Old collections being disbursed, this is one I've had for decades, a favorite. This is a large 2" wide and thick ivory brooch, carved elegantly as a Grecian urn overflowing with flowers. Beautifully preserved in spite of how delicate it looks. The pin back is, I believe, a later 19th century replacement. The carving is early Victorian era. When we enlarge these so much for photos, the fine detail seems more course. I assure you, this is delicate and exquisite in person and in wear. Shown in a period box which is only a prop and is not original to it and will not attend it in the sale (does not close over the deep carving).
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. If there's a flaw to the carving, I have not found it. A charming array of blossoms and the large urn below it - all just beautifully conceived and carved. Full measurements noted on the photos. Box does not go with it.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world.
Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.
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