This weekend, our exquisite antique ivory horn will make its New York City debut at the Pier Antiques Show on Nov. 17-18, 2012.
The German hunting horn dates to circa 1860 and depicts scenes from a hunt with water buffalo, lions, ostriches and elephants. This decorative piece is rare for its size, quality and complexity.
We’ve never seen a depiction of an ostrich hunt in a decorative piece like this horn. German ivories are considered more unusual as a majority of antique European ivory carvings were done in France.
The ivory horn was carved from the tusk of an elephant and is 41 inches long.
At the show, we will also present an 18th century carved Goanese ivory featuring the Virgin Mary and Child. The figure originated in Goa, located in West India, where local artists exquisitely carved Christian sculptures from ivory. For more images, check out our Antique Ivory board on our Pinterest page.