Posted 5 years ago
This fat little fellow was part of my grand-parents heirloom.
It shows evident Schreger's lines, caracteristic of ivory!
You can see too in carved flower in pic #2 and at the bottom in pic #4 a tiny piece of ivory added to close the tusk's dental canal.
Whole piece is patinated, surely with tea, to get a warm color.
Dimensions are 1.5/8" height and 1.3/8" base width.
Has a signature on bottom.
Thank you for looking :-)