Sculpture - elephant ivory - a fine carving of a howdah and 4 guardians - India - 19th century

Description
Sculpture - elephant ivory - a fine carving of a howdah and 4 guardians - India - 19th century
Good condition, see description - 132×129×75 mm

A fine representation of a howdah with 4 guardians with minutely carved details.

It dates probably from around 1850 - 1860 and most likely made by the John Company, well known for ivory chess sets of that period with howdah in the same style as king piece and similar pawn pieces as the guardians.

A report from an expert is added to confirm the age and the fact it is legal to sell in the EU. BIdders outside the EU should check own law on import of antique ivory.

Condition: one finial missing and the leg of one guardian repaired.

Shipping with insurance.

Lot details
Object
Sculpture
Material
elephant ivory
Period
19th century
Region/ Country of origin
India
Artist/ Maker
John Company
Title of artwork
a fine carving of a howdah and 4 guardians
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
132×129×75 mm
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