07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00AMCalender

Continental Carved Ivory Figure of an Archbishop

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM


Continental Carved Ivory Figure of an Archbishop, late 19th century, the standing figure wearing mitre and holding a staff, mounted with small faceted multicolored collet-set stones and small painted beads, his robe opening at two doors with a triptych scene of Christ on the cross and mourning angels, on rectangular wood block base, ivory ht. 12 7/8, ht. with wood base 15 1/4 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

scrolled top of staff broken off and reglued (glue has now let go, so this piece is off, but present). three of the small stones/beads missing. three of the hinges with strengthening repairs. age typical lining, the largest to the back of body. pinkie finger of left hand restored.