Antique Italian Meerschaum figurine depicting a mother and her daughter. The hand carved figurine is of great detail and expression. Meerschaum is made of the mineral Sepiolite known as Meerschaum ( German for „ sea foam“ ) which is sometimes floating on the sea and looks like foam ( hence the German name).
The figurine is half round carved and in excellent original condition, there is no damage. It is dated at the 19th century.
Height: 5.1 inch ( 130 mm) Width: 3.1 inch ( 80 mm)
Antique Italian Meerschaum figurine, 19th century