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Handle for stick

Handle for stick

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory with wood

  • Museum number:

    A.64-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This handle for a stick was made in about 1850 in Germany. It is made of ivory with a wood dowel, the ivory carved with three knights offering the crown to a prince. Longhurst formerly catalogued the piece as seventeenth or eighteenth century, but its style suggests it is probably a later pastiche.

Physical description

A kneeling knight wearing a winged helmet offers a crown on a cushion to a prince seated on the branch of a tree in a wood. Two other knights stand nearby, with a large shield; a caged parrot and an owl are also shown.

Representing three knights offering the crown to a pince, who sits in a wooded landscape, an owl and a parrot beside him.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

ca. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Ivory with wood

Dimensions

Length: 8.3 cm

Object history note

Given by Mrs Ellen Hearn, Villa St Louis, Menton in 1923; this and other objects presented at the same time were labelled as the Alfred Williams Hearn gift. Longhurst formerly catalogued the piece as seventeenth or eighteenth century, but its style suggests it is probably a later pastiche.

Descriptive line

Handle for stick, ivory and wood, a historical scene with knights, German, ca. 1850

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Longhurst, Margaret H. Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory. London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1927-1929, Part II, p. 95
p. 439
Trusted, Marjorie, Baroque & Later Ivories, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013
Trusted, Marjorie, Baroque & Later Ivories, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013, p. 439, cat. no. 475

Materials

Ivory; Wood

Subjects depicted

Parrot; Crown; Prince; Owl; Cushion; Knights

Categories

Sculpture; Accessories; Fakes & forgeries

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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