite Antique Brooch measures 1.6"(4.1 cm.) tall, with its original 2-piece "C" clasp that screws directly into the back.
Very well cared for through more than a century, it is in Excellent Condition !
I leave two photos (number 3 and 4) taken by a loupe number 3 the Greyhound and number four seen from the back. It feels smooth and soft, and there are not really seen little holes as often in bone cavities.
My my question to you: "Is this brooch bone or Ivory? Please your opinion"!!!
After so much reactions also on Facebook and looking again under a magnifier I came to the conclusion this brooch is made of some kind of bone. An Ivory specialist told me probably dated 1800s or early 1900s!