This is a marvelous Antique desk seal. It was carved from ivory in the period 1850-1860 by a master artisan in the port-city of Dieppe. Dieppe, France has been the haven for the best ivory-carvers in the world - where the most elaborate, expensive ivory pieces were created. The seal depicts a young boy/cherub, with chubby cheeks, in aristocratic costume with a collar and feather-covered hat. This is one of the best pieces I have seen. The details are just wonderful. Everything about it screams quality! This is a breathtaker. Check out our other European ivory!
Condition: Excellent - Just some normal hairline cracks that are found in ivory of this age. Some dust that can easily be removed (white spots in picture are dust deposits). No complaints at all!
Measurements: 4 3/4 inches tall. Base has a 1 1/4 in. diameter.
Item ID: S-1
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