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LOT 1383

GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 470 - 700
USD ($) 490 - 740

£360 (EUR 420; USD 442) (+bp*)

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DATED 1894 A.D.
11 3/4 in. (1.18 kg total, 30 cm high including stand).

A hand-carved scrimshaw powder horn, formed from the horn of an ox and engraved in pointillé technique; upstand to the rim pierced for attachment of a lid or stopper; decoration arranged in three registers: first a twin-spired building with ox emerging behind, an arrow-pierced heart and foliage, second with a peacock, horseman and male genitalia, the last with profile bust of a lady, a wheel and further foliage; with an uncertain name 'E????????' and date; mounted on a custom-made display stand.

Acquired 1990s.
Ex Ivan Donovan Collection, London, UK.